What is the Renewable Heat Incentive? (RHI) Everything you Need to Know…
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a government financial incentive to encourage the use of renewable heat. Available to both domestic and non-domestic environments, The Renewable Heat Incentive promotes the use of renewable heating systems, with a financial incentive for those who switch to heating systems that use eligible energy sources and meet certain criteria.
With the UK Government’s RHI Scheme, you could get money towards the costs of heating your home or commercial property using a renewable heating system, including the likes of: Biomass Systems, Heat Pumps and Solar Thermal Heating Systems etc. Read More
This install took place at a detached family home in Hindhead, Surrey where the property owners were looking to move away from their existing oil fueled heating system and expressed an interest in biomass as an alternative.
A Greener Alternative specified a 35kW KWB Easyfire pellet boiler with an 800 litre buffer vessel to take care of all the heating and hot water requirements in the family home.
Several options were discussed for a potential boiler location and the garden offered plenty of space to create a new structure to house the boiler, buffer and pellet store and the homeowners expressed an interest in pursuing this route.
A purpose built boiler room shed was constructed in the garden with enough room to house the boiler, buffer and a bespoke pellet store that was designed and constructed to fit within the shed whilst maximising pellet storage space. The Storz hose connectors can be seen at the rear of the shed where fuel delivery hoses are connected and pellets are blown into the store.
This is an install of a 75 kW KWB Pelletfire biomass boiler. The boiler house includes a 10.5 ton pellet store, which is a big bag option, this allows for enhanced quantity within the space. Two 1500 litre thermal stores provide the home with all of its hot water and heating needs. A Greener Alternative decided to site the boiler in an outhouse building, utilising an existing space and cutting down the installation costs. The biomass system is connected to the main house via underground Rahau pipe, this has high insulation properties and minimises heat loss. The pellet store is located in section of the outbuilding adjacent to the boiler house, a hole was formed and an auger fitted to transport the pellets through to the boiler.
Project cost: £43,652
RHI payments over 20 years: £201,254
Estimated fuel saving over 20 years: £100,000
This is the traditional cream Klover Smart 120. It is the first pellet cooker to be approved on the MCS approved appliance register. This means you can cook, provide heat for your home and hot water, whilst receiving RHI payments. This installation was a simple process, the customer decided to situate the Klover in a utility room and utilise the cooker element as a back up to their conventional oven in the kitchen. This Pellet boiler has allowed the household to move away from oil burning and the unpredictable price of fuel bills.