Update to Global Cleantech Cluster Association Later Stage Awards.
The Global Cleantech Cluster Association is pleased to announce its Global Top 30 for the 2013 Later Stage Award. The finalists will now be judged by 28 cleantech venture capitalists, investors and serial entrepreneurs who collectively manage $3.5 billion in clean technology investment. Winners in the 10 Later Stage Award categories will be announced at theCorporate Cleantech Venture Day in Lahti, Finland on November 20, 2013.
WCTA Gold Member, 3TIER, is one of three finalists in the Cleanweb/IT category. Congratulations! 3TIER helps the global energy market manage renewable energy risk. A pioneer in wind and solar generation risk analysis, 3TIER uses weather science to frame the risk of weather-driven variability – anywhere on earth, across all time horizons. With offices serving North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific region, 3TIER has global reach with products and services spanning renewable energy project feasibility, energy marketing, and asset management.
Another WCTA member, Silicon Energy is one of three finalists in the Solar and Wind category. Congratulations! Silicon Energy, in 2007, was the first certified PV module manufacturer in the State of Washington, and it was not by accident. Internationally renowned inverter manufacturer, Outback Power, based in Arlington, Washington, recognized the opportunity to deliver a similarly world class solar PV module to the market. Feed-in tariffs were being introduced in the State of Washington to promote economic stimulus and jobs in the solar market, and these tariffs would fuel the start-up of Silicon Energy.