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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 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.  

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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$3 Billion

In refundable Excelsior Jobs Program Tax Credits, enhanced for green projects

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Corporate Income tax rate for qualified manufacturers

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Clean energy jobs in New York State in 2022 (NYSERDA)

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Acres of shovel-ready sites

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#1 in the Northeast

for total number of STEM graduates

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for reshoring manufacturing jobs

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New York State is an offshore wind hub, with the first fully operational, utility-scale offshore wind farm in the U.S. and a mandate of 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind by 2035. A $700 million investment in offshore wind ports, manufacturing and infrastructure will deliver clean energy benefits—from jobs and economic development to savings for consumers.

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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 –with $350+ million in state and federal funds accelerating their adoption. New technologies and innovative hubs are being developed and designated throughout the state, including the Southern Tier’s New Energy New York Battery Tech Hub (NENY) and New Energy New York Storage Engine. Companies including Li-Cycle and Plug Power are developing lithium-ion battery materials and green hydrogen fuel cell production facilities in New York.

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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

Tools for Business Growth in New York State

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Excelsior Jobs Program

The $3 billion Excelsior incentive features enhancements for green projects.
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FAST NY Shovel-Ready Grant Program

NYS offers certification and grant funding preparing key commercial sites to attract high-tech manufacturing and other large employers.
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Innovation Development Support

Leverage New York State’s unparalleled investment in world-class tech assets, programs and expertise to grow your business.
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Strategic Workforce Development

New York has invested $350 million in a division charged with better aligning workforce development with employer needs and priorities..

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Headshot of David Whipple Manager, Industry Development; Clean Technology & Renewable Energy
David Whipple
Senior Director, Industry Development; Clean Technology & Renewable Energy, Primary Contact: Energy Storage, Offshore Wind, Hydrogen
Cleantech and Renewable Energy
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James Kostenblatt
Senior Director, Industry Development - Strategic Business Development, Primary Contact: Solar, Circular Economy
Cleantech and Renewable Energy
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Ashley Ivashchenko
Manager, Industry Development – Strategic Business Development, Primary Contact: General Inquiries
Cleantech and Renewable Energy