Lux identifies top emerging technology companies in energy

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Lux technology has identified some of the best emerging technology companies of 2012 to address the social and economic needs created by energy and infrastructure issues.

Vigilent, a grid storage and efficient building systems company, receives a high Lux rating for artificial intelligence-based energy management software, which learns operational habits and optimizes building energy efficiency and consumption and offers payback periods of less than two years.

In solar, Lux rates SunPower highly as the manufacturer of the highest efficiency crystalline silicon modules on the market with 21 percent efficiency. Further, Lux notes that SunPower has strong strategic partners and a multi-gigawatt project pipeline in the high profit margin regions of the Americas and Asia.

Lux rates Enviro Voraxial highly for its high-efficiency, low-footprint oil-water separators which are especially suitable for the offshore market. In 2012, the company quadrupled its revenue.

Solazyme, an alternative fuels company, also received a high Lux rating. As one of the few advanced fermentation companies generating revenue today, Solazyme is aligning partners and scaling production facilities to sell into high value markets before bringing down costs to compete in commodity fuels and chemicals, according to Lux.

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