Cleantech San Diego
Annual Report

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT AND CEO - JASON ANDERSON

Cleantech San Diego was founded over 11 years ago on the premise that setting a high bar for sustainability would result in an enthusiastic and economically-viable response from industry to help us meet those goals. In a year full of bold climate action and policy advancements on the state and local levels, our cleantech community continues to prove that it is up to the challenge of shaping and supporting San Diego’s clean energy future. As you’ll read in this report, the San Diego region made meaningful progress on several groundbreaking clean energy and climate action issues this year, a number of which are creating big shifts in the way we will use and procure energy for decades to come.

Our regional Smart Cities San Diego efforts remain strong as we work across industry sectors to bring novel resource-efficient technologies and advanced connectivity to residents and businesses. Furthermore, the San Diego Regional Energy Innovation Network continues to expand its reach and impact supporting entrepreneurs with breakthrough energy innovations, including bringing increased awareness about local cleantech startups to the Bay Area and investors.

San Diego’s cleantech leadership continues to be a model across the state and the nation thanks to our dedicated members in the public, private, and academic sectors and their unmatched spirit of collaboration. Thank you for standing with us on the cutting-edge of this exciting and ever-changing industry for the benefit of the economy and the environment. Collectively, we are making a difference.

ACADEMIC - 4%

4%

GOVERNMENT -13%

13%

COMMUNITY PARTNERS -19%

19%

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY - 45%

45%

BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION - 3%

3%

BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL -8%

8%

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES - 15%

15%

109

Cleantech San Diego Members

16

New Member Companies

Revenue

$705,910

Expenses

$666,777

Assets

$334,642

4,368

Twitter
Followers

6% increase

1,168

Facebook
Followers

9% increase

1,615

LinkedIn
Group Members

79% increase

31

Media
Mentions

of Cleantech San Diego

89

Partnered Events

“Clean technology grows the economy and creates jobs, while also cleaning the air, boosting energy independence, and curbing dangerous climate change. It’s working for us in San Diego, and all across California.”

FROM CLEANTECH SAN DIEGO AND BAKER ELECTRIC HOME ENERGY’S OCTOBER 15, 2018 OPED IN THE SAN DIEGO BUSINESS JOURNAL

Economic Impact

California Energy Policy

California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 100 setting a 100 percent clean electricity goal for the state, and issued an executive order establishing a new target to achieve carbon neutrality – both by 2045.

Cleantech San Diego weighed in on 11 pieces of state legislation in an effort to advance member company priorities and support the regional cleantech economy.

California Energy Policy

California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 100 setting a 100 percent clean electricity goal for the state, and issued an executive order establishing a new target to achieve carbon neutrality – both by 2045.

Cleantech San Diego weighed in on 11 pieces of state legislation in an effort to advance member company priorities and support the regional cleantech economy.

“In San Diego, we don’t challenge science. We don’t debate the merit of facts. We work as a region to address the issues associated with climate change.”

JASON ANDERSON, PRESIDENT AND CEO, CLEANTECH SAN DIEGO

Getting to 100

Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced that the City of San Diego will become the largest city in the U.S. to create a community-choice aggregation program, with a goal of 100 percent clean energy by 2035, a decade before the state of California hits that milestone.

Climate Action:
We Mean Business

The City of San Diego was selected to receive millions of dollars to support its climate action goals as a winner of the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge.
Cleantech San Diego joined California business associations to launch the
#CleanEconomyGovernor campaign to urge our next governor to prioritize the state’s clean energy economy
The San Diego region’s climate action leadership was showcased at San Diego’s Global Climate Action Summit event titled “Climate Action on the Shoulders of Science and Industry: A San Diego Story”
Cleantech San Diego signed “We Are Still In,” a statement signed by over 1,000 companies, investors, states, cities, and others committed to the goals of the Paris Agreement.

“It is gratifying to have the strong support of our business community as we work to achieve our ambitious Climate Action Plan goals.”

CODY HOOVEN, CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER CITY OF SAN DIEGO

Energy Startups on the Rise

30 energy startup companies have been accepted into the San Diego Regional Energy Innovation Network (SDREIN), which launched last year thanks to a $5 Million grant from the California Energy Commission.

SDREIN companies employ more than 144 people, and have raised $15.9 million of private capital and $1.2 million of public funding.

SDREIN broadened its reach this year, accepting three companies from the Inland Empire and Imperial Valley into the program.

