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Small Commercial Pellet Boiler

Incentives are available for the installation of qualified high-efficiency, low-emission pellet boiler heating systems with thermal storage for small commercial applications (less than 300,000 Btu/h).


Incentives are 25% of installed costs based on system size:

Boiler Size (kW) Boiler size (Btu/hr) Maximum Incentive
less than 25 86,000 $5,500
35 120,000 $9,000
50 171,000 $13,000
75 257,000 $20,000


Incentives are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and will only be reserved for customers once an application has been approved by NYSERDA. Incentives are paid upon approval of the Incentive Application directly to the Installer and passed on in the full amount to the customer. Incentives will not be provided directly to customers purchasing or installing the new system. Incentives are only available for new equipment and systems that have not been installed (partially or completely) prior to NYSERDA approval of a Project Application.

You may qualify for a Green Jobs - Green New York Smart Energy Loan to help pay for eligible project costs.

System Performance Requirements

System Measures Levels
Thermal Efficiency (HHV) 85%
Particulate Emissions less than 0.080 lb/mmBtu
Carbon monoxide (CO) emissions less than 270 ppm at 7% O2


Pellets must be stored outside of the building as outlined in the Program Manual.  The system must be a qualified technology

Participation Details

Complete the customer inquiry form and you will be put you in touch with an Installer.

Participating Installers must have demonstrated technical competence in the design and installation of small commercial pellet boiler heating systems with thermal storage and have signed a written Participation Agreement with NYSERDA. Installers are responsible for preparing and submitting all necessary incentive paperwork to NYSERDA.

Last Updated: 08/28/2014
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How to Apply

  • Complete the customer inquiry form 
  • You will be put you in touch with an installer
  • The installer will prepare and submit necessary paperwork
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New York State businesses without natural gas service

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Who To Contact

Ryan Moore,
Project Manager

1-866-697-3732, Ext 3267

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For Installers/Contractors

For additional information on how to become a qualified installer and to sign up for upcoming training opportunities: 

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