8/30/2012 2:08:00 PM
Poughkeepsie Journal: Solar gear deal to create jobs in Ulster, upstate
Saugerties, NY -- A deal between
Ulster County-based Ceres Technologies and the Albany-based U.S.
Photovoltaic Consortium was announced today by state officials who say
it should create 250 jobs in Ulster and upstate.
Ceres is based
in Saugerties. It makes process equipment for the solar photovoltaic and
semiconductor industries. The project is worth $20 million, the
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's announcement said Ceres
expects "that more than 250 green energy jobs will be created over the
next five years, including research and development jobs and facilities
and manufacturing jobs (including electrical and mechanical, software,
drafting, design engineers, and trades), at its facility and supply
chain in Saugerties and Kingston, as well as at CNSE in Albany."
CNSE is the state university's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, also known as Albany NanoTech.