What powers us
We are committed to redefining society’s relationship with energy
The change we make
Demand for locally sourced renewable energy has never been greater. Yet for many, a lack of resources, know-how, and trusted partners represent significant barriers.
At Cleanwatts, we empower citizens and local businesses to play an active role in the energy transition. By combining our expertise, proprietary technology and financial capital, we build and manage renewable energy resources for communities.
Our 120+ member team includes venture capitalists, ex-GE executives, PhD physicists and other industry experts.
Tommy Freeman has 7+ years of experience growing start-ups in the energy space. He has director-level experience approaching the energy transition from both the financial services and manufacturing perspectives. In his previous role, he was responsible for crafting custom Energy-as-a-Service offerings and co-created a program in Ithaca, NY to scale the electrification and decarbonizations of all buildings in the city.
Jonas Neihardt has 30+ years of experience in the policy and regs space. He currently owns his own practice where he advises leading corporations, private equity, and venture capital firms on government engagement. Many of his recent projects and affiliations are related to clean energy- most notably his role as a Clean Energy Venture Capital Fund Advisor and his involvement with a global artificial intelligence firm using AI to monitor progress on major solar and other construction projects.
Rucha Laulkar is a sustainability enthusiast and an avid energy engineer at Cleanwatts. With a master’s degree in Renewable Energy Systems, she has previously worked in the clean energy space as an energy software modeler. Her work experiences scale from mechanical engineering, materials research to various leadership and management endeavors.
Christina d’Ecclesiis started her career at a marketing agency where she worked on growth strategy for several DTC brands. After developing an interest in the climate tech space, she transitioned to her role at Cleanwatts where she now works on the marketing team assisting with growth in the US industry. Christina attended Lehigh University where she studied business, engineering and graphic design.
We are pioneering access to affordable clean energy and expediting the global energy transition in partnership with leading regional and international partners.