Incentives for Green Homes

Statewide Programs

Low-Income Households

Home Energy Assistance Program

NYSERDA Programs



Green Jobs Green New York

Most Albany County households are eligible for a free or reduced cost residential energy audit, through the GREEN JOBS GREEN NEW YORK program.

The GJGNY program is administered by NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority). Please visit NYSERDA's program website for more information on the program's free/reduced cost energy audit and financing program.


Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

The HPwES program offers free or reduced cost home energy assessment conducted by a accredited Home Performance Contractor. The contractor works with the homeowner to select energy projects to improve the home. HPwES also offers financing options to pay for the projects.

Learn more about HPwES


Renewable Energy for Homes

NYSERDA has Incentives for Grid Connected Solar and Wind Electricity Generation Systems:

Solar Photovoltaic Incentives
Wind Generation Incentives

NYSERDA also has Incentive for Solar Thermal Hot Water Systems

Solar Thermal Water Heating Incentives

Financing Energy Improvements
Household energy efficiency improvements may be eligible for finance through Green Jobs - Green New York Financing or through Energy $mart Loans. Only work performed by a participating through the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program qualifies. Learn more about Statewide Financing Options
Albany County ExecutiveDaniel P. McCoy