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JAN 20 2017

Montante Solar's business doubled in 2016

It's a good time to be in the solar industry in Western New York. A stable regulatory environment at the federal and state levels, fast-improving technology that improves the cost structure of individual deals and increasing awareness about the financial benefits of solar panels all contribute to that, says Daniel Montante, president and founder of Montante Solar. The private company, a full-...

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NOV 22 2015

Montante Solar sees a bright future in building power systems for commercial projects

By: David Robinson Daniel T. Montante is a big believer in solar power. Montante is the president of Montante Solar, an affiliate of Buffalo-based developer Montante Development that started out installing solar energy systems on the company’s Riverview Solar Technology Park in the Town of Tonawanda and has since branched out to installing solar systems for other customers. With an exp...

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OCT 9 2015

Industry Roundtable: Changing the energy-use culture

By: David Bertola While alternative energy may have long-term benefits, it can be challenging to sell it to consumers, many of whom have short-term objectives. Daniel Montante, president and co-founder of Kenmore-based Montante Solar, said it’s difficult to demonstrate that alternative technologies are the right way to go and are the solutions for the future. SmartEdge Inc. CEO Robert Gal...

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JUL 17 2014

Another Voice: Buffalo can become a powerhouse in its developing new industry

By Michael Licata The recent news regarding Solar City’s acquisition of Silevo and the planned Steel Sun project in Lackawanna are impactful on many fronts. Both announcements, including Solar City’s commitment to substantially growing Silevo’s plans for the RiverBend project, are an economic development win for the region. These investments, plus the jobs that come with them,...

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APR 9 2014

You don't save by waiting for solar

Recently I was making a presentation to a business group about the virtues of clean energy through solar power.  I was engaging, enthusiastic, and the information was compelling on so many levels.  I think it was the sock puppets.  Regardless, I was on a roll.  The audience was locked in and all their questions were being handled with effortless skill, until a guy raised his ha...

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FEB 12 2014

Montante Solar Receives Green Globe Award

Montante Solar was named the 2014 recipient of the Green Globe Award at the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Chamber of Commerce's Annual Installation and Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, February 11th at Amigos Restaurant in Kenmore, NY. The award honors a local business that has implemented and practices a "green" or "sustainability" focused business philosophy, thus creating a cleaner and safer environmen...

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JAN 14 2014

TM Montante Development and Montante Solar name Christian Campos as Chief Financial Officer

TM Montante Development and Montante Solar are pleased to announce that Christian Campos joins both organizations as Chief Financial Officer. Campos will be responsible for directing the financial operations of both companies, and will play a fundamental role in shaping the long-term strategic direction of TM Montante Development and Montante Solar. "We are excited to welcome Christian Campos t...

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OCT 30 2013

Crosby's, Reid Petroleum, and Montante Solar Unveil New Renewable Energy System at Lockport-Lake Avenue Location

Today Crosby's, Reid Petroleum, and Montante Solar announced the installation of a 200 panel, 52 kilowatt ground mounted solar array system at its Crosby's Lockport, New York location. This project marks the first instance of solar power usage by a Western New York convenience store. "Throughout our history Crosby's and Reid Petroleum have focused on doing things differently and adopting innova...

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AUG 28 2013

Sealing Devices, Montante Solar, NYSERDA Announce Construction of Large Western NY Solar Project Under NY-Sun Initiative

Lancaster-based manufacturer Sealing Devices Inc., Buffalo-based solar installer Montante Solar and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced that construction is underway on a large, rooftop solar energy system at Sealing Devices. The 250 kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system is part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's NY-Sun initiative, a public-private part...

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