Dandelion Energy, the nation's leading residential geothermal company, expanded its Capital Region Operations Center in Latham, New York.
According to company officials, Dandelion has more than tripled its New York staff to more than 75 since its founding in 2017. This expansion means new jobs for the Capital Region, the company is actively hiring for positions in installation, sales, and associated roles, and expects to double its current staff in the next year.
"New York has passed the most ambitious climate policy in the country, Dandelion is proof that leadership drives innovation and investment,” said Kathy Hannun, CEO of Dandelion Energy.
“Coming from Google's innovation lab, we could have gone anywhere in the country, and we chose the Capital Region. For New York to reach its ambitious goals, burning polluting fossil fuels for home heating and cooling must become a thing of the past. We can help New York reach its goals while allowing homeowners to save significant money," she explained.
"Our Capital Region has much to gain when local businesses and service providers invest in innovative, energy efficient technologies," U.S. Congressman Paul Tonko said. "These visionary companies show the incredible opportunity of the renewable energy sector to support research, grow and maintain good jobs and drive economic growth, all while reducing pollution. The opening of this new operations center reinforces our Capital Region as a leader in clean technology and robust provider of cost-effective, clean energy for consumers."
"Governor Cuomo's unwavering commitment to bold clean energy policies and investments is rapidly driving business expansion and job creation all across New York— and Dandelion's expansion is a fantastic example,” Alicia Barton, President & CEO, NYSERDA said.
“ I congratulate Dandelion on pioneering new clean heating and cooling solutions that will allow homeowners to be more energy efficient, lower their energy costs and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions that will contribute to the achievement of New York's nation-leading climate goals,” she added.