The successful Energy Storage Innovations Prize has drawn to a close. Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Electricity (OE) announced the ten winners of the inaugural American-Made Energy Storage Innovations Prize!

These teams were selected out of more than 50 entries to this prize for their novel and demonstrable approaches to energy storage. Submissions to this competition were judged on the innovation’s quality, including a pathway to DOE’s levelized cost of storage goals, strength of plan, and other unique benefits, such as supply chain considerations and equity. 

Five “Storage Innovations Champions” will be awarded $50,000 each, and five “Storage Innovations Finalists” will be awarded $10,000 each, for contributing their innovative energy storage technologies. In addition to their cash awards, winning teams will have the opportunity to be included in a future Report to Congress focusing on the state of energy storage in the USA.

Storage Innovations Champions:

  • Cryostone, Houston, TX
  • RCAM Technologies, Los Angeles, CA
  • Gravity Power LLC, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Electrified Thermal Solutions, Medford, MA
  • KineticCore Solutions, Loveland, CO

Storage Innovations Finalists:

  • Rondo Energy, Alameda, CA
  • Thermal Battery Corporation, Cambridge, MA
  • THEMES LLC, Houston, TX
  • NerG Solutions, Knoxville, TN
  • Cache Energy, Champaign, IL

Learn more about each of the Champion and Finalist proposals at a virtual networking event on Wednesday, March 1 at 12 p.m. EST. During this event, each winning team will have 5-10 minutes to introduce their emerging technology proposal to industry experts and potential collaborators. Register for this event.