NYSERDA - Clean Energy Technology Manufacturing Incentive Program (New York)

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Last modified on September 25, 2013.

Financial Incentive Program

Place New York

Name NYSERDA - Clean Energy Technology Manufacturing Incentive Program
Incentive Type Industry Recruitment/Support
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial
Eligible Technologies Lighting, Chillers, Furnaces, Boilers, Heat pumps, Heat recovery, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Motor VFDs, CHP/Cogeneration, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells, CHP/Cogeneration, Anaerobic Digestion, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Products that support or are included in these systems, and products that incorporate these systems; Other electricity-generating technologies with zero-emission attributes
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Varies

Maximum Incentive 1 million per award

Terms 75% cost-share required
Program Administrator New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Website http://www.nyserda.org/Funding/funding.asp?i=2

References DSIRE[1]


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 and 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.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name John Martin
Department New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Address 17 Columbia Circle
Place Albany, New York
Zip/Postal Code 12203-6399
Phone (518) 862-1090

Email jpm@nyserda.org
Website http://www.nyserda.org

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"