Boulder Energy Challenge
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE BOULDER ENERGY CHALLENGE AND THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED OUR COMMUNITY PITCH NIGHT ON AUGUST 7TH!
Grants have been awarded to the following projects:
- Boulder Housing Partners: Affordable Housing Energy Empowerment
- eGo Carshare: TripSmart Pilot Project
- Evolution7 Labs: Solar-Plus-Storage Demonstration Project
- Lightning Hybrids: Lightning Hybrids/Via HHV
- Snugg Home: Bundling Electric Vehicles with Solar PV and Energy Efficiency
- Superior Ecotech: Algae Greenhouse for CO2 Capture at Upslope Brewing
To read about the projects and find contact information for each, please see the "Winner Project Descriptions" document on the ride side of the page.
Boulder Energy Challenge Winner Videos
The City of Boulder would like to thank all applicants to the Challenge. Our community is fortunate to have so many passionate individuals and organizations committed to addressing climate change and creating a more sustainable Boulder.
THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR BEC 2014 WAS JUNE 27
Thank you to everyone who applied! We received almost 30 applications.
The Boulder Energy Challenge is a new grant program designed to solicit innovative solutions from the community for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Boulder. The grants are funded by the Climate Action Plan (CAP) tax and will make approximately $300,000 available to five to 10 projects in 2014. Grants in the first annual cycle will range from $10,000 to $100,000 and primarily focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy development.
In addition to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the Boulder Energy Challenge will support the development and commercialization of cutting-edge emission reduction technologies and strategies that lead to private sector adoption, as well as promote the already emerging low-carbon innovation sector in the city. These objectives reflect the value in pairing public sector programs and services with market-driven efforts to achieve Boulder’s climate commitment goals.
The following types of projects were eligible to apply:
- Pilot projects
- Concept feasibility/demonstration
- New product/service development
- Education and behavior change programs
- Other innovative projects to significantly reduce emissions
Eligibility was open to individuals, nonprofits, academic institutions and businesses. Applicants may be located outside the City of Boulder, however project implementation must occur in Boulder.
Please find all application materials (Note: still available for review, but application window has closed), including the Grant Guidelines/Instructions and templates needed for application, in the list on the right.
Questions about Boulder Energy Challenge? Please contact Jamie Harkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or (303) 441-1846.
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