SynapSense Corporation has announced the company has been named to the California 2011 Clean Tech Innovation “Top 40.”

 SynapSense received the recognition from Grow-California LLC, an organization dedicated to fostering jobs and wealth creation in California by connecting entrepreneurs, growth companies and market leaders with capital, talent and customers.

With customers in industries including finance, technology, health care, defense, aerospace, and utilities, SynapSense’s Data Center Optimization Platform has provided data center operators worldwide with unprecedented levels of visibility, resiliency, and energy optimization in more than 25 different vertical market segments.

“SynapSense technology represents a genuine investment opportunity by offering data center operators the ability to save energy and achieve a return on investment in less than two years,” said Peter Van Deventer, CEO of SynapSense. “We are pleased to be recognized with this honor in our home state as we all strive for greater energy efficiency.”

Grow-California will host the Clean Tech Innovation “Top 40” event Nov. 2-3 at the Kaiser Center in downtown Oakland, and each of the 40 companies has an opportunity to receive one of 15 “Game Changer of the Year Awards” to be presented in the form of official State of California Resolutions.

California Clean Tech Innovation “Top 40” companies were nominated by the conference’s Host Committee and dozens of other California-based professional services firms, suppliers, investors, banks and academia consulted to identify clean tech companies that are distinguished from others because of their focus on innovation and important contributions to California’s economic growth.