NEW YORK: NYSERDA Seeks Proposals for Wind and PV Test and Research Centers

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is seeking proposals to establish New York-based wind and photovoltaic (PV) test and research centers to address performance of wind and solar PV systems. The Centers will focus on testing and research related to system and component safety, performance, reliability, durability and longevity. The Centers will be made up of a coalition that could include university and private team members with expertise in the appropriate areas. The test centers will have physical testing at one or more locations in New York State. Teams may propose to establish a PV test and research center, a wind test and research center, or both. It is anticipated that one PV center and one wind center will be selected for funding. Total funding currently available for this five-year program is $4,400,000 for both a wind and a PV testing center.

Proposals are due December 2, 2009. Please see Section 1.4 in PON1283 for information about a web site to facilitate teaming. To see the full solicitation, please visit NYSERDA’s web site (, Funding Opportunities, Current Opportunities or submit your request to Roseanne Viscusi by fax at (518) 862-1091, by email at If you have technical questions concerning this solicitation, please email to or contact Jacques Roeth at (518) 862-1090 ext.3301 or Jennifer Harvey at (518) 862-1090 ext.3264. If you have contractual questions concerning this solicitation, contact Nancy Marucci at (518) 862-1090, ext.3335 or



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