Accelerate Wind Wins Award to Expand Rural Distributed Wind

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Accelerate Wind, a BRITE member company based in Birmingham, Alabama, received a $231,993 award from the U.S. Department of Energy, marking a significant milestone in advancing distributed wind energy technology. As part of the DOE’s 2024 Competitiveness Improvement Project (CIP), this funding will enable Accelerate Wind to perform full-scale testing of their innovative 12-kW prototype […]

Electrada partners with Daimler Truck N.A. and Salem Carriers

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Electrada, a Cincinnati-based BRITE member company, is strategically advancing the electrification of the U.S. logistics network through a groundbreaking partnership with Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) and Salem Carriers. This collaboration will see Salem Carriers utilizing DTNA’s Freightliner eCascadia vehicles for their logistics operations in North Carolina, supported by Electrada’s comprehensive Charging as a Service […]

Two BRITE Members Included in Rice University Accelerator Program

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Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship at Rice University announced the inclusion of 12 innovative energy startups in Class 4 of its Clean Energy Accelerator program, focusing on various sectors including carbon management and solar power. Among these, BRITE members Corrolytics and Vroom Solar were selected. Corrolytics has developed an advanced technology to detect corrosion […]

Sorbiforce Closes Successful Crowdfunding Round, Raising $340,000

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BRITE member SorbiForce, an Arizona-based innovator in sustainable battery technology, has successfully closed its crowdfunding campaign, raising $340,000 from 537 investors across 38 countries. This funding will support the continuation of patenting, certification processes, optimization of manufacturing, team expansion, and production scaling for its pioneering circular battery storage solution. SorbiForce’s technology utilizes ultra-porous carbon, water, […]

Adena Power earns U.S. Army SBIR Phase 1 Award

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BRITE member Adena Power has earned a U.S. Army Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 award under the Energy Demand Reduction and Clean Energy Open Topic. With its focus on developing sodium-based battery technology, Adena aims to provide a solution to the U.S. Army’s requirement for secure and resilient energy storage. Their technology boasts […]

Vroom Solar receives AFWERX Award

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BRITE member Vroom Solar, Inc., has been recognized with a significant AFWERX grant for its groundbreaking Smart Solar Management technology, aimed at modernizing solar energy management for the Department of the Air Force (DAF). This initiative is a part of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, a collaborative effort by the Air Force Research […]

Cincinnati’s Electrada Partners with Mitsubishi HC Capital America

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Mitsubishi HC Capital America has teamed up with Electrada to launch an innovative EV Charging-as-a-Service (CaaS) to support vehicle OEMs and commercial customers, addressing a critical need for reliable, managed on-site charging solutions to spur broader electric vehicle (EV) adoption. This partnership merges Mitsubishi HC Capital America’s financing expertise for vehicle electrification with Electrada’s leading-edge […]

Powering Tomorrow: LAND Partners with Bloom to Supply U.S.-Made Electric Battery Solutions

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LAND, a pioneering electric mobility and battery manufacturer based in Cleveland, has announced a strategic partnership with Bloom, a Detroit-based platform that offers operations-as-a-service for the Light Electric Vehicle (LEV) industry. This collaboration is set to redefine the micromobility industry by leveraging LAND’s innovative CORE battery technology—known for its compactness, connectivity, and versatility across various […]

SorbiForce Secures $340K from 537 Investors Across 38 Countries in Successful Republic Crowdfunding Campaign

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SorbiForce, a leading innovator in sustainable battery technology based in Arizona, has announced the successful closure of its crowdfunding campaign on Republic, raising an impressive $340,000 from 537 investors across 38 countries. This achievement marks a significant milestone for the company, reinforcing its commitment to revolutionizing the energy storage sector. “We are thrilled by the […]

More Awards Given Out Than Ever Before at 2024 NREL Industry Growth Forum

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Pictured: Neil Kidner and Nathan Cooley of Adena Power At the 2024 Industry Growth Forum hosted by NREL, an unprecedented number of awards were distributed to groundbreaking clean technology innovators, highlighting the event’s growing significance in promoting sustainable energy solutions. In its 29th year, themed “Breaking Ground,” the forum recognized eight standout companies from a […]