- July 17, 2012: 3:00 pm — 5:00 pm
Join us for an event with NYSEIA on July 17th. The event starts with a tour of the dasHAUS pavilion at 3:00pm followed by an expert presentation of Dr. Gay E. Canough, treasurer of NYSEIA and company founder of ETM Solar Works (biography below). Take the opportunity to learn more about NYSEIA and connect with like minded people. Please RSVP. You are also welcome to stay for the Green Drinks Westchester Event for more networking.
The New York Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA) was formed in 1994. NYSEIA is the only statewide non-profit membership and trade association dedicated solely to advancing the solar energy industry in NY State. Their goals are to educate the public, legislators, policy makers, and regulators on the environmental, economic development, and energy supply benefits of solar energy use, to participate in key public policy and regulatory decision making processes affecting the solar industry, to provide information on solar energy and the solar industry in NYS to the NYS Assembly, Senate, Public Service Commission, etc. and to collaborate with other renewable energy, environmental, and economic development groups to expand development and use of solar energy in New York State. Join NYSEIA now!
Biography for Dr. Gay E. Canough
BS in physics, Purdue University, 1980
Ph.D. in particle physics, U of Notre Dame, 1987
Currently employed by:
Extraterrestrial Materials, Inc. (ETM Solar Works) doing design and installation of solar energy systems (company
Conducted the PV Installers Course over 150 times. The course on how to install solar electric systems has been
offered in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. (2000-present) Certified Master Trainer (Institute for
Sustainable Power; see www.irecusa.org)
Designed and installed solar electric systems and solar hot water systems, residential and commercial. Designed and
installed hardware, wrote software for performance monitoring of renewable energy systems. (Over a megawatt of
PV installed since 1993). Certified PV Installer (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners; see
Installed several small wind generators and performed repairs on existing wind generators. Completed wind studies
for several sites.
Binghamton University-State University of New York, the Watson School of Engineering summer science and
technology workshops for middle school students and teachers (1994 to 1999).
Carried out study of space solar power compared to terrestrial solar power under NASA contract (1996)
Conducted a study on the risks, real and perceived, of space solar power for the Space Studies Institute at Princeton
Binghamton University-State University of New York, Department of Physics: teaching of engineering physics,
electronics and particle physics. (1990-1995)
Directed design projects at the International Space University (5 summers). Design projects included: Asteroid
Prospecting, Mission to Mars, Lunar Polar Probe, Space Solar Power, ISUNET (use of internet for education). 1989
Managed the start-up the Lunar Prospector project (1989). Lunar Prospector successfully orbited the Moon
collecting data for two years (98-99)
Conducted reliability analysis of fiber optics communications devices at IBM (1988-1989)
Completed several experiments in particle physics at Fermilab (particle physics lab in Chicago, IL, USA) and CERN
(particle physics lab in Switzerland). Wrote software in Fortran for data analysis. Designed and built many particle
detectors. (graduate student, then faculty at U of Notre Dame, 1981 to 1987).
Gay Canough is treasurer of the New York Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA)
ETM is a member of the Southern Tier Home Builders and Remodelers Association, the Better Business Bureau, the
Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce and NYSEIA.
Presentations from this event are available online: