The rapid urbanisation in the current modern world has been degrading the environment. The quality of life in cities and towns has also been greatly impacted by climate change. And, the climatic changes also affect the economy and communities to a great extent. In an attempt to mitigate these consequences, many tech startups have started coming up with innovative solutions.
Rotterdam-based smart energy startups
Having said that, here we have curated a list of smart energy startups based in Rotterdam that specialise in smart networks, new clean energy sources, and conversion and storage technology as sourced from Dealroom.
Founder/s: Harry Atwater, Rebecca Saive, Thomas Russell
Founded year: 2017
ETC Solar commercialises the world’s highest performance front contact technology for solar cells with effectively transparent contacts (ETC). The company has developed a new way of making solar cells that are cheaper and accelerate the global adoption of photovoltaics. It is one of the first approaches to the solar energy industry that is meant to mitigate shading losses, which is a huge practical loss in almost all types of solar cells. Currently, the company is testing potential customers and working on completing its products.
Founder/s: Philip Troost
Founded year: 2014
Stadsgas is a sustainable initiative, which converts food waste into biogas, organic fertilisers, and electricity. It aims to reuse food waste and offer it to more destinations than ever, thereby reducing unnecessary energy loss. Stadsgas also supplies green energy in the form of electricity, biogas, or organic fertilisers back to the city. Also, it provides sustainable, financial, and social benefits for parties.
Founder/s: Jorg van Heesbeen
Founded year: 2015
JEDLIX develops and operates a Vehicle-to-Grid Integration platform, which optimises the charging as well as discharging of electric vehicles. Also, the startup facilitates its integration into the power grid at scale. JEDLIX teams up with CPOs, eMSPS, car OEMS, and others to minimise the overall cost of ownership of electric vehicles, optimise the use of renewable energy, and monetise the flexibility of the charging process.
CEO: Jeroen van Zwieten
Founded year: 2016
Sobolt operates with the mission to generate world-class Artificial Intelligence solutions through deep-learning models that will realise a sustainable future. It focuses on facilitating resilience building and climate adaption. Sobolt generates geospatial intelligence for corporations, NGOs, and governments. Its unique analytical framework combines machine learning algorithms with statistical methods and remote sensing capabilities.
Founder/s: Arkom Windpower
Founded year: 2018
With Tulyp Wind, Arkom Windpower offers a sustainable energy solution for industries, infrastructural lines, agriculture, and private energy co-operations. It is a vertical axis 300kW wind turbine with tulip-shaped airfoils. These air turbines have a tip height of 60 metres, a small risk contour, and a low noise level. It can be easily integrated in industrial, urban, and port areas. Tulyp Wind also adds a typical Dutch design to the landscape as well.
Founder/s: Daan Geldermans, Peter Paul van Voorst tot Voorst
Founded year: 2017
Skoon Energy aims to accelerate the energy transition by setting up a network of versatile swappable batteries, to share, rent and lease. The company wants to build a trusted community marketplace for businesses to offer, discover, and book energy storage for mobile and/or temporary applications. It is one of the first companies in the world to launch an online battery sharing platform. And, its two-sided marketplace helps anyone book clean energy and have it delivered anywhere.
Founder/s: Benno Schwarz, Kees van Alphen
Founded year: 2016
hello energy is a SaaS solution for sustainability and portfolio managers in real estate companies. It creates a positive environmental impact. The company collects, validates, and enriches sustainability data from all kinds of sources worldwide and connects real estate owners and tenants with insights, stories, and challenges. hello world engages stakeholders to trigger behavioural changes and create energy-positive buildings.
Main image picture credits: Skoon Energy