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March 2023


Cleantech San Diego and the Southern California Energy Innovation Network (SCEIN) invite you to join us April 5 from 8:00 - 11:30 am for an update on the cleantech sector in the San Diego region and the key technologies that will continue to drive the industry. San Diego's Cleantech Industry: A Regional Update will feature a series of panel discussions with industry experts exploring the status of existing technologies, conversations about cleantech policy drivers and what these investments mean for business, a forum for companies and startups to discuss strategies for partnerships, and a series of fast-paced pitch presentations from SCEIN CEOs and founders describing their cutting-edge cleantech innovations. The event is free for Cleantech San Diego members and $75 for non-members. Register


Cleantech San Diego is pleased to welcome new members Newfront and  Carbon Blade.

Cleantech San Diego is thankful for membership renewals from our partners at Futures Unbound and South 8 Technologies.

Cleantech San Diego Leads DOE EnergyTech University Prize Southern California Event

On February 23, Cleantech San Diego and the Southern California Energy Innovation Network led the Southern California EnergyTech UP EXPLORE Event, where Low Temperature Hydrothermal Synthesis from UC San Diego became the regional winner of $3,000 for their business plan. The team now moves on to the next phase of competition, where they will refine their market analysis and business opportunity before competing in the DOE National Pitch Event on April 3. Sponsored by the Office of Technology Transitions at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and in partnership with the American-Made Challenges, EnergyTech UP is a competition challenging college student teams to compete for cash prizes. Learn more

San Diego Community Power Holds Power100 Champions Circle Dinner with Mayor Gloria

On February 15, Cleantech San Diego joined San Diego Community Power to host an exclusive dinner with San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria and fellow local businesses leaders who have opted up to 100% renewable energy as Power100 Champions. The dinner and roundtable discussion offered a forum for San Diego Community Power to thank customers for their 100% renewable energy commitments and provided an opportunity for business leaders to engage with Mayor Gloria and each other. Learn More

Cleantech San Diego at DISTRIBUTECH

From February 7-9, Cleantech San Diego members and staff attended DISTRIBUTECH International held at in San Diego. As part of the event, Southern California Energy Innovation Network startups ALD Technical Solutions and Universal Devices pitched in the Initiate program. Cleantech San Diego attended a number of panels and participated in member events around the conference, including a Black & Veatch reception.

Cleantech San Diego Community Choice Energy Working Group Update

Now in its third year, Cleantech San Diego's Community Choice Energy Working Group is a committee focused on following the community choice energy (CCE) procurement process, increasing collaboration between CCEs and Cleantech San Diego members, and providing industry insight into CCE program design. The Energy Working Group met on January 24 to set its priorities for the year and to hear a presentation from San Diego Community Power about opportunities with its Power100 customers. To learn more, contact Hillary Hebert.

Aptera and the Race to Solar Mobility

As Cleantech San Diego member Aptera Motors races toward production, they are offering the opportunity for a community of trailblazers to accelerate the path toward production and earn priority delivery of their Aptera vehicles. Through the Aptera Accelerator Program, the first 2,000 Launch Edition vehicles produced will be prioritized for early deliveries to investors who participate between now and March 26 . Learn More

SDG&E Announces $16 Million in Relief 

SDG&E has announced it is providing $16 million in shareholder funding to help customers with bill assistance and bolster community resources for residents who may be struggling financially. As part of this commitment, SDG&E will fund a new $10 million program to support local nonprofit, community-based organizations that provide essential services to vulnerable customers. Read More

Harvest Thermal Named to Fast Company’s List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies

Cleantech San Diego member and Southern California Energy Innovation Network company Harvest Thermal has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023. Harvest Thermal, which makes homes more sustainable by replacing gas heating and hot water with a low-carbon system, was recognized as one of the 10 most innovative companies with fewer than 100 employees.  Read More

Riverside Startup SiLi-ion Advances to San Diego Angel Conference Quarter Finals

San Diego Angel Conference announced the 25 quarterfinalists that will move forward toward the final pitch at the Angel Conference on April 22. Cleantech San Diego member and Southern California Energy Innovation Network company SiLi-ion is among the quarterfinalists. Read More

GKN Hydrogen to Host Open House

On March 24 from 12:00 - 2:00 pm, Cleantech San Diego member GKN Hydrogen will host an open house to welcome the cleantech community to their new offices at 3246 Grey Hawk Ct. in Carlsbad. Food and beverages will be provided and an HY2Mini turn-key, decentralized hydrogen energy system will be on display for guests to get a chance to look at a fully-integrated hydrogen energy system up close. Contact Clark Crawford for more information.

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Event Calendar


IEEE PES Grid Edge Technologies Conference & Expo

April 10-13
San Diego, CA
Learn More

E-Capital Summit
at EarthX

Innovator Applications due March 3

April 19-22
Dallas, TX
Learn More

NREL Industry Growth Forum

SCEIN companies 
Sonocharge and Harvest Thermal are Startup Pitch Competition Presenters

May 1-3
Denver, CO
Learn More


ENGIE Steps Up Its Energy Transition, Targets Renewables
Offshore Energy, Feb. 21, 2023

Electric Vehicle Charging Capacity to Expand at SoCal Military Bases
KPBS, Feb. 20, 2023

San Diego’s Sustainable Progress: A City Committed to Renewable Energy and Environmental Stewardship
Environment + Energy Leader, Feb. 10, 2023

San Diego County Supervisors OK Updated Building, Energy-Related Codes
Times of San Diego, Feb. 8, 2023

Aptera Unveils ‘Launch’ Edition
San Diego Business Journal, Feb. 8, 2023

Lithium Valley: Imperial County Offers Rebates, Tax Breaks to Developers
Desert Sun, Feb. 7, 2023

DISTRIBUTECH Attendees Tour San Diego Long-Duration Storage and Microgrid Project
Power Engineering, Feb. 7, 2023

Corporate Boards Are Ramping Up These Sustainability Priorities
Bloomberg, Feb. 6, 2023


Energy and Sustainability Washington Update

Presented by Mintz
and ML Strategies

View March Update


Cleantech San Diego recently submitted the following letters in support of its members and the cleantech industry:

ALD Technical Solutions DOE SBIR Application


Innovation Incubator (IN2) Annual Report

Features SCEIN 
company Community Energy Labs and graduate Neocharge and mentions Cleantech San Diego as a channel partner

View Report


San Diego Community
Power Plan Presentation

Learn about SDCP's 
Community Power Plan at a March 14 virtual presentation and provide your feedback on the draft through March 31

Register to Attend