Energy Startups on the Rise

30 energy startup companies have been accepted into the San Diego Regional Energy Innovation Network (SDREIN), which launched last year thanks to a $5 Million grant from the California Energy Commission.

SDREIN companies employ more than 144 people, and have raised $15.9 million of private capital and $1.2 million of public funding.

SDREIN broadened its reach this year, accepting three companies from the Inland Empire and Imperial Valley into the program.

“Nuvve is very appreciative of the excellent support and valuable contacts and referrals that the San Diego Regional Energy Innovation Network has been able to provide. We have received insightful regulatory and policy guidance, numerous invitations for speaking engagements at highly visible industry events, and introductions to potential investors. This customized support clearly contributed to our successful Series A investment round earlier this year, and continues to be valuable in accelerating Nuvve’s ability to scale commercial traction and meet our next set of strategic milestones.”
GREGORY POILASNE CHAIRMAN AND CEO, NUVVE
“Nuvve is very appreciative of the excellent support and valuable contacts and referrals that the San Diego Regional Energy Innovation Network has been able to provide. We have received insightful regulatory and policy guidance, numerous invitations for speaking engagements at highly visible industry events, and introductions to potential investors. This customized support clearly contributed to our successful Series A investment round earlier this year, and continues to be valuable in accelerating Nuvve’s ability to scale commercial traction and meet our next set of strategic milestones.”
GREGORY POILASNE CHAIRMAN AND CEO, NUVVE

Our Place in the Sun

The San Diego region ranked #2 in the nation in solar installations

There are 287 megawatts of total solar PV installed in the San Diego region.

Our Place in the Sun

The San Diego region ranked #2 in the nation in solar installations

There are 287 megawatts of total solar PV installed in the San Diego region.

Leading the
EV Charge

31,642
ELECTRIC VEHICLES ON THE ROAD
For the third year in a row, San Diego was home to the largest electric vehicle event in the world, attracting 2,100 attendees who took 2,000 test drives. 

1,558

PUBLIC CHARGING STATIONS
Cleantech San Diego member company Black & Veatch was selected by Electrify America to build the largest U.S. network of public EV charging stations.

Energizing San Diego Schools

At the end of its fifth year, Cleantech San Diego’s K-12 Schools Sustainability Strategy Collaborative is saving San Diego county schools more than $11 million per year thanks to Proposition 39-funded energy efficiency upgrades at over 500 school sites.

Energizing San Diego Schools

At the end of its fifth year, Cleantech San Diego’s K-12 Schools Sustainability Strategy Collaborative is saving San Diego county schools more than $11 million per year thanks to Proposition 39-funded energy efficiency upgrades at over 500 school sites.

Smart Cities San Diego

Sky's the Limit

The U.S. Department of Transportation selected the cities of San Diego and Chula Vista to participate in its Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program. The San Diego region is one of only 10 pilot sites selected nationwide.

San Diego 2030 District

Formally established the San Diego 2030 District, a high-performance building community with a goal of reducing energy, water, and transportation emissions 50% by 2030.

San Diego is a vibrant testbed for smart cities solutions.

VIEW SMART CITIES WORLD PROFILE ON SAN DIEGO

Flexing our Battery Power

SDG&E received approval from the California Public Utilities Commission to add four more energy storage projects in San Diego County.

San Diego Zoo is working with EDF Renewables to deploy a 1 MW/4 MWh energy storage system designed to reduce energy costs while limiting emissions.

523 energy storage projects equalling 18 MW of capacity have been completed in San Diego County.

Flexing our Battery Power

SDG&E received approval from the California Public Utilities Commission to add four more energy storage projects in San Diego County.

San Diego Zoo is working with EDF Renewables to deploy a 1 MW/4 MWh energy storage system designed to reduce energy costs while limiting emissions.

523 energy storage projects equalling 18 MW of capacity have been completed in San Diego County.

Major Microgrid Leadership

The California Energy Commission granted $10 million dollars for two new microgrid projects in San Diego County.
PORT OF SAN DIEGO
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR

Add these to the major microgirds already in operation at UC San Diego, San Diego State University, SDG&E Borrego Springs, Qualcomm, and Camp Pendleton, and the San Diego region is proving to be a microgrid hub.

Cleantech San Diego events bring members together to network, learn, and inspire a clean energy future

Good Clean Fun

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