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CT Celebrates Successful First Year of C-PACE Program
Hartford, CT (February 25, 2014) – Connecticut’s “Green Bank,” the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA), celebrated today the successful first year of its nationally-recognized Commercial and Industrial Property Assessed Clean Energy, or C-PACE program. The program helps Connecticut commercial, industrial and multi-family property owners access affordable, long-term financing for smart energy upgrades to their buildings.

University of Hartford Joins CEFIA Sponsored Campus Efficiency Now Program
Rocky Hill, Conn., January 29, 2014 -- The University of Hartford has signed on as the second college to participate in the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) sponsored Campus Efficiency Now (CEN) program, an initiative designed to advance energy efficiency in Connecticut’s private colleges and universities.

CEFIA Announces $5 Million Deal to Offer New Crowdsourced Residential Solar Loans
Rocky Hill, Conn., February 6, 2014 - The Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA), Connecticut’s green bank, Mosaic, a solar finance crowdsourcing company, and Sungage Financial, a platform that enables homeowners to efficiently apply, qualify, and contract for solar financing, have agreed to a $5 million deal to offer homeowners crowdsourced loans for solar installations.

CEFIA to Work with New England States and Clean Energy States Alliance to Reduce Solar Costs
Rocky Hill, Conn., November 25, 2013 – The Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) announced today that it would participate in a regional effort targeting reduction of non-hardware or “soft” costs for photovoltaic (PV) electricity systems while increasing coordination across Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The states have formed the New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership and the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), a national nonprofit organization that works with state leaders, federal agencies, industry leaders, and other stakeholders to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency, will coordinate the initiative, which has been competitively awarded $1.5 million under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative Rooftop Solar Challenge II program. The Rooftop Solar Challenge II contributes to the SunShot Initiative goal to make solar energy fully cost-competitive with other forms of energy by the end of the decade.

CT Commercial Property Owner Sets the PACE -- C-PACE Hat-Trick will Save Energy and Money
Rocky Hill, CT, November 4, 2013 – The Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) proudly announces that three Connecticut Commercial buildings owned in majority by Mark Greenberg (Roscommon Infinity, LLC, Tower Business Park 86 Infinity, LLC , 80 Lamberton Road Realty, LLC) were recently approved for financing through the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program.

CT Provides Homeowners Ability to Comparison Shop for Solar Energy Financing
Rocky Hill, CT., October 21, 2013 —The Clean Energy Finance & Investment Authority (CEFIA) launched the GoSolarCT web portal and campaign, designed to build awareness of the money saving benefits for homeowners seeking to “go solar”. The website includes a new online tool enabling more than 1 million Connecticut homeowners to obtain specific data regarding their home’s suitability for solar and to compare energy and cash savings for solar leases and loans. GoSolarCT is part of the state’s Energize Connecticut initiative seeking to provide residents and businesses with cleaner, cheaper and more reliable energy opportunities.

Chester Celebrates Solar System Installation at Chester Elementary School
Rocky Hill, Conn., October 16, 2013 — The Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA), the Town of Chester and the Chester Elementary School hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday to celebrate the installation of a 9.25 kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic system designed and installed by Aegis Solar Energy of Branford, Connecticut. The clean energy system was earned by the Town of Chester through the Clean Energy Communities program, an Energize Connecticut initiative which incentivizes Connecticut municipalities to improve energy efficiency and promote the use of clean and renewable energy.

Bridgeport Building Finances Energy-Saving Upgrades
September 30, 2013--Bridgeport, CT – The Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) proudly announced that the building located at 855 Main Street in Bridgeport, CT is the latest project to be financed by C-PACE in Connecticut. The property owner will finance energy-saving technologies that will result in substantial cost savings—approximately $250,000 annually. The building is owned in partnership between Forstone Capital LLC and Spinnaker Real Estate Partners. The project will rely on financing provided through CEFIA’s Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program. C-PACE is part of the Energize Connecticut initiative, which helps consumers and businesses save money and access clean energy.

University of New Haven a Leader in Energy Efficiency Financing Initiative
Rocky Hill, Conn., August 15, 2013 -- The University of New Haven (UNH) has become the first college to participate in the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority’s (CEFIA) Campus Efficiency Now (CEN) program, an initiative designed to advance energy efficiency in Connecticut colleges and universities.

CEFIA Finances Two C-PACE Solar Projects in Hartford
Rocky Hill, Conn., August 1, 2013 — The Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) has announced the approval of two C-PACE financed solar projects in the City of Hartford. The projects, supported with Zero-Emission Renewable Energy Credits (ZRECs) and financed through C-PACE are part of Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s commitment to cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy. Today’s announcement follows the announcement last week that Hartford is one of eight municipalities selected for the Statewide Microgrid Pilot Program.

Solarize Program Extended to July 31st with New Financing Options
Rocky Hill, Conn., June 26, 2013 — The Solarize Connecticut program currently running in Bridgeport, Canton, Coventry, Mansfield and Windham has been extended until July 31, 2013 to allow residents the opportunity to utilize new financing options available through the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA). These options make it possible to install solar with little or no money down. Low monthly payments allow customers to be cash flow positive from the first month they install solar.

CEFIA Establishes Solar Leasing Public-Private Partnership
Rocky Hill, CT, July 1, 2013 – The Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) announces the creation of an innovative public-private solar power leasing option for households and businesses in Connecticut as part of the State’s Energize Connecticut Initiative. Building upon the initial Connecticut Solar Lease product, CEFIA and its strategic partners have come together to offer the CT Solar Lease II to the market—new and improved—providing additional opportunities to deploy solar photovoltaic and solar thermal systems throughout the state.

First Connecticut Homeowner Installs Solar with CT Solar Loan
Rocky Hill, CT, June 11 2013 – The Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) announces that Ralph Hummel of East Canaan is the first Connecticut homeowner to finance a solar installation with the CT Solar Loan product. The CT Solar Loan, the first loan built specifically for residential solar, provides an opportunity for homeowners to own solar PV with a small down payment and low monthly payments. This is one of several residential financing products offered through the State’s Energize Connecticut initiative, which is intended to help consumers save money and use clean energy.

Budget Resolution Will Replenish CEFIA Funds
Rocky Hill, Conn., June 6, 2013 — As you are all likely aware over the past several days the Legislature and Governor have been working on finalizing the State’s Biennium Budget. The budget bill that was passed by the House and Senate included a provision that would rely in part on CEFIA dollars to close the budget deficit.

THOMASTON SAVINGS BANK and CEFIA Partner on Smart-E Loan Product
Rocky Hill, Conn., May 22, 2013 – The Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) is pleased to announce that Thomaston Savings Bank has partnered with CEFIA on the Smart-E Loan product. Smart-E loans provide homeowners an affordable way to finance a wide range of clean energy improvements installed by local energy contractors – including renewable energy, energy efficiency and fuel conversions – many of which offer households immediate net savings. Thomaston is community financial institution with 13 locations in 9 towns across Central and Northwestern Connecticut.

NAUGATUCK SAVINGS BANK and CEFIA Partner on Smart-E Loan Product
Rocky Hill Conn., May 20, 2013 – The Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) is pleased to announce that Naugatuck Savings Bank has partnered with CEFIA on the Smart-E Loan product. Smart-E loans provide homeowners an affordable way to finance a wide range of clean energy improvements installed by local energy contractors – including renewable energy, energy efficiency and fuel conversions – many of which offer households immediate net savings. Naugatuck is community-focused bank with 19 branches in 13 towns across Central Connecticut and the Greater Naugatuck Valley and is the fifth local, Connecticut-based lending participant in Smart-E.

