This article showcases Startup Pill’s top picks for the best Solar startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating inside of the Solar industry and around the world. They are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
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Top Solar Startups
Solar AI Technologies
Solar AI Technologies is a data analytics startup which provides building intelligence for energy companies to discover new rooftop solar projects. By combining geospatial analysis of satellite imagery with big data, Solar AI enables solar sales teams to systematically identify qualified leads and prioritize their sales efforts for rooftop solar.
Solar AI Technologies is a seed stage start-up funded by and incubated as part of ENGIE Factory, the dedicated venture arm for ENGIE Group in Asia-Pacific. Our mission is to hyperscale the deployment of distributed solar and the transition towards 100% renewables by modernizing the way rooftop solar is sold..
BlueDot Photonics is committed to realizing the terawatt scale deployment of solar power within the decade. We reduce the cost of silicon solar panels by 10%, making them 16% more efficient in the process.
And we are working on new manufacturing approaches to produce flexible, lightweight solar modules with efficiencies of >25%.. .
EV Fast Chargers in prime restaurant and retail locations are tough to come by, and are ever increasingly vital to supporting the accelerated growth of EVs on the roads. Right now, they’re not located in areas where EVs will use them the most.
Charging hardware can be costly to develop, purchase, install and maintain, and today’s chargers are still largely too slow to support mid- to long-distance travel. Meanwhile, charging operators are dependent on razor thin margins, bartering kWh between consumers and grid operators, while grid operators are ill-prepared for the peak surges EV charging can create.
This results in some of the dirtiest and most expensive, power being brought to bear, putting us at a greater risk of brownouts and blackouts thus making resiliency a necessity. Solar by itself is great and has demonstrated to provide positive long-term returns for some time, but without optimization from battery storage, and other sources, many of its potential benefits can be lost.
Meanwhile, restaurant and retail customers are increasingly looking for safe ways to continue traveling while enjoying the brands they love, without necessarily having to wait in line inside the physical location. ChargeNet’s patent-pending cloud based IP solves all these problems, and more, by optimizing and stacking these value streams into one consolidated solution built to scale for the EV and clean energy revolution, while maximizing returns for customers, partners and investors.
Our competitive moat is that we use point-of-sale data to predict how long an EV driver will be at the charger and optimize charging arrays, solar, and energy storage to provide maximum returns by increasing operational efficiency.. .
SoHHytec is your caterer for all your solar fuel and energy needs. SoHHytec provides a renewable system for onsite production of solar Fuel (Hydrogen, Oxygen) and Power (Electricity, Heat) which is cleaner, greener, and cost-effective.
We use our innovative patented technology based on an integrated photo-electrochemical device. SoHHytec’s product called ‘Arb’ is inspired by trees.
And it utilizes only the sun and water as the input resources and produces Fuel i.e. Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Power i.e.
Electricity and Heat all at the same time and on the same site, requiring minimal ground/roof space. Our integrated device shows high solar-to-fuel & solar-to-electricity efficiency, works at unprecedented power and current density and provides cost-effective fuel & power production, all with a realistic potential for long-term stability.
SoHHytec alleviates the current dependency on fossil fuels by bringing a cleaner, greener, sustainable, and cost-effective system for fuel and power production. Hydrogen is deemed to be the fuel of the future, though today 96% of world hydrogen production comes from offsite steam reforming of conventional fossil fuels and is then transported to its final places of utilization.
This is neither clean nor renewable and is costly, polluting, and time-taking. SoHHytec provides a fully clean and green system for hydrogen production additionally co-generating electricity and heat.
SolarDuck provides societies access to affordable renewable electricity using offshore floating solar powerplants. SolarDuck developed a modular solution that can sustain the harsh offshore environment while providing competitively priced energy.
SolarDuck has originated from the Dutch maritime industry, and believes that maritime solutions play a crucial role in solving a number of the global challenges.. .
PT. Solardex Energy Indonesia is a privately established entity (PT.) in Semarang, Indonesia with an office located at Semarang Plaza, Semarang Tengah.
Our management team consists of individuals and expertise in Indonesia, Singapore and China. We supply solar PV solutions in off-grid, on-grid and hybrid, solar street lamps, solar CCTV, solar light bulbs and portable emergency solar system.
With an emphasis on management, research and development, we manufactures leading-edge products that delivers to the market worldwide. We are currently going to embark on creating a compact all-in-one solar box to bring about the next level of solar PV system and to solve electricity shortage problems in South East Asia.
Our mission is to provide the most affordable with the highest quality solar solutions catered to the needs of each individual customers. Our vision is to make renewable energy affordable and provide more effective power and cleaner solution for our environment..
Point Load Power
Point Load Power is a renewable and environment company that offers a solar energy project for C&I buildings with flat rooftops. It specializes in solar, renewables, rooftop, commercial & industrial, net-zero energy, Power, and building automation.
