The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University of Albany has purchased Veeco Instruments's former solar manufacturing research facility in Halfmoon, New York. The NanoCollege will use the facility for the R&D of thin-film solar cell prototypes. The NanoCollege's acquisition of the facility has saved 17 Veeco employees from being laid-off after the facilities closure.
The solar manufacturing research facility will be instrumental in moving the U.S. Photovoltaic Consortium a step closer to its mission of increasing the United States share in the global solar industry. The U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium is a federally funded partnership between The College of Nanoscale Science an Engineering, SEMATECH and The University of Central Florida.
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