by Patricia Gilbanks
The mission of Connecticut Innovations is to “guide good ideas from the mind to the marketplace.” They provide strategic capital and insight to push the frontiers of such high tech industries in Connecticut as energy, photonics, information technology and biotechnology.
Since its creation in 1989 by the CT state legislature, they’ve helped over 100 emerging Connecticut companies bring new products and services to the marketplace.
One good idea they’ve spearheaded in their effort to provide state residents with clean energy alternatives for home and business is the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund.
You can view their map giving examples of the use of clean energy in Connecticut at http://www.cleanenergytrail.com/ and read more about the biomass, fuel cell, landfill gas, solar, wave and wind energies in use in our state. Their quick glossary of these renewable forms of energy will help you learn more about all of these options.
At the upcoming Fairfield County Green Drinks event at Splash in Westport on October 10th, Bob Wall will give a brief talk on the Energy Fund. See you there!