Research Project Information

Research Project Summary Information

Expanding Renewable Energy Business into New York State(ST8371-1)

SUNY, The Research Foundation of


The team includes The Energy and Environmental Technology Applications Center (E2TAC), a member of the Department of Energy National Alliance of Clean Energy Incubators, as well as Albany NanoTech (ANT).

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Project Description

The goal of the project was to encourage growth in renewable energy technology in potential and existing companies of all sizes, particularly those in the following three renewable energy technologies: (1) solar cells, (2) power electronics and (3) advanced materials such as nanomaterials and thin film coatings related to renewable applications.


The energy technology sector grew by 134% in 2000 and the market for clean energy technologies is projected to grow from $7 billion per year to about $82 billion by 2010. NYS is already home to more than 20 leading companies. Over the three year project, proposers hope this work will benefit four to six companies each year, resulting in creating or retaining 30 50 jobs and increasing sales or raising investments $2 to $5 million.

Project Results

Specific objectives included: 1) emphasizing the following three renewable energy technologies: (a) solar cells, (b) power electronics and (c) advanced materials 2) identifying existing and potential renewable energy firms, including existing firms that are not currently renewablebased 3) expanding and adapting an existing database to characterize and include firms and renewable organizations 4) employing marketing and outreach activities to introduce all identified firms to opportunities for growing or setting up manufacturing/service operations in New York State 5) identifying and evaluating existing and bundled intellectual property assets (IP) available through New York firms and organizations 6) developing criteria for success indicators and selecting firms with a high chance of success 7) matching appropriate IP, alone or bundled, to 4 6 selected firms annually, and 8) helping 10 20 selected firms develop by providing business assistanceon an annual basis


SUNY, The Research Foundation of
P.O. Box 9
Albany, NY 12201

Principle Investigator

Pradeep Haldar

Universities Involved

SUNY at Albany


Project Type:

Business Development

Technologies Types:

NYSERDA Contact Information

Judy Jarnefeld


R&D - Environment & Energy Res

Contract Details

Start Date: 1/11/2010
Project Status: Active
Contract Number: ST8371-1

Last Updated: 3/25/2014