The New York State Power Authority has awarded 5MW of hydropower to Sunworks Solar, a small solar panel manufacturer planning to build a plant in Western New York. Sunworks will receive a 25% discount. Company officials said they have not yet selected a site, nor have they come up with a construction timetable though work could start this spring at the earliest.
The NY Power Authority has also allocated 40MW to Globe Metals, also involved in the production of solar power. That company is refurbishing a Niagara Falls plant to produce metallurgical-grade silicon for solar panels.