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Jonathan Bonanno

Chief Commercial Officer

Empower Micro Systems Inc.

HQ Phone:  (831) 440-8495

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Empower Micro Systems Inc.

3020 Kenneth Street

Santa Clara, California,95054

United States

Company Description

Empower is a state-of-the-art power electronics technology provider streamlining the deployment of unified residential solar and energy storage systems without compromise of performance or cost. The company's Genesys 8K™ modular smart home energy platform deli...more

Background Information

Employment History


Investment Committee of the Keiretsu Forum



Founder and Managing Director

Global Internet Billing


Imagine H2O Inc

Committee Member

New Energy Congress


Keiretsu Forum

Chair, Cleantech Investment Committee

The Clean Economy Network Inc

Founding Member

Intercom Online , Inc.

Chief Information Officer





Azure Power


Mayor Gavin Newsom's Economic Development Committee

Member - Clean Tech Advisory Council

West Coast Green

Social Entrepreneur Training : Management and Advisor

Principle Power Inc.


Cool Earth Solar

Board Member

InterBill Corporation


Solid Streaming




Hobart College

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About Us - Empower Micro Systems [cached]

Jon Bonanno
Jon Bonanno, co-founder and CCO of Empower, has significant expertise across verticals in tech-enabled sectors. His professional career includes over twenty years of entrepreneurial experience with Interbill (internet billing), Global Internet Billing (internet billing), SolidStreaming (mobile video streaming), Cool Earth Solar (concentrated solar power systems), Helio Power (solar utility), Earth Class Mail (SaaS for the postal industry), Azure Power (India solar utility, NYSE listed), Heartland Resources (soy-based adhesive for UF replacement), Principle Power (floating offshore wind foundations) and Array Power (module level power electronics).

May | 2013 | Elevation Development Group [cached]

When Jon Bonanno, chief commercial officer of the clean-tech startup Empower Micro Systems, got up to face a small, packed room in Santa Clara, California, last week, it wasn't like the polished "demo days" run by the highest-profile Silicon Valley startup accelerators.
"This is demo day, Chinese style," Bonanno had joked earlier. The presentations marked the first anniversary of InnoSpring, an incubator backed mainly by Chinese investors that bills itself as the first to focus on opportunities for startups in both the United States and China. Whatever the scene lacked in frills, it more than made up for in the real opportunities provided to the companies presenting. What was notable for Bonanno, a Silicon Valley veteran, was that some of the top clean-tech investing firms with offices in both the U.S. and China were in the room. Bonanno says the designs could lower the cost of installing and producing solar power and provide a powerful new competitive opportunity to solar manufacturers by allowing them to mount the boxes right on their panels (today most inverters are bulky, separate appliances). The glitch is that most manufacturers are in China, where doing business is not straightforward to U.S. companies, says Bonanno. Advisors at InnoSpring made introductions and helped Empower navigate visits to China, and the company has already signed a customer deal with one of the world's top three solar-panel manufacturers, Bonanno says. Last week, it was seeking $5.5 million in new investment.


"To have that network working on our behalf is priceless," says Jon Bonanno, Empower's president.

Jon Bonanno | Cool Earth Solar [cached]

Jon Bonanno
Co-Founder/Advisor Jon brings 20 years of experience in start-up companies and cleantech to his role of Advisor. Jon served an important role in Cool Earth Solar in the early stages of the company as a Co-Founder and also it's first investor. He is currently the Chief Commercial Officer of Empower Micro, where he is responsible for customer acquisition, finance, and investor relations. Prior to that he began Sustainable Power Assets (SPA) in 2010 to focus on sourcing, advising, building, owning, selling and operating renewable energy assets. Primarily focused on solar, SPA works with development partners in the US and Europe to bring smart capital to bear on the deployment of qualified projects. Prior to SPA, he co-founded Principle Power for the purpose of commercializing WindFloat, a semi-submersible floating foundation for utility-scale offshore wind. He is currently serving as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Principle Power. In 2006, he sold his position in ViaMoviles to the original partnership in order to dedicate 100% of his time to Cleantech participation, consulting and investing. He was elected by his peers to Chair the Cleantech Investment Committee for the Keiretsu Forum Angel Network, the world's largest angel investing organization. Jon is a member of ACORE (American Counsel on Renewable Energy) and the New Energy Congress, a committee member of Imagine H2O, and advisor to Azure Power, investor in Principle Power and Earth Class Mail, founding member of Coalition for Green Bank, founding member of the Clean Economy Network, and a sponsor of EasyConnect, a Berkeley-based mobility and transportation study group. You can read more about Jon at his LinkedIn page: Jon Bonanno Company News

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