5 of the Most Electrifying Energy Startups in 2018 - Ascent Conference

5 of the Most Electrifying Energy Startups in 2018

Increased efficiency and sustainability is easier said than done, especially when it comes improving the way that energy is harnessed and used. It takes a lot of smarts, technology, and funding to bring new ways of doing energy to market. Outside of their vertical, it can be super challenging to understand what it is exactly that most energy startups do besides “work with energy.” That’s why we’ve put together not just a list of the 5 Most Electrifying Energy Startups in 2018, but we’ve also broken down what they do in a simple way and shine the light on what really makes them phenomenal.


Striving for a sustainable and safer future with disruptive and reliable DNA-based technologies, Haelixa provides innovative reservoir assessment solutions for improved tracer ability and sustainable asset exploitation and development in the oil, gas, and geothermal industry. Basically, they’re able to track anything energy. According to their LinkedIn, they provide reliable markers to label products and raw materials to ensure supply chain integrity and greater resource productivity.

MicroEra Power

By combining a natural gas engine and fuel cell, MicroEra Power is developing a highly efficient Enhanced Combined Heat and Power (CHP) System. Their vision is to fully develop an energy management tool to provide back-up power generation, peak-shaving, demand response, and the efficiency benefits of combined heat and power (CHP), as well as combined heat and cooling power(CHCP). It’s pretty cool.


Powered by AI, Watty is out to tackle climate change. They make tools to help people understand what is happening in their home in real-time. They truly believe that it’s critical to be able to give people control over their own home energy consumption. Their product makes it easy to understand your home energy use, even on the go, and helps you to make better decisions on what you want running. Also, it’s a lot of fun to use.


Founded on the belief that every American household can be powered by affordable renewable energy, Solstice harnesses community to make solar accessible for everybody. You can basically think of them like a community garden, but for solar power. You don’t have to install anything on your roof, but if you opt-in to a neighborhood co-op of panels, you can live cleaner and and more efficiently.

H2GO Power

As an award winning spin-out company from the University of Cambridge, H2GO Power is developing safe and low-cost hydrogen production and storage technologies. Their mission is to bring affordable reliable energy to millions across the globe in a green way for large social and environmental impact. What all of this looks like in actual application is that they’ve developed a way that smartphones, for example, could last 5x longer than ones that are using current battery technology and all-electric vehicles with the same range as combustion engine counterparts.

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