Sunday, May 17, 2009

SOLAR 2009 Conference in the NEWS

Conference boosts solar power - 5/14/2009
Climate may be right for eco-friendly alternative
The future of solar power in the United States was charted on an industrial, a technological and a political map Wednesday as Buffalo hosted the opening session of the American Solar Energy Society’s annual conference. Advocates and marketers of solar power have already solved the major technical issues and now must join the political battle of winning the technology its proper share of the market, according to a Washington consultant. See the report by George Pyle in The Buffalo News.

State grant aims to help UB build clean-energy businesses - 5/15/2009
A $1.5 million grant from the state agency in charge of energy research will help the University at Buffalo establish a program to help students, inventors and others to turn clean energy ideas into profitable businesses. The grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, one of four to be awarded for similar programs across the state, was announced as part of the American Solar Energy Society’s annual conference at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. See the report by George Pyle in The Buffalo News.

Solar vendors see potential in U. S.
- 5/16/2009
Today marks last day of energy conference
Vendors at Solar 2009 - some from as far away as China and Germany - spoke optimistically Friday about the potential of green energy in the United States. That optimism was embodied in the “Welcome to the New York Energy Revolution” banner over the New York State Energy, Research and Development Authority booth, as hundreds of dealers, manufacturers and company representatives discussed building long-term business relationships. See the report by Mark Sommer in The Buffalo News.

Solar conference here turns on a green light - 5/17/2009
Public views exhibits on alternative energy
The national solar conference that attracted as many as 3,000 out-of- town visitors to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center all last week opened Saturday for local residents who wanted to get a glimpse of what is new in the green movement. The focus was wind, solar, hydro and cell energy, and renewable technology. See the report by Deidre Williams in The Buffalo News.

Video at the SOLAR 2009 Reception featuring NY State Senator Thompson, and short videos of various exhibitors at the Buffalo-Niagara Green Expo are in the Business Gets Green group at VideoWebWorks.

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