BIRD Energy

BIRD Energy Approved Projects

The following BIRD Energy projects have been approved:



October 2018

Brightmerge (Jerusalem, Israel) and Introspective Systems (Portland, Maine)
Development and testing of a dynamic grid pricing with edge load responsive device control.

FSIGHT Energy (Tel Aviv, Israel) and Solaria Corporation (Oakland, California)
Development capabilities in Distributed Energy Resource (DER) management and energy trading.

mPrest Systems (Petach Tikva, Israel) and Southern Company (Atlanta, Georgia)
Development of an integrated primary and secondary volt VAR control and conservation voltage reduction for the distributed grid.

Nostromo (Even Yehuda, Israel) and Centrica Business Solutions US, Inc. (Bellevue, Washington)
Development of IceBrick™ – shifting the electricity grid’s peak demand using disruptive ice-battery technology.

RazorLabs (Tel Aviv, Israel) and Exacter, Inc. (Columbus, Ohio)
Development of an AI based grid resiliency forecasting system.

Technion Research and Development Foundation Ltd. (Haifa, Israel) and Primus Power (Hayward, California)
Development of a high energy density grid-scale storage battery.

Beam Semiconductors (Rehovot, Israel) and BannerSolar (Eagle, Idaho)
Development of a 60 GHz active phased array module for wireless gigabit applications with autonomous solar power supply & storage.

OneOPI (Herzliya, Israel) and Presidio (Albany, New York)
Development of an automated simulation system and service for intelligent microgrid systems.

October 2017

Brenmiller Energy Ltd. (Rosh Ha’ayin, Israel) and Power Authority of the State of New York (White Plains, New York)
Development of a high temperature storage based CHP system.

CelDezyner Ltd. (Rehovot, Israel) and AdvanceBio LLC. (Milford, Ohio)
Development of a process for production of ethanol from lignocellulosic feedstocks.

NanoSpun Technologies Ltd. (Yokneam , Israel) and Technology Holding LLC. (West Valley City, UT)
Biomass Conversion to isoprene and Jet Fuel

SoftWheel Ltd. (Tel Aviv, Israel) and Detroit Bikes (Detroit, Michigan)
Development of an energy- efficient, low-maintenance, high-performance bicycle.

TerraGenic Ltd. (Kadima, Israel) and Triton Systems, Inc. (Chelmsford, Massachusetts)
Development of a safe hydrogen transport and storage system.


QDM Ltd. (Rehovot, Israel) and ALD NanoSolutions Inc. (Broomfield, Colorado)
Development of a 3rd generation HTS cables

November 2016

BrightSource Industries Ltd. (Jerusalem) and Dynamis Solutions, LLC (Las Vegas, Nevada)
Development of an automated heliostat cleaning system for concentrated solar plants, increasing electricity production and reducing operating costs.

Gencell and American Energy Technologies Co. (Glenview, IL)
Development of compact, simple and efficient ammonia cracker for AFC technology based on new innovative nano-sized catalyst materials

Solview Systems Ltd. (Ramat Gan, Israel) and Yarotek PR, LLC (Aventura, Florida)
Development of rooftop solar analytics for the commercial and industrial markets to ease the adoption of solar energy.

Waves Audio Ltd. (Tel Aviv, Israel) and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, Virginia)
Development of an innovative electrostatic speaker using a nanoscale active membrane based on graphene achieving significant energy savings.


CelDezyner Ltd. (Rehovot, Israel) and POET Research, Inc. (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)
Development of an innovative process for lower cost production of ethanol from second generation, lignocellulosic feedstocks, which could provide further options to reduce oil dependence.

Technion IIT (Haifa, Israel) and Pajarito Powder, LLC (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
Development of lower cost catalysts for energy storage and energy generation devices used to level intermittent renewable sources or for back-up applications.

November 2015

3GSOLAR Photovoltaics Ltd (Jerusalem, Israel) and Arkema Inc. (King of Prussia, PA)
Development of thin and flexible printed solar photovoltaics for wireless electronics

Ayyeka Technologies, Ltd. (Jerusalem, Israel) and UIS Holdings, Inc. (Dexter, MI)
Development of smart grid to distribution enclosures: out-of-the box remote metering, efficiency analytics and performance enhancement

Haogenplast Ltd. (Kibbutz Haogen, Israel) and Global Solar Energy, Inc. (Tucson, AZ)
Development of solar energy production over water reservoirs

Pentalum Technologies Ltd. (Rehovot, Israel) and Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX)
Development of a light detection and ranging ( LiDAR) based wind farm controller and optimizer

Solaris-Synergy (Israel) Ltd. (Jerusalem, Israel) and Pristine Sun LLC (San Francisco, CA)
Development of a utility scale, low-cost floating photovoltaic solar energy system for deployment on water


Yissum – The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Jerusalem, Israel) and Applied Biomathematics, Inc. (Setauket, NY)
Collaboration on technology to protect birds and bats near wind energy facilities.

