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Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization Opens Utility Technology Challenge for Submissions

Submissions accepted through January 31, 2012 for utility & building energy technology demonstration awards totaling $100,000

The Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI) today opened the third Utility Technology Challenge (UTC). The UTC program will take place and be collocated with TechConnect World 2012, June 18-21, Santa Clara, CA, US.

This year, CTSI and its partner, Fraunhofer TechBridge, are expanding the Challenge to include $100,000 in pilot project awards for promising utility and building energy technologies. Selected early-stage technologies may be featured in Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems' Building Technology Showcase, a first-of-its-kind deep energy efficiency retrofit of a historic building that will be a "living laboratory" of building-integrated energy research projects in Boston.

Key technology solution areas for the contest include: smart grid technology areas including: transmission and distribution, demand response, and power electronics. This year, there is a new emphasis on demand-side building energy technologies, such as energy efficiency measures (e.g., HVAC, lighting, and building management), as well as distributed generation systems (e.g., building-integrated solar photovoltaics and combined heat and power).

Organizations with pilot-ready or early-commercial stage solutions targeting utilities and large customers should apply at: http://www.techconnectworld.com/Cleantech2012/program/UtilityTechnologyChallenge.html.

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