Stanford University’s Solstice Energy Solutions won the top $50,000 prize at the University of Berkeley’s Cleantech University Prize (Berkeley CUP) collegiate competition. The company uses data-driven approaches and integrated technology to solve energy challenges for millions of homeowners and small businesses around the world who rely on both grid and distributed energy sources. Solstice’s first product allows seamless shifting between energy sources, enabling better efficiency and simple energy management.

UC Berkeley-based Noble Thermodynamics and Flux Technologies will join Solstice at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Cleantech UP competition in June 2017.

To learn more about the Berkeley CUP and this year’s competitors, visit