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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Clean Energy Fund Offering $12.86 Million for Renewable Power Projects

The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund has launched a program that will provide $12.86 million in funding to promote the installation of renewable energy generating equipment at commercial, industrial and institutional buildings around the state.

The On-Site Renewable Distributed Generation Program is a revised version of a previous program that the Clean Energy Fund had in place. The funding is issued in the form of grants that can be used to lower the cost of installing new renewable energy generating equipment at commercial, industrial and institutional facilities.

The types of technology eligible for the grants include: solar photovoltaic, wind, fuel cell, landfill gas, waste heat recovery, low-emission advanced biomass conversion and certain hydropower technologies.

"The new program funding and competitive review process allow us to build on the progress we have made to date supporting the installation of over 200 renewable energy generating systems at commercial sites throughout Connecticut," said Dale Hedman, acting president of the Clean Energy Fund. "Our support is a vital ingredient, helping make on-site renewable energy generation a financially viable option for businesses and institutions.”

The Clean Energy Fund is seeking a request for proposals from companies and institutions that would be interested in being considered for the grants. Eligible applicants include for-profit companies, not-for-profit companies, municipalities, and state and federal government agencies.

Eligible applicants can apply for funding under the “Best of Class” category or the “Public Buildings” category.

To be considered for funding, interested parties must submit their applications by Feb. 28, 2011. Final funding decision will be announced next April.

To find out more information about the application process, interested parties can take part in a Dec. 6th information session at 1 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Clean Energy Fund's office at 865 Brook St. in Rocky Hill.




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