ConnectDER’s scored support from two terrific groups of people dedicated to advancing socially and environmentally sustainable endeavors: the PRIME Coalition and Investors’ Circle. With their help, we’ve closed our $1.1M Series A funding round and are now positioned for some very exciting things in 2017. We’re honored and humbled to have been selected by these prestigious, socially-driven organizations and will endeavor … Read More
ConnectDER was awarded the grand prize in the energy category of the Virginia Velocity business plan competition, a statewide initiative that brought together 40 companies looking to deliver the next great solution in biosciences or energy. The award includes $225,000 in funding to support further growth for the company in the state. For more on the Virginia Velocity competition and Governor … Read More
We’re getting a little press love for our work in Hawaii! Big thanks to Julia Pyper from Greentech Media for featuring us in a piece on the Energy Excelerator, who are themselves the world’s most amazing cleantech group. More updates on that project will be coming out this summer. Stay. Tuned.
ConnectDER LLC has completed a seed funding round of $600,000 lead by investors from 1Energy Systems and Element 8. 1Energy Systems is a Seattle-based developer of management systems for energy storage and other distributed resources. Element 8 is a network of angel investors focused exclusively on early-stage cleantech and sustainability solutions. The funding will be used to support the scale … Read More
William Pentland, a contributor at Forbes, took some time to talk to us and share his thoughts on what we’re doing. Have a look: Forbes.com Thanks, William!
The ConnectDER got some love from the folks over at Home Power magazine. Our friend Khanti Munro of Same Sun of Vermont wrote a great article describing how the ConnectDER played a role in keeping connection costs down in a tricky installation. Thanks Khanti and Home Power! Check out the article here: Home Power Magazine, Issue 167 May/June 2015
The company formerly known as Infinite Invention has changed its name to ConnectDER. We also won some projects, raised some money, and hired some people. That was all great, and more to come on it soon. But mostly we’re focused on our products. And in keeping with that theme, we decided that calling ourselves ConnectDER brought wonderful clarity to our … Read More
Green Mountain Power (GMP), a Vermont-based investor owned utility, has signed an agreement with Infinite Invention (I2) to provide I2’s rapid solar integration technology, the Simple ConnectDER, to regional customers. The deal follows a successful field trial of the ConnectDER technology with Vermont solar installers. To roll out the program, the I2 team worked closely with Dan Mackey and Kirk Shields, … Read More
Infinite Invention (I2) is going to the sunshine state. As per terms of a joint development agreement signed by I2 and the Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC), the Orlando region municipal electric and water utility, the parties will work together to deploy Simple ConnectDER units to the homes of a number of OUC customers who are enrolling in the utility solar … Read More
Infinite Invention (I2) has secured an award from round 2.0 of the prestigious Game Changer Program, an initiative by the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) to stimulate emerging clean energy technologies. The goal of the project is to prove the value of the ConnectDER interconnection technology to various parties in Maryland and ultimately, to reduce the soft costs of installing residential solar photovoltaic … Read More
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