CHICAGO (WWJ) — Detroit-based Greelancer.com won $50,000 in prizes in last week’s Clean Energy Challenge business plan competition and conference in Chicago.
The fourth annual event, sponsored by the Clean Energy Trust, offered $500,000 in prizes donated by the federal Department of Energy, Wells Fargo, Boeing Co., United Continental Holdings Inc., Honeywell International, Exelon Corp.’s Commonwealth Edison subsidiary and the Clean Energy Trust.
The Clean Energy Trust was founded by a group of civic and business leaders to accelerate the pace of clean energy innovation, and its board includes Hyatt heir and philanthropist Nicholas J. Prizker and independent energy entrepreneur Michael P. Polsky.
Greenlancer.com has developed an e-business that organizes freelance engineers and installers to meet the surging demand for solar energy installations. Contractors and developers use this platform as a tool kit of services — everything they need to complete projects on time and under budget. Most popular services include feasibility studies, in-depth financial reports, permit drawings, interconnection applications, to name a few.