If you dream about owning a Tesla, these 20 startups totally back you. Each of these cleantech companies is connected to building a clean energy future, either through innovation for electric vehicles (EVs), EV charging, transportation, solar power, energy storage, or energy management.
“People think of Tesla as an eclectic car company but the whole purpose of Tesla was to accelerate the advent of sustainable energy.” – Elon Musk
If you look at Tesla’s website, it’s not just about watching their latest model race down rugged California coastline. Tesla now rolls up EVs, battery storage, and solar all under the same roof.
With Tesla, Musk is essentially building the new model for energy companies, combining utility-scale power generation and control technologies with more localized distributed generation for consumers and businesses.
AngelList recently featured solar software startup Sighten on its list of startups disrupting “unsexy” trillion dollar industries. It’s true that a space dominated by 100+ year old utility, gas, and coal companies isn’t necessary “sexy” but disrupting that landscape with better, cleaner technologies definitely is.
Here are 20 companies making that clean energy future happen.