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A start-up company run by students from a local university has been named a finalist for the Cleantech University Prize, which gives the company a chance to win $50,000 to help assist with the company’s growth. BlueSolar, headed by students from Milliken University is looking to change the solar industry. Estefano Martinez, a sophmore student at Milliken and CEO of BluSolar gave more details on what BlueSolar does.



Martinez discussed the Cleantech University Prize, and what the company did to get involved in the competition.



Martinez said how the company wants to help solar cell manufacturers become more sustainable, and help the industry progress forward as a whole.



Other finalists in the competition include start ups from the University of Minnesota, Michigan and Michigan State Universities, Case Western Reserve University, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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