Blue Pillar Named to Global Cleantech 100 List for 3rd Straight Year

Jan 22 2018

For Third Consecutive Year, Blue Pillar’s Aurora® Energy Network of Things™ Platform Recognized on Global Cleantech 100

List Recognizes the Top Private Companies in Clean Technology

FREDERICK, MARYLAND – January 22, 2018: Blue Pillar, the only Internet of Things (IoT) provider to connect and control all Energy Things™, today announced it was named in the prestigious 2018 Global Cleantech 100, produced by CTG (Cleantech Group), whose research and events services keep its audiences and clients in touch with emerging trends, leading innovation companies and all key players in sustainable innovation.

The Global Cleantech 100 represents the most innovative and promising ideas impacting the future of a wide range of industries, according to the players in the market. Featuring companies that are best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges, the Global Cleantech 100 is a comprehensive list of private companies with the highest potential today to make significant market impact within a 5-10-year timeframe.

“We are honored to receive this recognition from Cleantech Group in a year where we have seen tremendous disruption in the energy industry and a recognition of the role that IoT will play throughout the industry.” said Tom Willie, CEO of Blue Pillar. “Over the past year, our focus on creating an open Energy IoT platform that connects any behind-the-meter energy assets has been augmented with our new Energy Network-as-a-Service offering, which provides our customers with a no-touch, turnkey way of getting the data and control logic they desire without having to worry about designing, owning, operating, or maintaining these behind-the-meter IoT networks.  Our customers, which include demand response providers, retail energy service providers, energy application developers, and the commercial and industrial (C&I) facilities themselves, desperately need data and control, but want to focus on their core business, not the IoT connectivity business. Our technology-driven, turnkey service approach to building energy networks is proving to be invaluable to helping them achieve their goals.”

This list is collated by combining proprietary CTG research data, with weighted qualitative judgments from hundreds of nominations, and specific inputs from a global 86-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: 12,300 distinct companies from 61 countries. These companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 312 companies. Short-listed nominees were reviewed by CTG’s Expert Panel, resulting in a finalized list of 100 companies from 18 countries.

The 86-member expert panel is drawn 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 composition of the expert panel broadly represents the global cleantech community, from pioneers and leaders to veterans and new entrants. The diversity of panelists results in a list of companies that command an expansive base of respect and support from many important players within the global cleantech innovation ecosystem.

“The ongoing mainstreaming of clean technology solutions and the rise in their strategic importance was evidenced by an unprecedented burst of recent M&A activity,” said Richard Youngman, CEO, CTG (Cleantech Group). “For the first time, now in its 9th year, four of this year’s Global Cleantech 100 companies were acquired by multi-nationals between the striking of the final list (in September 2017) and its official release today (in January 2018). More will surely follow if this set of companies achieve even half of their anticipated impact.” 

  • The complete list of 100 companies was revealed on January 22nd at the 16th annual Cleantech Forum San Francisco:
  • For complete information on Blue Pillar’s leadership within the cleantech space, access i3 by visiting — CTG’s leading market intelligence platform — and search for Blue Pillar.
  • The list is accompanied by a full report with commentary and insight on the 2018 Global Cleantech 100 — authored by CTG, powered by data from i3, and sponsored by Chubb. Download the report at:
  • The complete list of Global Cleantech 100 expert panel members is available at


About Cleantech Group

Founded in 2002, the mission of Cleantech Group (CTG) is to accelerate sustainable innovation. Our subscriptions, events and programs are all designed to help corporates, investors, and all players in the innovation ecosystem discover and connect with the key companies, trends, and people in the market. Our coverage is global, spans the entire clean technology theme and is relevant to the future of all industries. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, with a growing international presence in London.

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Cleantech Group
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About Blue Pillar

Blue Pillar connects the Energy Things that power our world. The only IoT solution to unite all Energy Things onto a single platform, Blue Pillar unleashes the power of real-time data to strengthen critical infrastructure and accelerate business. Blue Pillar’s Aurora is automated through a template-driven process where security is built-in from sensor to cloud. With Blue Pillar, companies have unprecedented insight into their energy needs to become more efficient and have peace of mind that when the grid goes down, their business will continue forward. Learn more at or on Twitter at @bluepillarinc.



Brady Altland
Blue Pillar