<img src="http://www.buffalonews.com/storyimage/BN/20161004/CITYANDREGION/161009666/AR/0/AR-161009666.jpg&maxW=602&maxH=602&AlignV=top&Q=80" width='250px' alt='Empire State Development CEO Howard Zemsky and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown speak during a tour of the SolarCity factory at RiverBend. Recommended Reading(Robert Kirkham/Buffalo News)’ align=’left’ /> In August, a state financial oversight panel in Albany was presented with an update from Zemskys agency about SolarCitys timetable and work. That brief document noted that two German-based firms Singulus Technologies and Von Ardenne were to be paid a total of $8.2 million within weeks of that mid-August meeting. Both companies are among the suppliers of equipment going into the factory. Those payments did not happen, and the same two companies turned up on the Sept. 19 memo on SolarCity from Zemskys agency to the same oversight board. In that memo, the agency said it expected the two companies to be paid a total of $7.4 million sometime within 30 days. Both companies were asked last week if they were seeing delays in their work with the SolarCity project because of fallout from the federal corruption case. The companies also were asked for context about payments the state had expected to pay to them sometime in August. Singulus President and CEO Neil R.
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