Attention Students: Win $100,000 for Your Clean Energy Technology Business Idea! Entries Due March 1

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The $100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge, a U.S. Department of Energy-supported business innovation competition dedicated to helping students develop and commercialize new clean energy technologies, is accepting entries.

Open to students throughout the Southeastern United States, the ACC Clean Energy Challenge features a $100,000 grand prize, with the winner advancing and representing the southeast region in the DOE National Clean Energy Business Plan Finals in Washington, D.C., in summer 2013.

The ACC Clean Energy Challenge invites participation by student teams developing commercially promising renewable energies, energy efficiency improvements, and advanced fuels/vehicles. Teams must be comprised of at least 50 percent student members.

Initial entries, consisting of an executive summary and video pitch, are due March 1, 2013. Selected semi-finalists will be invited to compete in the ACC Clean Energy Challenge Finals Competition, held April 8-9, 2013, at North Carolina State University. The ACC Clean Energy Challenge Finals Competition is co-hosted by North Carolina State University, Duke University, the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and Wake Forest University.

For more information and to enter, visit

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    Feb 22, 2013 11:00 AM EDT (America/New_York)
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    Mar 1, 2013 11:00 PM EDT (America/New_York)
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