Sacramento's Green Energy Companies

California, along with a handful of nations (mostly in Europe), has led the way in embracing clean energy and clean technology. This political will has emanated from Sacramento, California’s capitol, beginning nearly forty years ago and continuing to this day.

The progressive environmental legislation set forth in Sacramento has made the city a magnet for representatives of clean energy manufacturers from around the world, but until recently there hasn’t been clean energy entrepreneurship centered in Sacramento to match its pioneering political resolve. This is changing, however.


Our friends at CleanStart.org, who are working to accelerate the development of clean energy technology ventures within the Greater Sacramento Region, have provided us a list of clean energy companies headquartered in the Sacramento area, to which we have added companies and deleted others.

The list is not complete, but the length and breadth of what is going on gives credence to Sacramento’s aspirations to become a green technology hub.

Advanced Energy Products (Later Stage)
High Efficiency Cooling and Heating Systems
123 C Street, Davis, CA 95616
530-753-1100

http://www.davisenergy.com/

Advanced Luminescence, Inc. (Seed/Start-Up Stage)
Novel Lighting Technology
West Sacramento, CA 95691
530-219-2189

Agripower (Seed/Start-Up Stage)
Biomass Combustion Technology
11428 Elks Circle, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
516-829-2000

http://www.agripowerinc.com/

Altergy Systems Sacramento (Early Stage)
Fuel Cell company (PEM) for portable and stationary applications (50W to 50kW)
Gold River, CA 95670
916-853-0328

http://www.altergysystems.com/

American Power & Light
Advanced ducted wind generators
6085 Old Sacramento Road, Plymouth, CA 95669
209-245-4689

Appropriate Energy Inc. (Early Stage)
Wind Turbine technology for low-wind areas
Gardnerville, NV 89410
775-783-9514

http://www.appropriateenergy.com/

Atlantis Energy Systems, Inc. (Later Stage)
Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV)
4517 Harlin Drive, Sacramento, CA 95826
916-438-2930

http://www.atlantisenergy.org/

Battery MD Inc. (Early Stage)
Mature Battery technology for Electric Vehicles
North Highlands, CA 95660
916-641-1807

http://www.batterymd.com/

Bergquam Energy Systems (Seed/Start-Up Stage)
Solar Thermal powered Chiller technology
8611 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95826
916-383-9425

http://gaia.ecs.csus.edu/~bergquam/page3.html

Blue Point Energy
Micro CHP with Cummins engine-generators
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
916-939-8700

http://www.bluepointenergy.com/

Clean Energy Systems, Inc. (Later Stage)
Highly efficient Natural Gas combustion with CO2 sequestration.
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
916-379-9143

http://www.cleanenergysystems.com/

Davis Energy Group (Early Stage)
Efficient cooling systems
123 C Street, Davis, CA 95616
530-753-1100

http://www.davisenergy.com/

EcoComposite
Fuel Cell components
11265-U Sunrise Gold Circle
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
916-638-5133

http://www.ecocomposite.net/index.html

FAFCO Incorporated (Mature)
Residential A/C load management technology & Solarthermal Pool Heating
435 Otterson Drive, Chico, CA 95928-8207
530-332-2100

http://www.fafco.com/

Impulse Devices (Seed/Start-Up Stage)
Innovative Fusion Technology
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 273-6500

http://www.impulsedevices.com/

Jadoo Power Systems (Later Stage)
Portable Fuel Cell technology
Folsom, CA 95630
916.608.9044

http://www.jadoopower.com/

Jerico Mechanical
Efficient motors
3726 Marysville Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95838
916-925-0151

Novatorque
Efficient motors
North Highlands, CA

http://www.novatorque.com/

Omnifuel Technologies, Inc. (Early Stage)
Biogasification to energy and fuels
Sacramento, CA 95610
916-294-0696

http://www.downstreamsystems.com/

Onsite Power Systems (Seed/Start-Up Stage)
Anaerobic Digestion technology
Davis, CA 95616
559-271-2970

http://www.onsitepowersystems.com/

Open Energy Corporation (Early Stage)
Custom BIPV design
Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-271-1919

http://www.openenergycorp.com/

Optimal Technologies (USA) Inc. (Later Stage)
Utility Management Software (Grid Optimization)
Benicia, CA 94510
707-557-1788

http://www.otii.com/home.html

Pacific Power Management (Later Stage)
Photovoltaic Systems Integrator & Installer
12970 Earhart Ave., Auburn, CA 95602
530-887-1984

http://www.pacificpowermanagement.biz

PLEXOS Solutions, LLC (Seed/Start-Up Stage)
Grid Optimization software
Sacramento, CA 95831
916-251-6148

http://www.plexossolutions.com/

Q1 Nanosolar (Seed/Start-Up Stage)
Nano conductors for Solar PV applications
Sacramento, CA 95816
916-443-3480

http://www.abmaterials.com/

ReSo International (Early Stage)
Solar Roofing Technology
Stockton, CA 95202
209-477-3030

http://www.resousa.com/

Ribbon Technology International (Seed/Start-Up Stage)
Solar PV material manufacturing technology
Sacramento, CA 95825
916-923-6275

