A New Jersey solar company is moving all of its research to Rochester.
Natcore Technology announced last year it would make the investment in Rochester in some old Kodak space.
Now the company is here and already looking to what's next.
Inside of building 308 in the Eastman Business Park.
Natcore Technology is doing work in solar science.
It spent nearly $1 million.
"This technology ends up saving a solar manufacturer a lot of money," said Rich Topel, a chemical engineering technician.
Rich Topel is a former Kodak employee who is one of Natcore's first two employees.
He works with prototype machines to coat solar cells.
Topel and another former Kodak employee are helping create more efficient and less expensive solar panels for the future.
"We just have a lot of talent out there in that market in this area and I think we are going to capture some of that and make this grow," said Ted Zubil, a chemical engineering technician.
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter helped cut the ribbon on the center.
She helped Natcore get the space.
"I think our future lies here," said Rep. Louise Slaughter, (D) U.S. House.
Natcore President Chuck Provini says the research will help to eventually manufacture flexible solar cells using some old Kodak film technology.
He'd like to do it at the park.
"The equipment we think we can use for that is right on the other side of this wall. We think create 15- 2,000 jobs with that product here and whole process would take 1 and a half years with proper funding," said Chuck Provini, Natcore Technology president.
It would cost $15 million.
The head of Eastman Business Park says Kodak doesn't have the money.
"At this point in Chapter 11, the likelihood of Kodak contributing dollars to that likely not going to happen. but based on technology if they can attract other investors show them some of our assets that could be re-purposed," said Mike Alt, director of Eastman Business Park
Congresswoman Slaughter says she wants to do what she can.
"We are looking, we are talking. Private money it doesn't have to be government, we really want this to succeed," said Rep. Slaughter.
If there is no investment, Natcore will manufacture somewhere else.
But for now up to a dozen people will work on doing research.