Powered by the German Energy Agency (dena), in cooperation with theWorld Energy Council, the SET100 is an annual compilation of the 100 best start-ups of the Startup Energy Transition Award. It contains the most innovative and promising start-ups that make the energy transition a fundamental component of their innovation. The award offers young companies with a platform to showcase their inventions.
This year, the SET team, together with the jury evaluated 570 applications from 90 countries based on a four-phase selection process measuring growth, impact, adoption, scalability, market penetration, and innovation. The selected Top 100 startups of the SET2020 provide solutions across the fields of Renewable Energies & Materials, Digital Energy Systems, Energy Efficiency Solutions, smart mobility and a special category Quality Access & SDG-7.
Eleven Swiss startups are among the SET100 innovators of 2020.
Category: Renewable energies and materials
Dhp technology – develops, produces and installs the HORIZON folding solar roof, a system unique in the world.
Insolight – develops translucent high-efficiency photovoltaic modules rated at 29% with applications in agriculture.
Pexapark – provides a suite of software tools to enable better renewable energy sales in markets where subsidies and feed-in tariffs are phasing out due to the drop in capital costs for wind and solar.
RENERGON – extracts value from organic waste in creating valuable, sustainable products combined with global social and environmental responsibility.
Twingtec – developed TT100, a containerised mobile wind energy system that delivers cost-competitive electricity with the main focus on off-grid markets where diesel power still prevails.
Category: Digital Energy systems
Adaptricity – provides a cloud-based grid analytics platform for Distribution Grid Operators (DSOs), enabling them to better understand their electricity grid infrastructure via data-driven grid analytics.
Gilytics – built a web cloud-based service in the form of SaaS Geographic Information System (GIS) platform that identifies and visualises multiple transmission line paths in a 3D environment in just a few seconds by using digital maps provided by governmental offices.
Zaphiro – offers Distribution System Operators (DSO) a high-end solution to transform their static into dynamic, auto adaptive grids.
Category: Smart mobility
Ponera Group – developed a modular pallet system which by their assembly, can provide different sizes of pallets in terms of surface area. The startup made it on the list as a finalist.
Special category: Quality access
MPower – partners with local entrepreneurs and SMEs in emerging markets to finance and distribute affordable clean energy products in emerging markets.
Power-Blox – offers an intelligent swarm electrification solution that can build up mini-grids quickly. The modular and decentralised system is optimised by an algorithm and can be connected to any sources of energy and battery systems.