WeatherCloud Receives the 2013 Emerging Cleantech Company Award from the Colorado Cleantech Industries Association

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WeatherCloud, a fast-moving Boulder start-up is a company to watch, according to the Colorado Cleantech Industries Association.

WeatherCloud announced today that it has been chosen as the recipient of the 2013 Emerging Cleantech Company Award by the Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (CCIA). Duer Reeves, founder of WeatherCloud, accepted the award from Christine Shapard, CCIA Executive Director, at the 2013 CCIA ceremony and banquet.

"We’re thrilled to be chosen for this award," said Duer, "especially given the strength of the competition. It’s not only an acknowledgement of our potential as a value-added weather data provider, it’s also a vote of confidence for our team."

WeatherCloud has developed a proprietary, vehicle-mounted sensor array that transforms vehicles into mobile weather sensors. Each sensor-equipped vehicle wirelessly uploads the data it collects to a database containing data from all other WeatherCloud-equipped vehicles. The result is a granular, continuously updated description of current and forecasted road and weather conditions at ground level. At WeatherCloud, they call this Ground Truth.™ The benefits are a safer driving experience, better fleet management, and more efficient road safety and maintenance operations. Once fully deployed, WeatherCloud anticipates it will be able report conditions for every mile of roadway in the United States.

"I am so pleased that WeatherCloud received the Emerging Company of the Year award," said Christine Shapard, CCIA Executive Director. "Not only is this a novel technology implemented by an excellent team, I'm very proud that the company has its foundation in our Energy Fellows Institute. This outcome is exactly what the institute has been working towards and we look forward to WeatherCloud being the first of many exciting companies to come out of this program."

Rich Powers, WeatherCloud CTO, summed it up this way: "Imagine tens of thousands of vehicles profiling the pavement and weather conditions wherever they go and reporting back to you so you can make better driving decisions." Rich continued, "We have working prototypes of the system now. Next, we have to test, debug, and optimize in anticipation of a limited test rollout this winter. Once that’s complete, we’ll make adjustments to the hardware and software, productize, and deploy it nationally. At that point, weather reporting will be changed forever."

Founded in January of 2013 by 20-year Sun Microsystems veteran Duer Reeves, WeatherCloud transforms vehicles into mobile weather sensors. Duer conceived of WeatherCloud while participating in the CCIA Energy Fellow Institute program.

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Jeffery Martin
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