NUTMEG STATE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION and CEFIA Partner on Smart-E Loan Product
April 30, 2013 – The Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) is pleased to announce that Nutmeg State Federal Credit Union has partnered with CEFIA on the Smart-E Loan product.

Easton Becomes a Connecticut Clean Energy Community and Earns a Solar Array
ROCKY HILL, Conn., June 26, 2008 – Today it was announced that the town of Easton, Connecticut, has joined a growing list of municipalities in the state that have become “Connecticut Clean Energy Communities.” Easton earned this designation by successfully completing the three required benchmarks, including:

CONNECTICUT CLEAN ENERGY FUND RECEIVES NINE PROPOSALS UNDER ROUND 3 OF “PROJECT 150”
ROCKY HILL, Conn., June 4, 2008 – The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) today announced that it has received nine proposals in response to its Request for Proposals (RFP) for Round 3 of “Project 150.” The projects proposed represent a total of over 71 megawatts of potential installed clean energy capacity.

Sherman Commits to Clean Energy
ROCKY HILL, Conn., May 27, 2008 – The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) today announced that the Town of Sherman has joined the Connecticut Clean Energy Communities Program. Town officials have signed an official resolution declaring the town’s commitment to the goal of having at least 20% of its electricity for municipal facilities come from clean, renewable energy sources by the year 2010. Sherman joins 74 other Connecticut municipalities that have made a commitment to a cleaner environment and greater energy independence.

North Canaan Commits to Clean Energy
ROCKY HILL, Conn., May 12, 2008 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) today announced that the Town of North Canaan has joined the Connecticut Clean Energy Communities Program. Town officials have signed an official resolution declaring the town's commitment to the goal of having at least 20% of its electricity for municipal facilities come from clean, renewable energy sources by the year 2010. Working to create a cleaner environment and greater energy independence, North Canaan joins 74 other Connecticut municipalities that have made this commitment.

CCEF Commits $1.25 Million to Four Commercial Solar Installations
ROCKY HILL, Conn., April 24, 2008 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) today announced that it has made funding commitments totaling $1.25 million to four solar photovoltaic (PV) projects through its On-Site Renewable Distributed Generation Program. The grant recipients are:

Three Commercial Solar Installations Completed, 76.4 kW of Clean Energy In Operation
ROCKY HILL,  Conn., April 22, 2008 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) today announced that three of the solar photovoltaic (PV) projects that it funded through its On-Site Renewable Distributed Generation Program are now completed and successfully operating. These installations include:

Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Approves $1.3 Million Grant to Support Solar Installation at Thule Inc
ROCKY HILL, Conn., April 7, 2008 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) board of directors today announced approval of a $1.3 million grant for a 318-kilowatt (kW) DC solar photovoltaic (PV) system at Thule Inc.’s Seymour, Conn., U.S. headquarters facility. Thule Inc. is a world leader in the manufacturing of transportation accessories including vehicle roof rack systems, innovative RV solutions and truck racks and boxes for professional contractors.

CONNECTICUT CLEAN ENERGY FUND ISSUES THIRD ROUND OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR “PROJECT 150”
ROCKY HILL, Conn., April 1, 2008 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), managed by Connecticut Innovations, Inc., released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Round 3 of “Project 150,” an initiative promoting the development and deployment of “Class I” renewable energy resources. Parties interested in participating in “Project 150” are required to complete a proposal consistent with the new RFP document and submit it to CCEF by May 30, 2008.

Community Leaders in Clean Energy Receive Awards
ROCKY HILL, Conn., March 18, 2008 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) today presented awards to 22 community leaders in recognition of their support of clean energy. Awards were presented to 19 Connecticut municipalities, two companies and one university – all winners of CCEF’s 2008 Connecticut Clean Energy Communities Awards. The awards luncheon was held at the New Haven Lawn Club.

Chrisholm Marina Installs Solar Panels with Support from the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund
ROCKY HILL, Conn., February 28, 2008 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) today announced the completion of the installation of a 12.4-kilowatt DC solar photovoltaic (PV) system at Chrisholm Marina in Chester, Conn. The installation was made possible, in part, by a $53,658 grant from CCEF, which paid for approximately half of the total system cost. CCEF provided this grant through its On-site Renewable Distributed Energy (DG) Program.

$1,180,000 Grant from Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Approved for Solar PV Installation
ROCKY HILL, Conn., December 14, 2007 – The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) Board today announced approval of a $1,180,000 grant to defray approximately half of the total cost of a 308-kilowatt DC solar photovoltaic (PV) system at The Lee Company’s Westbrook, Conn., Restrictor Group production facility. Upon completion, this system will be the largest solar photovoltaic system at a manufacturing facility in the state of Connecticut.

United Natural Foods Extends Environmentally Responsible Initiatives
ROCKY HILL, Conn., December 13, 2007 - Furthering its commitment to Environmentally Responsible Initiatives, United Natural Foods, Inc. (Nasdaq: UNFI) along with Solar Works, Inc. and the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), today held a dedication ceremony for the installation of the largest solar electric system in New England. The 550-kilowatt STC solar photovoltaic system from SCHOTT Solar, installed at the Company's state-of-the-art distribution facility in Dayville, CT, is expected to generate approximately 600,000 kilowatt hours of clean energy annually, enough to power more than 67 average New England homes for one year. The system output will avoid over 14 million pounds (over 6,350 metric tons) of carbon dioxide over the 25-year life of the system.

Common Ground High School Celebrates Launch of Solar Energy Curriculum for Teachers; Dedicates Solar
ROCKY HILL, Conn., December 5, 2007 - Common Ground High School of New Haven today hosted the launch of a solar energy curriculum program for teachers. Designed by the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), Learning for Clean Energy Innovation (LCEI) will focus initially on solar energy education and will later be expanded to cover fuel cell and wind energy. LCEI professional development sessions will incorporate a specially designed curriculum aligned with the Connecticut Department of Education's Science Frameworks, and will be offered to 9th-grade teachers from the 61 towns in the state who are participating in the 20% by 2010 Campaign.

Ridgefield Earns Designation as Connecticut Clean Energy Community and Earns Solar Array
ROCKY HILL, Conn., December 3, 2007 - Ridgefield has joined a growing list of municipalities in the state that have become "Connecticut Clean Energy Communities." Ridgefield earned this designation by committing to the purchase of 20% clean energy by the year 2010, by signing up nearly 200 residents as clean energy customers, and by purchasing renewable energy certificates representing 3% of its electricity load for municipal buildings from Community Energy. As a result of this commitment to clean energy, Ridgefield has earned a $20,000 solar energy array to be installed on the municipal building of its choice.

CCEF and Connecticut Home Owners Help State Reach Two Major Clean Energy Milestones
ROCKY HILL, Conn., November 15, 2007 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), a ratepayer fund administered by Connecticut Innovations Inc. (CI), today announced that home owners across the state are increasingly harnessing the power of the sun. Together, Connecticut home owners and CCEF have helped the state reach two important clean energy milestones: the 200th residential solar installation and 1 megawatt (MW) of installed residential solar capacity. These installations were made possible, in part, by rebates offered through CCEF's Solar PV Rebate Program.

New Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Board Launched
October 23, 2007 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), a ratepayer fund administered by Connecticut Innovations Inc. (CI), today announced that the new statutorily created Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Board held its first meeting October 1, 2007. Timothy Bowles of Riverbend Associates was elected chairman of the board. The new Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Board, which replaces the CCEF Advisory Committee and the Clean Energy Investment Committee of CI, is charged with developing a comprehensive strategic plan for CCEF and authorizing expenditures from the Fund for projects, programs and operating expenses.

Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Issues First Feasibility Grant to One World Energy
October 22, 2007 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), a ratepayer fund administered by Connecticut Innovations Inc. (CI), today announced that it has issued its first Site-Specific Feasibility Study Grant under the On-Site Renewable Distributed Generation Program to One World Energy for a wind energy feasibility project it is conducting for Hartford Hospital. The grant amount was approximately $49,000.

High Performance Schools Program Receives Nod and Commitment of $1,375,000
ROCKY HILL, Conn., October 16, 2007 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), a ratepayer fund administered by Connecticut Innovations Inc. (CI), today announced that the Connecticut Clean Energy Investment Committee has approved a funding allocation of up to $1,375,000 to enable CCEF to launch a new initiative, the High Performance Schools Program (HPSP). The goal is to transform how Connecticut schools are designed and built and to move towns to include energy efficiency features and clean distributed energy generation as standard components in newly constructed schools or major renovation projects.  

Essex Earns Designation as Connecticut Clean Energy Community
September 26, 2007 - Essex has joined a growing list of municipalities in the state that have become "Connecticut Clean Energy Communities." Connecticut cities and towns can earn this designation under the Connecticut Clean Energy Communities Program (CCEC), a partnership between the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) and SmartPower, by meeting three requirements: (1) committing to purchasing 20% clean energy by the year 2010, (2) having a threshold number of residents and small businesses sign up for the CTCleanEnergyOptionssm program, offer to customers of United Illuminating and CL&P, and (3) making a municipal clean energy purchase.

Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Provides $176,000 to Support UConn/UTC Power Applied Research Project
September 20, 2007 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), a ratepayer fund administered by Connecticut Innovations Inc. (CI), today announced that it has provided $176,000 to the University of Connecticut (UConn) to support a collaborative applied research project with UTC Power, a United Technologies company that has pioneered advances in many areas of fuel cell technology.

New Haven Synagogue Hosts Dedication of Solar Array
September 18, 2007 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), Congregation Beth El-Keser Israel and Sunlight Solar Energy Inc. today hosted a dedication ceremony for a 10.5-kilowatt DC solar photovoltaic (PV) system that has been installed on the roof of the synagogue Congregation Beth El-Keser Israel (BEKI) in New Haven, Conn. The installation was made possible, in part, by a rebate of $48,768 from CCEF through its Solar PV Rebate Program, which is available to Connecticut residents, nonprofits and governmental organizations. The balance of funding for the project was provided by over 150 individual donors.

New Hydrogen Production Technology Demonstrated Successfully at Connecticut Global Fuel Cell Center
ROCKY HILL, Conn., September 6, 2007 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), FuelCell Energy (FCE), and the University of Connecticut today hosted a luncheon at the Connecticut Global Fuel Cell Center (CGFCC) to celebrate the successful demonstration of an innovative, distributed generation hydrogen production technology that holds great promise for both transportation and industrial applications. The Electrochemical Hydrogen Separator (EHS) technology, developed by FCE and demonstrated on a subscale level at the CGFCC, could potentially make the cost of hydrogen competitive with that of gasoline.

Celebration of Successful Demonstration of New Hydrogen Production Technology - September 6
WHAT: A team including the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), FuelCell Energy (FCE), the University of Connecticut (UConn) School of Engineering and U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) joined forces to complete a successful demonstration of an innovative, distributed hydrogen production technology that holds great promise for both transportation and industrial applications. The technology, called an Electrochemical Hydrogen Separator (EHS), was developed by FCE and demonstrated on a subscale level at the Connecticut Global Fuel Cell Center (CGFCC) at UConn, with financial assistance from both the CCEF and DoD.

Fisher Hall Dormitory at Yale Divinity School Receives Power from above through Solar PV Array
ROCKY HILL, Conn., July 24, 2007 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), Yale University and Sunlight Solar Energy Inc. today hosted a dedication ceremony to celebrate the unveiling of a 40.29-kilowatt DC commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) system that has been installed on the Fisher Hall dormitory at Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Conn. The installation was made possible, in part, by a grant of $187,298 from CCEF through its On-Site Renewable Distributed Generation Program. The grant to Yale University covered approximately half of the total project cost.

$128,100 Grant from Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Approved for Solar PV Installation at Planet Self
ROCKY HILL, Conn., June 27, 2007 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), a ratepayer fund administered by Connecticut Innovations Inc. (CI), today announced that the Connecticut Clean Energy Investment Committee has approved a grant of $128,100 to help defray half of the total project cost of installing a 27.72-kilowatt DC solar photovoltaic (PV) system at the Planet Self Storage facility located in Newington, Connecticut. This facility is owned by Newington Storage, LLC, of Newington, Connecticut, which will be the grant recipient. CCEF's funding will be provided through its On-Site Renewable Distributed Generation (DG) Program.

Hamden Unveils Solar Electric System Awarded Under the Connecticut Clean Energy Communities Program
ROCKY HILL, Conn., June 14, 2007 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) today hosted a dedication ceremony to unveil a 4-kilowatt solar photovoltaic (PV) system installed at Keefe Community Center in Hamden, Conn. The Town of Hamden earned this solar PV system through the Connecticut Clean Energy Communities Program of CCEF.

$1.95 Million Grant from Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Approved for Solar PV Installation
ROCKY HILL, Conn., June 13, 2007 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), a ratepayer fund administered by Connecticut Innovations Inc. (CI), today announced that the Connecticut Clean Energy Investment Committee has approved a grant of $1.95 million to help defray close to half of the total project cost of installing a 525-kilowatt DC solar photovoltaic (PV) system at 60 Shelter Rock Road in Danbury, Connecticut, an industrial condominium facility. CCEF's funding will be provided through its On-Site Renewable Distributed Generation (DG) Program.

Grant of up to $722,000 from Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Approved for Solar PV Installation
ROCKY HILL, Conn., June 11, 2007 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), a ratepayer fund administered by Connecticut Innovations Inc. (CI), today announced that the Connecticut Clean Energy Investment Committee has approved a grant of up to $722,000 to help defray a portion of the total project cost of installing a 168-kilowatt DC solar photovoltaic (PV) system at the headquarters facility of General Electric Company (GE) in Fairfield, Connecticut. CCEF's funding will be provided through its On-Site Renewable Distributed Generation (DG) Program.

Town of Westport Takes Major Step Toward Clean Energy: 24 kW Solar PV System is Installed
WESTPORT, Conn., May 25, 2007 - The Town of Westport has completed the installation of a 24-kilowatt (kW) solar PV system on the roof of the Fire Station at 515 Post Road East. Encompassing an array of PV panels on the large flat roof, as well as a smaller array that is mounted at an angle on the parapet wall and visible from street and ground level, the PV system will convert sunlight into electricity for direct use in the Fire Station building. The system will generate roughly 7% of the annual energy needs for the building and will be interconnected with the regional utility grid of CL&P. Unique to the system design, there are no roof penetrations and the system has data acquisition and performance monitoring capability, so that the public will be able to access system performance and energy production profile via the town's website.

$940,000 Grant from Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Approved for Middletown High School Fuel Cell Proj
ROCKY HILL, Conn., May 24, 2007 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), a ratepayer fund administered by Connecticut Innovations Inc. (CI), today announced that the Connecticut Clean Energy Investment Committee has approved a grant of $940,000 to help defray more than half of the total project cost of installing a 200-kilowatt fuel cell at the new Middletown High School, currently under construction in Middletown, Connecticut. CCEF's funding will be provided through its On-site Renewable Distributed Generation (DG) Program.

