Clean Currents Named Maryland Green Company of the Year

Rockville Based Green Energy Company Wins Green Co. of the Year Category at 2010 Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Awards

Jun 17, 2010, 09:09 ET from Clean Currents

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Clean Currents, a leading green energy company in the Mid-Atlantic, was awarded "Green Company of the Year" at the tenth annual Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Awards (ICOY) ceremony held in Baltimore Tuesday evening.  Sponsored by the Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development, the Maryland Technology Development Corporation, Saul Ewing LLP, and RSM McGladrey, Inc.  The tenth annual Maryland ICOY publicly recognizes achievements by current clients and graduates of the Maryland Business Incubator Association.

“We are thrilled to be recognized for our success in building a powerful green brand in Maryland and the broader region,” said Gary Skulnik, Clean Currents President and Co-Founder.

The ICOY awards were chosen in nine categories by a selection committee of regional industry leaders and early-stage investors.  The categories included best Life Sciences, Information Technology, Technology Services, New Incubator, Technology Transfer, Homeland Security, Graduate Company, and Green Company.  Depending on the category, award recipients were selected based on the following criteria: success in achieving objectives, product development, growth, investment, and impact on the region.  

Clean Currents has been operating out of the Rockville Innovation Center, part of the Montgomery County Incubator network, since 2007.  From humble beginnings, Clean Currents has steadily grown into the region's leading clean energy company, offering innovative green solutions to businesses and residents.  Clean Currents has remained committed to community involvement, chiefly through its grassroots program; the Green Neighborhood Challenge.  To date, almost 100 communities have enrolled in the Challenge.  Through the Challenge Clean Currents works with community leaders to educate people about living a more sustainable lifestyle; advocating for environmental legislation, and greening their community.  

The Maryland Business Incubator Association (MBIA) spans 20 business incubators operating across Maryland, representing 345 current and graduate companies.  Clean Currents is headquartered in the Rockville Innovation Incubator of Montgomery County and has a second office in Catonsville MD.  

About Clean Currents

Clean Currents began offering its clean wind power product in 2007 to customers in central Maryland and the DC suburbs.  It has since grown into one of the Mid-Atlantic's leading green energy companies, counting over 6,000 residential and 500 commercial customers across DC, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.  The company works with businesses and homeowners interested in switching their electricity source to green power through the grid or through on-site solar power installation.  It is sustainably operated and recognized as a certified green business.


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