EPA Administrator Visits NextEnergy, Promotes Clean EnergyGina McCarthy, head of the U.S Environmental Protection Agency, visited NextEnergy in Detroit and discussed the economic benefits of pursuing a clean-energy future.
Three Michigan Advanced Energy Companies Receive NextEnergy GrantsThree Michigan advanced energy companies have received nearly $300,000 in Michigan Accelerating Technology Energy Grant funds from NextEnergy.
NextEnergy Launches Lighting Competition For Ford, RecoveryParkNextEnergy has launched a global challenge aimed at inspiring the development of innovative energy solutions for Ford Motor Company and RecoveryPark.
Company Developing Technology For Drones Wins $500K In Accelerate Michigan Innovation CompetitionThe Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition brought together 54 of the most innovative start-ups in the state to Detroit for a two-day competition where they vied for $1 million in prizes.
Ford And NextEnergy Challenge Suppliers To Create New Lighting ProductsFord Motor Company and NextEnergy are challenging industry suppliers to create advanced new automotive lighting products.
Two Farmington Hills Companies Named Finalists In Energy ChallengeTwo companies based in Farmington Hills, Lumecon and Illuminating Concepts, have been selected as finalists for the second DTE Energy E-Challenge Competition in partnership with NextEnergy and The Engineering Society of Detroit.
Survey Says NextEnergy Supported $115M Funding, 383 JobsNextEnergy, the state's advanced energy industry accelerator, produced a $115 million, 383-job boost to the state's economy, a new study says.
Battery Maker Navitas To Create 125 Jobs, Invest $9.3 million In MichiganNavitas Systems LLC will expand its Michigan operations and move to a new location in Pittsfield Charter Township, investing $9.3 million and creating 125 jobs over the coming four years, according to the state advanced energy industry accelerator NextEnergy.
Michigan Advanced Lighting Conference Shines A Light On New IndustryMichigan's advanced lighting industry will be displayed at full brightness on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at the Michigan Advanced Lighting Conference, to be held at the Electrical Industry Training Center in Warren. The conference features two tracks with topics and speakers tailored to a wide range of industry professionals -- track 1 for customers and contractors, track 2 for manufacturers. Topics covered include the companies moving Michigan's lighting industry forward, innovative project case studies, optimizing return on investment with sensors and controls, and “what’s next” in research and development. Keynotes will be delivered by John W. Curran, president of LED Transformations LLC, a Stanton, N.J. advanced lighting consultant, and Eric Haugaard, director of product technology at Cree Inc., a manufacturer of light-emitting diode materials and devices, headquartered in Durham, N.C. Attendees will also have access to an “Advanced Lighting Showcase” featuring products and services, many from Michigan-based companies. The day’s agenda includes many valuable opportunities for participants to network, including breakfast, lunch and an afterglow reception. Facility owners and managers can discover the innovative products, tangible resources and proof of ROI they need to enhance both their buildings and their bottom line. Contractors and other industry participants will discover how to leverage the latest advanced technology to grow their businesses. Conference participants include architects, engineers, lighting manufacturers, building managers, owners, and developers, and other industry professionals. Attendees have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits toward certifications offered through American Institute of Architects (AIA), Building Owners and Managers Institute International (BOMI) and US Green Building Council (USGBC). The cost to attend is $75. NextEnergy is serving as the event organizer, with the support of the Michigan Economic Development Corp. and partnering organizations, the Michigan Public Service Commission, the Michigan Solid-State Lighting Association, the Green Team Coalition, the Electrical Industry Training Center, and the Michigan Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program. Event sponsors include DTE Energy, Consumers Energy, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 58 and the National Electrical Contractors Association of Southeast Michigan. Sponsorship opportunities are still available at costs ranging from $250 to $15,000.For more information on sponsorships, please contact Diana L. Nash, LEED AP, at (248) 763-2275 or “The influence of information technology, energy codes and standards, and advances in lighting efficiency and flexibility are driving significant changes within the lighting industry,” said Thomas Bowes, assistant director, Detroit Electrical Industry Training Center. “This is an exciting time for the industry with a degree of innovation not seen since the days of Thomas Edison and his development of the incandescent light.” For more information about the conference visit
Michigan Advanced Lighting Conference To Shed Light On Advanced Tech In A Growing IndustryNextEnergy, the state of Michigan's advanced energy industry accelerator, will host the Michigan Advanced Lighting Conference, to be held in conjunction with the Michigan Solid State Lighting Association’s annual symposium Tuesday, Dec. 3 at the Electrical Industry Training Center in Warren.
General Dynamics Land Systems, NextEnergy, TM3 Systems Demonstrate Microgrid TechnologyGeneral Dynamics Land Systems Maneuver Collaboration Center, NextEnergy and TM3 Systems successfully completed a microgrid technology demonstration in July at General Dynamics Land Systems' headquarters in Sterling Heights.
Free Informational Webinar Offered for DTE Energy E-Challenge CompetitionA free informational webinar will be offered on Monday, Aug. 26 at 2 p.m. for those interested in participating in the DTE Energy E-Challenge for Advanced Lighting Competition, but have questions about the program and the application process.