The Cleantech Group announced two tech winners at the Cleantech Forum XXIII in Boston.
exro Technologies won for Most Promising Technology. exro makes Variable Input Electric Generator (VIEG), an electrical generator intended to drive down the capital cost of renewable energy while delivering double-digit improvement to energy output. It's based in Vancouver, BC. exro sees their generator working with wind, tidal, wave, and hydroelectric. Johnson Controls was awarded a Product Innovation Award. They are building batteries for Mercedes-Benz S-Class hybrid sedan and developing Lithium-ion batteries for future plug-in hybrid vehicles. Johnson Controls is based in Medford, Oregon.