Slashing CO2

Founded: 2018

HQ: Singapore

Finding the world’s best wind and hydro sites ten times faster.

Big Picture

Unlike coal and gas, wind patterns and flowing water are energy sources that can be observed in full view from the skies. In a world of cheap and abundant computing power, satellite data enables real-time assessments of site viability that remove much of the guesswork in project development and help to bring more renewable energy online faster. Traverse is using AI to do just that.

How it Works

Developers typically discard four out of every five sites before beginning construction. That’s after months-long technical assessments with large engineering teams working out of Excel. Traverse finds developers exceptionally high IRR projects across continents. They perform a risk analysis of an entire country by brute forcing all possible project permutations and configurations.

Unfair Advantage

Traverse combines wind, topographical, transmission line, and satellite data to expedite traditional prospecting, feasibility assessments, and front-end engineering by a factor of 10. Developers gain near real-time access to the information needed to abandon projects or go all-in. Rather than develop projects, Traverse offers intelligence and analysis with fees linked to asset value.

10

times faster development

of wind and hydro sites

THET LIN THU CEO & CO-FOUNDER

Thet has spent his entire career in renewable energy project development, working in consultancies and private equity to bring large-scale projects online. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering from National University of Singapore.

EUGENE HUANG CO-FOUNDER

Eugene previously worked as a software engineer at Sea, a Singaporean web platform. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in computer science from National University of Singapore.