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CleanTECH San Diego 2012 Annual Report


Celebrating 5 years of CleanTECH San Diego, Its Members and the Cluster




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March 6, 2012 CleanTECH San Diego & SEPA Present: San Diego Solar Symposium with Michael Picker; Sr Advisor to CA Governor Brown


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Message From Leadership CleanTECH San Diego is five years old! It seems only yesterday that a few people came together to discuss whether the greater San Diego region had the potential to become a world leader in the transition to a more sustainable and climate-friendly society and economy. The story of how those discussions evolved from a concept to the outcome-based market catalyst we call CleanTECH San Diego today speaks volumes about what makes this region such a dynamic place. It’s also the basis for optimism as we look toward CleanTECH San Diego’s future.   We wish we had the space to acknowledge all the people and organizations whose early support and guidance made our organization possible. However, in keeping with this Fifth Anniversary Report, there are five people we want to specifically recognize.   In Spring 2007, Dr. Tony Haymet, Director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography met with Mayor Jerry Sanders to report the alarming climate trends becoming more evident from the work of his scientists, and to note the lack of leadership toward solutions. Concurrently, there were discussions within the Mayor's office about what would be the region’s next economic development driver. The resulting idea was to create an organization whose sole mission would be to accelerate a business-driven approach to the challenges of sustainability, and to brand the San Diego region as the place to be for those involved in this work. With the strong support of Mayor Sanders, CleanTECH San Diego launched in July 2007. Tony Haymet became the organization’s vice chair, and provided invaluable leadership from day one.   CONNECT CEO Duane Roth was also critical to the genesis of CleanTECH San Diego. Duane realized the opportunity for San Diego to take an early and highly visible leadership position in a field that was largely undefined. In effect, we were taking the model that created successful San Diego industry clusters and applying those lessons learned to this nascent sector. After a few phone calls from Duane, we secured $35,000 in funding pledges from eight local stakeholders, and critically important promises of in-kind support.   The law firm of Latham and Watkins, through one of its partners, Kelley Gale, and the accounting firm of Ernst and Young, through one of its partners, Doug Regnier, provided innumerable hours of pro-bono service from the very beginning.  The countless hours of pro-bono work by these firms made it possible for CleanTECH San Diego to focus its financial resources on expanding its reach and mission, even as it grew and the legal and accounting needs increased.    Best of all, we recruited Lisa Bicker as CleanTECH San Diego's first CEO, and from there the organization grew in membership, programs and stature. In less than two years, San Diego was recognized as the 7th top cleantech cluster in the world. Invitations poured in to speak at numerous national and international conferences to discuss what was happening in San Diego and provide guidance on how others could enable and support similar clusters in their communities. To this day, Lisa remains an invaluable resource.   All this began in the office of Mayor Jerry Sanders, who provides time and support to CleanTECH San Diego whenever requested. The Mayor and his staff’s tireless support dramatically accelerated the growth of this organization and its subsequent impact. Mayor Sanders leaves office in December 2012. We extend him a special "THANK YOU" for all his support, and more importantly, supporting the idea that the San Diego region will continue its leadership in creating a sustainable and livable world. We look forward to working with San Diego's next mayor as we actively promote the multiple benefits within San Diego and beyond in executing the organization's mission and vision.   CleanTECH San Diego is comprised of 110 member corporations and enterprises. Anyone who thinks the work of CleanTECH San Diego is important owes each of these members a huge thanks. Without their ongoing support, CleanTECH San Diego wouldn’t exist. We are constantly humbled by the vote of confidence represented by their support and active participation.   Five years ago, we couldn’t have predicted that CleanTECH San Diego would be where it is today.   With all that we’ve learned since 2007, we believe we as an organization, with multiple and diverse stakeholders, can set and reach a regional goal for the next five years. San Diego has actively engaged political, academic, business and civic communities. We have incredible entrepreneurs working on both today's problems and solutions for the future.   In other words, we have the most important ingredient for transformational action – the right people. Join us in realizing our next five-year goal to make San Diego the most sustainable and resilient region in the world.  


