AWS Truepower, LLC, an international leader in renewable energy consulting and information services announced a new partnership with New York State Colleges to form the Center for Evaluation of Clean Energy Technology (CeCeT), an organization that will benefit manufacturers of clean energy technology by providing access to testing equipment and expertise.
“Collaboration between the business community and educational institutions is vital to innovation,” stated Bruce Bailey, President and CEO, AWS Truepower. “We are honored to be part of this partnership which can lead the way to growth of the industry for renewable energy in New York.”
This partnership was made possible by NYSERDA, who awarded $4.2 million to Intertek, a leading international provider of quality assurance testing and certification, to open the first East Coast Solar Testing Laboratory at Intertek’s facility in Cortland, NY, and to launch a new Wind Turbine Blade Testing Lab at Clarkson University.
AWS Truepower will partner with Intertek, Clarkson University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Alfred State College, and Binghamton University. Having accredited testing labs for renewable technologies will make it easier for manufacturers – especially those in the Northeast — to get products certified and ready for market.
Offshore WIND staff, April 30, 2012