Investors & Venture Capital

Bring your cleantech innovation to life

Every dollar invested in energy product development creates $8 in statewide economic and environmental benefits. Investing here gives you access to the knowledge and experience gained through New York State’s innovation and business development ecosystem, increasing your chances of a successful investment.

Accelerating clean energy deployment in New York State


NY Green Bank uses market feedback to determine where its financing can be most effective. It increases private sector participation in New York’s clean energy financing markets by mobilizing greater private investment in credit worthy transactions.

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Through co-lending, credit enhancement, aggregation, and standardization structures, NY Green Bank works to reduce risk and transaction costs, while creating new asset classes for investors and greater liquidity in the market.

Build on a strong foundation

Innovative ideas need a strong support system to complete the path to market. Ranking 2nd in the United States in overall cleantech patenting, 3rd in venture capital investment, and 4th in the number of cleantech companies, New York State provides the diverse resources, strong higher education system, highly skilled workforce, and cleantech business ecosystem needed to grow and develop your investments.

Inform your investment decisions

Access a variety of resources to help inform your cleantech investments. Support for innovators, including proof-of-concept centers and technology testing centers also provides data that can identify clean energy startups most likely to create successful new businesses.

Be part of the next success story

Investments in cleantech have been successful in bringing new products to market and creating jobs in New York. Discover promising innovation opportunities by engaging with the vibrant cleantech community.

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Renewable Heat NY

Supports the installation of high-efficiency, low emission wood heating technology for residential, municipal, and commercial buildings. These advanced technology heating systems enable consumers to use local wood pellets and cordwood as fuel in a cleaner way. Technologies include stoves and pellet and cordwood boilers with thermal storage, many of which are made right here in New York State.


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Business incubators foster New York’s cleantech development

Cleantech startups gain exposure to a wide range of entrepreneurial opportunities including business leadership, economic development, and R&D opportunities that can help their business succeed. Clients in New York’s six regional incubators have raised $91 million in private funds and introduced 91 new cleantech products to market.


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