AICC’s May CleanTech Committee meeting was hosted by Ervan Hancock of Georgia Power at their Atlanta headquarters. Innowatech and Greenlet Technologies presented their technology followed by discussion on the US-Israel CleanTech Forum and a proposed business exchange. Krishna Avva of CleanTech Storyteller discussed his consulting business that is geared to helping young Cleantech companies better describe their value proposition as well as US companies to showcase their “green stories”. Twenty six AICC members, guests, and staff attended the meeting chaired by Gene Rubel.
Yael Greenberg presented Innowattech a start-up that has developed a new alternative energy system that harvests mechanical energy imparted to roadways, railways, and runways for passing vehicles and trains, and converts it into green energy. System is based on a new breed of piezoelectric generators that harvest energy that normally goes to waste. The company is based in Ra’anana with research facilities at the Technion in Haifa. Advantages include:
- Economically competitive to traditional carbon-based energy production.
- The movement energy of roads, railroads and runways all day long near population centers can be converted into electrical energy and supplied to nearby customers.
- The electrical storage system does not take up any public space and functions in all weather conditions.
- The system does not require any additional maintenance after its implementation.
- The solution can serve as information gatherers in future “Smart Roads” and “Smart Airports.”
Avner Cohen and Itay Karelic presented Greenlet Technologies a Tel Aviv-based start-up that has developed a highly-integrated system for the Smart Grid market using Internet, IT and power electronics. The core technology allows fast deployment of Peak Shaving and Demand Response programs for customers using small loads without the need for professional installation, reducing time to market and maximizing cost cutting for utilities and customers.
Greenlet’s suite is comprised of a central software application which tracks power consumption, implements load balancing algorithms, sends commands for power reduction, and calculates the payback customers are eligible to get for power curtailment. Leveraging a patent pending core technology, the solution allows fast deployment of units that control electrical loads in an economical fashion and requires no professional installation. Greenlet is seeking introduction to utilities that are looking for Peak Shaving solutions and willing to become beta sites for trials. Also seeking introduction to US investors.