ProTerra LED and SunEnergy Europe launched their new U.S. headquarters at the Syracuse Tech Garden on Monday. ProTerra LED of Toronto and SunEnergy Europe of Germany picked Syracuse because of its thriving regional clean technology innovation cluster, skilled workforce, robust supply chain and leadership in clean energy technology development.
ProTerra LED specializes in the development of industrial lighting systems that are 60-80% more efficient without using mercury or other trouble chemicals. Proterra will need employees for sales, marketing, engineering, assembling and testing and projects that 100 jobs will be created within the next 5 years. The company, which requires a local supply chain has the potentially to create another 1,000 jobs indirectly.
SunEnergy Europe specializes in the development of photovoltaic systems for businesses, schools and government and has goals of installing 12-15 MW before January 2013. SunEnergy's presence in Syracuse is expected to directly create 12 jobs while many more will be generated through contracting others to install such systems.
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