Cleantech and Renewable Energy

Find out how New York State is powering clean energy.

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 a goal of 100% zero-emission electricity by 2040, the state 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.  

illustration of offshore wind turbines

New York now has five offshore wind projects and five ports in active development – the largest offshore wind pipeline in the nation totaling more than 4,300 megawatts, enough to power more than 2.4 million homes, and representing nearly 50 percent of the capacity needed to meet the state’s long-term target: 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind by 2035. These projects will deliver thousands of jobs and more than $12.1 billion of combined economic activity, sending a clear market signal that will help further economic development, deliver savings for consumers, and increase infrastructure and clean energy benefits for New Yorkers across the state.

solar panels in a field

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. 

A lab tech working in Stony Brook University’s Advanced Energy Center.

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.  

A worker in a lab

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. Companies including Li-Cycle and Plug Power are developing innovative lithium-ion battery and green hydrogen fuel production facilities in New York State.  

Cleantech and Renewable Energy in New York State

Discover why New York State is the ideal place to launch or expand your business.

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Plug Power's future rightfully revolves around building the green hydrogen economy. We are grateful our home state of New York supports aggressive climate and clean energy initiatives.
Andy Marsh, CEO , Plug Power
Andy Marsh, CEO , Plug Power

Industry Contact

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