Commercial & Industrial Bulk Fuel-Fed Wood Pellet Central Heating Systems Rebate Program

February 26, 2024


The New Hampshire Department of Energy offers rebates -- funded by the New Hampshire Renewable Energy Fund -- of 40% of the installed cost of qualifying new commercial and industrial bulk-fed, wood-pellet central heating boilers or furnaces. The maximum rebate amount available is $65,000. Additional rebates are available for thermal storage tanks and related components (30%, up to $5,000), and a rebate of $5,000 to assist in the cost of meters for systems that are eligible for Renewable Energy Credits. To qualify, systems must (1) become operational on or after December 18, 2013; (2) be at least 80% efficient; (3) participate in the EPA Portfolio Manager program, or equivalent program; (4) be a minimum of three tons of wood pellet storage, capable of bulk delivery; and (5) be installed by a qualified installer or a licensed plumber with wood-pellet central boiler system training. Additional system requirements are specified in the program application. Modifications to existing systems are not eligible to receive funding under this program. For existing boilers and furnaces, the system operational date must be on or after July 9, 2016.

To receive a rebate, applicants must submit a pre-approval application to ensure funding availability. After receiving verification of eligibility and securing a place in the funding queue, applicants have three months to complete the installation. Applicants must submit a final rebate request and required documentation after the system installation is complete. When all available program funding has been reserved for approved projects, applicants who meet all program and project requirements will be placed on a waiting list. Projects placed on the waiting list are not guaranteed funding.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: New Hampshire
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: New Hampshire Department of Energy
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Biomass
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
Incentive Amount: 40% of installation cost, 30% for thermal storage tanks and related components
Maximum Incentive: $65,000; plus a rebate of up to $5,000 for thermal storage tanks and related components; a rebate of $5,000 to assist in the cost of meters for REC-eligible systems.
Equipment Requirements: System must be new, with minimum efficiency rating of 80%. System must be bulk-fuel fed and meet specified air-quality standards.
Installation Requirements: New systems: must become operational on or after December 18, 2013
Existing systems: must be operational on or after July 9, 2016


This program has 1 incentives
Technologies: Biomass, Furnaces, Boilers
Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Schools, State Government, Multifamily Residential
Parameters: The incentive is 40.00 % of cost, The incentive has a minimum of $65.00


Name: Order No. 25,605


Name: New Hampshire Department of Energy
Organization: Sustainable Energy Division
Address: 21 South Fruit Street, Suite 10
Concord NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-3670

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.