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Photovoltaic Control and Monitoring Center (PVCMC)

The Photovoltaic Control and Monitoring Center (PVCMC) is part of a $1.35 million solar demonstration initiative that evaluates and compares state-of-the-art, thin-film-based solar PV technologies as a means of accelerating the use of clean energy technologies.

The Photovoltaic Control and Monitoring Center (PVCMC), headquartered at SUNY Poly CNSE, was established in part through a $225,000 Renewable Energy and Economic Development grant from National Grid to help enable a green energy initiative. This first grant to be awarded in eastern New York as part of National Grid’s Renewable Energy and Economic Development Program  supports future solar power generation systems across New York State.

The National Grid grant helps develop, install and demonstrate a state-of-the-art control and monitoring center. The PVCMC enables gathering of real-time research data that will provide designers, architects and installers with critical feedback to accelerate the construction and integration of roof-mounted PV systems across New York, fueling increased deployment of green energy in homes and businesses.