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Bright Energy Storage Technologies

Bright Energy has developed the world's Lowest-Cost Non-Battery Grid-Scale Energy Storage utilizing Hawaii's BEST Natural Resources

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Industrial/Energy
  • Location Pukalani, HI, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2009
  • Employees 26
  • Website

Company Summary

Bright Energy Storage Technologies (BEST) has developed an ultra-low-cost suite of compressed air energy storage (CAES) solutions that deliver firm and dispatchable renewable energy to commercial customers and utility grids for peak hours every day. The BEST systems are safe, half the cost of batteries, long lasting, modular, and scale up to 100 MW. The early prototype systems will be deployed in Pearl Harbor and Hawaii's NELHA in early 2014.


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    Scott Frazier
    Chief Executive Officer

    Scott walked away from his positions at Orbital Sciences and Beale Aero as top rocket scientist after building the largest rocket engine test facility managing over 200 aerospace engineers. Scott left to utilize his prodigious design & engineering talents to develop innovative technologies for the renewable energy field. Scott leads the team of 26 BEST technology development experts to solve the grid scale energy storage challenge.

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    Gerry Dameron
    VP Business Development

    Gerry Dameron has been a successful environmental business executive for over 25 years. Gerry has launched & managed fast-growth sales & marketing programs for innovative technology companies in solar energy, wind power, energy efficiency contracting, EV transportation, and leadership consulting. Gerry builds trust-based business relationships & utilizes proven financial models to help fast growth enterprises to build our sustainable future.

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    Alex Lau

    Alex Lau is a Co-Founder of BEST.
    Alex has extensive experience as one of the leading clean tech angel investors in the Pacific Northwest, and has had both technical and management responsibilities in a number of innovative technology companies. Alex is part of the Green Vancouver task force and works week to week as a member of the BEST executive management team.

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    Brian Von Herzen, Ph.D.
    Chief Technology Officer

    Brian Von Herzen, Ph.D. is a serial entrepreneur and world expert in innovative marine engineering relating to energy sustainability. AB in Physics from Princeton; MS & PhD degrees from Caltech. Hertz Fellow. Woods Hole research. Brian led the 2008 Discovery documentary, Project Earth: Hungry Oceans, detailing carbon fixing in the oceans. Founder of the Climate Foundation. Brian designed & built the world's first coral reef cooling system; 2009.