REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trilliant, a global smart grid communications leader who helps utilities and energy retailers deliver the benefits of a smarter grid, today announced it was named in the prestigious 2012 Global Cleantech 100, a list produced by Cleantech Group, a leading global research and advisory firm focused on innovation in energy and the environment.
The Global Cleantech 100 list is unique in the sector because it highlights the promise of private clean technology companies worldwide, focusing on those companies which the players in the market feel are currently the most likely to make the most significant market impact over the next five to 10 years.
"We are honored to receive this award for the fourth consecutive year," said Andy White, CEO of Trilliant. "This recognition is a testament to Trilliant's continued efforts to bring smarter communications to utilities around the world. We are committed to enabling our customers and the general public to benefit from the many promises of a modernized energy grid."
The list is derived from Cleantech Group's own data and research combined with the weighted qualitative judgments of hundreds of nominations and the viewpoints of a global panel of 75 cleantech experts. To qualify for the list, companies must be independent, for-profit, cleantech companies that are not listed on any major stock exchange.
"The Global Cleantech 100 is a natural extension of our company-wide mission to help corporations, investors and financiers, professional service firms and governmental agencies connect with global cleantech innovation," said Sheeraz Haji, Cleantech Group CEO. "This report celebrates the best in innovation and is the industry standard on gauging where cleantech innovation is headed next."
The list was compiled from 8,285 companies that were nominated this year from 85 countries. These companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 236 companies presented to the expert panel for final input. The end result was 100 companies from 13 countries.
The 75-member expert panel is drawn principally from leading financial investors in Asia, Europe and North America, and from representatives of multi-national corporations. The composition of the expert panel is created to be broadly representative of the global cleantech community, and includes pioneers, leaders, veterans, and new entrants in cleantech resulting in a list of companies that command a broad base of respect and support from many important players within the global cleantech innovation ecosystem, not just insiders.
"The 2012 Global Cleantech 100 is markedly different in its composition to that of 2009, our first edition," said Richard Youngman, Cleantech Group Managing Director. "As such, it is a strong statement of how the collective market opinion has shifted as to what type of companies are the most likely to have significant market impact in a five to 10 year timeframe."
The complete list of 100 companies was revealed Oct. 1 at the Global Cleantech 100 Summit & Gala in Washington, D.C. http://events.cleantech.com/global100/.
- For complete information on Trilliant's leadership within the cleantech space, access Cleantech Group's leading market intelligence platform, i3, and search for Trilliant at http://research.cleantech.com/company/
- The full report with commentary and insight on the 2012 Global Cleantech 100 authored by Cleantech Group and sponsored by Autodesk, Deloitte, Wermuth Asset Management, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is available at http://www.cleantech.com/global-cleantech-100/
- The complete list of Global Cleantech 100 firms and expert panel members is available online
Trilliant helps leading utilities and energy retailers achieve their smart grid visions through the Trilliant Communications Platform, the only communications platform purpose-built for the energy industry that integrates disparate systems of systems into a unified whole. The Trilliant Platform helps utilities and energy retailers enhance energy efficiency, improve grid reliability, lower operating costs, integrate renewable energy resources and electric vehicles, and empower consumers to better manage their energy consumption. Trilliant has worked with more than 200 leading global utilities and energy retailers, including Centrica, Iberdrola USA, and Hydro One Networks and is backed by prominent investors such as ABB, GE, Investor Growth Capital, MissionPoint Capital Partners, UMC Capital, VantagePoint Capital Partners and zouk ventures. For more information, visit www.trilliantinc.com.