November 2014

Advanced MemTech (Ness Ziona, Israel) and Arkema (King of Prussia, PA)
Development of a carbon nanotube composite membrane that is electrically conductive

Aquanos (Shoshanat HaAmakin, Israel) and Aquagen ISI (South Yarmouth, MA)
Development and commercialization of an algae-activated aerobic wastewater treatment technology

NewCO2Fuels (Rehovot, Israel) and Acumentrics (Westwood, MA)
Development of enhanced performance solid oxide fuels cells for dual application

Silentium (Rehovot, Israel) and GE Energy (Houston, TX)
Development of active noise control for power generation ventilation

TIGI  (Petah Tikva, Israel) and Free Hot Water (San Jose, CA)
Development of a Solar Thermal Heating System for US Dairy Farms


Fridenson Logistics (Haifa, Israel) and ChargePoint (Campbell, CA)
Development of a smart grid capable, cloud-connected electric vehicle charging station

November 2013

EnStorage (Yavne, Israel) and Princeton Power Systems, Inc. (Lawrenceville, NJ),
Next generation energy storage system for uninterrupted supply

GenCell (Petach Tikva, Israel) and Innovative Machine Corp. (Birmingham, AL),
Development and industrialization of a new cathode for a next generation electrochemical fuel cell generator

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems (Haifa, Israel) and Aquion Energy, (Pittsburgh, PA),
Advanced energy system for remote off-grid systems

Winflex (Kibbutz Moran, Israel) and GE (Niskayuna, NY),
Development of a wind turbine generator with an inflatable rotor

November 2012

B.G. Negev Technologies and Applications Ltd. and Southwest Solar Technologies Inc., AZ
Utility Scale Solar Dish CPV Power Technology

Bar Ilan Research & Development Company Ltd. and Pellion Technologies, Inc., MA
High-Energy, Rechargeable Magnesium Batteries

Bromine Compounds Ltd., a company within Israel Chemicals Group and part of ICL Industries Products and Sustainable Innovations, LLC, CT
Hydrogen Bromine Regenerative Fuel Cells for Smar Grid Energy Storage and Renewables

Pythagoras Solar Ltd. and  BISEM Inc., CA
Unitized UL Certified BIPV Glazing System

September, 2011

Cima NanoTech Inc., and Integrated Photovoltaics, Inc. (IPV), CA
Process for producing low-cost crystalline silicon solar wafers and solar cells

Designer Energy Ltd. and Elcriton Inc., DE
Production of n-Butanol from Lignocellulosic Feedstocks

Greenlet Technologies, and Viridity Energy, PA
WiFi-based load management system for residential and commercial buildings

Pentalum Technologies, and 3Tier, WA,
LIDAR-based system which gathers data using lasers to facilitate wind speed and power output forecasting in wind farms

Ener-T International Ltd., & Halotechnics, Inc., CA
High-efficiency concentrated solar thermal plant design using high-temperature molten salts as a heat transfer fluid and for energy storage

August, 2010

HCL CleanTech Ltd., and Virent Energy Systems, WI
Process to produce biogasoline from cellulosic non-food sources

OMAT Ltd., and General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, Inc., PA
System to monitor, control, and economize energy consumption in metal machining industries

Panoramic Power, Ltd., and Mazzetti Nash Lipsey Burch (MNLB), CA
Self-powered, wireless current sensors that facilitate load management strategies in commercial buildings

IQwind Ltd., and Ricardo, Inc., MI
A variable ratio wind turbine gearbox

Ram Power, Ltd., and Turbine Air System (TAS), TX
Integrated cycle power block to improve the efficiency of solar thermal power plants and reduce the need for water cooling

November, 2009

HelioFocus Ltd. and Capstone Turbine Corporation, CA
Microturbine for Solar Applications

Tigo Energy (Israel) Ltd. and Architectural Glass & Aluminum Co., Inc. CA
BIPV Energy Maximizer System

TransBioDiesel and The Purolite Company, PA
Lipase Carriers for Enzymatic Production of Biodiesel

Motorola Israel Ltd. and SmartSynch, Inc., MS
IEMS – Intelligent Energy Management System