New Test Facility To Aid Alternative-Energy Developers

Plans were announced in January for a $20 million "test farm" in Albany, N.Y., that is designed to promote development of alter-native-energy technologies. The facility will be sited at Albany Nanotech, a nanotechnology research center on the State University of New York's Albany campus. The 10,000-sq.

03/01/2003


Plans were announced in January for a $20 million "test farm" in Albany, N.Y., that is designed to promote development of alter-native-energy technologies. The facility will be sited at Albany Nanotech, a nanotechnology research center on the State University of New York's Albany campus.

The 10,000-sq.-ft. test farm is intended to assist private-market research into fuel cells, microturbines, solar cells and other alternative-energy sources. It will also allow researchers to mimic the needs of such power-sensitive environments as microchip manufacturing plants and large data centers to enable testing of distributed-generation and power-conditioning equipment.

This advanced laboratory will be managed by a new energy consortium, New Energy New York (NENY), with members including GE Global Research, MTI-Micro Fuel Cells, Plug Power and Super Power.

From Pure Power, Spring 2003





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