BERLIN, GERMANY and AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Jan 25, 2016) - Younicos is among the 100 most innovative companies for green technologies around the globe. The energy storage pioneer was chosen by the prestigious Cleantech Group from almost 7,000 nominated companies as "best positioned to solve tomorrow's clean technology challenges and have a significant market impact."
"Being named a member of the respected Global Cleantech 100 again this year is continued recognition of our innovation leadership," said James P. McDougall, CEO of Younicos. "In today's world, smart energy systems are essential to addressing some of the most pressing global challenges. The intelligence we build into our solutions is key for project owners and operators to create highly efficient energy systems, lower CO2 emissions and optimize performance and revenue."
The list is collated by combining proprietary Cleantech Group research data with weighted qualitative judgments of hundreds of nominations, and specific inputs from a global 100-person expert panel. To qualify for the list, companies must be independent, for-profit, cleantech companies that are not listed on any major stock exchange.
This year, a record number of nominations were received: 6,900 distinct companies from 60 countries. These companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 323 companies. Short-listed nominees were reviewed by Cleantech Group's panel, resulting in a finalized list of 100 companies from 17 countries. The 100-member expert panel was drawn equally from leading financial investors and representatives of multi-national corporations and industrials active in technology and innovation scouting across Asia, Europe, and North America.
"The Global Cleantech 100 provides us with insight into the collective opinion of key market players on which megatrends and innovation companies are most likely to have a significant impact in the next 5-10 years," said Michele Parad, Senior Manager at Cleantech Group and lead author of the Global Cleantech 100 Report. "Now in its 7th year, the Global Cleantech 100 program reveals which themes are staying relevant and which sectors are taking center stage."
The complete list of 100 companies was revealed on January 25th at Cleantech Forum San Francisco.
Younicos is a global leader for intelligent energy storage and grid solutions. Clients benefit from technical expertise, commercial know-how and in-depth experience built on nearly 100 megawatts installed in more than 20 energy storage projects worldwide. The company was founded in 2005 in Berlin, Germany, and currently employs more than 150 storage enthusiasts there and in Kyle and Austin, Texas (USA). For more information please visit www.younicos.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.