Together We Achieve More

Early on, Berkeley Lab recognized the need to engage with the rich ecosystem of energy storage companies in California. Working with CalCEF Catalyst (a family of non-profit organizations dedicated to the development and deployment of clean energy technology), Berkeley Lab helped form CalCharge, which was officially opened by Department of Energy Assistant Secretary David Danielson on April 17, 2014 in San Francisco, CA.

CalCharge is believed to be the first private-public partnership of its kind in the energy storage space. The Consortium is comprised of emerging and established companies, research institutions (currently Berkeley Lab and SLAC) as well as other key stakeholders in the innovation lifecycle. Through CalCharge, members have access to programs in Technology Assessment and Acceleration, Professional Development, Pre-commercialization Support, and Ecosystem Facilitation.

As Silicon Valley amply demonstrated, the power of the ecosystem is enormous and transcends the impact of each actor by orders of magnitude: join us!


California's Battery Ecosystem


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