SolarRoofs.com (Expansion Stage)
Solarthermal Water Heating Technology
Rancho Cordova, CA 95608
916-481-7200

http://solarroofs.com/

SVV Technology Innovations, Inc. (Early Stage)
Solar Concentrators
West Sacramento, CA 95691
916-714-4917

http://www.svvti.com/projects/proj_index.htm

Wireless Seismic (Early Stage)
Efficient (wireless) Seismic surveying technology
Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-274-4445

http://www.wirelessseismic.com/


4 Responses to “Sacramento's Green Energy Companies”
  1. RE:MGCO3 Process which uses brine concentrate from desalination plant
    I have been working on carbon dioxide sequestration. A data sheet for the subject process is the result and it is available upon request. I decided that magnesium carbonate is better than potassium carbonate which lacks sufficient supply of raw material (KCl) and calcium carbonate which requires calcination of limestone which generates carbon dioxide. My process creates a product which would be used to produce thermal insulation. I have also found a way to recover by-product hydrogen chloride to chlorine.
    The products of this process would benefit a town with brackish water or a coastal town with seawater because desalination would provide potable water which would be disinfected with chlorine from the process and the power plant would sequester its carbon dioxide as magnesium carbonate which would be used for thermal insulation and exothermic carbonation provides process heat.
    Can you help me to develop the process?
    Sincerely yours, R.J.”Jim”Robinson

  2. R.J."Jim"Robinson says:

    I have discarded the MgCO3 Process because it would be too expensive and I am now in the processe of developing the Methanol from glycerine process shown below. It solves the problem of glycerine excess in the Biodiesel Fuel industry. Also, using the industry’s triglyceride feed combine with the glycerine an existing methanol plant could be converted in order to run on a new feedstock.

    CONVERSION PROCESSES
    9700 Elmira Circle
    Sacramento, CA 95827-1120
    Tele/FAX: 916-363-9705
    Email: ROBSACROB@cs.com
    METHANOL FROM GLYCERINE

    1. Synthesis gas from glycerine
    700oC/290psi
    HOCH2(CHOH)CH2OH + H2 ——————> 4H2 + 3CO
    Glycerine hydrogen
    CAS No.56-81-5 CAS No.1333-74-0
    2. Methanol from synthesis gas
    200-300oC/300-1500psi
    2CO + 4H2 ——————————> 2CH3OH
    carbon monoxide CuO/ZnO/Al2O3 methanol
    CAS No.64-1 7-5 CAS No.67-56-1

    1.Methanol from glycerine is illustrated by US2007101640 as well by EP1698681, WO2005052097 and JP2995154647 invented by Tetsoya Koshikawa and ssigned to Revo International, Inc.
    2.Both reactions are consecutive as shown in Reference 1. For sound economics, the glycerine is charged in at zero value.
    3. Since the surplus glycerine from transesterification at one biodiesel plant is not enough material to produce methanol for the one plant, the surplus glycerine might be collected at one plant or the glycerine might be supplemented with another polyol such the triglyceride used for the biodiesel oil at the one plant. Also, since the process technology includes basic methanol technology, an existing methanol plant could be converted to this process.
    4. Conversion Processes is reporting the details of this process and does not represent Revo International who have the website http://www.e-revo.jp/english/bdf/index.html.
    5. Biomethanol Chemie Nederland (an Econcern subsidiary http;//www.econcern.com)operates a methanol plant in Delfizijl The Netherlands that it acquired from Methanocar. It is believed that the plant produces the methanol from synthesis gas derived from glycerine but no patents are available.

  3. Christina Robleto says:

    Hello,

    I am a student at Heald College and I am looking for a company that uses landfill waste to produce energy & create other materials. I need to do a report and I am greatly interested in landfill recycling. Is there any company like that in Sacramento, CA?

    Thank you for your help,

    Christina Robleto

  4. Zinedine says:

    I think a methane digester will be a very important asset to farms in this geographical area.

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