Jim Waring Executive Chair


Holly Smithson President & COO


Message from Leadership

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Mission CleanTECH San Diego is a private, non-profit member organization formed in 2007. As one of the nation's premier cleantech cluster organizations, its mission is to position the region as a global leader in the cleantech economy. CleanTECH San Diego serves as a catalyst for a diverse group of stakeholders to advance a common agenda. Our mission is to stimulate innovation and advance the adoption of clean technologies and sustainable industry practices for the economic, environmental and social benefit of the greater San Diego region. We accomplish this through a series of programs including education and outreach, policy advocacy and leadership opportunities. Our membership includes business and financial leaders, academic and research institutes, and government and non-profit organizations.


Strategy Brand: Establish San Diego as a world destination for all things clean tech. Attract green jobs, green talent and green money to the region while exporting our green products globally. Policy: Work with regional, state and federal policy makers to adopt rules supporting clean technology innovation and commercialization. Focus on products, services and solutions that are particularly effective in the American Southwest. Innovation: Work to bring clean technology research efforts to the region; coordinate with established research facilities to identify both synergies and gaps. Capital: Bring additional private capital, both strategic and financial to the region. Position San Diego as a major source of quality deal flow among green investors. Connective Tissue: Serve as a hub for the many but disparate stakeholders in the clean energy community.


March 6, 2012 CleanTECH San Diego & SEPA Present: Reception, San Diego Solar Symposium with Michael Picker; Sr Advisor to CA Governor Brown

August 28, 2012 CleanTECH San Diego & Pew Trust Foundation Present: How California Can Benefit from the Federal Fuel Standards

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Attracting Investment Capital


Iberdrola Renewables

Iberdrola Renewables’s gains approval to develop Tule Wind Power Project in east county to power 60,000 homes 900 local construction and operations jobs $3.5M in annual tax revenue $105M in tax revenue generated over the 30 -year life of project

Soitec Selects San Diego for Solar CPV Utility Scale Manufacturing Plant 450 manufacturing jobs 1000 regional indirect jobs 200 MW annual solar energy production capacity with goal of 400 MW

San Diego State University – Imperial Valley Campus Renewable Energy Generation Training and Demonstration Center

Iberdrola Renewables Tule Wind Project

EEE Soitec Manufacturing Plant Dedication


$1.6M SBA grant awarded to SDSU, CleanTECH San Diego et al to establish commercial-scale proof of concept center SDSU-Imperial Valley Campus Renewable Energy Generation Training to perform technology demonstrations, supported by and Demonstration Center commercialization services Project to improve and expand pipeline of financial and intellectual capital from San Diego and other cleantech hubs

Federal Clean Renewables Energy Bonds


CleanTECH San Diego-led coalition secures $154M allocation of Clean Renewable Energy Bonds (CREBs) available for municipalities to install 20MW of solar. One of five available dollars nationally awarded to San Diego Robust business climate helps support the over 200 San Diego solar energy enterprises San Diego ranks solar capital of the state






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Developing Skilled Workforce

EDGE Biofuels Initiative CA Department of Labor awards $4M grant to CleanTECH San Diego-led coalition for workforce development initiative; one of five grantees 300 EDGE program trainees; 102 job placements First of its kind public/private partnership aimed at creating industry informed curricula that’s advancing regional biofuels sector

Synthetic Genomics Institute Founded in 2005 by Dr. J. Craig Venter SGI and Exxon Mobil to demonstrate large-scale quantities of algae biofuels produced from San Diego-based state-of-theart greenhouse SGI purchases 81 acre site in Imperial Valley with 42 open ponds for testing/scaling of newly-identified and engineered algal strains – creating Imperial Valley jobs

Sapphire Energy

EDGE Program Overview

E ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics: The Next Phase of Algae Biofuels


San Diego based Sapphire Energy hires 160 employees and serves as one of the world leaders in algae-based green crude oil production, receives $144M Series C investment funding, Sapphire Energy’s Green Crude Farm with total private and public funding exceeding $300M Sapphire Energy’s active and on-schedule commercial demonstration in Luna County, New Mexico is the world's first commercial demonstration scale algae-to-energy facility



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car2go San Diego hosts nation’s first all electric vehicle (EV) car sharing program manufactured by Daimler San Diego market selected due to favorable policies supporting deployment of public infrastructure for electric vehicle charging Host fleet of 300 EVs with over 6000 subscribers after 90 days of launch

