All posts by Ben Brown


Five Myths of Energy Storage

“Storage is where solar was ten years ago.” If you walk the show floor at any energy conference, you will hear this phrase ad nauseam. While the comparison may be getting old, there’s no denying that storage is still in its infancy. And like with any early market, newness can lead to uncertainty. And uncertainty breeds myths.


Geli opens regional HQ in Melbourne, Australia to support growing partnerships

Melbourne, Australia (6 March 2017) – Geli, a San Francisco-based supplier of software and networking solutions for the energy storage industry, today announced the establishment of an office in Melbourne, Australia. In response to the growing demand for energy storage solutions, Geli has formed partnerships in Australia, launching first with national solar provider Energy Matters.


Geli is Named 2017 Global Cleantech 100 Company

Geli has been named in the prestigious 2017 Global Cleantech 100. The Global Cleantech 100 represents the most innovative and promising ideas in cleantech. Featuring companies that are best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges, the Global Cleantech 100 is a comprehensive list of private companies with the greatest potential to make significant market impact.



San Francisco (December 10, 2015) Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) selected six additional clean technology startup companies to join the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), a five-year, $10 million program which is helping accelerate innovative environmental technologies. The early stage companies will each receive up to $250,000 in cash and in-kind technical consultation to foster solutions focused on reducing energy and creating innovative clean technologies for commercial buildings. Launched in 2014, IN2 is funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).


Smart EV Charging with Geli Saves City Money

Located between San Francisco and Sacramento, the City of Benicia is an ideal place for electric vehicle (EV) drivers to stop and charge should their cars be low on range. The city turned to Geli to provide an intelligent fast EV charging system that would mitigate any increase in energy charges and provide a timely turnaround for those looking to top off their cars.


Geli Enables BMW to Participate in Grid Service Markets

Learn why BMW turned to Geli to help with the implementation of their ground-breaking i ChargeForward EV demand response pilot program. In order for a fleet of BMW i3s to participate in the PG&E demand response market, the company needed to guarantee 100 kilowatts (kW) of demand reduction. To meet this requirement, BMW & Geli integrated a second-life EV battery system to firm the BMW i3s’ capacity, and are providing behind-the-meter services at the BMW Group Technology office in Mountain View, CA.