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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Celebration of Successful Demonstration of New Hydrogen Production Technology - September 6

Septermber 5, 2007 - 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.

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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.

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