Cleantech and Innovation

Buildings Research and Development Program (BRD)

Promotes the development and use of technologies that make buildings more efficient, increase load flexibility, and include renewable energy sources. The program supports components of building energy use (envelope, space conditioning, ventilation, hot water, and lighting technologies); whole building design integration; energy use monitoring and control automation; advanced building materials; and new, retrofit, and manufactured construction methods.

Clean Energy Certifications and Accreditation Program

Supports energy efficiency and renewable energy training program accreditation, solar electric company accreditation, and solar electric and solar thermal installer certifications.

Clean Power Technology Innovation

Supports the development and commercialization of cleantech power generation. The program emphasizes advances in renewable generation such as wind, solar, hydro, waste heat recovery as well as fuel cell and enabling technologies that improve power delivery reliability such as energy storage technologies.

Emerging Technologies and Accelerated Commercialization Program (ETAC)

Speeds the adoption of underused technologies by testing them in real-world situations. The program provides financial support and encourages productive collaboration between industry leaders such as building owners, architects, ENERGY STAR® builders, contractors, and technology developers.  Programs are available in the Residential Sector, Commercial and Institutional Sector, and Multifamily sector.

Emerging Technologies and Accelerated Commercialization (ETAC)  - Commercial/Institutional Sector

Speeds the adoption of underused technologies by testing them in real-world commercial or industrial situations. The program provides financial support and encourages productive collaboration between stakeholders including consumers, building owners, architects, ENERGY STAR® builders, research organizations, and technology developers.

Emerging Technologies and Accelerated Commercialization (ETAC) - Multifamily Sector

Speeds the adoption of underused technologies by testing them in real-world multifamily-building situations. The program provides financial support and encourages productive collaboration between stakeholders including consumers, building owners, architects, ENERGY STAR® builders, research organizations, and technology developers.

Emerging Technologies and Accelerated Commercialization (ETAC) - Residential Sector

Speeds the adoption of underused technologies by testing them in real-world residential situations. The program provides financial support and encourages productive collaboration between stakeholders including consumers, building owners, architects, ENERGY STAR® builders, research organizations, and technology developers.

Entrepreneurs in Residence Program

Guides early-stage companies through specific projects and issues, such as staffing for growth, budget management, resource planning, strategic partnering and board management. Entrepreneurs-in-Residence are seasoned executives that share experience, skills and acquired knowledge with early-stage companies.

New York Products Program - Manufacturer Partners

Seeks manufacturing partners that sell residential ENERGY STAR® certified and other program qualified energy-efficient products in New York State to assist in educating consumers on energy efficiency and growing awareness and sales of these products.

New York Products Program - Retail Partners

Seeks retail partners that sell residential ENERGY STAR® certified and other program qualified energy-efficient products in New York State to assist in educating consumers on energy efficiency and growing awareness and sales of these products.

NY-Sun (Solar Electric)

Multifaceted approach aims to lower energy costs for all New Yorkers by increasing solar power capacity and the efficiency and reliability of the electric grid. Public-private partnerships help make installing solar technology more affordable for all New Yorkers while scaling up New York’s solar industry. In addition to the Solar Electric Program, NY-Sun also includes training for installers and public officials, standardized permitting, customer aggregation, and consumer education.

NY Truck Voucher Incentive Program

Accelerates the market acceptance of advanced vehicle technologies in the commercial truck and bus sectors.

Renewable Heat NY Biomass Boiler Program

Supports qualified boiler installers/contractors to install approved pellet boilers and advanced cordwood boilers with thermal storage for eligible residential and commercial customers.

76West Clean Energy Competition

Attracts entrepreneurs and resources from around the globe to build clean energy businesses and create jobs in the 11 counties that make up New York State's Southern Tier Region.

Advanced Buildings Program

Develops energy-efficient, building-related technology, including next-generation HVAC and smart building technologies, and business models for residential, multifamily, and commercial buildings.

Advanced Clean Energy (ACE) Exploratory Research Program

Supports transformative ideas that fall outside of other NYSERDA funding opportunities. The application process has two parts: NYSERDA must approve an applicant’s concept paper (Part 1) before an applicant can be invited to submit Part 2 of the application.

Agriculture Energy Audit Program

Offers assistance to eligible farms and on-farm producers to identify electric and natural gas energy efficiency measures for eligible farms and on-farm producers, including but not limited to orchards, dairies, greenhouses, vegetables, vineyards, grain dryers, and poultry or egg producers.

Clean Energy Standard

Aims to fight climate change, reduce harmful air pollution and ensure a diverse and reliable low carbon energy supply by requiring that 50 percent of New York's electricity come from renewable energy sources by 2030.

Clean Energy Workforce Development

Supports a broad range of renewable energy and energy efficiency education and training programs aimed at creating an experienced workforce to support New York State’s growing clean energy economy.

Clean Transportation Program

Supports the development, demonstration, and deployment of innovative transportation technologies and strategies that increase fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Demonstration of New Business Models, Marketplace Development and Refurbishment of Existing Qualified Historically Farm-Related Anaerobic Digester Gas-to-Electricity Systems

Offers $16 million for replicable portfolio ADG projects and development of public information and resources on ADG systems. ADG systems are fueled by digester gas from manure or agricultural, food, or other wastes.

Energy Storage in New York State

Engages individuals and organizations involved in building, installing, integrating, or researching energy storage technology.

Entrepreneurs-in-Residence Program

Guides early-stage companies through specific projects and issues, such as staffing for growth, budget management, resource planning, strategic partnering and board management. Entrepreneurs-in-Residence are seasoned executives that share experience, skills and acquired knowledge with early-stage companies.

Fuel Cell (Stationary) Program

Stationary fuel cells can be configured to supply power to critical building loads during a failure of the power grid, providing a valuable resiliency benefit to the host site. Certain stationary fuel cells can also recover the byproduct heat from the electricity production process and repurpose it for beneficial use onsite; operating in CHP mode.

Manufacturing Corps (M-Corps) Pilot Program

Helps startups overcome obstacles to manufacturing cleantech products in New York State.

New York Generation Attribute Tracking System (NYGATS)

Records information about electricity generated, imported, and consumed within New York State. It can also issue, track, and manage energy attribute certificates and renewable energy credits (RECs).

NY Truck Voucher Incentive Program

Accelerates the market acceptance of advanced vehicle technologies in the commercial truck and bus sectors.

Offshore Wind

Supports offshore wind (OSW) energy as a major source of affordable, renewable power for New York State, especially for the New York City metropolitan area and Long Island. NYSERDA is the lead agency coordinating the offshore wind opportunities in the State.

Smart Grid Program

Supports the modernization of New York State’s electric grid through innovative technology and distributed energy resources.