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A Global Reputation for Technological Innovation

CaliBaja is at the center of the global cleantech / renewable energy revolution. Over 900 companies located throughout CaliBaja are benefitting from the unique bi-national cleantech business environment.

Home to more than 90 research institutes and 60 universities, CaliBaja is positioned to capture clean tech business with a wealth of funding networks that are found in the more than 50 venture capital firms located within the region.

CaliBaja has over 47,000 megawatts (MW) of technical potential for geothermal, solar, wind and biomass sources (California Center for Sustainable Energy, October 2008).

CaliBaja is also an important global center for the development of water technologies and green construction technology.

Come see why companies such as Kyocera, Hydronautics, CalEnergy, Concentrix, 8 Minute Energy, SunPower, Siliken, Pattern Energy and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) are doing business in CaliBaja.


CaliBaja Business Advantages

  • San Diego boasts a global reputation for technological innovation in biotech and life sciences, providing optimal crossover into the clean tech space. The presence of a collaborative business community working with the world class class research centers are resulting in opportunities in innovative areas such as biofuels, clean energy storage and energy efficiency.

  • Imperial Valley in California has been identified as one of the critical areas for the growth of renewable energy generation. With a growing geothermal energy industry, endless access to sun for solar power, key areas for wind, an abundant supply of land, Imperial Valley is a key area for the US and California as more renewable energy comes into the market. Imperial Valley also plays an important role in the development of algae-based biofuels.

  • Baja California has been identified by the Californian Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative (RETI) as a Renewable Energy Zone with a technical potential of over 9,000 MW of wind energy. Baja is also a source of rapidly expanding manufacturing of clean technologies and is on track to be the site of an innovative energy storage farm.


Helpful Links

  • California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) - The California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) is an independent, nonprofit corporation that helps residents, businesses and public agencies save energy, reduce grid demand and generate their own power through a variety of rebate, technical assistance and education programs. CCSE also provides the community with objective information, research, analysis and long-term planning on energy issues and technologies.

  • The California Energy Commission - The California Energy Commission is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency. Created by the Legislature in 1974 and located in Sacramento, six basic responsibilities guide the Energy Commission as it sets state energy policy. Promoting Efficiency and Conservation, Supporting Cutting-Edge Research, and Developing Our Renewable Energy Resources.

  • Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada (CICESE) The Scientific Research and Higher Education Center (Centro de Investigacion Cientifica y de Educacion Superior de Ensenada) was created in 1973 by the federal government as part of the initiative to decentralize scientific activities and modernize the country. It is the largest institution of the 27 that are part of the public research centers of the National Science and Tecnology Council (Conacyt). The scientific staff is comprised of nearly 400 researchers and technicians who conduct an average of 350 research projects per year. They also advise and instruct an average of nearly 450 master's and doctorate degrees in science.

  • CleanTECH San Diego - CleanTECH San Diego is a private, non-profit member organization formed in 2007. As one of the nation's premier cleantech clusters representing over 900 companies, its mission is to position the region as a global leader in the cleantech economy. CleanTECH San Diego serves as a catalyst for a diverse group of stakeholders to advance a common agenda.

  • Energy Policy Initiatives Center - USD (EPIC) - The Energy Policy Initiatives Center (EPIC) is a non-profit academic and research center of the University of San Diego School of Law that studies energy policy issues affecting the San Diego region and California. EPIC integrates research and analysis, law school study, and public education, and serves as a source of legal and policy expertise and information in the development of sustainable solutions that meet our future energy needs. EPIC monitors regulatory and legislative activity related to energy policy issues affecting the San Diego region and California.

  • San Diego Center for Algae Biotechnology (SD-CAB) - The San Diego Center for Algae Biotechnology (SD-CAB) was established in 2008 as a consortium of researchers from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) and San Diego State University (SDSU), in partnership with private industry. The Center incorporates international research scientists from the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, economics, and policy.

  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography - With more than a century of exploration and discovery in global sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography is one of the oldest, largest, and the world's preeminent center for ocean and earth research, teaching, and public education. Research at Scripps Institution of Oceanography encompasses physical, chemical, biological, geological, and geophysical studies of the oceans and earth.

  • UCSD Environment and Sustainability Initiative - The UC San Diego Sustainability Solutions Institute grew out of an earlier Environment and Sustainability Initiative and is a cross-campus platform to facilitate interdepartmental research, education, and outreach. SSI builds on the need for interdisciplinary approaches to solving pressing environmental problems. SSI typically creates collaborations involving faculty, students at all levels, and the University's professional management staff and links them with extramural community partners.

  • State Energy Commission of Baja California/Comision Estatal de Energia de Baja California - The State Energy Commission of Baja California, was created by the Governor's Decree on July 25 2008 to take advantage of local sustainable energy resources, impacting positively on the quality of life of the Baja Californians and the competitiveness of the state. driving innovative projects and programs for the sustainable use of the local energy sources.


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