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Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Announces Solar PV Program

Pre-Applications Solicited as Part of Request for Proposal

Rocky Hill, Connecticut – 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.

“CCEF is pleased to undertake a Solar PV Program,” said Charles Moret, managing director, investments, for the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund. “It will compliment and support other CCEF initiatives in fuel cells, wave and wind energy, biomass, as well as our infrastructure market development and education activities.”

The purpose of CCEF’s Solar PV Program is to stimulate the PV market and demonstrate the use of PV systems as a viable, distributed power-generation resource in Connecticut. The fund is requesting pre-applications that illustrate innovative, effective and replicable PV systems on buildings that:

Provide high-value or premium-power attributes;

Relieve electrical load congestion in critical areas in Connecticut;

Promote a highly visible application;

Reduce barriers to installation;

Demonstrate innovative approaches to design, application or financing; and

Promote environmental benefits.

A copy of the pre-application form can be obtained by downloading it from the organization’s Web site at www.ctcleanenergy.com or by sending a written request to the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund, 999 West St., Rocky Hill, CT 06067, or by E-mail: SolarRFP@ctinnovations.com.

Questions about the program and pre-application process will be addressed at an information meeting to be held at 9 a.m. on November 1, 2002, at the Rocky Hill Marriott. To register for the meeting, contact the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund by phone at 860.563.0015 or email at SolarRFP@ctinnovations.com.

The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund, which is administered by Connecticut Innovations, invests in enterprises and other initiatives that promote and develop sustainable markets for energy from renewables and fuel cells that will benefit the ratepayers of Connecticut.