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

car2go San Diego Launch Day


25,000 EVs already on San Diego streets 10% of the 20,000 EVs ordered by San Diegans Home to nearly 40 clean transportation companies CleanTECH San Diego working with local to stakeholders to mitigate barriers to charging infrastructure deployment SDG&E preparing for grid impacts UC San Diego researching grid and storage scenarios City of San Diego and CleanTECH San Diego exploring regulatory strategies to support deployment

UC San Diego to Host World’s Largest Campus EV Infrastructure California Energy Commission awards UC San Diego grant with RWE and ABB to build world’s most diverse campus for public EV charging Grant provides for 26 Level two chargers and three DC fast chargers

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Smart City San Diego Solar-to-EV Project at San Diego Zoo


Smart City San Diego Solar-to-EV Project, located in the Zoo parking lot, is the first of its kind in the region 10 solar canopies producing 90-kilowatts of solar power to 5 EV charging stations and delivering excess energy to the grid. Carbon emissions reduced is equivalent to removing 21 cars from the road annually


Artist Rendering: Manuel Oncina, Architects Inc. Photo: Courtesy SDG&E


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ENERGY EFFICIENCY Building Sustainable Communities

San Diego’s Street Light Working Group

GE Lighting Revolution Tour

55,000 street light retrofits underway in 14 of 18 cities in San Diego county Delivering 20M kWh in annual energy savings Generating $3M in taxpayer savings, $20M in local economic development, 9,400 tons of carbon dioxide emissions reduction

Parking Light Working Group County of San Diego, Cities of Chula Vista and Santee, Mira Costa College and the San Diego Community College District Retrofitted 600+ lights in UC San Diego’s parking lots and San Diego State University’s Aztec Recreation Center and Viejas Area parking lots Port of San Diego completing a tidelands-wide audit and assessment to replace all exterior lighting

Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Cities of Santee ($480K) and Lemon Grove ($131K) executed procurement and installation phase of DOE EECBG projects City of Santee retrofits 1,785 street lights and City Hall complex More than 40% energy reduction on street lighting retrofits, 25% energy reduction from City Hall, saving $130k annually City of Lemon Grove streamlined procurement process for retrofitting 450 street lights by “piggybacking” on Santee’s procurement City of Lemon Grove upgrades City Hall HVAC systems


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Smart City San Diego

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SMART GRID Leading Strategic Collaboration

Public-private multi-year collaboration between GE, SDG&E, City of San Diego, UC San Diego and CleanTECH San Diego designed to: Test, deploy and scale smart grid systems and energy efficiency solutions Prepare regional infrastructure for one of largest EV deployments Set measureable standard for sustainability to repurpose globally

UC San Diego’s Smart Microgrid UC San Diego home to world-renowned microgrid, self-generating 93% of energy consumed with 42 MW distributed generation Leading solar forecasting, battery storage, electric vehicle and grid stability research

SDG&E – Nation’s Smartest Most Progressive Utility Completes installation of 2.2M smart meters SDGE procures 21% of energy from renewables U.S. EPA Awards SDG&E National Climate Leadership Award (2012) SDG&E: Nation’s Most Advanced Smart Grid in 2012 by POWER magazine (2012)


Leadership Series: CPUC Commissioner Timothy Simon


Leadership Series: Rear Admiral Smith, Commander, Navy Region Southwest

Leadership Series: Deb Tatum, GE Energy

CleanTECH San Diego & SDMAC Present: July 26, 2012: The Dept of the Navy's Renewable Energy Mandate & How San Diego Will Meet It. Capt Maurer (USN), Holly Smithson (CTSD), Rebecca Tuggle (Nielsen Construction Ca) Paul Bollinger (Boeing)



Soitec Sites Solar CPV Utility Scale Manufacturing Plant in San Diego 450 manufacturing jobs 1000 regional indirect jobs 200 MW annual solar energy production capacity with goal of 400 MW

car2go Launches San Diego as Nation’s First All Electric Vehicle Car Sharing Service San Diegans largest number of EV drivers and charging infrastructure build out attracts North America’s first all-electric car sharing network Fleet of 300 electric vehicles Over 6000 registrants in first 100 days of service

Cellana Selects San Diego for Administrative HQ Cellana’s six-acre facility in Kona, Hawaii, is home to one of the most advanced operational algae-to-biofuel demonstration facilities Over $100M invested in developing Cellana’s algae strains Awarded $5.5M USDA and DOE Grant

