I have Invented my own renewable energy system and have been researching the Market and the Opportunities for the last 3 years.
I am an occasional Commercial and Residential Solar PV Installer.
Unfortunately I am in Florida so speaking in NY City would be nice but a little impractical.
There are Associations for Solar www.nyseia.org and Clean Energy http://www.aceny.org
you also have a Tidal project in New Jersey I am sure someone from these industries would be willing too talk.
Good Luck sincerely Roy Wagner