Energy Excelerator launched in January 2013 with a mission to help startups solve the world’s energy challenges. That mission is now well underway with a third cohort of companies working its way through the Hawaii-based incubator’s program. This article takes a look at six of this year’s cleantech startups — Pono Home, WaterSmart, T-REX, SheerWind, Edisun and Carbon Lighthouse.
The San Francisco-based startup offers behavioral conservation and analytics for water utilities that can increase customer engagement and target those best suited for efficiency programs.
The city of Palo Alto has chosen the Opower of water, WaterSmart, to help implement a behavioral conservation program. The new program also comes with another partner: the actual, newly public Opower (NYSE: OPWR).
Water infrastructure across the country is desperately in need of upgrade. The price of water is rising proportionately faster than electricity in the U.S., according to nonprofit journalism group Circle of Blue. Even though money is tight, water investment increasingly cannot be ignored.
The Opower of water seeks to take conservation gains to a wider audience.
How much is your home water bill? WaterSmart can trim that number and has picked up more funding from DFJ and Physic Ventures to grow its business in the era of “peak water.”
The founders of WaterSmart Software, a six-person startup, have deep experience in the water industry and want to develop better water customer engagement and water conservation for utilities.