Top 10 Clean Energy Companies to Watch in 2021
Renewable Energy Resources Expected to Grow, Creating Opportunity for Businesses
The way of the future is trending towards increased use of clean energy that is collected from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale. In fact, renewable energy is the fastest-growing energy source globally and in the United States and is expected to make up 45% of global electricity generation in 2040, according to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions.
Companies that produce sources of clean energy are in high demand today, and that demand expected to only increase as time goes on. Customers increasingly want to purchase from environmentally responsible companies that are forward thinking. From supplying fuel cell power, to microgrids, and more, here are leading clean energy companies we recommend you join us in following today.
Ballard Power Systems works to develop and manufacture proton exchange membrane (PME) fuel cell products for heavy duty transportation, portable power, material handling, and engineering services. The company supports the circular economy, which builds economic, natural, and social capital by designing out waste and pollution, and keeping products and materials in use. Ballard’s ultimate vision is to deliver fuel cell power to create a more sustainable planet.
CaliBio designs dedicated dairy digesters to augment waste handling operations which benefit the environment globally. The digesters use the trapped biogas, which primarily consists of methane that otherwise would have been released to the atmosphere, to be converted into energy-rich fuel which can then be used to generate electricity or vehicle fuel. CalBio estimates that their projects from 2020 through 2021 will reduce CO2e emissions by over 1 million metric tons per year.
Born out of Professor Brian Steele’s research in Imperial College London, Ceres is a fuel cell technology and engineering company. Its aim is to ensure the availability of clean energy, in order to keep the world a greener place. Ceres’ core technology, the SteelCell, is able to generate power from conventional and sustainable fuel sources such as natural gas, ethanol, or hydrogen. In addition, the SteelCell is cost effective, while also significantly lowering carbon emissions.
Included in the Fortune 500 and 2000, Doosan is known for its autonomous systems, eco-friendly energy, and state of the art manufacturing. Doosan’s clean energy capabilities include wind power, gas turbines, fuel cells, and drone power packs. In addition, the company is developing technologies that remove harmful substances from exhaust gases, such as post carbon capture and pure oxygen combustion. Doosan is known for its commitment to people and aim to build a better future for humanity.
Making infrastructure and communities more sustainable and efficient, Enchanted Rock provides fully managed, clean microgrids. Thomas McAndrew founded the company after his experience working in nuclear engineering and systems management for the U.S. Navy. Enchanted Rock microgrids use clean fuel, are quiet, and incredibly reliable. During power outages, some industries have building codes that resort to expensive fuel for backup generators. Enchanted Rock can come in to play here, providing an additional power source that is cleaner, cheaper, and easier to use.
Fuel Cell Energy is an innovative fuel cell power company, developing cells that run on natural gas and biogas, that offers a full suite of services, taking the fuel cells through the stages of design, manufacturing, operating, and servicing. Fuel Cell Energy is uniquely positioned to provide the “Triple Bottom Line” of sustainability; environmental, social, and economic advantages. As a result, its environmentally friendly product creates more social responsibility and better economic impact due to greater efficiency.
A leading provider of clean hydrogen and zero emission fuel cell solutions, Plug Power is part of a fuel cell revolution. As an electrical equipment manufacturing company working to develop hydrogen fuels cells to replace batteries in equipment and electric vehicles, Plug Power’s goal is to help businesses achieve greater productivity while increasing sustainability through these hydrogen fuel cells. Plug Power currently provides services to companies such as Amazon, BMW, Carrefour, and WalMart.
A pioneer in the fuel cell industry, ReFuel Energy Partners brings renewable natural gas to market by turning waste into clean, sustainable fuel. Whether the organic waste is green, food, waste water, solid, or forestry, ReFuel Energy Partners can make sustainable, price-stabilized fuel for fleets. They develop strong and mutually beneficial partnerships throughout the supply chain and are passionate about creating a healthier environment and healthier communities.
Confirmed as the number one solar provider in the U.S. for three consecutive years, SunPower is an incredible resource for all things solar power. SunPower designs and manufactures crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and solar panels all across the United States. SunPower provides homeowners and commercial businesses with solar solutions, and believes clean energy and storage should be accessible to everyone. SunPower was the winner of the first annual Sustainability Award from PV Magazine in 2019, and continues to uphold that reputation.
Vestas designs, manufactures, installs, and services wind turbines across the globe, using the data from these generators to interpret and forecast wind resources and deliver the best services to its customers. Vestas recognizes that energy costs are extremely competitive today, and has made it their mission to provide reliable energy. Vestas Wind Systems has already installed more than 77,000 wind turbines across the world, and plans to continue to grow.