Cleantech and Renewable Energy

Find out how New York State is powering clean energy.

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New York's Nation-Leading Commitment to Clean Energy

New York’s commitment to clean tech and renewable energy is driving tech manufacturing and reinvigorating the state’s economy – while establishing New York State as a business destination for industry innovators looking to access one of the world’s largest markets.

New York State is committed to a cleaner, greener energy future—leading the U.S. in wind- and clean-technology patents, renewable energy resources, the development of new energy storage products and systems, and biofuel manufacturing and production. To meet the state’s goal of 100% zero-emission electricity by 2040, Governor Andrew Cuomo is targeting offshore wind, increased energy storage and greater energy efficiency. This supplements New York’s ongoing efforts to develop and deploy solar, wind, geothermal and other renewable products and systems via established university-industry collaborations and state initiatives supported by the state’s Clean Energy Fund and Green Bank. A nation-leading commitment to generating nearly 1,700 megawatts of offshore wind—announced by Governor Cuomo in July 2019—will play a key role getting New York State to its goal of 100% renewable by 2040, and is expected to create $3.2 billion in economic activity and more than 1,600 jobs.

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Since 2011, solar in New York has increased more than 1,500 percent and leveraged nearly $3.5 billion in private investments. These investments have supported nearly 12,000 people engaged in solar jobs across state. 

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Clean energy solutions are being developed throughout the state, including on Long Island – home to Stony Brook University’s Advanced Energy Center (AERTC) and the Brookhaven National Labs – and at the Division of Science, Technology and Innovation’s (NYSTAR) Centers of Excellence and Centers for Advanced Technology, which advance technology and commercialization and encourage industry-university collaborations in developing and applying new technologies.  

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Energy storage systems are playing a crucial role in New York State’s clean energy future – more than $350 million in incentives have been authorized to accelerate their adoption. New technologies and innovative hubs are being established throughout the state; including plans for a new lithium ion battery gigafactory and a battery recycling operation on IBM’s former Huron Campus in Endicott.

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Industry Contact

David Whipple
Manager, Industry Development; Clean Technology & Renewable Energy