National Grid has granted the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at SUNY Albany $225,000 to help fund a solar demonstration initiative. The solar initiative will employ rooftop solar panels on the University, generating power for the grid, and providing researchers with the information necessary to increase the deployment of solar technology throughout the state.
The grant shows National Grid's appreciation for the state of New York. With 11,000 employees in New York State, the London based utility company employs more people in New York than it does in the United Kingdom. New York also provides the company with 60 cents of every dollar they collect in rates.
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