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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:

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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$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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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