January 30, 2007

Sustainable Energy Institute To Be Created At UAlbany Nanocollege

By: by The Business Review


Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Architecture and Engineering PC of Albany, N.Y., will locate a new business group at the state University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. The new business group is part of the creation of a $3.5 million National Institute for Sustainable Energy to be located at the college.

EYP will staff the new group with 15 executives, managers, architects, designers and engineers. At the new institute, EYP and the nanocollege will collaborate on projects focused on energy efficiency and new energy technology, among other things.

"Certainly, the formation of (the National Institute for Sustainable Energy) will build upon our efforts to expand a strong alternative energy sector in New York, which already numbers more than 170 companies and is growing," said Pradeep Haldar, a nanocollege professor and director of the Energy and Environmental Technology Applications Center.

EYP and the college will develop programs in work force training and development, and work together in creating an energy test farm. The test farm is funded by a $1.9 million award from the New York state Office of Science Technology and Academic Research. The farm will test clean energy technologies, such as fuel cells and solar cells.