Sustainable Energy Fund and West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund Wednesday announced the finalists for the Energy Sprout Competition.
With a category for business entries and another for community groups, the goal of Energy Sprout is to develop new technologies and business models that contribute to a sustainable energy future.
The finalists are:
-- Community Competition: Energy Coordinating Agency – Philadelphia, PA; Saint Francis University Institute for Energy – Loretto, PA; Serenity Soular – Philadelphia, PA.
-- Business Competition: CEWA Technologies, Inc – Wyomissing, PA; EthosGen – Wilkes-Barre, PA; Renewable Homes, LLC – Philadelphia, PA
Within the business competition, finalists will compete for three grants in the amount of $100,000 for first place, $25,000 for the runner-up, and $3,000 for third place.
Winners of the community competition will be presented with a grant in the amount $25,000, with second place receiving a $5,000 grant, and third place receiving a $3,000 grant.
“This year we were thrilled to receive a wonderful pool of submission,” said President and CEO of Sustainable Energy Fund, John Costlow. “Selecting our finalists was no easy task, and we are proud to invite them to present their entries at Energypath 2016. This is an excellent opportunity to focus on Pennsylvania’s sustainable energy future, and we congratulate the finalist on their accomplishments.”
Energy Sprout, which is part of Energypath, Pennsylvania’s largest sustainable energy conference, is open to Pennsylvania residents, businesses and community organizations.
Each finalist was selected following a presentation to panel of judges assembled by the Sustainable Energy Fund and WPPSEF. Those selected will present their entries at Energypath 2016 on July 28.
"It is a tremendous accomplishment for these teams to present as finalists,” said Joel Morrison, executive director of WPPSEF. “We had many new ideas for the judges to choose from we are proud to be involved in such an initiative that challenged the teams to think big and critically about their role in the future of sustainable energy here in Pennsylvania".
Finalists will receive awards at Energypath’s keynote dinner, also on July 28.For more information and to register for the conference, visit the Energypath website.