Governor Hochul Announces Plans for Ubiquity Solar to Establish U.S. Manufacturing Operations at Former IBM Huron Campus in Broome County

September 22, 2021

Company would Invest $61 Million to Repurpose 800,000 Square-Feet of Vacant Space and Create up to 150 New Jobs in the Village of Endicott 

Investment Complements "Southern Tier Soaring" - The Region's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that Canadian firm Ubiquity Solar Inc. will establish its U.S. solar photovoltaic manufacturing operations at the former IBM site in the village of Endicott in Broome County. For the initial phase of the project, the company expects to repurpose 800,000 square-feet of space at the former campus, representing an approximately $61 million investment, including site renovations, equipment, and installation. 

"The Southern Tier has become a hub for next generation energy research, innovation and advanced manufacturing, and Ubiquity Solar's decision to establish its U.S. operations in Endicott is yet another indicator of the region's bright future," Governor Hochul said. "It is through forward-thinking projects like this that we are helping to spur economic development across Upstate New York, ensuring a more sustainable future for generations to come." 

Additionally, Ubiquity Solar has expects to create up to 150 highly skilled jobs in the region. With the site redevelopment already underway, the company expects to be fully operational at the Endicott campus by the end of 2022. 

Ubiquity Solar is a North American-based company focused on the photovoltaic and related materials markets. Operating in the solar industry since 1996, it has developed proprietary PV technology that enables a unique close-coupled, vertically integrated, regionally focused business model. Ubiquity Solar serves customers in the aerospace, power generation, and related materials application industries, and focuses on the production of ultra-low carbon, Made-in-America, high efficiency PV products for North America's significant renewable power generation needs and its transition to a low carbon economy. 

Read the full press release here.