NEW YORK, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Antenna, a strategic communications firm for transformative companies, today announced that Antenna clients Stem, Lehigh Technologies and Locus Energy have been named 2015 Bloomberg New Energy Pioneers (BNEP). The prestigious award recognizes 10 game-changing companies globally who are revolutionizing clean energy technology and innovation.
"Winning the Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer award gives us impressive visibility with global financial audiences," said Alan Barton, Lehigh Technologies CEO. "Time and time again Antenna has helped us develop a compelling story that wins over a range of demanding audiences. They've been an invaluable partner to validate our technology and help our business thrive."
"We applaud Locus Energy, Stem and Lehigh Technologies for this well-deserved recognition," said Keith Zakheim, Antenna CEO. "It's difficult for any single company to win a BNEP award, and helping three win in a single year is a testament to Antenna's impressive storytelling ability and deep energy expertise. We're privileged to help dozens of dynamic companies like these secure market visibility and transform the future of energy."
Stem combines advanced energy storage and data analytics to reduce electricity costs for businesses and serve as flexible capacity for utilities. Locus Energy is a leading solar monitoring and data analytics platform provider for the distributed PV market providing real-time monitoring and analytics intelligence tools that help stakeholders manage sites, maximize energy yields, and minimize operating costs, while also reducing operational risk. Lehigh Technologies is a prominent specialty materials company that produces high-performance micronized rubber powders, a lower cost, high-performance, sustainable specialty material that replaces oil-based materials to reduce costs and cut waste.
Nominees were judged based on the potential to scale the technology, the originality of the technology and business model, as well as momentum and ability to scale. Judges include industry experts from U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Bloomberg New Energy Finance and BP Alternative Energy North America. Previous winners have included industry leaders such as Opower, Clean Power Finance, Xtreme Power and Silver Spring Networks.
Antenna partners with transformative companies to deliver strategic communications and branding programs that accelerate their business. The company has worked with market leaders across energy, technology and life sciences for more than 19 years. Learn more at antennagroup.com.