Charlotte is the new energy capitalAnd CLT Joules is at the center of that energy community
What is CLT Joules?
A business community for energy innovators and entrepreneurs. CLT Joules is an initiative to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the energy sector. To date startups in our program have created 66 new jobs and attracted almost $9 million in funding, while driving innovation in a range of energy sectors including solar, oil & gas, biofuels and even nuclear energy.
CLT Joules offers early stage energy companies a community where they can learn, accelerate growth, and connect to the big players in the energy ecosystem of Charlotte. We are interested in companies in a broad range of sectors including clean tech, natural gas, renewables, solar, biomass, biofuels, waste and energy efficiency.
Why CLT Joules?
Early stage energy companies drive innovation in the energy industry and energy communities facilitate the growth and development of early stage companies. How does CLT Joules help promote energy innovation? It pulls together all the necessary components to facilitate the development of innovative energy businesses and provide the infrastructure for them to thrive. Charlotte is growing as a national hub for the energy industry. A key component of other national ‘clean tech energy hubs’ is a centralized effort to support early-stage energy businesses. With the collective resources that the city of Charlotte has in the energy industry we have the capability to meet and exceed the success of similar efforts around the country.Check out this video that highlights energy and entrepreneurs importance to Charlotte.