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Solar company opens Conklin training facility

By Journal Staff


CONKLIN — SunMaxx Solar, a Conklin–based manufacturer of solar-thermal systems, opened a new solar training facility in Conklin last month.

The 2,000-square-foot indoor training lab includes a presentation area and a large open space for hands-on training. SunMaxx educator John Maliwacki trains students through the science, installation, and marketing of domestic and commercial solar hot-water systems.

Dedicating the time to train people how to install solar hot-water systems will help accelerate the market’s acceptance and adoption of solar technologies, SunMaxx CEO Adam Farrell said in a news release. “By ensuring high-quality installations are standard, SunMaxx helps to create sustainable jobs within the solar installation industry,” he said.

The new training facility provides accelerated training classes for contractors, electricians, engineers, solar-energy entrepreneurs, sales executives, and anyone considering a career in the solar industry. The programs are structured to help individuals and licensed contractors get into the solar industry through hands-on training in solar hot water and photovoltaic system design and installation.

Farrell was traveling out of the country at press time and was not available for an interview.

Headquartered at 56 Broome Corporate Parkway in Conklin, SunMaxx is a vertically integrated manufacturer of solar-thermal systems and components. Farrell and his brother, Matthew Farrell, founded the company in 2006 as the solar-thermal division of Silicon Solar, Inc.

Through its training and education programs, SunMaxx has a network of more than 3,000 authorized SunMaxx installers nationwide.

SunMaxx also has locations in Bainbridge and Ithaca; Denver, Colo.; and Spittal, Austria.       


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