March 15th, 2012: Technology Challenge Announces Finalists

AUSTIN, Texas, March 15, 2012 – AUSTIN, Texas, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Today, the Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI) announces 25 semifinalists for the third annual Utility Technology Challenge.

These 25 are recognized for exceptional promise in the areas of: pollution monitoring and reduction, HVAC, transportation, distributed generation, building and energy efficiency, energy storage, natural gas, smart grid, and transmission and distribution.

3H Company PaceControls
7AC Technologies Power Tagging
APRS Primus Power
DERP Technologies PureSense Environmental
Digital Lumens Pythagoras Solar
Dynamo Micropower Retroficiency
EnerVault Simple Energy
Enlighted SolaBlock
FirstFuel Software SustainX
Ideal Power Converters Varentec
Luon Energy WegoWise
MicroPlanet Xergy
Nextek Power Systems

CTSI partnered, this year, with TechConnect, Fraunhofer TechBridge, Department of Energy, and Kauffman Foundation to award three organizations with $100,000 in pilot-demonstration funds for the testing of their solutions. Additionally, three companies will win ‘Top Solution’ recognition awards. From the 25 semifinalists, 15 will move on as finalists to present in Santa Clara, California this June at the Clean Technology Conference.