A&R Solar, EnerG2 and University of Washington Named CleanTech Achievement Finalists

 David Allen of McKinstry, Dave Curry of Demand Energy and Tony Usibelli of the Washington State Department of Commerce Named Finalists for Individual Achievement Awards.

CleanTech Alliance named A&R Solar, EnerG2 and the University of Washington (UW) as finalists for the 2017 CleanTech Achievement Award. New for 2017, the Alliance will present a second CleanTech Achievement Award to an individual. David Allen of McKinstry, Dave Curry of Demand Energy and Tony Usibelli of the Washington State Department of Commerce are the three finalist for the individual award. Winners will be announced at the CleanTech Alliance Annual Meeting and 10th Anniversary Celebration on November 8 in Seattle.

Sponsored by Puget Sound Energy, the CleanTech Achievement Award honors both an organization and an individual for making significant contributions in developing the region’s cleantech industry. CleanTech Alliance members nominate deserving organizations each year. An independent panel of judges then evaluates each nomination before selecting the three finalists and one winner.

CleanTech Achievement Finalists | Organization Award

  • A&R Solar: A&R Solar is delivering on the promise for clean energy jobs across the Northwest region by installing more than 1,200 residential solar energy systems across Washington State and Oregon. The company is also a driving force behind the Solar Installers of Washington, the Solar Energy Industry Association’s Oregon Chapter and the CleanTech Alliance.

  • EnerG2: EnerG2 has begun a global cleantech revolution by creating a novel carbon additive that dramatically improves the cycle life of lead-acid batteries in partial-state-of-charge applications. The result dramatically improves renewable energy and energy storage performance while reducing costs.

  • University of Washington: Consistently ranked as a top global university for innovation, UW supports the region’s cleantech talent pipeline, R&D base, infrastructure and connectivity to the world through its Environmental Innovation Challenge, Clean Energy Institute and ability to attract federal R&D funding for technology commercialization. 

CleanTech Achievement Finalists | Individual Award

  • David Allen is responsible for McKinstry becoming a national leader in integrated facility services delivery and engineered solutions in the clean technology sector. Beyond McKinstry, his leadership and support as founding board chair helped establish the CleanTech Alliance and many other economic development and trade organizations.  

  • Dave Curry has been a leader in the region's cleantech sector for years. His entrepreneurial efforts have created jobs and brought focus, capital and growth to the region. Curry’s founding of Demand Energy in 2008 was one of the first energy storage companies in the region and the broader energy storage industry as a whole. The company was purchased recently by Enel and is now expanding rapidly throughout the region.

  • Tony Usibelli is a driving force behind planning and executing the Clean Energy Fund within the Washington State Department of Commerce. Prior to joining Commerce, Usibelli led energy efforts within Washington State University, the Washington State Energy Office and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His thoughtful demeanor has generated tremendous influence in driving energy policy and developing the state’s cleantech sector.

Find out who wins in each category at the CleanTech Alliance Annual Meeting on November 8 in Seattle. The event convenes more than 400 business executives, investors, media and policymakers to celebrate the CleanTech Alliance’s 10th Anniversary while looking ahead to The Next 10. The CleanTech Achievement Award program is sponsored by Puget Sound Energy.