NYSERDA - Clean Energy Technology Manufacturing Incentive Program

July 14, 2021


This program has expired.

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority's (NYSERDA) Renewable Energy Technology Manufacturing Incentive Program is designed to expand in-state manufacturing of electricity-generating, clean-energy products. This program provides funding for clean-energy technology manufacturers to develop or expand a facility to produce innovative clean-energy technology products. Technologies eligible for funding under the current solicitation include photovoltaic (PV), solar-thermal electric, wind, bio-electric, hydroelectric, wave/tidal, fuel cells, combined heat and power (CHP), and enabling technologies such as energy storage, power quality and associated installation equipment. In addition, ultra energy-efficient electrical technologies related to lighting, heating, cooling, refrigeration, distribution, processing and mechanics are eligible, as well as systems that produce electricity from waste heat, clean fuel cells for power applications, electricity storage, inverters and other power conversion devices used in clean generation systems, heat pumps, microwave thermal systems, superconducting technology, high-efficiency drive systems for energy efficient applications, innovative efficient refrigeration cycles, and innovative high efficient lighting sources and systems including daylighting. End-use technology must use electricity as a principal input and result in an efficiency improvement in electricity usage over the status quo. (Projects that exclusively manufacture solar-thermal, biopower, hydropower or wind products that do not produce electricity are not eligible under the current solicitation. Power-plant projects and biodiesel and ethanol projects also are ineligible.) A total of $10 million is available, and a maximum project award is $1 million under the current solicitation. Incentive payments include the following restrictions: (1) up to 25% of project funding may be attributed to plant startup and 75% based on product sales; (2) a requirement for local-source content; (3) a limit of five years; and (4) a requirement that the applicant must actively pursue all other incentive and economic development assistance as part of this program. A minimum of 75% cost-share is required for all proposals. The deadlines for the three scheduled rounds of funding under this program are:
  • Round 1 proposals: 3/01/2007
  • Round 2 proposals: 8/21/2007
  • Round 3 proposals: 1/23/2008
Consistent with restrictions associated with the New York Energy $mart program, only proposals for project development in the service territories of Rochester Gas & Electric, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Central Hudson Gas and Electric, New York State Electric and Gas, Niagara Mohawk Power/National Grid, and Orange and Rockland Utilities are eligible to apply for funding under the Clean Energy Technology Manufacturing Incentive Program.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: New York
Incentive Type: Industry Recruitment/Support
Web Site: https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/all-programs#category=manufacturing-industrial
Administrator: New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Thermal Electric
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Biomass
  • Hydroelectric
  • Combined Heat & Power
  • Fuel Cells using Non-Renewable Fuels
  • Landfill Gas
  • Tidal
  • Wave
  • Lighting
  • Chillers
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Heat pumps
  • Heat recovery
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Motor VFDs
  • Wind (Small)
  • Anaerobic Digestion
  • Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Incentive Amount: Varies
Maximum Incentive: $1 million per award
Terms: 75% cost-share required


Name: John Martin
Organization: New York State Energy Research and Developmen
Address: 17 Columbia Circle
Albany NY 12203-6399
Phone: (518) 862-1090
Email: jpm@nyserda.org

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.