$1.23 Million Grant from Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Approved for Solar PV Installation
ROCKY HILL, Conn., May 17, 2007 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), a ratepayer fund administered by Connecticut Innovations Inc. (CI), today announced that the Connecticut Clean Energy Investment Committee has approved a grant of $1,228,500 to help defray a portion of the total project cost of installing a 615-kilowatt DC solar photovoltaic (PV) system at an industrial park located at 2 Great Pasture Road in Danbury, Connecticut. This solar PV system, when constructed, will be the largest commercial solar PV installation in Connecticut and one of the largest in New England. CCEF's funding will be provided through its On-site Renewable Distributed Generation (DG) Program.

$763,736 Grant from Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Approved for 172.6-Kilowatt DC Solar PV Installati
ROCKY HILL, Conn., May 18, 2007 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), a ratepayer fund administered by Connecticut Innovations Inc. (CI), today announced that the Connecticut Clean Energy Investment Committee has approved a grant of $763,736 to help defray just over half of the total project cost of installing a 172.6-kilowatt DC solar photovoltaic (PV) system on the rooftop of Plainville High School in Plainville, Connecticut. CCEF's funding will be provided through its On-site Renewable Distributed Generation (DG) Program.

$557,134 Grant from Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Approved for Hydro Electric Turbine Demonstration
ROCKY HILL, Conn., May 14, 2007 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), a ratepayer fund administered by Connecticut Innovations Inc. (CI), today announced that the Connecticut Clean Energy Investment Committee has approved a loan of $557,134 to help fund the demonstration of a new unique 500-kilowatt hydro electric turbine system, consisting of five micro hydro turbine units, at Kirby Mill in Mansfield, Connecticut. The developer of the technology is Windham Automated Machines, Inc. (WAM), an equipment engineering and manufacturing company located in the historic Kirby Mill within Mansfield Hollow State Park. CCEF's funding will be provided through its Operational Demonstration Program.

First Electricity Purchase Agreement under Project 100 Signed
ROCKY HILL, Conn., May 10, 2007 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), a ratepayer fund administered by Connecticut Innovations Inc. (CI), a quasi-public state authority, today announced that the first long-term electricity purchase agreement (EPA) for Class 1 renewable energy under Project 100 has been completed - a 15-year EPA for the purchase of clean energy from a facility with 15 megawatts of production capacity. The EPA was executed by The Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P), the purchaser of clean electricity, and GDI Renewable Power - Watertown, LLC, the renewable energy producer and seller.

Manchester Commits to 20% Clean Energy by 2010 and Becomes 20th Connecticut Clean Energy Community
MANCHESTER, Conn., April 26, 2007 -  On the evening of April 17th, the Town of Manchester became the latest community in Connecticut to help the state solidify its place as a leader in clean energy when it both committed to the SmartPower 20% by 2010sm campaign and earned the designation of Connecticut Clean Energy Community. Manchester becomes the 45th municipality in the state to commit to 20% clean energy by 2010. Because Manchester had already far surpassed the threshold number of CTCleanEnergyOptionssm program customers that was required to become a Connecticut Clean Energy Community, the town also qualified as the 20th such community in the state under a program sponsored by the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF).

Derby and Willimantic BJ's Wholesale Clubs Unveil "Twin" Solar PV Arrays
ROCKY HILL, Conn., April 11, 2007 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), BJ's Wholesale Club and Conservation Services Group (CSG) today hosted a dedication ceremony to celebrate the unveiling of two 82.8-kilowattDC commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) systems that have been installed on the rooftops of two Connecticut BJ's Wholesale Clubs - the 80,160 square foot retail store in Derby and the 68,160 square foot retail store in Willimantic. The installations were made possible, in part, by a combined grant of $742,000 from CCEF through its On-Site Renewable Distributed Generation Program. The balance of the system cost is being financed by the system developer and owner, Conservation Services Group (CSG).

Pine Point School of Stonington Unveils 72.6-kilowatt Solar Electric System
ROCKY HILL, Conn., April 2, 2007 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), a ratepayer fund administered by Connecticut Innovations Inc. (CI), today participated in a dedication event at Pine Point School of Stonington, Connecticut, to celebrate the installation of a 72.6-kilowattSTC solar photovoltaic (PV) system on the rooftop of this independent day school serving students from pre-school through grade 9. The installation of the 330-panel solar PV system was made possible through a grant of $285,000 from CCEF's On-Site Renewable Distributed Generation Program. The grant covered approximately 62% of the cost of the solar PV installation. The balance of the system cost is being financed by solar developer and installer SolarWrights Inc.

Green Light Given for Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Grant to Support Solar PV Installation
ROCKY HILL, Conn., March 29, 2007 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) today announced that the Clean Energy Investment Committee has approved a grant of $126,000 to New Canaan Country School (NCCS) to help defray approximately half the cost of installing a 27.6-kilowatt solar photovoltaic (PV) system on the rooftop of the school's Stevens Upper School Building. When installed, the solar PV system is expected to generate about 5.6% of the school's total electrical needs.

Connecticut Clean Energy Fund, Under Round 2 of Project 100, Selects 11 Renewable Energy Projects
ROCKY HILL, Conn., March 26, 2007 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), a ratepayer fund administered by Connecticut Innovations Inc. (CI), a quasi-public state authority, has screened and selected 11 renewable energy projects to forward to the state's two electric distribution companies, the Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P) and the United Illuminating Company (UI), under Round 2 of Project 100. These electric distribution companies will review CCEF's recommendations and perform additional analyses leading to their selection of projects to receive long-term power purchase agreements. This was the second round of projects selected through Project 100, an innovative program created by the Connecticut General Assembly to develop not less than 100 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy generation for the benefit of all Connecticut consumers. Round 1 of Project 100 resulted in the electric distribution companies negotiating a long-term power purchase contract representing approximately 15 MW of new renewable generation.

Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Grant Approved to Support Solar PV Installation at R.C. Bigelow
March 23, 2007 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) today announced that the Clean Energy Investment Committee has approved a grant of $777,000 to the R.C. Bigelow Company, also known as the Bigelow Tea Company, to defray approximately 55% of the cost of installing a 171-kilowatt solar photovoltaic (PV) system at the company's Fairfield, Connecticut headquarters facility. The solar PV system will be mounted on the rooftops of four different building levels and will supply approximately 195,600 kilowatt hours annually, or 6.7% of the total electrical needs of the headquarters complex.

Fifteen Connecticut Towns Receive Clean Energy Grants
ROCKY HILL, Conn., February 27, 2007 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) today announced that it has presented fifteen Connecticut towns - Bloomfield, Canton, Cheshire, Chester, Essex, Hartford, Harwinton, Meriden, Plainville, Salisbury, Stamford, West Hartford, Westport, Wethersfield and Woodbridge - with grants of $5,000 each to help their communities support clean energy awareness and education. The CCEF program through which the grants were provided is known as the Community Innovations Grants Program. These new grants follow nine grants announced previously, bringing the total number of Connecticut towns awarded grants through this program to 24.

100th Residential Solar PV Installation Milestone Reached in Connecticut
ROCKY HILL, Conn., February 21, 2007 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) and Portland home owners Andy Bauer and Joanna Schnurman today hosted a gathering at their residence to celebrate the installation of the state's 100th residential solar photovoltaic (PV) system - enabled with assistance from CCEF. The 2.4-kilowatt solar PV system is installed on the rooftop of their home and is expected to supply 30% or more of the family's electricity needs while reducing the family's monthly electric bill.

