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Energy Connections: Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Moving Into Main Street
Thursday, December 8, 7:30-9:30 a.m.
Another mechanism to facilitate the deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects is quietly making quite an impact. C-PACE - Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy - is where the action is.  

NREL Png Jan 15
Lab-Corps team Eco-Snap AC Wins Big
Big news for the NREL Lab-Corps team of Eco-Snap AC! Congratulations to NREL's Chuck Booten and Jon Winkler for winning R&D 100's Mechanical/Materials category. This is huge news for the Eco-Snap AC team and validation of the hard work the team put into the Lab-Corps program. CCIA's Board Chairman, Ed Williams, was Eco-Snap's mentor and helped move the team from idea to reality. 

New Member - Microgrid Energy
Microgrid Energy is a clean energy service company with a focus on finance and development of clean energy projects for the Commercial-Industrial Sector. Areas of expertise include PACE financing, Solar PV, and Energy Storage. Microgrid has helped over 200 companies save energy, from Fortune 500 to small-midsize companies. 
New Member - Symbios Technologies
Symbios Technologies, Inc. is a world-leading developer of dynamic aqueous plasma technology platforms for water treatment, specialty manufacturing, and biotherapeutic applications. The  Symbios Tubular Plasma Reactorâ„¢ (TPR4000â„¢)  reactor is low in capital cost, able to replace existing energy-hungry or poor-performing advanced oxidation processes, reduce or eliminate the use of biocides, reduce or eliminate chemical additives, and reduce the overall maintenance cost of water treatment systems, in particular extending the life and reducing fouling of membranes.

Based on recommendations from a recent program participant survey, the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced last week it will modify the Advanced Industry (AI) Accelerator Grant Program to better serve industry and to relieve some of the burden on the program's reviewers. Keep reading here.

Innovative Energy Review
The latest edition of CCIA's Innovative Energy Review is here! Stories from the Colorado Energy Office, NREL, Chubb, Colorado State University, Denver Water, Navigant and others focus on the creative partnerships that are driving Colorado's energy industry. From investment to R&D to deployment and economic development, the magazine highlights the companies, technologies and individuals whose willingness to think outside the box is powering Colorado's energy community. Download your copy.

Entrepreneurial Challenge
Emerging Colorado entrepreneurs are invited to apply to win part of $50,000 in prize money offered at the eighth annual Monfort College of Business Entrepreneurial Challenge at the University of Northern Colorado. Read more about it in Innovation news, and link to the challenge here.