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Westchester/Bronx Energy $mart Communities (E$C) partnered with the New York Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA) to honor the organizations and individuals who continue to work tirelessly to further the progress of the New York Solar Jobs Act.
The September 21st event was sponsored by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), and also included industry networking and an awards ceremony for the best solar projects of the year. The winners, in various categories, were:
Best New York State Government Project
Solar Liberty for Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
Best Federal Government Project
SunWize Technologies for Department of Veterans Affairs
Best Photovoltaic Project of the Year
BP Solar for Long Island Solar Farm
Best Solar Thermal Project of the Year
Bright Power for University Avenue Consolidated III
Best Building Integrated / Innovative
The Radiant Store for Koumanis Residence Radiant Pool
Best Commercial Roof Top
Hudson Valley Clean Energy for Brotherhood Winery
Eldor Contracting Corporation for Blydenburgh Landfill
Greatest Industry Solar Champion
Solar manufacturers and installers, non-profit organizations dedicated to the advancement of solar technology, renewable energy policy advocates and environmental interests attended the event, hosted at the elegant Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown, NY.
Ron Kamen, who will soon step down as NYSEIA President, conveyed an inspiring message to the diverse audience-namely, that solar technology was becoming more and more affordable, creating a stronger market. He also projected that continued advancement in supportive legislation would achieve the top item on everyone’s agenda today-creating jobs.
Supporters of the Solar Jobs Act from the National Resources Defense Council and Vote Solar also spoke to E$C about the advantages of investing in the solar industry.
E$C will continue to work with NYSEIA and solar industry professionals to support the renewable energy market in New York State.
Source: Patrice Courtney Strong, Coordinator
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