Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups working on innovative solutions for the energy sector. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we decided to share our insights with you. This time, we are taking a look at 5 promising energy informatics startups.
Heat Map: 5 Top Energy Informatics Startups
Using our StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 1.379.000+ startups & scaleups globally, we looked at innovation in the field of energy. For this research, we identified 194 relevant solutions and picked 5 to showcase below. These companies were chosen based on a data-driven startup scouting approach, taking into account factors such as location, founding year, and relevance of technology, among others. Depending on your specific criteria, the top picks might look entirely different.
The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 5 startups & scaleups developing innovative solutions for energy informatics. Moreover, the Heat Map reveals regions that observe a high startup activity and illustrates the geographic distribution of all 194 companies we analyzed for this specific topic.
Pear.AI – Energy Intelligence
As the energy industry adopts decentralized and renewable sources, emerging solutions aim to address the need for efficient energy utilization and management. Energy informatics enables organizations to implement real-time changes to optimize energy usage. Startups leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) to develop energy informatics solutions that drive sustainable energy usage.
Pear.AI is a US-based startup that develops an energy intelligence platform. The solution monitors information through an organization’s entire energy portfolio. The platform detects anomalies and scans the energy footprint to identify cost-saving measures. The platform provides early warnings, as well as predictive analysis, benchmarking, and usage analysis.
Grid Edge – Behind-The-Meter (BTM)
In recent years, distributed energy resources (DERs) and energy storage have become more accessible and affordable. To meet this demand, energy startups offer BTM solutions to help consumers manage the ownership of their energy. For instance, energy informatics solutions manage solar to storage conversion to maximize the use of renewables.
British startup Grid Edge offers a cloud-based platform to help commercial energy customers optimize energy loads. The startup uses AI and data science to forecast building energy profiles and divert solar to storage during low carbon periods. Further, the solution enables flexible behind-the-meter usage and promotes the use of renewable resources.
Enlife – Energy Savings
In addition to the use of renewables, energy informatics promotes sustainability by enabling energy savings. Energy informatics solutions use big data and analytics to offer insights that enable cost reductions. Startups develop solutions that help energy consumers optimize their energy assets.
Enlife is a Swiss startup that provides energy savings solutions for homes, utilities, and organizations. The Enlife Home platform offers consistent and actionable insights to help save energy. The solution uses an interactive dashboard and energy engagement apps to encourage energy conservation. The platform also integrates with social media and e-commerce platforms to turn energy savings into an experience.
Artis Energy Intelligence – Energy Analytics
Sensors, as well as software, collect large amounts of data for applications in smart energy and the Internet of Energy (IoE). Big data and informatics enable energy customers to derive insights from this data. Startups develop solutions to help companies respond to fluctuations in energy demand and forecast asset health.
The US-based startup Artis Energy Intelligence deliverers real-time visibility and insights for energy customers. The startup’s patented energy analytics platform, RTIS, identifies operational improvements to meet sustainability goals. The platform analyzes historical and real-time equipment performance, as well as weather conditions, to detect performance anomalies and inefficiencies.
Efligence – Energy Management-as-a-Service
Businesses are always looking to make their buildings more energy-efficient, as well as source a large share of their energy requirements from sustainable sources. Efficient energy management for new buildings is often crucial for both government regulations and real estate investment scenarios. Startups offer software for energy management that collect data from devices, identify cost-saving opportunities, and minimize losses.
Efligence is an Indian startup that offers energy management-as-a-service. The IoT-based informatics platform is a comprehensive solution for energy management. Efligence’s solutions use plug-and-play IoT sensors and an itemized energy dashboard. To save energy and increase profitability, the solutions also tune building controls, change occupant behavior, identify wasteful processes, and optimize equipment.
What About The Other 189 Solutions?
While we believe data is key to creating insights it can be easy to be overwhelmed by it. Our ambition is to create a comprehensive overview and provide actionable innovation intelligence and enable you to achieve your goals faster. The 5 energy informatics startups showcased above are promising examples out of 194 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria, get in touch.