Renewable Heat NY

Renewable Heat NY (RHNY) provides incentives toward the installed costs of high-efficiency, low-emission wood heating systems for homeowners and businesses not currently using natural gas.

Read about a system in Saratoga County. [PDF]

Benefits of High-Efficiency, Low-Emission Wood Heating Systems

  • New high-efficiency systems are automated and cleaner burning.
  • More efficient combustion means less fuel is required.
  • Incentives help offset the cost of replacing or supplementing existing systems and installing new systems.

The following incentives are available, the individual system type/technology below for more information and participation details.

Program System Type Installation Incentive Additional Incentive
Small Biomass Boiler

Advanced Cordwood Boiler with Thermal Storage

25% installed cost
($7,000 maximum)
- Recycling

$5,000/unit for old indoor / outdoor wood boiler
or
$2,500/unit for old wood furnace
-
Small Pellet Boiler with Thermal Storage
≤120 kBtu/h
(35 kW)
45% installed cost
($16,000 maximum)
Thermal Storage Adder

$5/gal for each gal above the minimum thermal storage requirement
≤300 kBtu/h
(88 kW)
45% installed cost
($36,000 maximum)
Large Biomass Boiler Large Pellet Boiler with Thermal Storage 
>300 kBtu/h
(88 kW)
65% installed cost
($325,000 maximum)
-
Tandem Pellet Boiler with Thermal Storage 75% installed cost
($450,000 maximum)
Emission Control Systems

$40,000
Residential Pellet Stove Pellet Stove

 

$1,500
($2,000 for income qualified residents)
- Recycling

$500 (income qualified residents only)
-

 

Qualified Installers/Contractors

The following installers/contractors have demonstrated technical competence in the design and/or installation of Renewable Heat NY eligible technologies and have signed a written Participation Agreement with NYSERDA.

RHNY Training Opportunities

The RHNY program offers on-site, webinar, and online training opportunities.

Manufacturers - Qualify Your Technologies

Wood Pellet Boiler

NYSERDA is seeking to pre-qualify residential and commercial wood pellet boilers up to 2 million Btu/h. Pellet boilers must be fully automatic, low mass (low volume), and have sensors and controls to optimize combustion performance. To be listed as a manufacturer with a NYSERDA-qualified technology, submit information and data as described in the Call for Qualified Wood Pellet Boiler Technologies [PDF] to RHNY@nyserda.ny.gov.

Advanced Cordwood Boiler

NYSERDA is seeking to pre-qualify residential and commercial advanced cordwood boilers. Advanced cordwood boilers must be low mass (low volume) and have sensors and controls to optimize combustion performance. To be listed as a manufacturer with a NYSERDA-qualified technology, submit information and data as described in the Call for Qualified Advanced Cordwood Boiler Technologies [PDF] to RHNY@nyserda.ny.gov.