Stony Brook University Hosts Largest Energy Conference in the Country
In November 2010, Stony Brook University hosted "Advanced Energy 2010," a statewide conference produced by the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC), to ensure that New York's unique qualities will ensure that the State's clean energy economy continues its significant growth.
More than 1,300 people attended Advanced Energy 2010 in New York City, making it one of the largest events in the country showcasing advances in research and clean energy businesses. Emerging technologies forming the foundation for the New Economy were also on display, including advances in renewable energy, energy storage, smart grid, transportation and building sciences.
SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher said: "Our distributed network of 64 campuses across the State provides vast resources in the energy field, and the Advanced Energy Conference, hosted by Stony Brook University, is a vivid example of SUNY's ability to bring together partners from all sectors. This conference displayed New York's potential to be a global leader in the green economy, and SUNY looks forward to continuing to partner with the State and industry to leverage these critical assets."
"The vast array of companies and cutting-edge research showcased at the Advanced Energy Conference clearly demonstrated that New York has the ingredients to help clean energy companies develop and thrive," said Governor David A. Paterson. "The combination of talent, technological innovation and supportive policies in New York has created a vibrant clean energy industry that is leading the nation in meeting the energy challenges of our future."