Norfolk Earns Designation as Connecticut Clean Energy Community
ROCKY HILL, Conn., February 20, 2007 - Norfolk has earned the Leadership Reward from the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund in recognition of its status as the first Connecticut municipality with 10% of its households enrolled in the CTCleanEnergyOptions program. To qualify for this distinction, Norfolk joined a growing list of municipalities in the state that have become "Connecticut Clean Energy Communities." Through the Connecticut Clean Energy Communities Program, a partnership between the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) and SmartPower, Connecticut cities and towns can earn this designation by reaching two milestones: (1) committing to purchasing 20% clean energy by the year 2010 and (2) having at least 100 residents and small businesses or 10% of households sign up for the CTCleanEnergyOptions program, offered to customers of United Illuminating and CL&P. By meeting these two important clean energy milestones, Norfolk will now receive an "earned", 1-kilowatt solar photovoltaic (PV) system that may be installed on a municipal building of its choice.

Larger Photovoltaic Systems Eligible for Solar PV Rebate Program
ROCKY HILL, Conn., February 5, 2007 - On January 29, 2007, the Clean Energy Investment Committee of Connecticut Innovations approved several enhancements to the Solar PV Rebate Program, an initiative of the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF). This program offers rebates, through designated participating installers, to Connecticut residents, nonprofits and governmental organizations that install small solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. The approved program enhancements include:

New England's Largest Solar Power Installation Unveiled at Staples Distribution Center in Killingly
ROCKY HILL, Conn., January 16, 2007 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), Staples and SunEdison will host a dedication ceremony today to unveil the largest solar power installation in New England at Staples' 300,000-square-foot retail distribution center in Killingly, Conn. The solar power installation, built at no capital cost to Staples, was made possible through the collaborative effort of CCEF, which provided a $1.7 million grant for the project, and SunEdison, which financed the remaining costs of the project and designed and installed the system. Connecticut State Senate President Pro Tempore Donald E. Williams, Jr. (D-Brooklyn) will speak at today's event, as well as representatives from CCEF, Staples and SunEdison.

CONNECTICUT CLEAN ENERGY FUND TO FINANCE STATE'S LARGEST-EVER SOLAR ENERGY PROJECT
ROCKY HILL, Conn., March 13, 2006 - The single largest solar photovoltaic (PV) project ever undertaken in the state will go forward as a result of the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund's (CCEF) recent approval to provide $1.7 million in funding for the project. The 433 kilowatt commercial solar photovoltaic system will be developed in eastern Connecticut on the site of the distribution center of a major national company. CCEF funded the project under its $21 million On-site Renewable Distributed Generation Program. The decision represents a milestone: CCEF has now supported development of more than 100 solar PV systems statewide, which have a total nameplate capacity exceeding one megawatt (1,000 kilowatts of electricity).

CONNECTICUT CLEAN ENERGY FUND ANNOUNCES OUTSTANDING RESPONSE TO ROUND TWO OF "PROJECT 100" RFP
ROCKY HILL, Conn., December 26, 2006 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) announced today that it has received twenty-eight proposals for development of grid connected clean energy projects in response to a "Project 100" Request for Proposals (RFP). The proposed projects were received under the second round of the competitive RFP. In total, the projects represent just under 315 megawatts of installed clean energy capacity and include clean energy technologies from solar, biomass, fuel cell, and wind sources.

Proposals Sought for Collaborative University/Industry Research Projects Focused on Renewable Energy
ROCKY HILL, Conn., November 29, 2006 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund today announced that it has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) - under the Yankee Ingenuity Technology Competition - for highly innovative projects to develop and commercialize renewable energy technologies. Proposals must involve collaboration between a Connecticut university and a business. The deadline for proposals is January 26, 2007.

CONNECTICUT CLEAN ENERGY FUND REISSUES "PROJECT 100" ROUND 2 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
ROCKY HILL, Conn., November 28, 2006 - Connecticut Innovations today announced that, through the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), it has reissued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Round 2 of "Project 100," an initiative promoting the development and deployment of "Class I" renewable energy resources. The re-issuance today comes after the Department of Public Utility Control's (DPUC's) approval, on November 22, 2006, of the revised electricity purchase agreement, including revised pricing options as well as RFP-related documents. Those parties interested in participating under "Project 100" are required to complete a proposal consistent with the new RFP document and submit it by December 20, 2006.

Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Appoints Project Associate
August 21, 2006 - Konstantine Drakonakis of Orange, Conn., has been named project associate with the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) at Connecticut Innovations (CI), the quasi-public organization driving technology innovation in Connecticut through a variety of investment funds, projects, programs and industry leadership initiatives. As project associate, Drakonakis will be assisting in monitoring existing CCEF projects; designing and launching new programs; performing due diligence, research and analysis related to financial assistance requests; and performing program-related marketing and outreach.

PROJECT 100 BID DEADLINE EXTENDED A SECOND TIME
ROCKY HILL, Conn., August 11, 2006 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), administered by Connecticut Innovations (CI), today announced that the due date for bids under Round II of Project 100 has been extended for a second time. The extension was made in response to a directive by the Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) to CCEF to postpone acting on Round II bids until after DPUC has rendered a final decision regarding long-term renewable energy contracts. The currently scheduled bid due date of August 15, 2006 has, therefore, been extended until a date to be determined after that decision is rendered.

Four New Solar Photovoltaic Projects to Go Forward
ROCKY HILL, Conn., July 26, 2006 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), administered by Connecticut Innovations (CI), today announced that it has committed to support the installation of six new solar photovoltaic (PV) systems located at four project sites - in Centerbrook, Hartford, West Simsbury and Westport. The funding of $270,000 will cover approximately half of the total system installation costs.

PROJECT 100 BID DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 15
ROCKY HILL, Conn., July 14, 2006 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), administered by Connecticut Innovations (CI), today announced that the due date for bids under Round II of Project 100 has been extended from July 17, 2006 to August 15, 2006. Project 100 is an initiative promoting the development and deployment of "Class I" renewable energy resources. The initiative supports the 2003 landmark Connecticut legislation mandating local electric distribution companies to contract a minimum of 100 MW of clean energy resources by July 1, 2008.

Pilot Program Supporting Community-based Clean Energy Awareness and Education Projects Is Launched
ROCKY HILL, Conn., June 19, 2006 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) today announced that it has launched a unique test pilot program with the purpose of assisting Connecticut's communities in supporting clean energy awareness and education. The program, known as the Community Innovations Grants Program, was launched at a meeting of the Portland Clean Energy Task Force this evening at the Portland Library in Portland, Conn. Portland will be the first Connecticut community to participate in the program.

ROUND 2 - REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR "PROJECT 100" ISSUED
ROCKY HILL, Conn., May 15, 2006 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Round 2 of "Project 100", an initiative promoting the development and deployment of "Class I" renewable energy resources. Those parties interested in participating under "Project 100" are required to complete a proposal consistent with the RFP document and submit it by July 17, 2006.

Fuel Cell Park Planned for Bridgeport Receives Pre-development Financing from Connecticut Clean Ener
ROCKY HILL, Conn., May 30, 2006 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) announced today that it has signed a loan agreement with Bridgeport Fuel Cell Park, LLC (BFCP) for pre-development funding of a 10-megawatt fuel cell park to be located on a brownfield site in Bridgeport, Connecticut. This fuel cell project, when completed, will be the largest in the country and will be able to power over 9,300 households with clean energy.

Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Completes Financing for Pre-development of Biomass Gasification Plant
ROCKY HILL, Conn., April 24, 2006 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) announced today that it has signed a loan agreement with Norwalk-based Plainfield Renewable Energy, LLC to support that company's predevelopment of a 30-megawatt, wood-fueled, low emissions advanced biomass gasification plant at a facility it plans to build in Plainfield, Connecticut. The loan of up to $500,000 is being provided through the CCEF's Pre-Development Program, which funds the early stages of renewable energy projects that will feed power from clean energy sources into the New England electric grid.

MIDDLETOWN HIGH SCHOOL UNVEILS FIRST SOLAR ELECTRIC SYSTEM AWARDED UNDER THE CONNECTICUT CLEAN ENERG
ROCKY HILL, Conn., April 20, 2006 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) and City of Middletown today hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil a 2-kilowatt solar photovoltaic (PV) system installed at the Vocational Agriculture Building at Middletown High School.

CONNECTICUT CLEAN ENERGY FUND TO FINANCE STATE'S LARGEST-EVER SOLAR ENERGY PROJECT
ROCKY HILL, Conn., March 13, 2006 - The single largest solar photovoltaic (PV) project ever undertaken in the state will go forward as a result of the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund's (CCEF) recent approval to provide $1.7 million in funding for the project. The 433 kilowatt commercial solar photovoltaic system will be developed in eastern Connecticut on the site of the distribution center of a major national company. CCEF funded the project under its $21 million On-site Renewable Distributed Generation Program. The decision represents a milestone: CCEF has now supported development of more than 100 solar PV systems statewide, which have a total nameplate capacity exceeding one megawatt (1,000 kilowatts of electricity).

Connecticut Clean Energy Fund, Under Project 100, Selects Three Renewable Energy Projects
ROCKY HILL, Conn., December 15, 2005 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), a ratepayer fund administered by Connecticut Innovations Inc. (CI), a quasi-public state authority, has screened, selected and forwarded three renewable energy projects to the state's two major electric utilities, the Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P) and the United Illuminating Company (UI). These two companies will review the CCEF's recommendations and perform additional analysis leading to long-term Power Purchase Agreements with the projects' owners. This is the first of a series of steps in Project 100, an innovative program created by the Connecticut General Assembly to develop 100 MW of renewable energy generation for the benefit of all Connecticut consumers.

CONNECTICUT CLEAN ENERGY FUND CALLS FOR APPLICATIONS FOR $21 MILLION ON-SITE RENEWABLE DG PROGRAM
ROCKY HILL, Conn., Dec. 5, 2005 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund today announced that it is accepting applications for its new On-site Distributed Generation Program. The program makes nearly $21 million available to reduce the cost of installing equipment to generate clean and renewable energy at commercial, industrial and institutional facilities.

Fuel Cell Leaders to Face Off for State-of-the-Industry Talks
October 24, 2005 - Senior executives of leading fuel cell companies will meet face-to-face to discuss "If fuel cells are so great, why aren't they everywhere?" as part of Fuel Cell Summit 2005. A press conference will follow the announcement of a new industry initiative.

Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Seeking Proposals for $4 Million Operational Demonstration Program
August 8, 2005 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) today announced that it is accepting proposals for its new $4 million Operational Demonstration Program. The program will enable early-stage companies to demonstrate the effectiveness of their near-commercial clean energy technologies and will further the potential growth of the clean energy industry in Connecticut.

Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Seeks Installers for Solar Energy Systems
June 1, 2005 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) today issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for firms to install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in Connecticut cities and towns. As part of its mission to promote clean energy use in the state, CCEF provides PV systems at no charge to Connecticut municipalities that qualify for its Clean Energy Communities Program. Installers chosen through the RFQ process will be invited to submit proposals for each installation.

THE CONNECTICUT CLEAN ENERGY FUND ANNOUNCES FUNDING OF $4 MILLION FOR A NEW OPERATIONAL DEMONSTRATIO
May 20, 2005 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) today announced funding for a new program opportunity that will support the demonstration of innovative technologies or technology applications in the clean energy sector. The Operational Demonstration Program will provide funding opportunities of up to $750,000 per project for companies with near-commercial clean energy technologies that are seeking to establish product viability and a track record of performance for their technology in a relevant operational environment. Total available funding under this program opportunity is $4 million.

U.S. EPA to Honor Connecticut Climate Change Leadership
May 2, 2005 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named the state of Connecticut's Governor's Steering Committee on Climate Change as a recipient of one of its 2005 Annual Climate Protection Awards. The awards honor extraordinary accomplishments of individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to protecting the environment.

CONNECTICUT CLEAN ENERGY FUND HAS EXTENDED THE PERIOD FOR SUBMISSION OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)
ROCKY HILL, Conn., April 19, 2005 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) has extended the date for submissions of applications under a Request for Proposals (RFP) for its "Project 100" Program. Anyone interested in participating in the first round of "Project 100" will now have until August 1, 2005 to submit an application. This extension will also allow previous applicants to re-submit their applications as well. The revised Program Opportunity document can be found on CCEF's web site or by calling the Fund for a copy.

The Connecticut Green Building Council Launches High Performance Green School Initiative
March 2, 2005 - On Monday, the CT Green Building Council (CTGBC), with support from the Henry P. Kendall Foundation and the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), announced the launch of a High Performance Green School Initiative. This effort will bring together key organizations, decision-makers, and opinion leaders in the public, private, non-profit and academic sectors to discuss the need for high performance green schools in Connecticut.

CT CLEAN ENERGY FUND ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR COMMERCIAL SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) PROGRAM
ROCKY HILL, Conn., February 2, 2005 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) today announced the allocation of an additional $9,000,000 to its Commercial, Industrial and Institutional Solar Photovoltaic (PV) program. The additional funding is expected to significantly boost the use of solar PV statewide by businesses, non-profit organizations and other institutions.

CONNECTICUT CLEAN ENERGY FUND ISSUES A CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR PRE-DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM OPPORTUNITY
January 12, 2005 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) issued a Call for Applications for its Renewable Energy Pre-Development Program. Those parties interested in participating in the Pre-Development Program Opportunity are required to complete the application document, which can be found on the Fund's web site at www.ctcleanenergy.com.

CONNECTICUT CLEAN ENERGY FUND ISSUES REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) FOR "PROJECT 100"
ROCKY HILL, Conn., January 3, 2005 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for "Project 100", an initiative promoting the development and deployment of Class I renewable energy resources. Those parties interested in participating under "Project 100" are required to complete the RFP document.

Connecticut's Clean Energy Communities Makes its Debut
HARTFORD, Conn., November 16, 2004 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) announced a new program today - Connecticut's Clean Energy Communities. This program will offer a free solar energy system to municipalities that commit to purchase clean energy representing 20% of their electricity use by 2010. The program also requires their residents and businesses to sign up directly for the clean energy choice option available early next year through Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating. The program was created to support statewide efforts to increase the use of clean energy and demonstrate that clean energy systems are viable throughout the state.

CONNECTICUT CLEAN ENERGY FUND ANNOUNCES "PROJECT 100" FORUM
ROCKY HILL, Conn., October 29, 2004 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) announced today that the inaugural "Project 100" forum is scheduled for November 16, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at the Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06103.

CONNECTICUT CLEAN ENERGY FUND LAUNCHES "PROJECT 100"
ROCKY HILL, Conn., October 20, 2004 -The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) announced today "Project 100",a clean energy initiative supporting new landmark legislation promoting the development and funding of Class I renewable energy resources.

The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund is making available $1.8 Million in the form of rebates to state r
ROCKY HILL, Conn., October 4, 2004 - Homeowners seeking to lower their electric bills by adding solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to their rooftops can now contact participating installation companies. These professional contractors are authorized to obtain the rebates which will lower the cost of the solar energy system, by approximately one half, under the clean energy incentive program.

