Last week, Gov. Cuomo announced the six winning companies of the state’s 76West Clean Energy Competition. The competition’s goal is to attract entrepreneurs to build clean energy businesses and jobs in the state’s Southern Tier region.

Skyven Technologies, a solar heating company from Dallas, Texas, won the $1 million grand prize, and will expand its operations in the Southern Tier. The second $500,000 second place prize was awarded to SunTegra of Port Chester, NY, which develops solar products that are integrated into the roof to provide clean energy and an alternate look to conventional solar panels.