The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) has announced the start of its Photovoltaic (PV) Program for commercial, industrial and institutional buildings.Rocky Hill, Connecticut – October 14, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] Interested parties must submit a pre-application by December 13, 2002, to participate in the Request for Proposal (RFP), which will be issued in January 2003. The funding available under the program will total US$1 million for all selected projects. “CCEF is pleased to undertake a solar PV Program,” said Charles Moret, Managing Director, Investments, for the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund. “It will compliment and support other CCEF initiatives in fuel cells, wave and wind energy, biomass, as well as our infrastructure market development and education activities.” The purpose of CCEF’s Solar PV Program is to stimulate the PV market and demonstrate the use of PV systems as a viable, distributed power-generation resource in Connecticut. The fund is requesting pre-applications that illustrate innovative, effective and replicable PV systems on buildings that: provide high-value or premium-power attributes; relieve electrical load congestion in critical areas in Connecticut; promote a highly visible application; reduce barriers to installation; demonstrate innovative approaches to design, application or financing; and promote environmental benefits. A copy of the pre-application form can be obtained by downloading it from the organization’s Web site at http://www.ctcleanenergy.com.