OneRoof Energy Launches in San Diego


Nation’s first residential solar leasing company to work directly with roofers to sell and install systems Secures $50M in combined financing funds in 2011; $5M in 2012 California’s fastest growing solar-leasing company creates 60 local jobs Secures 60 alliances with roofing providers and solar integrators

Cleantech Economic Impact Studies: San Diego’s New Economic Engine

SANDAG’s economic impact studies of select cleantech sectors; commissioned by Bank of America Merrill Lynch and CleanTECH San Diego View 2011 reports on our website (see them here)



Leading cleantech sector impacts: $3B direct, indirect and induced impact $750M in combined annual payroll 10,000+ jobs



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INTERNATIONAL REACH Attracting Global Markets

February 9, 2012: Hosted Royal Navy Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti with UK Trade & Investment

November 14, 2011: Presented at 2011 GCCA Later Stage Award /Dublin Cleantech Forum in Ireland

August 22, 2011: Presented at GCCA’s Cleantech for EcoCities in Montreal

June 28, 2012: Hosted Former Costa Rica President Top Ten Countries Web Traffic


US India Canada France Germany United Kingdom Mexico China Japan Australia

25,758 569 398 245 231 223 195 132 123 120

July 11-12, 2012: Hosted Saudi Arabia Biofuels delegation

December 8, 2011: Hosted Russia Smart Grid Delegation with U.S. Dept of Energy

February 20, 2012: Hosted China Investment Promotion Delegation

January 13, 2012: Hosts Biofuels and Maritime Capability with AUSTRADE

February 20, 2012: Hosted Smart Grid Thailand Board of Investment


PRESS & BRAND DEVELOPMENT CleanTECH San Diego continues to support its award winning cluster through strategic branding initiatives and earned media. The cluster has earned significant local media coverage as well as garnering national headlines throughout the year:

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Mayor Sanders Speaks at Clinton Global Initiative


FY 2012 Facebook Activity:

Media Activity: 100 media hits featuring or mentioning CleanTECH San Diego Compared to 8 media hits featuring or mentioning CleanTECH San Diego 2011


2012 Website Traffic: 29,799 visits

101,073 page views 56.85% new visitors


3 minutes 27 seconds average visit duration


365 new “Likes” 546 average users reached weekly 1,175,595 total impressions

FY 2012 Twitter Activity:

1250% increase in media activity

17,500 unique visitors

Jim Waring on KPBS: Impacts of California’s Cap and Trade

764 new followers


149 mentions 226 retweets 28,621 average users reached weekly 2,720,764 total impressions


FY 2012 LinkedIn Activity: 191 new members 20% in senior leadership positions 17% in renewables and environment industries 5 average discussions per week


Our membership is a diverse blend of public and private entities with interests and operations that extend beyond the greater San Diego region. Our powerful private sector base includes corporate leaders such as General Atomics, Sapphire Energy, GE, OSIsoft and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Combine this with our rich research and university resources, as well as our reach into local government and the NGO community, and you have a diverse membership that delivers access to those that make and influence decisions.


CleanTECH San Diego continues to represent its members and the region’s cleantech cluster in Sacramento and Washington DC. CleanTECH San Diego and its members meet regularly with legislative and administration officials at the state and national level to educate them on the region’s activities and to underscore the policies that both support and hinder the cleantech economy.

Commercialization Support:

Our innovative SCRUB program is designed to enable access to capital, support and services for promising early stage businesses. Since its inception, 41 companies have been selected and scrubbed. On June 27, EvoNexus, the CommNexus San Diego incubator for startup companies, announced its collaboration with CleanTECH San Diego to aid entrepreneurs in bringing early-stage cleantech ventures to market. The partnership will foster economic development with the EvoNexus ground-breaking community incubator model. The SCRUB program will continue to serve as the connective tissue and maintain an active pipeline of new candidate companies to both EvoNexus’ downtown and La Jolla offices.

Thought Leadership:

This year we featured guests and educated policymakers on our award winning cluster including California Public Utilities Commissioner Timothy Simon, President of the Carbon War Room and former President of Costa Rica Jose Maria Figueres, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute Amory Lovins, California Air Resources Board Chairman Mary Nichols, California Public Utilities Commission Deputy Director Nancy Ryan, Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti of the British Royal Navy, Deputy Director of the White House Council on Environmental & Quality Gary Guzy and Special Advisor to CA Governor Brown, Michael Picker.


