As renewable energy and clean technology continues to percolate in the state of Colorado, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper recently announced the Rocky Mountain regional winners of the Cleantech Open. For those not familiar with the Cleantech Open, it is the world’s largest competition of cleantech companies vying for millions of dollars of cash awards, business development assistance and private funding.
The three finalists selected from the Rocky Mountain Region were each awarded $50,000 in cash and services. Two Colorado finalists include Boulder-based New Sky Energy and Golden-based SunTrac Solar. Headquartered in Missoula, Montana, Rivertop Renewables was the third finalist. Another company receiving accolades was Boulder-based Cool Energy accepting the Cleantech Open Sustainability Award.
The three finalists compete with finalists from two other regions, California and Pacific Northwest, in San Francisco on November 17th for a grand prize of $250,000 at the 2009 Cleantech Open Awards Gala. Dubbed the “Academy Awards of Cleantech”, the 2009 Cleantech Open Awards Gala showcases the most promising clean technology companies and features keynote speakers headlined by Google Green Energy Czar, Bill Weihl.
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For more information, visit the Cleantech Open website: http://www.cleantechopen.com