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Commonwealth Woodstove Change-Out Pilot Program

Last Review: 2013-01-04
Incentive Type: State Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Furnaces, Boilers, Biomass
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Incentive Amount: Residential:1,000
Low Income Residential:2,000
Equipment Requirements: Replacement stoves or inserts must meet program technical requirements and stove must serve a year-round residence.
Website: http://www.masscec.com/programs/woodstove-change-out


NOTE: This program is accepting low income residential voucher applications only from December 27, 2012 until January 17, 2013. After this time period the standard residential voucher applications will become available.

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) are currently offering rebate vouchers through the Commonwealth Woodstove Change-Out Pilot Program. This program assists eligible Massachusetts residents with the cost of replacing non-EPA-certified wood-, wood-pellet-, or coal-burning stoves with high efficiency, low emissions wood stoves or fireplace inserts, or wood-pellet stoves or fireplace inserts. New stoves must be professionally installed and the installation must be coordinated and certified by the retailer. Old stoves must be permanently removed from service and rendered unusable. The retailer is charged with the coordination of stove disposal and recycling. All applicable federal, state and local building codes and regulations, safety standards and certifications must be adhered to.

Eligible replacement stoves or inserts must meet the technical requirements listed below:

  • Catalytic Converter: 2.5 grams per hour of particulate matter (g/hr PM)
  • Non Catalytic Converter: 4.5 g/hr PM and minimum 70% efficiency

Low income residents who qualify for the program are eligible for a flat $2,000 rebate, and standard residential customers who qualify for the program are eligible for a flat $1,000 rebate. Rebate vouchers will be available until program funding has been exhausted. In order to be eligible for a rebate voucher, the property owner must not have received a Commonwealth Woodstove Change-Out Pilot Program Voucher in the last year, the stove must serve a year-round residence and the project site electric bill must contribute to MassCEC’s Renewable Energy Trust Fund. Rebate vouchers must be approved by MassCEC prior to being redeemed at retail locations.

Applications must be submitted according to MassCEC format guidelines. See the program website for details and for a complete application package.


Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
55 Summer Street, 9th Floor

Boston, MA 02110
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Email: cs@masscec.com
Web site: http://www.commonwealthsolar.org/


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