Joules Accelerator
Identify - Advise - Connect
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Cohort 3


cohort 3

Artificial Intelligence - Indoor Ag

Smart Grids - EV Infrastructure

Joules Accelerator is pleased to announce the third cohort of the catalyst program. The eight cleantech companies in cohort three are solving some of the biggest problems facing our planet. working together with duke energy, the city of charlotte, and the research triangle cleantech cluster, cohort 3 is poised to make a big impact on the sustainability of charlotte, raleigh, and the surrounding region.



EverCharge makes intelligent electric vehicle charging stations specifically designed to meet the needs of apartments, condos, workplaces, and fleets. Leveraging our award-winning SmartPower technology EverCharge can install 10x more stations at any given location, all while avoiding the expensive infrastructure additions typically associated with electric vehicle charging equipment. 

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Local Roots

Local Roots designs, manufactures and operates the world’s most productive indoor modular farming solutions. They believe the key to a more sustainable future requires eliminating supply-chain risks and undoing the commoditization of the food industry. That’s why the Local Roots Family is building a distributed network of cutting-edge farms throughout the world to grow the freshest, healthiest food possible.


State of Place

State of Place quantifies what people love about places (based on 290+ urban design features and 15+ years of empirical evidence) and forecasts why it makes sense to make them better. They help cities and developers prioritize the most impactful placemaking and Smart City initiatives, identify projects with the biggest bang for the buck, and make the case for great places by literally calculating the ROI of investing in more walkable, livable places.



Chanje is a California-based OEM delivering medium duty electric vehicles and turnkey energy infrastructure services for the last mile industry. They are focused on creating sustainable solutions that improve how companies move people and packages from transportation hubs to their final destinations. Their long-term vision is to create sustainable urban solutions that improve the last mile and positively impact people, businesses, and communities.


Atom Power 


Atom Power is helping to make power distribution simpler and safer by providing solid-state circuit protection products.  Imagine a world where the circuit breaker can do almost anything through software.  That’s Atom Power.


Athena Power 

Athena Power is a smart sensing and data analytics company focused on distribution automation for the underground electrical grid. Athena’s solution helps make the electric grid more resilient from extreme weather events and aging infrastructure and modernizes the grid to support the adoption of electric vehicles and distributed energy resources.  Athena Power is based in Washington, D.C. and currently provides solutions to North America’s largest electric utilities.

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3DFS designs and manufactures the most efficient way to deliver electricity. Leveraging Real-Time computing at the point of data acquisition, 3DFS technology opens up a new layer of electricity data and informatics, providing a deeper, wider and richer understanding of power flow. Together with other innovations, electricity is digitally synchronized in Real-Time delivering optimum efficiency, resiliency and security.