Failed solar project licensed tech from FSU

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If it had succeeded, the solar farm started by Sunnyland Solar and SolarSink could have been an economic boon to both Florida State University and the researchers that invented the technology behind it.

The two companies, whose owners are named in an FBI probe of the City of Tallahassee’s Community Redevelopment Agency, licensed the technology from FSU under a profit-sharing deal typical for research universities across the country.

“If you are a faculty member or working in a research lab, the research you do belongs to the taxpayer,” said Gary Ostrander, vice president of research at FSU.