Last Updated: 04/17/2015

Fuel Cells

NYSERDA's Fuel Cell programs support the installation of fuel cells for businesses, hospitals, multifamily buildings, and other large power consumers.

Fuel cells convert natural gas to a hydrogen-rich fuel that is combined with atmospheric oxygen in an electrochemical process to produce electricity, heat, and water. Fuel cells emit significantly less carbon dioxide than conventional combustion engines and give off virtually none of the harmful pollutants associated with burning fossil fuels.

Financial incentives are available to support the installation and operation of continuous duty fuel cell systems in New York State through the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Customer-Sited Tier - PON 2157 and the RPS Main Tier