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Everything homeowners need to know about the domestic RHI

Save and earn with biomass boilersWondering how the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) works? This article is designed to give homeowners an overview of the main things they need to know – if you want to read about the RHI in all its glory, visit the Ofgem website.

What is the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)?

The domestic RHI scheme is a government-led, long-term environmental programme designed to encourage homeowners to generate heat from renewable sources, by providing a generous tax-free financial incentive for every kilowatt of ‘green’ heat generated, every year for 7 years. The scheme will help the UK meet EU targets to reduce carbon emissions and secure the future of Britain’s energy supply. Read more…

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Bale, pellet or multi-fuel? The different types of biomass boiler explained…

Commercial biomass boiler installation, NottinghamWe’re often asked to explain the difference between different types of biomass boilers, so we thought we’d take the time to explain a bit more here. There are three main types of biomass boiler: bale, pellet and multi-fuel, and as the names suggest, the difference lies in the type of solid fuel burned.

All three will cut your fuel costs compared to oil or LPG. And assuming the system is optimally designed to meet current RHI criteria, they’ll all earn you 8.6p per kilowatt of heat generated, which can add up to thousands of pounds every year, for 20 years. But which one’s best for you?

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Helping dairy farmers meet Arla’s sustainable supplier targets with biomass

Arla’s commitment to sustainable agriculture is admirable – 70% of the raw materials sourced in Denmark and Sweden meet The Arla Farm standard for sustainability – and they’re now putting the environmental practices of their UK supply chain under closer scrutiny. 

As part of their commitment to reducing the carbon footprint of member farms by 30% by 2020, they’re holding non-compulsory workshops and free carbon footprint assessments for their member farms. Alongside a firm emphasis on maximising the yield of a healthy, robust herd to help minimise greenhouse gas production, there’s also a focus on renewable energy sources. Read more…

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Everything businesses need to know about the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive

Save money with renewable energy“What’s the commercial RHI – and how does it work?” This is easily one of the most frequently asked questions from our customers, so we thought we’d tackle it in more detail here – if you want to read about it in all its glory, check out the Ofgem website.

What is the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)?

The RHI scheme is a government-led, long-term environmental programme designed to encourage individuals and businesses to generate heat from renewable sources, by providing a generous financial incentive for every kilowatt of ‘green’ heat generated. Eligible installations will receive often sizeable tax-free payments every year for 20 years, to help the government meet EU targets to reduce carbon emissions and secure the future of Britain’s energy supply. Read more…

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Farm manager earning from ETA ‘smart’ boiler

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As more and more farmers are getting in touch to talk about installing a biomass boiler on their farm, we thought we’d flag up a couple of recent installations to let farmers know about the kind of  services we provide to the agricultural sector.

In late 2013 we installed an ETA Hack 130 smart boiler at Hawton Farm in Nottinghamshire under the instruction of Farm Manager Mark Pykett. Read more…

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“We would recommend Lime-Circle to anyone,” say Chartway Industrial Services

Chartway Industrial ServicesWe know. It’s not terribly British to bang our own drum. But if we don’t, who will…?! We’re delighted with the feedback we got from Chartway Industrial Services following the installation of two 36kw biomass boilers to replace their inefficient – and ruinously expensive! – old boiler and roof slung gas heaters. 

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Renewable Heat Incentive withdrawn by government hours before launch

If you could only hear the groans of despair at Lime Circle HQ… We are taking heart from the fact that the headline is misleading – the government assures us that this is merely a delay to the launch of the RHI, not a cancellation – and for the moment, the delay only affects commercial installations. Right now, the October 2012 launch for domestic installations is still on track. But regardless of this, any hint of uncertainty around the RHI is bound to make people feel a bit twitchy about going ahead with a renewable heating installation. Not good.

Read more – The Guardian

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