Research and Development

Product development and initial commercial demonstrations of new storage solutions and applications continues to be a priority. Building the market design that allows storage deployment at massive scale in the future is key to achieving this priority. Whether you are a researcher developing energy storage technologies or a manufacturer creating a next-generation solution, New York State has unique, market-leading resources to help you such as:

BEST Test and Commercialization Center (BEST T&CC)Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. allows manufacturers to test, validate, and scale up their storage technologies.

The Battery Prototyping Center (BPC)Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. at Rochester Institute of Technology allows startups, researchers and developers to commercialize industry standard pouch and cylindrical cells.

Business Resources to Innovate, Develop, Grow and Excel (BRIDGE)Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. is a NY-BEST program that provides one-on-one business consulting assistance from NY-BEST’s expert team.

The NY-BEST Supply Chain DatabaseLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. includes companies from New York State and beyond that are working in the energy storage industry.

NYSERDA continues to support development of energy storage technology through competitive solicitations in specific application areas. Those most relevant to energy storage development include:

Smart Grid Program supports the modernization of New York State’s electric grid through innovative technology and distributed energy resources.

Stationary storageLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.. Annually NYSERDA releases a funding opportunity for energy storage technology and product development. This solicitation has historically sought proposals to develop and field test innovative energy storage systems with focus on hardware cost reduction, performance improvements, load-side and generation-side field testing of new storage technologies to reduce peak load, store and reuse solar  and wind energy to aid firming up these resources, and provide ancillary services.

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

NYSERDA’s Tech to Market supports a number of business development resources to help startup companies grow including proof-of-concept centers, incubators, access to entrepreneurs in residence, and seed funding.