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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Cleantech Group Announce Launch of Government Funding Resource

Online Portal Provides Extensive Database of Funding Opportunities

PALO ALTO and SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 29, 2009) – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich
& Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life
sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, and the Cleantech Group,
providers of leading global market research, events, and advisory services
for the clean technology ecosystem, today announced the launch of a powerful
online tool that provides clean technology entrepreneurs and companies with
a searchable, easy-to-use source for federal and state government funding
opportunities and guidance on how to apply.
The publicly available tool-driven by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
content-aggregates and frequently updates the numerous financing
opportunities, such as grants, loan guarantees, tax credits, and other
programs, being offered by federal and state governments. Users are able to
search by industry sector, as well as by state-by-state resources. The tool
also includes articles by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati attorneys on how
to take advantage of governmental funding opportunities, links to useful
federal and state websites, and additional firm publications such as The
Clean Tech Report and relevant WSGR Alerts and press releases.

The tool appears on the Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati website as the
Clean Tech Resource Center and on the Cleantech Group’s website as the U.S.
Government Stimulus Portal.

“We are proud to work with many of the leading clean technology companies as
they develop products that address the world’s need for clean and renewable
energy,” said Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati CEO Steven Bochner. “The firm
has an exceptional team of attorneys committed to this space, and the Clean
Tech Resource Center is just one more way in which we will continue to help
deserving companies take advantage of opportunities for growth.”

“As federal funding becomes increasingly important for financing clean tech
innovations, we are excited to add the U.S. Government Stimulus Portal to
our website as a resource for the clean tech community,” said Sheeraz Haji,
Managing Partner of the Cleantech Group. “Our firm aims to provide the most
timely, comprehensive, and relevant research and insights for global
enterprises, investors, governments, and entrepreneurs.”

The tool may be accessed through the Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
website at http://www.wsgr.com/cleantech, and through the Cleantech Group’s
website at http://cleantech.com/research/government_stimulus_portal/.

About Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s Energy & Clean Technology Practice
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s energy and clean technology practice is
built on the firm’s leadership in the fields of corporate law, intellectual
property counseling and patents, venture capital finance, project finance,
technology transactions, mergers and acquisitions, energy regulation, tax,
and real estate and environmental law. Our attorneys counsel companies and
entrepreneurs creating and commercializing clean technologies in a wide
variety of industry segments, including renewable energy (such as wind,
solar, ocean, biomass, biofuel, and geothermal); fuel cell, battery, and
other energy-storage technologies; distributed power generation systems;
software, sensors, and controls; and grid management/interface enhancements.
Experienced in issues involving climate change and strategic carbon
counseling, we also help our clients both to mitigate risks posed by global
climate change and to maximize opportunities created by the solutions to
this issue. With long-standing roots in Silicon Valley, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has offices in
Austin, New York, Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai,
and Washington, D.C. For additional information, please visit www.wsgr.com.

About the Cleantech Group, LLC
The Cleantech Group pioneered the clean technology investment category in
2002. Today, it accelerates the development and market adoption of clean
technologies globally. The company’s worldwide network of investors,
entrepreneurs, enterprises, service providers, and others-representing
trillions of dollars in assets-receives access to capital, investment deal
flow, networking, market leading research and data, sales leads, and
promotional opportunities. The Cleantech Group also provides advisory
services for large corporations and governments, publishes leading clean
technology sector industry news coverage, and produces the premier
CleantechR Forum events worldwide. Details are available at

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