Membership By Sector 2012 CleanTECH San Diego Members


2012 MEMBERSHIP ACADEMIC California State University San Marcos Point Loma Nazarene University *San Diego State University *Scripps Institution of Oceanography *University of California San Diego *University of San Diego GOVERNMENT *City of Chula Vista *City of San Diego City of Santee Navy Region Southwest *Port of San Diego San Diego County Board of Supervisors San Diego County Regional Airport Authority San Diego Unified School District INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS AUSTRADE Consulate of Canada in San Diego Global CleanTech Cluster Association Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Swiss CleanTech United Kingdom Trade & Investment World Trade Center San Diego NON-GOVERNMENTAL *BIOCOM *CONNECT Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization *Imperial Valley Economic Development Council San Diego Foundation *San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce *San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation *San Diego Sports Innovators *San Diego Workforce Partnership San Diego Zoo Global South County Economic Development Council *TECH America

BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL *Bank of America Merrill Lynch *EcoElectron Ventures  Figtree Energy Resource Company *Forestview Advisors *Lightsource Renewables, LLC *Tech Coast Angels *UBS Financial Services Wells Fargo Advisors Ygrene Energy Fund ENERGY & TECHNOLOGY *AMSOLAR Corporation *Assure Controls car2go Cellana Enel Green Power North America Everest Solar Systems *General Atomics *General Electric *Honeywell International Iberdrola Renewables Invenergy Kai BioEnergy Kyocera Solar LS Power Marvin K. Brown Auto Center OneRoof Energy OSIsoft PCN Technology Pearson Fuels Power Analytics Premier Alliance Quail Brush Genco LLC *San Diego Gas & Electric Sapphire Energy *Sempra Energy Silicon Border *Soitec Solar Gard *Sullivan Solar Power *Synthetic Genomics

BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS DPR Construction, Inc. HG Fenton Nielsen Construction Ca. Southern Contracting Swinerton Builders PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Alexandria Real Estate *Barney & Barney Best Best & Krieger *California Strategies, LLC Chubb Insurance *Cushman & Wakefield Deloitte & Touche *Ernst & Young Eddie Grace Creative Media Group Fidelity National Title *Green Talent Staffing *Haskell & White Irvine Company Jones Lang LaSalle *KPMG *Latham & Watkins Lockton Insurance Manpower *Mintz Levin *Morrison & Foerster Passage Productions Pello Events *Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch Promar Designs San Diego Business Journal Stoel Rives, LLP Xconomy *Board Member



GOVERNMENT Eric Engelman Energy Policy Analyst Office of Mayor Sanders Gabriel Gutierrez Policy Advisor Office of Supervisor Ron Roberts

BOARD LEADERSHIP James Waring Executive Chairman

Scott Peters Chairman Port of San Diego

Tony Haymet Vice Chairman Director – Scripps Institution of Oceanography Kelley Gale Vice Chairman Partner – Latham & Watkins Julian Parra Vice Chairman Senior Vice President and Commercial Banking Market Executive – Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Craig Ruiz Principle Economic Development Specialist City of Chula Vista

TEAM Holly Smithson President & COO Jason Anderson Vice President Marty Turock Greening San Diego Manager Jennifer Jamall Communications Director Pauline Ma Program Manager Tammy Wood Office Manager COMMITTEES Advocacy Capital Formation Education & Outreach Executive Membership Nominating Smart Grid BOARD OF DIRECTORS ACADEMIC Scott Anders Director University of San Diego – Energy Policy Initiatives Center

Rear Admiral Dixon Smith Commander Navy Region Southwest NON-GOVERNMENTAL Ruben Barrales President & CEO San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce Lisa Easterly Vice President – Marketing San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation Timothy Kelley President & CEO Imperial Valley Economic Development Corp. Joe Panetta President & CEO BIOCOM Duane Roth CEO CONNECT Bill Walton Executive Chairman San Diego Sports Innovators BUSINESS & FINANCIAL Julia Brown CEO Forestview Advisors Mike Elconin President Tech Coast Angels Peter Fisher CEO Lightsource Renewables

