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Friday, May 7, 2010

NY Solar Industries 2010: The Business of the Sun Features 40 Speakers for Annual Conference next week

National, state and regional solar experts, government agency representatives and academia speaking on both solar thermal and photovoltaic (PV) will headline the conference program for “NY Solar Industries 2010: The Business of the Sun” this month in Albany.  More than 40 speakers will present during the two-day event, May 12-13, at Crowne Plaza City Center, covering all aspects of the solar industry, presented by New York Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA) along with The Solar Energy Consortium, the NYS Solar Thermal Consortium, and dozens of government, corporate, and other sponsors.

Featured speakers include:
  • Frank Murray, President New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
  • Garry Brown, Chairman, NYS Public Service Commission (PSC)
  • Dr. Ryne Raffaelle, Director, National Center for PhotoVoltaics (NCPV)
  • Tom Congdon, Assistant Secretary for Energy, Governor’s Energy Office
  • Anthony Collins, President, Clarkson University
  • Kevin Law, president and CEO of Long Island Power Authority (LIPA)
  • Anna Dyson, Director, RPI Center for Architectural Science and Ecology (CASE)
  • Vincent Cozzolino, President, The Solar Energy Consortium
  • Carol Murphy, Alliance for Clean Energy
  • Christopher Alundl, Director, Bureau of Public Works
  • Tina Palmero, Chief, Renewable Energy and Environmental Certification and Compliance Section
The conference will kick off on May 12, at 9 a.m., with the annual Solar Lobbying Day, followed by Solar Installer Training classes, workshops, the opening of the Trade Show, a reception and evening Awards Ceremony. The New York Solar Thermal Roadmap will be unveiled on May 13. Sessions that day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. will also address such pertinent topics to the industry as: solar financing, Net Zero, PV and thermal technology, federal and state policy, training and education, legal, utility solar projects, market forecast and trends, and building integrated solar architecture.

Also on May 13, concurrent sessions will be held on “Growing Solar Manufacturing Capability in NYS” and “Solar in New York City.” Hundreds of attendees are expected. For information on attending, exhibiting or sponsoring the event, contact

About NYSEIA:  The New York Solar Energy Industries Association, founded in 1994, is the only statewide non-profit membership and trade association dedicated solely to advancing solar energy use in New York State. For information, visit