Biomass boilers include Pellet, Wood Chip or Log all three types of boilers are suitable to be connected to existing heating systems into radiators, underfloor heating and for workshops fan coils can be used. Most farms will be looking at the Non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) which is a revenue stream paid to you over 20 years. For a system to qualify for registration under Non domestic rules the heating plant will need to heat a commercial business premises or two or more properties with one property classed for business rates. Official exemption of business rates or other proof of business activity may be considered by OFGEM who are the scheme administrators.
Eco Heat & Power Ltd are installers in the Yorkshire, Lancashire & Greater Manchester areas for Froiling boilers which offer Pellet, Wood Chip or Log boilers; these are a top quality boiler and offer high end controls including touch screen and smartphone operation. For farmers with their own wood source then log or chip boilers would be a good choice, though you must bear in mind that you will need to register on the Biomass Supplier List.
Biomass boilers can also be integrated around any existing fossil fuel plant that you may wish to retain (subject to survey and compliance with RHI rules, part of which will include additional heat metering). There are several possibilities to fit all locations, for joining multiple fuel sources; whether they are systems suitable for the RHI or wood fired range cookers, traditional & modern stoves or fossil fuel boilers. However these can be quite complex and so you will need a company with experience of building such systems, Eco Heat & Power have been building systems for 10 years and we have developed our own control strategies and systems.
In certain situations solar thermal panels are a very good option to integrate with a biomass boiler as it can allow the boiler to be turned off in summer. We do advise customers to have a dedicated hot water cylinder rather than hot water derived from a coil in a 1000 to 2000L buffer tank as this is often cheaper to purchase and allows the solar thermal to work more efficiently during the heating season. This setup with independent solar hot water cylinder also allows for minimal and realistic use of immersion heater back up.
Farmers are also realising the benefits of solar electric installations on existing structures like barns, chicken sheds, milking sheds and so on in order to power their farms, homes and businesses. Ground mounted large solar installations are becoming popular in order to diversify and ensure a regular income stream for farmers for the next 20 years.
Eco Heat & Power Ltd are a long and well established company specialising in the installation of renewable and low carbon technologies for commercial and domestic buildings.
We offer competitively priced, high quality installations, our clients include Kier Building Services, National Trust, various farms and several Local Authorities. We can also provide Energy Audits to identify the most appropriate measures for your farm.
We are experienced MCS installers of photovoltaic, solar hot water and biomass systems giving access to the Governments Feed In Tariff and Renewable Heat Incentive, both of which provide a revenue stream and this can produce a ROI of between 8 -12%. Eco Heat is also a Green Deal registered installer of photovoltaic, solar hot water and biomass systems.
Eco Heat & Power Ltd – 2 Sandbed, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 6PT – 01422 843414 – firstname.lastname@example.org