Harvest Thermal was selected by and has joined the Joules Accelerator program based in Charlotte, North Carolina, demonstrating the broad-based appeal of its all-electric solution to space conditioning + hot water that is clean, comfortable and demonstrably cheaper than other alternatives to gas in the home.
“I’m delighted to connect with utilities, HVAC manufacturers, data center providers, municipal leaders and university partners in the Southeast region,” said Jane Melia, CEO and Co-founder of Harvest Thermal. “Having my company chosen shows just how fast the transformation to a net zero carbon economy is happening across the U.S., and the vast market potential for the Harvest Pod in every region.”
Harvest Thermal is one of just eight startups selected for the 7th Cohort of the Joules Accelerator program to showcase their products and services and potentially land pilot projects with network partners. The cleantech incubator seeks to connect startups to its partner network and identify commercialization outcomes in the Carolinas. Over 90 days, each entrepreneur will be paired with a local advisory team to challenge their business plan, navigate the corporate and municipal ecosystem and identify new business development opportunities.
Joules Accelerator key partners include Duke Energy, Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC), the Cities of Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro, and Asheville, University of North Carolina system, Duke University, EY, Microsoft, and more.
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