California Energy Commission awards Cleantech San Diego $5 Million Grant

SAN DIEGO — Local industry group Cleantech San Diego has been awarded a $5 million grant to grow the region’s energy innovation industry, the company announced recently in an email to its members, the San Diego Business Journal reports.

The grant, which comes from the California Energy Commission, will be distributed over the next five years, the memo said. It is the largest grant Cleantech San Diego has received in its nine-year history.

The award will be used to develop the San Diego Regional Energy Innovation Cluster, a partnership between nine regional organizations that will connect entrepreneurs to facilities, training and resources to bring energy tech to market. The partnership will include Cleantech San Diego, CONNECT, San Diego Venture Group, Imperial Valley Economic Development Corp., Inland Empire Economic Partnership, Center for Sustainable Energy, San Diego State University, UC San Diego, and University of San Diego.

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