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Friday, July 23, 2010

New York Loves Clean Tech

New York Loves Clean Tech, a consortium of economic development agencies that span from Albany to Buffalo is working to position Upstate as a new solar photovoltaic (PV) production hub in the United States. The group includes Mohawk Valley EDGE, New York’s Creative Core, Greater Rochester Enterprise and Buffalo Niagara Enterprise), and receives primary funding/logistical and operational support from National Grid, as well as additional funding from NYSERDA. New York Loves Clean Tech’s collaboration was launched last year and shows no delay in the push for New York’s PV future.

In June members of the organization traveled to Munich, Germany for Intersolar Europe, the largest solar industry event in the world with 1,700 exhibitors and over 70,000 attendees. A month later, members were off yet again to Intersolar North America in San Francisco. Currently the organization is gearing up for a trip to Valencia, Spain to staff a booth at the 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition in September.
New York Loves Clean Tech's booth at Intersolar Europe
Mike Novakowski, Director of Business Development for New York’s Creative Core, promotes New York’s location, R&D, education and supply chain assets as well as aggressive incentives and a productive workforce which make it ideal for the production of products related to solar energy. He noted that the Intersolar conferences have been very successful, filled with high quality conversations with solar PV manufacturers from around the world.

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