September 22, 2011 11:37 am
Recognized for creating new opportunities in green technology.
NEWTON, Mass. – September 22, 2011 – BigBelly Solar, Inc., the world’s first waste & recycling collection systems company that integrates renewable energy and information technology to dramatically lower the operating costs, fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions associated with the waste collection process, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the GoingGreen Global 200 winners.
Inclusion in the GoingGreen Global 200 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. BigBelly Solar was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.
“We are honored to have been selected by AlwaysOn as one of the game-changing companies driving the global greentech revolution,” said Barry Fougere, CEO of BigBelly Solar. “The innovative application of information technology and renewable energy to solve the world’s energy, environmental and financial problems is an exciting mission for our firm and the other winners. In the area of resource efficiency, we have architected a ‘Smart Grid for Waste & Recycling TM‘, where all waste & recycling stations sense activity in real-time and relay that information via the web to a management console, presenting analysis and reporting that enable customers to reduce their collection frequency by 70-80+% without any reduction in service levels. Similar to the nega-watt concept in energy efficiency, we call this the ‘Nega-Mile TM‘ – the ability to take 7-8 out of every 10 trash vehicle trips off the road. In many cases, these efficiencies are THE reason why customers can afford to launch public space recycling programs that they would not be able to otherwise afford.”
BigBelly Solar and the GoingGreen Global 200 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn’s GoingGreen Silicon Valley event on September 27th, 2011, at San Francisco City Hall in San Francisco, CA. This two-and-a-half-day executive event features CEO presentations and high-level debates on the most promising emerging green technologies and new entrepreneurial opportunities.
“Picking this year’s GoingGoing Global 200 was a very competitive process, as literally dozens of great greentech companies are emerging out of the pack, raising big money, and gaining significant market traction,” says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “This year’s winners clearly represent some of the highest-growth opportunities we’ve seen in the private company marketplace and underscore that many of the greentech sectors VCs have been betting on are booming.”
The GoingGreen Global 200 winners were selected from among thousands of domestic and international greentech technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and greentech industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2011 list.
A full list of all the GoingGreen Global 200 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website here.
About BigBelly Solar, Inc.
BigBelly Solar is a leading global provider of innovative and sustainable solutions for the management of waste & recycling, with more than 800 customers in virtually every U.S. state and 30 countries. The BigBelly Solar intelligent waste & recycling collection system combines a powerful management console, software-enabled network command center, and family of mix and match waste & recycling stations into a toolkit that enables municipalities, colleges & universities, government facilities and other institutional customers to reduce the operating costs associated with collection by 70-80+%. Recognized as a C40 Cities/Clinton Climate Initiative global best practice, BigBelly Solar is also enabling its customers in becoming visible leaders in practices that are more environmentally sustainable – displacing fossil fuel usage through renewable energy, increasing recycling rates, reducing litter and associated public health concerns, and creating a messaging platform to engage users and influence more environmentally-conscious behaviors. For more information visit BigBellySolar.com.
BigBelly Solar: Eliminating the Waste in Waste Collection TM
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn’s preeminent executive event series includes the Silicon Valley Innovation Summit, OnMedia, OnHollywood, Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, OnMobile, and GoingGreen Silicon Valley. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.