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Gay Canough

ETM Solar Works
Solar Energy

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Endicott, NY 13760
United States

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We serve customers from all sectors, including residential, commercial, non-profits, schools and municipalities.

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Our prime directive is to bring environmentally friendly solar power to as many people on planet Earth as possible. This is our 24th year in business! ETM specializes in solar energy systems. We install solar electric systems and solar hot water heaters on residences and commercial buildings and repair existing solar energy systems. ETM is a woman-owned business. ETM’s web-site is on a solar powered server and we have a solar electric system on our building. ETM President, Dr. Gay E. Canough, is also treasurer of the New York Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA: and instructor for over 150 Solar Installer courses. We have been in business since 1988. We started out doing aerospace consulting work (ETM is short for Extraterrestrial Materials). We led the design work for the Lunar Prospector, a small robotic spacecraft that orbited the Moon in 98-99 looking for water at the lunar poles. We also did work on space solar power for the Space Studies Institute in Princeton and NASA. In 1993 we decided to bring the resources of space to Earth more directly and go into the “terrestrial” solar energy business (solar energy being a valuable and easily accessible resource). Since then we have installed over a megawatt of photovoltaics in New York and New Jersey. Member: Better Business Bureau, New York Solar Energy Industries Association, Southern Tier Homebuilders and Remodelers Association, and the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce. G. Canough is a certified master trainer. Institute of Sustainable Power and a certified PV installer (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, ETM has a master electrician license in Suffolk County. ETM has 2 NABCEP-certified PV Installers. Projects include: 1) 2011: Installed 50 kW PV systems on Chatham and Guilderland Schools, 80 kW at SUNY Brockport 2) 2010: Installed 50 kW PV at Marcy Correctional, 20 kW PV at Westport Water Treatment Plant, many residential systems. 3) 2010: Installed 10 kW Bergey wind turbine for Monticello School. 4) 2009: Lime Hollow Nature Center, 20 kW, Cortland NY, Designed three projects over 1 MW in size. 5) 2007-2008: Brooklyn Children’s Museum 26 kW PV system 6) 2007: Design and construction management for 100 kW PV system in Orange, NJ 7) 2006-2007: We installed over 200 kW of residential PV this year along with more PV systems for schools. 8) 2005: Solar electric systems installed on municipal and county buildings such as 40 kW at the Albany County Hockey Facility. 9) 2005: Installed 7 kW PV systems for the New York Power Authority solar schools project. 10) 2004: Installed PV systems on schools for the School Power Naturally Program (NYSERDA) 11) 2003: Installed 40 kW PV system at NY Dept. of Transpo facility along with various residential, small commercial systems. 12) 2001-present: LIPA Solar Pioneer contractor; installed net metering photovoltaic (PV) systems on homes in Long Island. 13) 2001-present: Installed net metering photovoltaic (PV) systems on homes in upstate NY, 14) 2001 to 2008: Maintenance contract for New York Power Authority’s large PV systems. 15) 2000: Installed 186 kW PV system on the Tompkins Co Library in Ithaca NY 16) 1999: People with utility power started to switch to solar power. We installed 7 PV systems on suburban homes. 17) 1996-98: Installed 4 grid-interactive PV systems for NYSEG demos on residences. 18) 1997, 1998: Installed 2 kW PV systems for NYS Police on Cathead and Black Mountains in Adirondacks. 19) 1993 to present. We have installed numerous off-grid systems for people with remote homes and cabins. All of these are still operational. 20) Installed 12 small wind turbines in the past 5 years, including 5 Bergey 10 kW turbines. Plus we have installed hundreds of residential solar energy systems over the years, starting with Gay's house. We installed the first pure grid-tied system in upstate NY!

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