The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has won two of the seven 2012 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards for programs that fund clean energy installments and research.
The state’s On-Site Wind Market Development Program for funding small wind turbine projects was recognized for its innovation and adaptability. NYSERDA’s was one of the first to base incentives on the predicted performance of a wind turbine, rather than installed capacity. The Authority has also worked with other organizations to promote green jobs training and turbine testing.
NYSERDA’s Clean Energy Business Incubator Program involves six incubators that provide funding and guidance to clean energy start-ups. The program’s 94 participating companies have raised a total of $94 million in private and government financing and created 193 jobs and 94 new products.