The Michigan NextEnergy Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on energy efficiency and battery storage that leases laboratory facilities, business incubator space, and other facilities to support the state's alternative energy industry. As a Renaissance Zone, businesses within the NextEnergy Center may be eligible for tax benefits aside from the numerous tax credits the state offers alternative energy businesses.
The Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan conducts research to help deliver energy efficiency solutions, new clean energy jobs, and provide natural resource, environmental, and economic technologies. Research includes energy-efficient buildings, solar, CHP, biomass, and wind energy. The Center was first created in March 2011, funded by an initial grant from the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth and its private sector partner, Energy Systems Group.
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