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 without access to 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.

Customer Type System Type/Technology Incentive Amount
Residential Wood Pellet Stove $1,500 (up to $2,500 for income qualified homeowners)
Advanced Cordwood Boiler with Thermal Storage 25% of installed cost up to $5,000 per unit, with an additional $5,000 for documented recycling (removal and destruction) of old outdoor or indoor wood boiler, or $2,500 for recycling whole house wood furnace
Wood Pellet Boiler with Thermal Storage 45% of installed cost up to $36,000 based on system size, with an additional $5,000 for documented recycling (removal and destruction) of old outdoor or indoor wood boiler, or $2,500 for recycling whole house wood furnace
Commercial - Small  Advanced Cordwood Boiler with Thermal Storage 25% of installed cost up to $5,000 per unit, with an additional $5,000 for documented recycling (removal and destruction) of old outdoor or indoor wood boiler, or $2,500 for recycling whole house wood furnace
Small Pellet Boiler with Thermal Storage Less than 300 MBtu/h (88 kW) 45% of installed cost up to $36,000 based on system size, with an additional $5,000 for documented recycling (removal and destruction) of old outdoor or indoor wood boiler, or $2,500 for recycling whole house wood furnace
Commercial - Large Large Pellet Boiler with Thermal Storage More than 300 MBtu/h (88 kW) 40% of total installed cost ($200,000 maximum incentive)
Tandem Pellet Boiler with Thermal Storage More than 300 MBtu/h (88 kW) 45% of total installed cost ($270,000 maximum incentive)

 

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.