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IN THE NEWS: Going solar in Michigan: What you need to know

There are lots of reasons for businesses to switch from electricity to solar. Tax breaks, financial incentives and increased property values are attractive to owners, while the ease of maintenance and long lives of solar panels are a boon to the property managers. Though the upfront capital investment can be large, it’s an investment that has a solid, ongoing return, (plus, the environmental benefits and company goodwill are nearly incalculable).

RELEASE: University of Michigan-Dearborn students help shape the vehicle of the future by participating in DENSO’s MDrive car share study

University of Michigan-Dearborn students will help shape the future of mobility by participating in MDrive, a car sharing study announced by DENSO International America, Inc. today. DENSO, a global automotive supplier, with support from Detroit-based NextEnergy, an accelerator of advanced energy and mobility technologies, launched the study to determine what technologies may be needed for a new car sharing segment.

RELEASE: Callida Energy named $80,000 winner of 2016 NextChallenge: Smart Cities

NextEnergy, in partnership with DENSO International America, DTE Energy and Wells Fargo, has named Callida Energy as the winner of the 2016 NextChallenge: Smart Cities technology challenge, a global competition challenging innovators to find hardware and software technology solutions to address unmet needs in urban areas. Callida Energy will receive $80,000 in grant funding from Wells Fargo to demonstrate and validate their solution.

RELEASE: Early application deadline nears for chance to present to investors at InvestMidwest Venture Capitol Forum

Entrepreneurs have two more weeks to meet the early application deadline to apply to present their cases to prospective investors at the 2017 InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum.

IN THE NEWS: Detroit’s NextEnergy, Southfield-based Denso Partner on Mobility Technologies (dbusiness, Emma Klug)

Detroit-based nonprofit NextEnergy and Denso International America, Inc., a global Tier 1 supplier with its North American headquarters in Southfield, are partnering in an effort to accelerate the implementation and commercialization of smart city and advanced mobility technologies.