Nearly 10,000 companies in 77 countries were nominated for this year’s Global Cleantech 100 list. This is just one of Aquion’s many recent accolades, which includes PV Magazine’s 2016 Top Innovation Award, 2016 Platts Global Energy Award, and the #5 spot on MIT Technology Review’s 50 Smartest Companies list, among others.
“We are extremely honored to be selected out of nearly 10,000 nominees for the 2017 Global Cleantech 100 list and to receive the North American Company of the Year Award,” said Scott Pearson, Chief Executive Officer of Aquion Energy. “This is a significant acknowledgement of Aquion’s progress and innovation in sustainable energy, as well as our potential to be disruptive and enabling in the energy storage industry.”
This year, a record number of nominations were received: 9,900 distinct companies from 77 countries. These companies were weighted and scored to create a shortlist of 325 companies. Short-listed nominees were reviewed by CTG’s Expert Panel, resulting in a finalized list of 100 companies from 17 countries. The 86-member Expert Panel was drawn equally from leading financial investors and representatives of multinational corporations and industrials active in technology and innovation scouting across Asia, Europe, and North America.
Founded in 2002, the mission of Cleantech Group (CTG) is to accelerate sustainable innovation. “Our subscriptions, events and programs are all designed to help corporates, investors, and all players in the innovation ecosystem discover and connect with the key companies, trends, and people in the market. Our coverage is global, spans the entire clean technology theme and is relevant to the future of all industries,” the group says.
Aquion Energy is the manufacturer of proprietary Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI™) batteries and battery systems for long-duration, stationary energy storage applications. Aquion’s Aspen product line is optimized for daily deep cycling for residential solar, green architecture, off-grid and microgrid, telecom towers, energy management, and grid-scale applications. The company’s battery systems provide flexible, modular energy storage that enables broad adoption of renewable energy technologies such as wind and solar, reduced reliance on fossil fuels, and optimization of existing grid-tied generation assets.
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