Bright Power Receives NYSEIA 6KC "Best Solar Thermal Project of the Year" Award
The New York Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA) names Bright Power's installation at University Ave Consolidated III as the Best Solar Thermal Project of the Year at their 2011 6KC Awards. Andrew McNamara, VP of New Construction and Renewables was honored to accept the award on behalf of Bright Power's solar team at the Annual Meeting on September 21, 2011.
Tarrytown, NY, September 30, 2011 - Solar projects across the state from New York City, Long Island, Hudson Valley, Capital Region and Western New York at locations ranging from city housing and government buildings to a winery and landfill were recognized by the New York Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA) with 6KC awards.
“These projects recognize the best and brightest solar projects and individuals in the Empire State,” said NYSEIA Executive Director Gail Markets.
At the association’s annual meeting at
One of the city’s largest and most sophisticated solar thermal installations, the project included 92 flat plate solar collectors atop four multi-family affordable apartment buildings within a two-block radius in the
Dan Fink was the solar project manager for UAC III, with support from Andrew McNamara, Jeff Perlman, Conor Laver, Skye Gruen, Amalia Cuadra, Bishoy Talka, Jeff Schwane and Rachel Lawrence.
Best Photovoltaic Project of the Year – BP Solar, part of BP Alternative Energy, for the Long Island Solar Farm, a solar energy project at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton that will produce and sell enough solar energy to power 4,500 typical Long Island homes under a 20-year power purchase agreement to the Long Island Power Authority. The project demonstrates that large scale solar can be developed outside of the southwestern
Best Commercial Roof Top Project – Hudson Valley Clean Energy of Rhinebeck for installing a clean energy system at Brotherhood Winery,
Best Integrated/Innovative Building -The Radiant Store in
Best Federal Government Project – SunWise Technologies of Kingston for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ solar electric installations at facilities in
Best New York Government Project – Solar Liberty in Buffalo for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) facility project, a 250 kW roof-mounted photovoltaic system providing about 6 percent of the electricity required by the Frontier Garage, one of three bus garages that the NFTA operates in Buffalo. Some 1,100 solar panels are providing on-site generation for the facility and helping to lower greenhouse gas emissions by 150 tons a year.
NYSEIA President Ron Kamen was recognized as the 2011 Solar Champion. Kamen, also chairman at EarthKind Energy in
The second annual award program is named for 6,000 degrees Celsius, which is the estimate of the temperature of the surface of the Sun. NYSEIA created the 6KC Awards to recognize tangible solar successes of specific projects and individuals, not theories or concepts that have yet to reach the surface.
The New York Solar Energy Industries Association, founded in 1994, is the only statewide non-profit membership and trade association dedicated solely to advancing solar energy use in
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