Farmington Teacher Gets Clean Energy Lesson
June 14, 2004 - Sponsored by the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund, Farmington High School science teacher Laura Butterfield Ph.D. will spend eight weeks in Colorado this summer taking part in a prestigious national energy and science program developed for teachers by the Department of Energy's Office of Science.

CCEF Approves New Residential Solar PV Program
ROCKY HILL, Conn., May 20, 2004 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) has approved $2 million for a new residential solar photovoltaic (PV) program to complement its existing commercial solar PV program. By making PV technology more affordable for homeowners, the new funding is expected to significantly boost residential use of solar PV statewide.

Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Announces 2003 Fuel Cell Request for Proposals
January 7, 2004 - Following on its first two successful fuel cell solicitations, the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) has released its third annual Request for Proposals (RFP) for near-commercial fuel cell demonstration projects. The CCEF has allocated up to $4 million for the 2003 RFP. This year's solicitation seeks notable fuel cell demonstration projects that advance the state of technology and accelerate the pace of commercialization of fuel cells.

CONNECTICUT CLEAN ENERGY FUND ISSUES REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) FOR SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) PROJECT
ROCKY HILL, Conn., January 2, 2004 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) has announced its continuing support for Solar Photovoltaics with a new three- year program for PV installations on commercial, industrial and institutional buildings. Photovoltaics, a non-polluting clean energy technology, directly converts sunlight into electricity. The program is intended to demonstrate to Connecticut citizens that Solar PV is a viable technology that is available today and works efficiently right here in the Nutmeg state. The RFP will seek proposals over the next three years and provide funding to projects that demonstrate Solar PV as a viable clean energy resource in Connecticut.

CONNECTICUT CLEAN ENERGY FUND TO LAUNCH NEW PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) PROGRAM
ROCKY HILL, Conn., November 19, 2003 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) today announced its plans to continue supporting Solar Photovoltaics (PV) and issue a new request for proposals (RFP) for projects involving installation and use of PV technology in commercial, industrial and institutional buildings. The program will fund projects on a rolling basis over the next three years. Photovoltaic technologies convert sunlight into clean, usable energy.

Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Seeks Comments on Possible Photovoltaic (PV) Program for Homes
ROCKY HILL, Conn., Sept. 30, 2003 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) is inviting photovoltaic industry professionals and other interested stakeholders to submit comments to help shape a program being contemplated to promote the installation of photovoltaic (PV) systems in Connecticut residences. PV technology converts sunlight into electricity.

Leading Retail Industry Award Presented to BMW For Virtual Sales Center Powered by Netkey Software
BRANFORD, Conn., June 17, 2003 -The BMW Virtual Sales Center kiosk (VSC), powered by the Netkey software suite, has won the 2003 Retail Systems Achievement Award for "Best in E-Commerce Integration," Netkey announced today. The award was presented at the Retail Systems Conference and Exhibition in Chicago.

The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund and National Renewable Energy Lab, Partnering to Develop a Nationa
Rocky Hill, Conn., June 10, 2003 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory are collaborating to develop and promote renewable energy education programs locally and nationally.

Climate Solutions for the Northeast to take place in Hartford
Hartford, Conn., May 7, 2003 - Clean Air Cool Planet, the Northeast's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to finding and promoting solutions to global warming, has announced its plan to spotlight the Regional Climate Change Action efforts in the Northeast states and Eastern Canadian provinces. This will be the first conference focusing exclusively on the solutions and leadership necessary to meet climate action goals adopted by the governors of the New England states, New Jersey and New York, and by the premiers of the eastern Canadian provinces.

The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Invites Professional Engineers to Assist with Photovoltaic Program
Rocky Hill, Conn., May 5, 2003 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) is soliciting statements of qualifications and proposals from firms with a professional engineer (PE) or an individual PE to assist with the inspection, monitoring and verification of its Photovoltaic (PV) Program installations. The program was developed to stimulate the PV market in Connecticut and foster the installation and operation of PV on Connecticut commercial, industrial and institutional buildings.

Photovoltaic Projects To Assist With Relieving Electric Load Congestion in Connecticut
Rocky Hill, Conn., March 31, 2003 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) today announced the selection of its Photovoltaic (PV) Program Request for Proposal (RFP) finalists. The CCEF received initial interest from 19 proposals comprising 24 projects under its Solar PV Program. These projects represented total investments of $3.6 million and requested $2.3 million in funding support. Eleven of the 19 proposals were selected for participation in the RFP, which determined the winners.

Connecticut Collaborates to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Rocky Hill, Conn., March 21, 2003 - As Connecticut observes Energy Day, a celebration of this most essential resource, the state is also embarking on one of the most important initiatives in its history. A Governor's Steering Committee is developing a comprehensive plan to significantly reduce Connecticut's emission of greenhouse gases (GHG) that are contributing to global climate change. Leaders from key state agencies, including the Department of Environmental Protection, Public Utility Control, Transportation, Administrative Services, the Office of Policy and Management, and the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund, make up the committee.

Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Holds its First Annual Fuel Cell Investment Summit
Uncasville, Conn., March 18, 2003 - At a time when the importance of fuel cell development is becoming more evident across the country, the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), in collaboration with the U.S. Fuel Cell Council and Fuel Cells 2000, held its inaugural Fuel Cell Investment Summit to stimulate further investment and interest in the clean, reliable and environmentally friendly technology. The international event, which took place at the fuel cell-powered Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., on March 17 and 18, had 22 exhibitors and over 200 attendees.

Photovoltaic (PV) Program RFP
March 13, 2003 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund's Photovoltaic (PV) Program for commercial, industrial and institutional buildings, is funding projects that illustrate innovative, effective and replicable PV systems on buildings and;

Twenty-Four Proposals Selected for Second Phase of Connecticut Clean Energy Fund's 2002 Fuel Cell RF
Rocky Hill, Conn., February 26, 2003 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) has selected 24 of the 60 proposals it received in response to the first phase of its 2002 Fuel Cell Request for Proposal (RFP), a program that promotes the commercial viability and development of fuel cell power generation. The participants chosen have to submit a round two proposal by April 1, 2003, to have their projects considered for funding.

Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Receives 60 Fuel Cell Proposals
Rocky Hill, Conn., February 17, 2003 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) has received 60 proposals in response to its 2002 Fuel Cell Request for Proposal (RFP). A total of 41 companies and 13 fuel cell manufacturers are represented within the prospective proposals. CCEF issued the 2002 RFP, following the success of the 2001 Fuel Cell RFP, which resulted in 31 proposals from 19 companies. The thrust of the CCEF fuel cell initiative is to promote clean, reliable distributed generation in Connecticut while also advancing the commercialization and acceptance of fuel cells.

Connecticut Clean Energy Fund PV Program Questions & Answers
February 14, 2003 - QUESTION & ANSWERS Question: Will projects that have a total project cost greater than $10 per watt installed be considered too expensive by the fund? Is there a maximum limit on total cost per installed system for proposed systems?

Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Receives 19 Pre-applications for its First Solar PV Program
Rocky Hill, Conn., February 11, 2003 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) announces that it has received 19 pre-applications, representing 24 separate projects, in response to its Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Program, created to stimulate the PV market and demonstrate the use of PV systems as a viable, distributed power-generation resource in Connecticut. Interested parties were requested to submit a pre-application by December 13, 2002, to qualify for participation in the Request for Proposal (RFP), issued on January 17, 2003. CCEF has made available up to $1,000,000 for projects ultimately selected.

