Freshwater Advisors

AWS Clean Energy Accelerator

Inspiring Clean Energy Solutions with AWS

Support from business and technical experts

Hands-on assistance with AWS Cloud

Exclusive networking and collaboration

Expert guidance in clean energy solutions


Looking to the planet, we can see the potential for startups and corporations to collaborate to help address the world’s biggest challenges. With the global climate crisis and pressure on public and private organizations to implement solutions, the demand for clean tech innovation is surging. Responding to this global crisis will require innovation across the world, across industries, and across startups to multinational corporations. From distributed energy to storage solutions to efficiency and optimization software—clean tech investment and innovation is surging. With this demand comes a rapid proliferation of startups working to solve today’s biggest energy challenges.

We designed the Clean Energy Accelerator for mature startups looking to drive technical and commercial milestones by leveraging cutting-edge technologies from Amazon Web Services (AWS) in support of developing clean energy solutions. Join AWS experts to learn from Freshwater Advisor’s global network of domain experts in clean energy investment and acceleration, then get building.


Our mission is to build a diverse cohort of startups from across the clean energy industry—from upstream to downstream and beyond—that have demonstrated commercial traction in terms of revenue and the potential to scale. The core goal of the Clean Energy Accelerator is to help mature startups in the clean energy industry accelerate their impact, access additional resources, and expand their reach. We are searching for companies to participate from around the world. If you are a startup working in the area of clean energy or climate technology, we want to hear from you. We welcome companies, from growth stage to series C and beyond. Our program is unique compared to how other accelerators typically operate. 


The Clean Energy Accelerator is a virtual five-week, technical, business, and mentorship accelerator delivered by Freshwater Advisors. You will get to work with leading AWS technical experts to build and scale your cloud platform. The program delivers over 75 hours of support, and participants will be able to access the AWS Partner Network (APN) to build connections and potentially gain pilots and partnerships. During the program, the companies will benefit from both the technical and commercial expertise at AWS, along with connections to participating corporations to help optimize and deploy clean energy solutions that align with their mission and objectives. We will also bring in industry leaders to collaborate with you on topics ranging from climate change, international regulatory law, capitalization strategies for strategic partnerships, managing mergers and acquisition, working with the public sector, and more. We are accepting applications from mature startups working within the cleantech industry that address the opportunity areas identified by participating AWS energy customers.