6/17/2014 4:57:08 PM
Statement from Governor Cuomo Regarding SolarCity Acquisition of Silevo
Andrew M. Cuomo - Governor
Albany, New York (
June 17, 2014)
The following statement is in regards to today's news that SolarCity Corporation, a clean energy company, will acquire Silevo, one of the first companies to invest in the Buffalo High-Tech Manufacturing Innovation Hub at RiverBend.
"Three years ago, few believed that we could bring the Buffalo economy roaring back to life. Today, a global leader in clean energy manufacturing announced potential plans to build one of the world’s largest solar panel production plants at Buffalo’s Riverbend site, where the abandoned Republic Steel Mill is being transformed by the Buffalo Billion. With today’s news, it is truly a sunny day in Buffalo: the prospect of thousands of new solar energy jobs coming to the region, marking another landmark investment and economic game-changer taking place in the new Western New York."
About SUNY CNSE. The SUNY College of Nanoscale Science
and Engineering (CNSE) is the world leader in the emerging disciplines
of nanoscience, nanoengineering, nanobioscience, and nanoeconomics. CNSE
represents the world’s most advanced university-driven research
enterprise, with more than $20 billion in high-tech investments and over
300 corporate partners. The 1.3 million-square-foot Albany NanoTech
megaplex is home to more than 3,100 scientists, researchers, engineers,
students, and faculty. CNSE maintains a statewide footprint, operating
the Smart Cities Technology Innovation Center (SCiTI) at Kiernan Plaza
in Albany, the Solar Energy Development Center in Halfmoon, the
Photovoltaic Manufacturing and Technology Development Facility in
Rochester, and the Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center
(STC) in Canandaigua. CNSE co-founded and manages the Computer Chip
Commercialization Center (Quad-C) at SUNYIT and is lead developer of the
Marcy Nanocenter site in Utica, as well as the Buffalo High-Tech
Manufacturing Complex, Buffalo Information Technologies Innovation and
Commercialization Hub, and Medical Innovation and Commercialization Hub.
About SUNYIT. SUNYIT, the State University of New York
Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome, is New York’s public polytechnic,
offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in technology and
professional studies. Its academic offerings in technology, including
engineering, cybersecurity, computer science, and the engineering
technologies, and its programs in professional studies, including
business, communication, and nursing, are complemented by athletics,
recreational, cultural and campus life programs, events and activities.
Founded in 1966, SUNYIT is a unique high-tech learning environment on
hundreds of acres, offering degree programs online as well as on campus.
The SUNYIT family of alumni now numbers 25,000. For information, visit www.sunyit.edu.
#### Media Contact
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