ACORE is committed to social and economic justice as part of the transition to a greener future, and is actively working to cultivate a culture of inclusion and equity within the renewable energy sector. Equitable representation is an important step to increasing the availability of affordable, pollution-free renewable energy for urban and rural communities. As part of the effort to achieve a more inclusive renewable energy sector, we are therefore seeking to build opportunities for smaller renewable energy companies owned and operated by women and/or people of color.

ACORE’s Accelerate Membership Program is designed to support the success of small emerging renewable energy companies owned and/or operated by leaders who identify as women, Asian-Indian, Asian-Pacific, Black, Hispanic, or Native American. ACORE supports Accelerate members through a complimentary two-year ACORE membership, dedicated staff, free access to ACORE paid events, targeted industry briefings, exclusive tools, connections and advocacy.

ACORE Grid Forum Reception at Covington & Burling on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 in Washington. (Joy Asico / Asico Photo)
ACORE Finance Forum on Tuesday June 7, 2022 in New York City. (Joy Asico / Asico Photo)
ACORE Policy Forum at Convene on Thursday, March 24, 2022 in Washington. (Joy Asico / Asico Photo)

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for Accelerate membership, businesses must meet the following criteria:
  • Focused on renewable energy and supportive technologies

  • At least 51% woman and/or Asian-Indian, Asian-Pacific, Black, Hispanic, or Native American led or owned

  • Small emerging renewable energy business

  • Registered as a for-profit business and physically located in the United States or its territories

  • Have a business plan and web presence

  • Able to share a commitment to accelerating our nation’s transition to a renewable energy economy

  • Able to attend the in-person welcome and orientation event on March 2023 in Washington, D.C.

  • Commit to participating in most Accelerate member activities

Membership Program Benefits

  • Complimentary 2-year ACORE membership

  • Complimentary access to all ACORE paid events and industry briefings

  • Education stipend

  • Eligibility for pro bono services

  • Complimentary registration to leading industry conferences and events hosted by ACORE partners

  • Thought leadership and industry speaking engagement opportunities

  • 2 Accelerate Forum passes

  • Exclusive Accelerate networking events with leading developers, institutional investors, corporate buyers and manufacturers

  • Access to Accelerate Sponsor and Partner network

  • Eligibility for mentoring and advisory services

  • Dedicated staff support

  • Access to Accelerate community of emerging renewable energy entrepreneurs and private networking forums

ACORE Finance Forum on Tuesday June 7, 2022 in New York City. (Joy Asico / Asico Photo)
ACORE Policy Forum at Convene on Thursday, March 24, 2022 in Washington. (Joy Asico / Asico Photo)

Accelerate is made possible through the generous and sustained support of our Founding Sponsors, Supporting Sponsors and Program Partners. In addition, the Accelerate Partners provide educational briefings and mentorship to Accelerate companies through our programming.

Accelerate Sustaining Sponsors

Amazon Web Services logo
Berkshire Hathaway Energy
BlackRock logo
US Bank

Accelerate Supporting Sponsors

Longroad Energy logo

Accelerate Partners

Energy Impact Partners, Elevate Future Fund Logo

Sponsorship Opportunities

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Colleen Pickford

Executive Vice President for Corporate Engagement

Phone 202.507.4635

ACORE is the Focal Point for Collaborative Advocacy

ACORE accomplishes much of its work by convening key stakeholders, facilitating partnerships, educating senior officials on important policies, publishing research and analysis on pressing issues, and undertaking strategic outreach on the market drivers and financial structures essential to renewable energy growth.