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Healey-Driscoll Administration Announces More Than $10 Million in Grants to Invest in Sustainable Manufacturing

HOLYOKE, Mass. Today, the Healey-Driscoll administration announced $10,280,407 in grants to 13 companies to support sustainable alternatives to traditional manufacturing through the...

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Starting from Scratch: Sustainable Smart Manufacturing

As a green startup, SolaBlock faced three big steps—develop the product, develop the business and develop the factory to build the product. Most startups focus too much on the birth of a product, and like many new parents, don’t put enough thought into what happens next...

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SunWize Power and Battery– Albany, Oregon + Hubbard, Ohio

SolaBlock, Inc. – Pittsfield, Mass + Troy, NY Sunwize, a solar module and power system manufacturer, and SolaBlock, a manufacturer of an innovative solar and construction tech product, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in which SunWize...

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cove.tool Announces Partnership with SolaBlock Will Focus Leveraging New Sustainability Consultant Feature

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--cove.tool, the AI-powered data engine transforming building design, is pleased to announce its official partnership with SolaBlock, an innovative construction and clean-tech startup company. SolaBlock will...

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SolaBlock Names John O'Connor Board Chairman

O’Connor has more than three decades' experience developing and producing high-reliability power conversion products for renewable and distributed energy, heavy-duty commercial vehicle, and semiconductor markets. In 1997, he co-founded Oztek Corp. to produce...

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SolaBlock Launches $3 Million Seed Funding Raise

Pittsfield, Mass and Troy, NY: After a summer filled with significant operational progress, SolaBlock is launching a $3.0 Million seed round raise. The firm is in active discussions with climatetech and constructiontech venture capital firms, strategic businesses, and other sources of financing...

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SolaBlock Passes Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 61730 Product Testing
SolaBlock to Open Manufacturing Facility

Pittsfield, Mass and Troy, NY: SolaBlock today announced it has passed Intertek’s UL 61730 Photovoltaic Module Safety Testing for its Solar Masonry Unit (SMU) product. This significant milestone will allow SolaBlock to initiate...

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SolaBlock, Inc. Partners With CESMII To Focus on Sustainability and Expand Its Smart Manufacturing Resources

SolaBlock addresses the need for vertical, masonry-backed solar power to provide renewable energy for customers seeking green energy alternatives. SolaBlock’s solar masonry units (SMUs) are designed specifically to be longer-lasting...

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SolaBlock Reaches SalesAgreement with Israeli Developer

SolaBlock will sell its solar masonry units in Israel through an agreement with businessman Eran Harish. SolaBlock's products use solar technology and standard masonry bricks to provide renewable energy. The company is expected...

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The Future of Sustainable Building Technology

Green.org sat down with Eric Planey, the CEO of SolaBlock, to learn about the future of sustainable building technology. SolaBlock is a small, growing manufacturer of solar-clad masonry...

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Gov. Charlie Baker sees new technologies, products on a visit to Valley Venture Mentors in Springfield

SolaBlock holds the promise of a solar field turned vertical as part of a building façade. The 8-inch square and 8-inch-by-16-inch blocks called solar masonry units are designed in Easthampton...

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RPI students join SolaBlock as engineering interns

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduates Rachel Soto-Garcia and Abdullah Abid have joined clean-and-construction technology company SolaBlock through Rensselaer’s Invent@Rensselaer Immersion Startup Program...

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Approval of Seven Economic Development Projects

Today, the Commonwealth’s Economic Assistance Coordinating Council (EACC) approved seven projects for participation in the Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP)...

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Pittsfield Finance OKs TIF, GE Funds for Solar Masonry Company

A company that combines solar panels with masonry blocks to make urban renewable energy is being welcomed to the city with subsidized taxes and economic development funding...

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Berkshire Innovation Center gets nearly $1 million to create 'manufacturing academy'

An additional $1 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding is coming Pittsfield’s way, to the Berkshire Innovation Center...

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