• Solar PV
    Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems convert sunlight into electricity. You can use this electricity to power your home, business or any other building.
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  • Solar
    Hot Water
    Solar Thermal Water Heating Systems use the sun's energy to heat water for use by homes, commercial buildings and swimming pools.
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  • Solar Space
    Solar Thermal Space Heating Systems capture the sun's energy to supplement the existing heating system for a home or commercial building.
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  • Small Wind
    Small Wind Energy Systems contain electric generators that convert wind power into clean, emissions-free power.
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  • Geothermal
    Geothermal heat pumps use the earth's energy to provide heating, cooling and hot water for residential and commercial buildings.
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  • Biomass
    & Bio Fuel
    Biomass Heating Systems generate heat from organic materials and residues. The systems are used for space heating and to heat water.
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  • Combined
    Heat & Power
    Micro Combined Heat and Power Systems are highly efficient natural gas systems that produce electricity and heat at the same time.
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Biomass & Biofuel systems

Biomass heating systems generate heat from plant and other organic materials and residues. The systems are used for space heating and to heat water.

Pricing, Financing & Benefits

  • System Pricing

    • Residential systems range from $1,500 - $5,000
    • Installation may cost an additional few hundred dollars
  • Tax Incentives & Rebates

    • Residential systems do not qualify for Federal tax credits.
    • Commercial systems qualify for a 30% Federal Investment Tax Credit.
    • Some states and utility companies do offer rebates on biomass systems.
  • Savings, Benefits, and Returns

    • An average homeowner can expect to save between 25% & 75% on their heating bills, depending on:
      • the type of boiler installed (that is, whether it is wood- or pellet-burning); and
      • Whether the existing system uses gas, heating oil or electricity.
    • The annual ROI of a typical residential biomass system can be 10% - 30%, which translates into a payback 3-5 years.
    • Biomass can be a renewable resource and can be a better option than fossil fuels like oil, gas, and coal.
    • Biomass can be locally grown and benefits local industry.
    • While prices for biomass fuels are lower than fossil fuel prices and have generally remained stable, rapidly increasing demand may push prices up in the future.
  • Financing Options

    There are several options available to you to finance an investment in biomass system:

    • Home equity or other collateralized loans;
    • Subsidized loans.
    For a detailed discussion, refer to our Financing Options page or search for banks and leasings companies that provide financing.
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