* NOTE: Pellet boilers or furnaces need to be installed for at least a year to be eligible. This program does not support storage bins for new pellet boiler or furnace systems, unless the installation is for an additional storage bin. Pellet stoves may be new or existing.
The goal of the pellet storage program is to grow the market for bulk pellet delivery in Vermont by supporting the installation of storage systems for existing heating systems (installed at least 12 months previously), or for new heating systems if the storage bin is being installed as an additional bin. The pellet storage voucher will be offered to customers via Participating Vendors for approved pellet storage bins as described below.
For residential, the voucher will cover up to $1,500 or 50%, whichever is less, of the total bin/materials cost (not including labor).
For commercial, the voucher will cover up to $2,000 or 50%, whichever is less, of the total bin/materials cost (not including labor).
Customers must have an:
The program will operate on a first-come first-served basis until all funds are spent. Funds remaining will be posted at www.rerc-vt.org and ample notice will be given prior to the end of the program.
Participating Vendors: Apply today to become a participating vendor! Download the application here: Pellet Storage Vendor Participation Agreement. Submit the application to RERC at [email protected]. Please attach a copy of your W9.
|802 Energy Services||Guildhall||802-328-2015||www.802energyservices.com|
|Sandri Energy||Greenfield, MA||413-772-2121||www.sandri.com|
|Tarm Biomass||Orford, NH||603-795-9100||www.pelletboiler.com|
|Whiting Plumbing & Heating||Orleans||802-754-6878||Efficiency Vermont listing|
802 Energy Systems: indoor options, capacities from 3-10 tons
Bourne's Energy: indoor and outdoor options, capacities from 1-10 tons
Cutting Edge Energy Systems: indoor options, capacities from 3-10 tons
Pellergy: indoor and outdoor options, capacities from 1-25 tons.
Sandri Energy: indoor and outdoor options, capacities vary
Sunwood Systems: indoor and outdoor options, capacities from 2-42 tons
Tarm Biomass: indoor and outdoor options, capacities from 3-7 tons
Whiting Plumbing & Heating: indoor options, capacities from 3-10 tons
Q: Can a pellet boiler owner with an existing bin use this incentive?
A: Yes! If the pellet boiler is on the Eligible Equipment Inventory and has been in operation for 1+ years, the incentive may be used to expand pellet storage by adding an additional bin to the system. The RERC/CEDF and Efficiency Vermont pellet boiler incentives already require a bulk storage bin, and the voucher may not be used to add an additional bin to the system just months after initial installation.
Q: How do I tell if my pellet stove is EPA 2015 or 2020 certified?
A: Check the back of your stove for an EPA certification label (click here for example) and work with your pellet bin vendor to confirm stove eligibility.