Funding & Incentives
There are a number of available programs to help organizations in New York State finance energy efficiency and other green improvements. Please see below for a summary of contacts and links to current programs that are available to qualifying organizations.
NYS Utility Commercial Energy Efficiency and Rebate Programs
Visit your utility's website at the links below to learn more about available programs to assist with energy audits,lighting upgrades, demand response, and any other non-residential programs that may apply to your organization.
NYSERDA offers an array of programs (50+) related to energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy storage, transportation/vehicles, financing and more.
Solarize campaigns are locally organized community outreach efforts aimed at getting a group of homes and businesses in one area to go solar. When groups of businesses learn about solar and the installation together, the result is an easier process and better pricing. NYSERDA offers technical assistance, marketing materials, and other support for Solarize campaigns.
Community Solar Program
The PowerMarket is a Community Solar manager based locally out of NYSERDA-supported Urban Future Lab in New York City. Through a Community Solar program, business owners can build a solar project on their roof and have local households be the effective offtakers at a discount to their normal utility rate. Contact for more info: Nick Baudouin at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 203-247-8097.Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency
DSIRE is the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewable energy 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 and is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Energize NY Finance
The Energy Improvement Corporation (EIC) is a NYS nonprofit local development corporation that offers the Energize NY Finance Program to provide attractive financing for property improvements that lower energy consumption. Energize NY Finance provides an alternative to traditional loans by offering Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing. Contact for more info: Robert Fischman at email@example.com
or (914) 302-7300.NY Green Bank
NY Green Bank is a State-sponsored, specialized financial entity working with the private sector to increase investments into New York’s clean energy markets, creating a more efficient, reliable and sustainable energy system.
Empire Clean Cities
Empire Clean Cities is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit environmental organization with a mission to ensure clean air for future generations. As the designated local U.S. Department of Energy supported Clean Cities coalition, Empire Clean Cities is part of a national network of nearly 100 coalitions dedicated to advancing the nation's economic, environmental, and energy security by reducing petroleum consumption in the transportation sector. Contact for more info: Ryan Lamberg: firstname.lastname@example.org
Drive Electric Hudson Valley
Sustainable Hudson Valley is pleased to be collaborating with EV Connect to defray costs for electric vehicle charging infrastructure for up to $8,000 per dual-port station. Municipal facilities, school districts, commercial districts, commuter hubs, tourist sites and other locations with high traffic and public exposure are encouraged to contact us. Eligible expenses include charging hardware, network software, installation, and data reporting. Funding is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information contact SHV’s Drive Electric Hudson Valley’s Program Manager Seth Leitman, email@example.com