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Thursday, February 11, 2010

SUNY Green SNY partners to share $2 million to offer training in clean energy

A consortium composed of Alfred State College, six community colleges, and the Association of Builders and Contractors, are sharing in a $2 million grant from NYSERDA to develop or expand training in solar photovoltaic, solar thermal, wind and geothermal energy technology.  Community college partners include Tompkins Cortland (TC3), Broome, Dutchess, Mohawk Valley, Sullivan and Westchester.  The consortium's goal is The courses are designed for those seeking certification from NYSERDA to become installers.  The SUNY Green SNY partners will work together to train in areas such as design, construction, installation, instrumentation and maintenance.  Partners will develop modules for credit courses that can be integrated into existing programs, which can be used as the foundation for stand-alone courses for professional development, and certification programming as continuing education.