Clean Energy Challenge 2011


Entry deadline


Competition Organizer

Clean Energy Trust

Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Business - Local U.S.
  • Technology - Green
  • Specialized Industries
Who's Eligible
At least one team member must be an Illinois resident. Business plans must fit into one of the following technology categories: 
  1. Renewable energy
  2. Smart grid and energy storage
  3. Next generation transportation
  4. Manufacturing
  5. Clean Coal
  6. Energy efficiency 
  7. Energy Information Systems
  8. Water

There is a $50 application fee per team. 
Important Dates

Entries and application fees must be submitted by December 20, 2010. Ten finalists will be selected to advance on January 1, 2011. Finalists must pay an additional $150 to cover event preparation and mentor support. The final event will take place on March 3, 2011.

Competition Prizes

At least $100,000 will be awarded in cash prizes and select business support services. The allocation of the prize will be determined relative to the quality and composition of the applicants.