ACORE Welcomes Second Cohort of Accelerate Member Companies

March 7, 2022

ACORE Welcomes Second Cohort of Accelerate Member Companies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) announced today that ten companies have been selected to join the Accelerate membership program.

Launched in 2021, ACORE’s Accelerate membership program is designed to support the success of small emerging renewable energy companies owned and/or operated by leaders who identify as Women, Asian-Indian, Asian-Pacific, Black, Hispanic, or Native American. ACORE supports Accelerate members through a complimentary two-year ACORE membership, dedicated staff, access to ACORE events, targeted industry briefings, exclusive tools, connections and advocacy.

“ACORE’s Accelerate members are blazing a trail for more renewable energy companies owned and operated by women and people of color to enter into the renewable energy space while also delivering transformational clean energy technology, development, socio-economic and restorative justice advancements our industry and country need the most,” said ACORE Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programs Constance Thompson. “Achieving a just transition to a renewable energy economy means breaking down the systemic barriers to equity and inclusion within our industry, and I am so proud of the strides our Accelerate members have already made toward ensuring that all people reap the benefits of the energy transition. I am delighted to welcome ten new companies to our Accelerate family today, and I look forward to watching them flourish in the years to come.”

“ACORE is thrilled to welcome the second cohort of Accelerate member companies to our organization,” said ACORE President and CEO Gregory Wetstone. “In less than a year, our Accelerate program has already facilitated hundreds of business-to-business interactions, helped several of our Accelerate members scale their enterprise, invited Accelerate members to speak at our signature events, and connected many of our Accelerate members with pro-bono legal counsel and other helpful resources. While we are proud of this progress toward achieving a more diverse and inclusive renewable energy sector, we recognize that we have a long way to go. The ACORE team is excited to continue supporting our growing network of Accelerate members.”

The ten companies joining ACORE’s Accelerate membership program include:  

Dai Technologies Corporation, based in Washington, D.C., which aims to provide urban communities with equitable access to the electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Emery Power LLC, based in Santa Clara, California, a consulting firm specializing in innovative technology solutions serving the energy and infrastructure industries.

Emrgy, Inc, based in Atlanta, Georgia, which connects proven technology with innovative commercial models to bring dependable, cost-effective distributed hydropower to more people globally.

Ensight Energy Consulting, based in Denver, Colorado, which helps clients manage their project risk by providing them with insight and solutions required to achieve success throughout the lifecycle of an energy project.

Front Door Development LLC, based in Webster, Minnesota, which partners with mission-oriented organizations including non-profits, Housing Authorities, and communities to develop affordable housing and housing-oriented renewable energy projects.

High Road Energy Marketing LLC, based in Austin, Texas, offers turn-key solutions for large-scale renewable energy buyers.

NSAI Energy, based in Lewes, Delaware, brings the power of clean energy and clean energy jobs to “forgotten people in forgotten places” as a Power Marketer with authorization to sell energy, capacity and ancillary services across the United States.

Solstice, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, connects businesses and households to local clean energy sources, with a mission to make affordable solar energy accessible to every American, regardless of their income.

Synergy Grid, based in Columbia, Maryland, is a real estate development company working to build net-zero microgrid communities throughout underserved areas of Baltimore City and the greater Maryland region.

Wildgrid, based in Brooklyn, New York, is a marketplace to find trusted, local solar providers. Users create free profiles, get matched to solar providers based on their situation and can schedule virtual sales calls, compare quotes, & sign contracts on our platform.

These ten companies will join the first cohort of Accelerate members: 548 Capital, Clearloop, Full Service Solar LLC, IberSun North America, Lyssy Energy Enterprises, Navajo Power, Panamint Capital, Reneu Energy, Solar Stewards, Sole Trader Renewable Energy, SUNTEX, Terran Material Resources, The Booker DEI Group, Upepo Group, and WeSolar.

The ACORE Accelerate program is made possible through the generous and sustained support of our Accelerate sponsors and program partners. ACORE extends its gratitude to the Accelerate Sustaining Sponsors: Amazon Web Services, BHE Renewables, BlackRock, J.P. Morgan, Meta, and Stonepeak.

To learn more about the ACORE Accelerate program, click here.

 

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About ACORE:
For more than 20 years, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) has been the nation’s premier pan-renewable nonprofit organization. ACORE unites finance, policy and technology to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy. For more information, please visit www.acore.org.

 

Media Contacts:

Blake McCarren, Communications Manager, ACORE
mccarren@acore.org | 301.661.7375 (c)

Alex Hobson, Vice President of Communications, ACORE
hobson@acore.org | 202.777.7584 (o) | 202.594.0706 (c)

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