4/5/2011 9:12:00 AM
Times Union: Schumer seeking solar funding
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ALBANY -- U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer was at the University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering Monday pressuring the Obama administration to award the school $100 million to create a solar electric manufacturing consortium that would turn the Capital Region into a major center for the solar industry.
Nearly a year ago, the U.S. Department of Energy announced it was making $165 million available to strengthen the country's solar electric -- also known as photovoltaic -- manufacturing sector. The sector has increasingly been overtaken by factories in China and Germany. Full article