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Solar manufacturing facility coming to Greece

Rochester, N.Y.- A solar manufacturing facility is coming to Greece.

Lieutenant Governor Bob Duffy announced Wednesday SUNY’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering will transform a former Kodak building at Canal Ponds Park into a solar manufacturing and technology development center.

It’s part of a $100 million initiative that will attract solar energy jobs and companies to the Greater Rochester Area. It’s also expected to create over 100 high-tech jobs.

The first initiative as part of the project will relocate a critical component of the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot initiative from California's Silicon Valley to Upstate New York, positioning New York as the recognized national leader in accelerating the development and use of solar energy nationwide.

Renovation is underway to transform the building, which was formerly occupied by Kodak's MEMS inkjet facility before it closed last October. The building contains a clean room, which will be expanded to 20,000 square feet.

It’s expected to open in late fall.


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