Posted at: 07/17/2013 12:17 PM
Updated at: 07/17/2013 7:12 PM
The SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) is set to transform the former Kodak building in Canal Ponds Business Park in Greece.
The school will utilize an empty Kodak cleanroom by transforming it into a first-of-its-kind solar manufacturing and technology development facility. The plan also includes the purchase of Silicon Valley solar company SVTC.
"This project to transform a vacant Kodak building into a first-ever solar manufacturing and technology development facility sets a precedent for further investment in this green industry in New York State," Governor Cuomo said. "Not only does this project create over 100 jobs, it will attract additional investments from companies around the world and accelerate our development and use of solar energy. Ultimately, this means growing our clean energy economy, improving our environment, and creating green jobs for New Yorkers here in Rochester and across the state."
In support of this project, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) will invest $4.8-million.