Beckerman and Antenna Group Expand Leadership in Clean Technology Sector

Nation's Largest and Most Experienced Clean Technology Public Relations Practice Adds 13 Clients

Oct 25, 2010, 05:20 ET from Beckerman

HACKENSACK, N.J. and SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Beckerman, one of the industry's largest independent public relations firms, along with its subsidiary, Antenna Group, continues to expand its prominence in the booming clean technology business sector, adding 13 new clients to the firm's combined clean technology practice in recent months.

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"The history and strength of our clean technology practice is unparalleled," said Caroline Venza, senior vice president and general manager of Antenna Group.  "We currently provide public relations counsel to more than 40 clients in the clean tech, renewable energy and sustainability sectors, enhancing market visibility, establishing industry leadership and communicating with stakeholders."

Beckerman, which already had an impressive clean tech client list, became the nation's largest clean tech specialty public relations practice following its acquisition in June of San Francisco, Calif.-based Antenna Group Inc.

"We have the deepest talent pool, expertise and relationships in the clean technology sector," added Venza.  "Our expertise spans energy efficiency, smart grid, energy storage and management, transportation, renewable energy, finance, biofuels, chemistry, water and green building."

The practice's new clean technology clients include the following:  

ECOtality Inc. (San Francisco, Calif.) is a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies (www.ecotality.com).

EnergyConnect Inc. (Campbell, Calif.) delivers "demand response" technologies enabling consumers to manage their use of electricity in response to market prices or regional power shortages (www.energyconnectinc.com).

EV Connect (Huntington Beach, Calif.) is a leading provider of electric vehicle infrastructure solutions (EVISs) and is dedicated to an accelerated, widespread EV (electric vehicle) adoption (www.evconnect.com).

Hypersolar Inc. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) is developing a breakthrough technology consisting of a thin, flat, optical layer that magnifies the power of the sun significantly increases power output, dramatically reducing the cost per watt of electricity (www.hypersolar.com).

Intematix Corp. (Fremont, Calif.) is a materials development innovator, providing customizable, patented phosphors that serve as the foundation for high quality, energy-efficient LED light (www.intematix.com).

Lumetric (Freemont, Calif.) builds products that dramatically reduce energy consumption while improving environmental sustainability. The company delivers energy efficient, intelligent high-intensity discharge (HID) lighting solutions for industrial and commercial high-bay applications (www.lumetric.com).  

Onsemble (Denver, Colo.) combines scientific development with critical infrastructure to bring much-needed innovation to renewable energy forecasting by creating the most accurate and efficient energy forecasting tools in the industry (www.onsemble.ws).

RealGreen Power (San Francisco, Calif.) provides solutions for the global shortage of clean water and renewable energy transforming wastewater into clean water and generating renewable clean energy with its proprietary and patented technology (www.realgreenpower.com).

Tantalus (Vancouver, British Columbia) provides two-way, real-time data communications networks to monitor and control electric, gas and water utilities (www.tantalus.com).

Solis Partners LLC (Matawan, N.J.) is a leading developer and integrator of solar power systems to commercial, industrial and utility clients (www.solisllc.com).

Spride (San Francisco, Calif.) helps people to reduce personal car use by coordinating transportation services (www.spride.com).

UpSolar (San Francisco, Calif.) is a multinational company specializing in the design, engineering and manufacturing of solar photovoltaic modules (www.upsolar.com).

Xzeres Wind (Wilsonville, Ore.) designs, manufactures and distributes high quality wind energy systems for homeowners, businesses and institutions. (www.xzeres.com).

About Beckerman  

Beckerman is one of the largest independent full-service public relations firms in the industry. Founded in 1989, Beckerman's staff of more than 60 experienced media professionals represents a distinguished roster of over 100 clients from diverse industry sectors, including environmental, real estate, financial, health care, technology, consumer products, public affairs and corporate political reputation. The firm has offices in New York, N.Y.; Washington, D.C.; Hackensack, N.J.; and San Francisco, Calif. To learn more, please call 201-465-8000 or visit www.beckermanpr.com.

About Antenna Group  

A subsidiary of Beckerman, Antenna Group is a strategic public relations agency and dedicated advocate for innovative technology businesses whose products or services contribute to a cleaner, more energy-efficient world. Most of Antenna's clean tech clients are multinational companies for which Antenna serves as the agency of record, leading strategy and managing outreach via partners worldwide. To learn more, please visit www.antennagroup.com.

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