Press Release

CEM7 Startups & Solutions Showcase Features Innovative Clean Energy Solutions

5/12/2016 8:45:52 PM

Exhibit takes place June 1-2 in San Francisco’s Union Square

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2016-- The seventh Clean Energy Ministerial will feature nearly 100 innovative companies and technologies at the Startups & Solutions Showcase in San Francisco's Union Square.  The Showcase will demonstrate the breakthrough technologies and startups that will drive change in the clean energy sector and the worldwide economy in the years and decades to come. Running in parallel with the Clean Energy Ministerial, the Showcase will be open to the public on June 1 and 2. 

The Showcase will feature companies and organizations from six of the seven continents, each of which was competitively selected for its innovative work in clean energy. Innovative technologies will range from new energy technologies to tools that demonstrate the evolutionary progress in global clean energy development and deployment. Along with highlighting future technologies, the Showcase will demonstrate technology solutions already deployed in the market. Following are examples of the exhibitors and solutions being highlighted:

  • Fenix International is bringing electricity to off-the-grid Ugandans for the first time, through solar energy and mobile payments.
  • Cyclotron Road is helping top entrepreneurial energy researchers make the jump from the lab to the marketplace.
  • SANSI is using LED applications to light up locations from Shanghai to Times Square.
  • SolarCity is bringing solar power to tens of thousands of residents, 400 schools, corporations, and government agencies.
  • Sistema Biobolsa is helping Mexico's small-scale farmers turn waste into energy and fertilizer. 
  • All Power Lab is providing off-grid distributed waste-to-energy solutions for communities in developing economies around the world.
  • ZipPower is pioneering new models for public–private partnerships that integrate locally sourced renewable energy generation with microgrid solutions.
  • U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory is developing technologies to transform the transportation sector by producing an electric sports car on a 3D printer.

The San Francisco Bay Area is a hotbed of innovation and venture capital financing, a place where startups and new technologies find interest and support for their products and new business models. The Showcase will be located in the heart of San Francisco in Union Square and open to the public and press from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on June 1–2. Along with the Clean Energy Ministerial, the California Clean Energy Fund and Cleantech Open are hosting and organizing the event. 

More information about the Showcase and a link to register are available at

About the Clean Energy Ministerial

The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) is a forum of the world's major economies and leading clean energy investors working together to accelerate the global transition to clean energy. Launched in 2010, the CEM pairs the high-level engagement of energy ministers with sustained initiatives and high-visibility campaigns to drive faster deployment of clean energy policies and technologies worldwide. 

About the California Clean Energy Fund

The California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF) is optimizing the clean energy transition by connecting money to investments, ideas to support and issues to solutions. Driven by the opportunity to accelerate climate protection, CalCEF is committed to creating 100%+ clean energy to benefit all. CalCEF's family of initiatives seek to bring about the energy transition already underway, but sooner and better. 

About the Cleantech Open

The Cleantech Open is the world's largest cleantech accelerator. Its mission is to find, fund, and foster entrepreneurs with big ideas that address today's most urgent energy, environmental, and economic challenges. Since 2005, through its one‐of‐a‐kind annual accelerator and mentorship program, over 1,100 participating companies in the United States alone have raised a total of more than $1.2 billion and created thousands of jobs. Fueled by a global network of more than 2,000 volunteers and sponsors, the Cleantech Open unites the public and private sectors in a shared vision for making the cleantech sectors a thriving economic engine around the world.

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