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New York's Nation-Leading Commitment to Clean Energy

For businesses already in the cleantech and renewable energy industries that are looking for a location that “gets” what they do, or looking for a state that offers businesses cleaner alternatives to traditional energy sources at competitive prices, New York State is a leader.

Our state leads 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. The state’s commitment to cleaner energy development and use is a priority as New York strives for 50% of its electricity coming from renewable sources by 2030. To accomplish this significant goal, the state offers support via established university/industry collaboration and state initiatives, like the state’s Clean Energy Fund and Green Bank.

80%

of New York State’s renewable energy comes from hydroelectric sources

2,000

megawatts of wind energy is produced in New York State — enough for 3% of the state’s demand

20

New York State universities, institutes and research centers are dedicated to producing cleantech solutions

Key facts

Already a leader in cleantech and renewable energy, New York State is uniquely positioned to expand the industry with strategic programs, incentives and R&D support. Here’s how New York sustains growth:

  • New York State is leading the way for clean energy adoption, with a goal of 50% of the state’s electricity coming from renewable sources by 2030.
  • Since 2011, solar in the state has increased nearly 800% and leveraged nearly $1.5 billion in private investments. There are 8,000+ people in solar jobs across New York.
  • One of the largest wind farms east of the Mississippi River, capable of producing 320 MW of clean, renewable energy, is located in upstate New York off the eastern end of Lake Ontario.
  • New York continues to develop business and research parks dedicated to clean energy companies, like the Saratoga Technology and Energy Park (STEP) and Genesee County’s Western NY Science, Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP).
  • New York State ranks #2 in the nation in academic R&D expenditures, giving cleantech companies access to potential partnerships and the latest technological developments.
  • Investments in R&D facilities are eligible for a 9% corporate tax credit.

Abundant resources for companies focused on renewable resources

Both New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and New York Power Authority (NYPA) are vital partners for cleantech initiatives in New York State.

In addition to the many universities, institutes and research centers dedicated to cleantech, New York State has six cleantech business incubators accelerating the successful development of the cleantech industry.

A broad spectrum of financial and technical assistance is available to help New York State firms capture the economic benefits of clean manufacturing and greener, low-cost power.

Industry Contact

Brenda Grober
Director, Industry Development; Clean Technology
  • Cleantech and Renewable Energy
(518) 292-5200