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CEM7 Startups & Solutions Showcase Features Innovative Clean Energy Solutions

Exhibit takes place June 1–2 in San Francisco’s Union Square

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

CEM7 Startups & Solutions Showcase Features Innovative Clean Energy Solutions

The CEM7 Startups & Solutions Showcase on June 1-2 in San Francisco's Union Square will demonstrate the breakthrough technologies and startups that are playing a part in efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and drive change in the clean energy sector (and the global economy) in the years and decades to come

The seventh Clean Energy Ministerial will feature the Startups & Solutions Showcase, a technology exhibition that convenes nearly 100 innovative companies from 18 countries in San Francisco’s Union Square. The San Francisco Bay Area is a hotbed of innovation and venture capital financing, a place where startups and new technologies find interest and support for their products and new business models. The Showcase will demonstrate the breakthrough technologies and startups that are playing a part in efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and drive change in the clean energy sector (and the global economy) in the years and decades to come. The California Clean Energy Fund and The Cleantech Open will host the Showcase, in partnership with the Host Committee of this year’s ministerial and the U.S. Department of Energy.

The companies and organizations featured by the Showcase were selected competitively for their innovative work in clean energy. Featured technologies will include new energy technologies and tools that demonstrate the evolutionary progress in global clean energy development and deployment. Along with highlighting future technologies, the Showcase will demonstrate technology solutions already deployed in the market, including the following exhibitors and solutions: 

  • Fenix International is bringing electricity to off-the-grid Ugandans for the first time, through solar energy and mobile payments. 
  • Cyclotron Road is helping top entrepreneurial energy researchers make the jump from the lab to the marketplace. 
  • SANSI is deploying LED applications from Shanghai to Times Square. 
  • Solar City is bringing solar power to tens of thousands of residents and 400 schools, corporations, and government agencies. 
  • Sistema Biobolsa is helping Mexico’s small-scale farmers turn waste into energy and fertilizer. 
  • All Power Lab is providing off-grid distributed waste-to-energy solutions for communities in developing economies around the world. 
  • ZipPower is pioneering new models for public–private partnerships that integrate locally sourced renewable energy generation with microgrid solutions. 
  • The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is redefining efficiency in manufacturing by using a 3D printer to produce a replica of the classic sports car Shelby Cobra.

A full list of exhibitors can be found at

The Showcase will open to the public and press from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on June 1 and 2. Highlights from the Showcase schedule include the following: 

  • On June 1 from 12:00pm to 1:00 pm, join clean energy experts as they discuss “Mapping the Gap & Closing It.”  
  • On June 1 and 2, the Showcase will feature Investor-Connect, a matchmaking opportunity for energy investors and exhibitors to meet and explore partnership opportunities. 
  • On June 2, exhibitors and U.S. companies in the San Francisco Bay Area are encouraged to attend a morning workshop that will convene experts from U.S. federal agencies to discuss services that support market opportunities for renewable energy technologies in international markets.  
  • The Showcase will close on June 2 with a private reception featuring special guests, including California Energy Commissioner David Hochschild.

Tickets are $10 and available at the door or online. More information about the Showcase and a link to register are available at or contact Marcille Sibbitt.

About the Clean Energy Ministerial

The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) is a forum of the world’s major economies and leading clean energy investors working together to accelerate the global transition to clean energy. Launched in 2010, the CEM pairs the high-level engagement of energy ministers with sustained initiatives and high-visibility campaigns to drive faster deployment of clean energy policies and technologies worldwide.

About the California Clean Energy Fund

The California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF) is optimizing the clean energy transition by connecting money to investments, ideas to support and issues to solutions. Driven by the opportunity to accelerate climate protection, CalCEF is committed to creating 100%+ clean energy to benefit all. CalCEF’s family of initiatives seek to bring about the energy transition already underway, but sooner and better.

About the Cleantech Open

The Cleantech Open is the world’s largest cleantech accelerator. Its mission is to find, fund, and foster entrepreneurs with big ideas that address today’s most urgent energy, environmental, and economic challenges. Since 2005, through its one‐of‐a‐kind annual accelerator and mentorship program, over 1,100 participating companies in the United States alone have raised a total of more than $1.2 billion and created thousands of jobs. Fueled by a global network of more than 2,000 volunteers and sponsors, the Cleantech Open unites the public and private sectors in a shared vision for making the cleantech sectors a thriving economic engine around the world.