CCEF - Alpha Program

July 13, 2021


The CCEF Alpha Program has expired.

Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) offers support to companies working to develop emerging clean energy technologies. The Alpha Program is an early stage funding opportunity. There is $50,000 available for engineering design and development support (in the form of a grant) and $150,000 available for prototype construction and testing (in the form of a loan).

There are two rounds of funding per year. First round applications were due on June 15, 2011.

Check the program web site for information about future funding rounds and additional qualification criteria.



Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Connecticut
Incentive Type: Industry Recruitment/Support
Web Site:
Administrator: Connecticut Clean Energy Fund
Start Date: 03/30/2011
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Space Heat
  • Solar Thermal Process Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Biomass
  • Hydrogen
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Combined Heat & Power
  • Fuel Cells using Non-Renewable Fuels
  • Heat recovery
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Processing and Manufacturing Equipment
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Wind (Small)
  • Geothermal Direct-Use
  • Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
  • Other Distributed Generation Technologies
Incentive Amount: $50,000 - $200,000
Maximum Incentive: $200,000

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.