Sandra Brown Vice Chancellor for Research UC San Diego

Josh Lampl CEO EcoElectron Ventures

Alan Sweedler Director for Center of Energy Studies San Diego State University

Glenn Mosier Senior Vice President of Investments UBS Financial Services

Steve Welter Vice President for Research and Graduate Dean San Diego State University

ENERGY & TECHNOLOGY Jim Avery Senior Vice President – Power Supply San Diego Gas & Electric


Bryan Bjorndal President Assure Controls Clark Crawford VP Sales and Business Development USA Soitec Michael Kempa Director of Sustainable Solutions Honeywell International Joseph Mahler Chief Financial Officer Synthetic Genomics Daniel Sullivan President Sullivan Solar Power Bill Sahnd Western Region Sales Director (South) GE Digital Energy Jared Quient Vice President – Project Development AMSOLAR Corp. PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Lee Barken Energy and Cleantech Practice Leader Haskell & White Ed Bryant Partner KPMG Bo Davis Senior Manager Deloitte & Touche LLP Ben Haddad Principal California Strategies Patrick Hanson Principal Barney & Barney Carl Kukkonen Partner Mintz Levin John Lormon Partner Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves and Savitch Darren Morgan Director - Tenant Representation Group Cushman & Wakefield Doug Regnier Partner Ernst & Young Steve Rowles Partner Morrison & Foerster Seth Stein President Green Talent Staffing


San Diego is home to over 850 diverse cleantech companies.

San Diego leads the nation in solar power installations with more than 16,000 solar rooftops and 125MW in capacity. San Diego hosts North America’s first and only all-electric fleet car sharing service through Daimler’s car2go program. As the nation’s leader in electrical vehicle deployment, more than 10% of the 20,000 Nissan Leafs sold in 2012 were ordered by San Diegans. Smart City San Diego and the San Diego Zoo install a solar photovoltaic canopy to charge electric vehicles in the Zoo parking lot and serves as the region’s first of its kind. Solar power will charge plug-in EVs, store solar power, and provide renewable energy to the community. The San Diego Street Light Working Group comprises 13 of San Diego County’s 18 municipalities and retrofitted 55,000 streetlights to energy-efficient LED and induction technology. This collaboration is saving taxpayers $3M annually and generating more than $25M in local job creation for local electrical contractors, suppliers and lighting manufacturers. UC San Diego’s world renowned microgrid self-generates 93% of its energy and provides the ability to manage 42MW of generating capacity, including a central cogeneration plant, an array of solar photovoltaic installations and a fuel cell that operates on natural gas reclaimed from a landfill site. San Diego leads the US Military’s clean energy efforts: the Miramar Marine Corps Air Station is the first military base in the US to be powered by landfill gas. Camp Pendleton is home to a solar project that is one the greenest US armed forces bases worldwide. San Diego’s cleantech sector generated over $3 billion in direct, indirect and regional economic activity and created over 10,000 jobs in 2011. CleanTECH San Diego participated in a first-of-its-kind public/private partnership to create curricula to support San Diego’s biofuels sector.  Over 300 EDGE trainees have graduated and 102 have been hired. San Diego Gas & Electric ranks as most intelligent utility in the nation for the third year in a row by IDC Energy Insights and Intelligent Utility Magazine.


THE ROAD AHEAD - 2013 San Diego’s successful EDGE Biofuels Initiative will be replicated to develop the workforce training in other cleantech sectors. Building off the best practices developed in the   Greening San Diego program, CleanTECH San Diego will leverage its collaborations to empower municipalities and other institutions to strategically reduce energy use through the launch of its Shave the Peak and Residential Energy Efficiency programs. CleanTECH San Diego will continue its support of early stage cleantech companies through its SCRUB program and other commercialization efforts.   CleanTECH San Diego will continue to strengthen and diversify membership development and retention programs. CleanTECH San Diego’s advocacy efforts will continue to identify and advocate "mission critical" policies at the federal, state and regional levels that support innovation and clean technology solutions. Implementation and development of East County renewables, PACE, and educating policy makers and regulators.   CleanTECH San Diego will continue to   convene   stakeholders to accelerate the adoption of technology:   Smart City

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2012 CleanTECH San Diego Annual Report  

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