The Grant Proposal
|For more than 20 years, The University of Toledo has been involved with advancing
solar technology. The nation’s largest manufacturer of solar cells, First Solar located
in nearby Perrysburg, Ohio, actually had its origins in laboratories on the campus
of The University of Toledo.
In2001, The University of Toledo committed to building a program of national excellence in alternative and renewable energy – beginning with a focus on solar energy and then expanding into fuel cells, biomass, hybrid vehicles, and now wind energy.
The Clean and Alternative Energy Incubator is the next step in this commitment, giving university spin-off businesses and alternative energy companies who want to collaborate with the university a place to nurture and grow into stable, expanding businesses that can enhance the business community of Northwest Ohio and the region.