Community visits validate strength in partnerships

Community visits validate strength in partnerships

  • August 26, 2019

Summertime is perfect for getting out on the road to check in with the many partners who help Commerce fulfill our mission of strengthening communities. I enjoy nothing more than learning directly from individuals and organizations across the state how we are doing and how we can do better at improving the lives of the people we serve. There are too many highlights to talk about in this brief update

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Snohomish PUD Breaks Ground on Microgrid and Clean Energy Technology Center

Snohomish PUD Breaks Ground on Microgrid and Clean Energy Technology Center

  • August 22, 2018

This project represents new technology and an approach that offers grid resiliency and renewable energy integration. The project will include a 500-kilowatt solar array with smart inverters, a 1,000 kW/1,000 kWh lithium-ion battery storage system and several vehicle-to-grid charging stations for use with the PUD’s electric fleet vehicles. Grants from the Washington Clean Energy Fund Grid Modernization Program helped deliver the energy storage elements that enable these and other exciting

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Clean Energy Fund 3 Research, Development, and Demonstration Grant Program

Clean Energy Fund 3 Research, Development, and Demonstration Grant Program

  • July 16, 2018

Commerce will be accepting applications for Research, Development and Demonstration grants beginning July 16. The Washington State Legislature created the program to support Washington’s research institutions, organizations and clean energy technology companies. Primary goals are to: Provide a public benefit to the citizens of Washington through development, demonstration and deployment of clean energy technologies that save energy and reduce energy costs, reduce harmful air emissions or otherwise increase energy independence for the

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Clean Energy Fund energy efficiency and renewable energy program grants are now available

Clean Energy Fund energy efficiency and renewable energy program grants are now available

  • June 28, 2018

The Department of Commerce is now accepting Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) requests for the Energy Grants to Non-Profit Lenders program. These Clean Energy Fund grants support the widespread use of proven energy efficiency and renewable energy – including transportation electrification technologies – that have been inhibited by lack of access to capital. More information, including the NOFO and FAQ’s, is available on our website: DEADLINE: Requests must be submitted via email to Commerce by 5

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Commerce awards $2.3 million for clean energy research and development

Commerce awards $2.3 million for clean energy research and development

  • June 20, 2017

Impact Bioenergy, Janicki Bioenergy, Oscilla Power, SuperCritical Technologies and Zunum Aero selected for latest round of Washington State Clean Energy Fund grants OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced five projects awarded matching grants from the state’s Clean Energy Fund to advance research and development in clean power technologies. They include innovative wave energy technology, a hybrid aircraft, bioenergy and small-scale electric power generation. The grants

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NEWS RELEASE: Washington State’s Composite Recycling Technology Center wins $500K “Innovation Accelerator” grant, debuts first retail product at Museum of Flight

NEWS RELEASE: Washington State’s Composite Recycling Technology Center wins $500K “Innovation Accelerator” grant, debuts first retail product at Museum of Flight

  • December 1, 2016

U.S. Commerce Asst. Secretary Jay Williams announces funding to promote investment in manufacturing communities, demonstrates world’s first product from uncured carbon fiber composite scrap SEATTLE, Wash. – Many times stronger than steel and less than half the weight of aluminum, carbon fiber composite scrap – once considered worthless – took center stage today in a press conference with a twist, hosted by the Washington State Department of Commerce at the

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NEWS RELEASE: Commerce announces $7 million to help Washington-based researchers, partners push the envelope in clean energy technology

NEWS RELEASE: Commerce announces $7 million to help Washington-based researchers, partners push the envelope in clean energy technology

  • September 21, 2016

Nine diverse projects selected for Washington State Clean Energy Fund matching grants include experimental building energy control systems and equipment, composite materials recycling, ocean energy, high-value nutrient recovery, intelligent energy storage systems and management, fuel cells and polymers for ultra-efficient planes and cars. OLYMPIA, Wash.– The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced the next nine projects awarded matching grants from the state’s Clean Energy Fund to advance research and

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State grants $9.7 million to increase access to capital for renewable technologies and energy efficiency projects

  • June 30, 2016

Non-profit partners Craft3, Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union, Washington State Housing Finance Commission build on early successes with commercial and residential loan programs serving communities throughout the state. The Washington State Department of Commerce has committed $9.7 million from the state’s Clean Energy Fund to three non-profit lending institutions: Craft3, Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union (PSCCU), and the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. The grants will continue and expand successful

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