NYSERDA's Fuel Cell Program supports 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 PON 2157 - RPS Customer-Cited Tier Fuel Cell Program. Fuel cell projects that improve performance or address and overcome specific barriers thwarting increased adoption may qualify for funding through PON 2569 Advanced Clean Power Technologies.