The company was founded in 2019 and headquartered in Pasadena, California.. .
Elili Solar is an online store that offers solar panels, off-grid solar system kits, solar components, mounting systems, and solar pumps. It is also a solar energy contractor and provider of solar consulting services to African and global customers.
Elili Solar is a wholesale supplier of: Solar panels and mounting systems from the Middle East, Europe, Australia, and East Asia and Surface and submersible solar pumps from Asia.. .
Soltell introduces Industrial IoT-powered automation to enable cost-efficient management of rooftop commercial and residential solar photovoltaic (PV) system fleets. Soltell smart solar management platform enables cost-efficient supervision of distributed solar energy fleets, bridging solar service companies, commercial owners and smart cities.
Soltell utilizes advanced process automation, proprietary sensorless weather measurement technology (SWMT) and predictive maintenance capabilities to bring transparency and efficiency into rooftop solar PV operation, facilitating transition to resilient distributed solar energy generation. Soltell platform (SPMP) is compatible with a variety of inverters and data-loggers, suiting new and mature PV systems alike..
THEME is developing solutions utilizing smart, unique and simple methods to reduce emissions to exceed IMO targets while providing a long term financial benefit to the shipping industry. THEME is presently working towards development of long range cargo/container ships powered by Hydrogen.
Additionally, these ships will utilize solar and wind energy for supplemental power. These ships will also utilize autonomous technologies and artificial intelligence to optimize routes harvesting the maximum amount of energy from the marine environment.
THEME’s first zero emissions vessels will become commercially operational in 2025.. .
SolarEarn is a crowd-investing model for financing solar energy solutions that provides electricity to high-impact communities & institutions that cannot bear the upfront costs while delivering a financial return for investors through a buy-to-lease solar asset ecosystem. SolarEarn is a platform where anyone in this world can purchase even a single solar cell costing less than 10$, earning a ~10-15% IRR passive income, leasing these cells to high impact communities and institutions at optimal places, giving them a solar plant at no upfront cost and lowering their energy bills.
Today, the world has entered a phase of grid parity, where solar is no longer expensive than fossil fuels, however, most people still can’t access it due to the high-capital investments. Our Mission is to reach hundreds of millions in the hottest areas of the world, who still don’t have access to electricity.
The innovative financial tools we have developed enable us to bring a global community together to drive sustainable energy development and make the environmental, social, and economic benefits of solar power accessible and affordable for all.. .
We Recycle Solar
We Recycle Solar is innovating lifecycle management for your photovoltaic devices. We’re bringing decades of expertise in asset recovery and electronics recycling to the solar industry.
We Recycle Solar is your single-source disposal provider for excess, recalled, and end-of-life solar products.. .
Bell Resources (US)
Bell Resources is positioning itself to supply energy & resources to the electric vehicle & the ride-hailing / sharing autonomous electric vehicle markets. The Company is primarily focused on developing opportunities across Australia and in the United States of America, through its wholly owned subsidiaries Bell Hub, Bell Renewables and Bell Batteries in the three areas of electric vehicle charging, renewable energy and lithium-ion batteries, respectively.
Bell Resources initial focus is through Bell Hub’s co-located electric vehicle charging and car wash sites. Mission Statement: Bell Resources mission is to accelerate the transition of the transportation sector to sustainable energy.
What does the Bell Resources logo represent? Bell Resources logo represents solar panels angled to capture sunlight in a forward motion, depicting the movement of people and products. The logo sits against a yellow background, representing sustainable energy from the sun..
Teho Pty Ltd
Teho is an Australian owned and run Renewable Energy Broker. At Teho we are passionate about power.
Our goal is to empower Australians to make the right decisions impacting not just their day to day but impacting their whole lives. From solar to sundown, we want to save Australians money, reduce their carbon footprint and change the way we view our usage.
In the Sunburnt country we believe in harnessing everything we can.. .
Palladium Energy is committed to providing sustainable renewable energy across the country for a brighter and cleaner future. Palladium Energy is national energy infrastructure development and project finance firm focused on providing value through efficient but thorough execution, extensive project development experience, broad market reach, and creative financing structures.
With a combined 35+ years of experience in the energy sector, Palladium is poised to create opportunity in the renewables industry, capitalizing on the current state of macro market trends and commercial market dynamics.. .
Serge Energy is a European based Green, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Production Company. We specialise in providing clients with access to clean-energy investments, in geographically safe, and politically secure, locations in Europe.
The returns that we find for clients, from renewable-energy investments, are towards the top of the scale but are reassuringly realistic due to the strong pressure in Europe to replace fossil fuel use with renewable energy. Serge Energy’s main focus is the production and sale of renewable energy within the growing European market.
Our strategy to position the company and its operations in Finland have successfully put us and our clients’ investments right in the heart of the demand for sustainable energy in Europe. This model allows us to deliver value to our clients via the leveraging of the ever-growing European demand for renewable energy..
