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The Clean Energy Alliance will take the successful model of the NACEBI and expand on it by offering greater resources and a broader geographic reach. The NACEBI's 11 incubators graduated 69 companies, who commercialized 102 technologies.
"At a time in our nation's history when clean energy technologies are increasingly recognized as being of vital importance to the country's energy and economic future we look forward to the opportunity of establishing partnerships and extending our reach to achieve our vision: education and outreach, business acceleration, technology transfer, technology development and incubation services," says Pradeep Haldar, chair of the Clean Energy Alliance.
The Clean Energy Alliance plans to add 10 more incubators in 2007, as well as offer expertise, business connections and information essential to accelerating the growth of clean energy businesses nationwide. The Alliance will host a variety of workshops and forums and develop assistance for refining company business plans, similar to NREL's Growth Forums.
"To see the clean energy companies become successful in the market has been wonderful," NREL's Dr. Lawrence Murphy said. "The Clean Energy Alliance will take what we began to the next level, greatly expanding the reach of these important technologies."
NREL is the U.S. Department of Energy's primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development.
Visit the Clean Energy Alliance Web site for more information.