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Gridtential Energy, Inc.

Low-cost, high-performance, fabless battery technology.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Industrial/Energy
  • Location San Jose, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded April 2010
  • Employees 1
  • Website

Company Summary

Gridtential Energy, Inc. has developed a new lead-acid battery architecture with twice the energy density and significant performance improvements that reduce total battery bank cost by 50%-90%. The design enables a fabless and highly scalable manufacturing process, creating a unique, low-capital-intensity investment opportunity in energy storage.


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    Christiaan Beekhuis

    Christiaan Beekhuis joined Gridtential as CEO in November 2011 to build out the company and its technology.

    Mr. Beekhuis founded Fat Spaniel Technologies, a leading provider of renewable energy performance monitoring services, where he was the President and Chief Technology Officer from 2003-2010. Earlier he was the VP of Engineering at, where he was responsible for the team that developed an early e-commerce platform for small b

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    Peter Borden
    Director & Co-Founder

    Dr. Peter Borden is co-founder of Gridtential Energy. He advises companies on renewable energy product strategies, and serves on the energy advisory board of two venture capital funds. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Santa Clara University, where he teaches classes on photovoltaics and batteries, including “Energy Storage: Essential Component in Renewable Energy Solutions”. Dr. Borden pioneered cross-disciplinary battery research between Gr

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    Michele Klein
    Director & Co-Founder

    Michele Klein is co-founder of Gridtential Energy. She pioneered energy storage research at Santa Clara University, launching cross-disciplinary battery research in 2010. From 2006-2010, Ms. Klein was Senior Director of Applied Ventures LLC, the venture capital arm of Applied Materials, responsible for renewable energy and energy storage. She identified and invested in 9 new companies and served on the boards of 7 companies, including Enphase