Holu Hou Energy
Holu Hou Energy is a solar and energy storage company that provides consulting to system design and financing to complete installation and construction management. It provides a proprietary micro-grid energy sharing solution for multi-unit dwelling and a full-service pv+energy storage solutions.
Holu Hou Energy was founded by Theodore Peck, Bradley Hansen, and Sherry Sherry in 2019 and it is headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii.. .
Kenbrook Solar is a Gurgaon ( Delhi-NCR ) based solar company in India dedicated to design, manufacture, supply and installation (EPC) of solar panel, solar inverter, solar battery, solar system, solar water heater, solar pump, solar lights and all type of solar products for home, business, school and industry. Being MNRE channel partner and approved from India Govt we provide subsidy on solar system.
Kenbrook is also known as a best Solar EPC Company in India. We provide free of cost solar consultancy and design solar structure as per you roof design or site requirements in all cities of India NCR including Delhi, Gurgaon, Faridabad Noida.
Kenbrook Solar is leading solar company with over 100 employees, 2 manufacturing units, around 20 sales offices and 100+ solar dealer network in India.. .
URANUS SOLAR, LDA
URANUS SOLAR, is Mozambican company in the area of solar energy, especially solar home systems, focused in the rural areas. This business is based in communities education about technology, accessibility of sun, and education about the importance of protecting the environment against climate changes.
The project will be in Pay-As-You-Go model, and will offer 5 payment plans, which will make the solar systems available and affordable for a higher number of people. An agreement had been signed with a reliable solar equipment supplier, with footprints in African, Asian, European and American countries.
The agreement includes a credit line of over 70% on inventories, supported by a Export Bank Guarantees.. .
Smart Solar Energy
Smart Solar Energy is a smart choice company providing commercial and residential solar services for homeowners. These homeowners are becoming more environmentally friendly while saving money on their utility bills, locking in their electricity rates, and increasing their property values.
The company’s solar electric systems qualify for a wide variety of federal and state solar incentives. Smart Solar Energy was founded in 2020 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, USA..
Warranium Energy is a leading plant engineering company for industrial water treatment, water circulation, wastewater treatment and chemical, solid waste management and renewable energy with headquarters in the New Delhi, India. Warranium Energy is named as ‘Warranium Energy Private Limited’.
Warranium Energy was founded on the belief that the built environment can change people’s lives for the better. Every day, everywhere, we strive to meet this aim – helping clients solve their biggest challenges by harnessing our diverse skills and constantly expanding what’s technically possible.
We are a creative team of engineers, designers, technicians, and strategic thinkers who are passionate about utilising the biological and renewable technology in waste control and management. We are determined to conceptualise, design, and deliver solutions that fit the client’s unique needs.
As the population grows and urbanisation continues, the pressure on water resources is increased. We’re addressing this by developing innovative solutions, like the aerobic and anaerobic treatment and the reuse of wastewater technology.
Providing access to clean water and sanitation to all is the absolute initial move towards equivalent living conditions for everyone on this planet. Our engineers, designers, technicians, and strategic thinkers consult on the plan, build, and maintain water treatment plants that are tailored to the respective customer requirements.
Plant solutions for water recycling, resource recycling, zero discharge requirements or biogas generation help to save valuable resources and energy. We’ve been experts in water, wastewater and waste management for ten years.
Mlite Solar Consultancy Pvt Ltd
Mlite Solar is an ISO certified Solar System Consultancy based at Bhubaneswar, Odisha working on several sectors and providing solar power system in rural and urban areas. We are focusing on many different type of energy conversion process starting from conceptualizing the system requirement, architectural designing, material supplying, testing of system, installation etc.
We deal with • Converting normal inverter into solar panel • Solar Inverting System • Unelectrified home to solar one •. .
SPCNZ: Solar Power Calculator NZ
SPCNZ is New Zealand’s leading solar power system installation company, on a mission to help New Zealand home owners and businesses become more energy independent, while saving on electricity costs. We believe New Zealand should be on 100% renewable energy and have dedicated ourselves to making this happen.
Visit solarpowercalculator.co.nzfor a free bespoke solar power system installation estimate.. .
Founded in 2020, Solarion delivers Residential & Commercial buildings with affordable Solar energy. If you are confused about choosing the right Solar power System for your Home or Office.
We make it simple by coming to your place and then explain all the options at free of cost. We supply the complete solar system and take care of all the installation and maintenance at reasonable rates.
Solarion major goal is to create awareness and motivate every individual to make a small step towards the solar energy. We believe these small steps will create a revolution in the reduction of earth carbon emissions.
Going Solar with us will not only save you money it will save our planet earth for our children to live a healthy & happy life. We strongly believed solar energy would make the earth cleaner and sustainable.
Our team works with passion to solve the energy problems to successfully design, install and operate a solar energy system across India.. .