Summary:

It was a who’s-who of cleantech last night at the AlwaysOn GoingGreen launch party. A bit smaller crowd than we expected, but a decent turnout for the announcement of AlwaysOn’s list of 100 emerging cleantech companies. Smart grid start-up GridPoint took home the title of “overall […]

It was a who’s-who of cleantech last night at the AlwaysOn GoingGreen launch party. A bit smaller crowd than we expected, but a decent turnout for the announcement of AlwaysOn’s list of 100 emerging cleantech companies. Smart grid start-up GridPoint took home the title of “overall winner.” The other 99 companies on the list were a mix of automotive, biofuels, energy efficiency, energy storage, solar, waste management, and water. The list might not be a surefire way to predict these companies’ futures, but it’s a good overview of companies that are getting a lot of buzz.

The event, held at KPMG’s Mountain View campus, attracted a small sampling of the honorees, as well as others interested in the sector, bloggers included.

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Going Green winner Better Energy Systems’ Mike Levin, VP of business development (right), shows off their mobile solar charger. The device will cost $99, and, after spending six to eight hours in the sun, packs enough energy to recharge an iPod or mobile phone on the go.

Check out all the photos below:

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Going Green winner Serious Materials’ VP of Marketing Steve Weiss and CTO Brandon Tinianov show off their eco-friendly drywall.

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KMPG toasts the 100 Winners.

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Cleantech VC Ira Ehrenpreis, general partner with Technology Partners, discusses the latest cleantech trends with event attendees.

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Ken Kurtzig, CEO of GoingGreen winner iReuse (right), chats about his online eco-friendly tech equipment and furniture resale company.

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Always On Founder Tony Perkins takes a break from his conversation with Gabriel Ventures Venture Adviser James Long for a photo.

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The 100 list.

By Adena DeMonte

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