For NineDot Energy, the goal is to develop cheaper, cleaner, more resilient energy sources and technologies. Based in NYU’s Urban Future Lab, the NineDot team manages community-scale, clean energy projects in the New York City Metro area, ranging from battery installations to solar panels and EV (electric vehicle) chargers.
Adam Cohen, along with his two co-founders David Arfin and Nalin Kulatilaka, started the business in Washington, D.C in 2015 before relocating to Downtown Brooklyn in 2018. After moving to Brooklyn, the team redefined the organization, focusing primarily on battery energy storage and forming strategic partnerships with companies like Carlyle, Fermata and Brooklyn-based Revel. Collaboration plays a pivotal role in innovation, especially in the clean energy space, where the team can think through challenging problems and work towards executing them together.