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Friday, January 15, 2010

Clean Tech Center joins New York Solar Thermal Consortium

The Clean Tech Center, a NYSERDA-funded initiative to develop renewable and clean energy companies, has signed on to the New York Solar Thermal Consortium -- a collaborative effort led by Clarkson University's Center for Advanced Materials Process (CAMP), the New York Solar Energy Industry Association, the Solar Energy Consortium and Droege & Comp., an international management consulting firm with a Competence Energy Center focused on renewable energy. 

The goal of the consortium is to help make New York the national leader in the research, development and manufacturing of solar thermal technologies.  The group is working on a Solar Thermal Roadmap that will build upon global best practices, including the $3 billion European Union solar thermal market initiative and the recently unveiled California initiative as potential models. 

Goals of the consortium are to:
  • Install solar thermal capacity of 2,000 Megawatts Thermal by 2015
  • Create thousands of high skills jobs in the solar thermal field
  • Displace 2 million pounds of CO 2 emissions per year