Fuel Cell RFP - Updated January 27, 2003
The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund is soliciting proposals for Commercial Operation and Operational Demonstration Projects using fuel cell technology. Read Press Release

Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Releases 2002 Fuel Cell Request for Proposal
Rocky Hill, Conn., January 7, 2003 - Following the success of the 2001 Fuel Cell Request for Proposal (RFP), the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) has recently issued the 2002 Fuel Cell RFP to promote clean, reliable distributed generation in Connecticut and the commercialization of fuel cells. The funding level for the 2002 Fuel Cell RFP could reach almost $9 million. In addition to the $8 million expected from CCEF, the Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P), administrator of the Energy Conservation and Load Management Fund (EC&LMF), has agreed to consider proposals for a joint project that integrates fuel cell application with energy conservation and load management measures. For this joint project, EC&LMF will make available approximately $800,000.

South Windsor Fuel Cell Unveiled
South Windsor, Conn., October 18, 2002 - After months of planning, installation and testing, the fuel cell at South Windsor High School was unveiled at a ceremony held today at the school. Town and state officials participated in the event, marking the launch of the state's first municipal facility to be powered and heated by a fuel cell.

Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Announces Solar PV Program
Rocky Hill, Conn., October 10, 2002 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) today announced the commencement of its Photovoltaic (PV) Program for commercial, industrial and institutional buildings. Interested parties must submit a pre-application by December 13, 2002, to participate in the Request for Proposal (RFP), which will be issued in January 2003. The funding available under the program will total $1 million for all selected projects.

Renewable energy exhibit opens June 21 at Discovery Museum and Planetarium
Bridgeport, Conn., June 20, 2002 - Connecticut's first interactive renewable energy exhibit will make its "road show" debut this summer in Fairfield county at Bridgeport's Discovery Museum and Planetarium. The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) will showcase its innovative, hands-on display of clean energy technologies at the Museum June 21 through September 8, 2002.

Fuel Cell RFP Finalists Include Hospital, Bakery, State Park
Hartford, Conn., March 13, 2002 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) today announced the finalists in an RFP program designed to stimulate the development and commercialization of fuel cell technology. The announcement, made during a press conference today at the State Capitol, marked the official kick-off of the five-year program. Each project selected will demonstrate the effectiveness of fuel cells as an energy source.

Wave Energy Development - A Reality for Connecticut
Rocky Hill, Conn., December 10, 2001 - It's official. Wave energy technology is coming to Connecticut. After meeting in September to discuss Connecticut's role in the development and commercialization of wave energy, the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CEF) and Energetech came to an agreement this month. 

CEF Announces Fuel Cell Initiative in Joint Legislative Committee Meeting
Hartford, Conn., December 2001 - In 1998, Connecticut's General Assembly had a vision to develop a fund to foster the growth of renewable energy in the state to benefit Connecticut ratepayers. From that piece of legislation, the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CEF) was created and established in 1999.

Connecticut Clean Energy Fund receives 31 fuel cell proposals
Rocky Hill, Conn., November 30, 2001 - Thirty one. That's the number of proposals the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CEF) received after it issued its Fuel Cell Initiative Request for Proposal (RFP). Nineteen. That's the number of companies who submitted proposals.  

Clean Energy Fund Teams up with enXco to Build Pipeline of Wind Energy Projects
Rocky Hill, Conn., November 27, 2001 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CEF), a renewable energy investment fund administered by Connecticut Innovations, today announced it has provided funding to create a new company with wind developer enXco. The newly formed company, Northeast Renewable Energy, LLC, (NRE) will concentrate on finding optimal wind sites in New England as well as to build a pipeline of potential wind energy projects.

Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Invests $1.5 Million in Proton Energy Systems
ROCKY HILL, Conn., November 15, 2001 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CEF) recently announced the completion of $1.5 million in funding for Rocky Hill-based Proton Energy Systems, Inc. to accelerate the company's development and commercialization of regenerative fuel cell products. Proton Energy is a leader in practical applications of Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrochemical technology and products. This partnership with CEF marks a significant step in strengthening Connecticut's leadership position in the global fuel cell industry.

Renewable Energy is at Work Here in Connecticut
Rocky Hill, Conn., October 2001 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CEF) wants Connecticut residents to witness first-hand the power of renewable energy. The fund is sponsoring Clean Energy Day, Saturday, October 13 - a free day of activities highlighting solar power, hydropower and energy efficiency in Connecticut.

Help Connecticut Join the National Green Building Movement
Rocky Hill, Conn., October 1, 2001 - Discover buildings that are better for our health, reduce absenteeism, increase employee performance and productivity, provide a better long-term return on your investment, and save energy. To find out how, join us at the Connecticut Green Building Council kick-off meeting.

Wave Energy Development - A Possibility for Connecticut
Rocky Hill, Conn., September 25, 2001 - It was a meeting of the minds to explore the possibility of bringing wave energy technology to the State of Connecticut. The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CEF) welcomed international wave energy experts this week to discuss how Connecticut may become a major player in the development and commercialization of wave energy.

Wave Energy Technology Coming to CT? It's Certainly A Possibility
Rocky Hill, Conn., September 24, 2001 - Two international wave energy experts will be meeting with the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CEF) this week to determine how Connecticut can become a major player in wave energy development.

Clean Energy Message Delivered to School Administrators
Rocky Hill, Conn., September 21, 2001 - Sarah Zisa and Kassie Rohrbach, two students at Connecticut College, had one goal in mind when they convinced fellow students to pay an additional $25 in student activities fees this year. The goal was to contribute to a cleaner environment. The additional funds contributed by the student body, along with bake sales organized by the two girls and their friends, enabled the college to become the first in the nation to purchase 100% Green-e certified power.

Clean Energy Fund Appoints Project Manager
ROCKY HILL, Conn., July 31, 2001 - Keith Frame of Bolton, Conn., has been named project manager at the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CEF), a renewable energy investment fund managed by Connecticut Innovations.

SEMINAR ON THE LATEST ADVANCES IN BIOMASS GASIFICATION AS ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCE
ROCKY HILL, Conn., May 8, 2001 - A Wednesday, June 20th seminar will present information on a clean and plentiful alternative to fossil fuel-generated energy. "Biomass Gasification: The State of the Art" will be held at the Holiday Inn in Cromwell from 9:00 to 1:30 pm.

CONNECTICUT CLEAN ENERGY FUND INVESTS $2 MILLION IN GREEN MOUNTAIN ENERGY COMPANY
ROCKY HILL, April 16, 2001 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund today announced its largest single investment - - $2 million - - in Green Mountain Energy Company, the nation's leading marketer of cleaner and renewable electricity. The funding will be used by the company to increase demand for cleaner and renewable electricity by residential and small business energy customers in Connecticut. Green Mountain Energy Company began operations in Connecticut in January 2001.

CLEAN ENERGY FUND HELPS LAUNCH SOLAR-POWER-EQUIPMENT COMPANY
ROCKY HILL, Conn., Aug 8, 2000 - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CEF), a capital-investment fund managed by Connecticut Innovations, today announced it has provided seed funding to a start-up company focused on portable solar power systems.

GREEN POWER WORKSHOP ATTRACTS AREA BUSINESSES
HARTFORD, Conn., March 16, 2000 - More than 35 Connecticut companies recently attended a forum designed to help commercial and industrial consumers learn about purchashing "green power"-electricity produced from non-polluting sources.

Clean Energy Fund Closes its First Deal
(ROCKY HILL, Conn., March 7, 2000) - The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), a new venture fund managed by Connecticut Innovations, Inc., announced today it has completed its first transaction, a $500,000 investment in the Connecticut Energy Cooperative, Inc.
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