Biomass and solar thermal installation creates dream eco-home that pays
|We installed...||32kw ETA biomass boiler with 1,500 litre thermal store, plus 4 solar thermal panels
|Annual fuel saving||£3,400 (electricity vs. pellets and solar)|
|Annual RHI income||£5,300 - which all adds up to £37,000 over the 7 year domestic RHI scheme|
National construction company manager Jason researched sustainable heating solutions carefully and meticulously before choosing Lime-Circle to install biomass and solar thermal in his large country home.
He chose us to replace his electric under floor heating thanks to our broad expert knowledge of heating solutions and our specific experience in designing systems incorporating biomass and solar.
A careful retrofit into a stunning newly refurbished home
The home was already finished to a high standard, so we undertook a careful and considered retrofitting program, installing some 20 radiators with minimum impact on the property and its occupants.
The boiler itself – an ETA 32kw, chosen for its quality and the fact that its network connectivity means it can be controlled remotely from anywhere in the world – and the 5 ton fabric pellet store are sited in the garage some 18 metres away from the house. We connected the boiler to the property using high performance insulated pipe, which was dug and laid by us.
Near infinite hot water on demand – partly heated by solar
We designed the system to include a 1500 litre thermal store, which, thanks its size and the capabilities of the boiler, supplies Jason’s home with an almost endless supply of hot water at mains pressure.
The thermal store is linked to the 4 solar thermal panels we installed and which mean that, during the warmer months, the boiler is only needed to top up the heat in the tank, making the whole system extremely cost-efficient and environmentally sound.
A steady income
Because we are accredited under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS), from spring 2014 Jason will get paid for heating their home using renewable energy sources. These tax-free payments come from the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) pot and are incredibly generous.
The biomass boiler will earn Jason £4,300 a year while the solar thermal panels will deliver £1,000 a year, a giving a total guaranteed income of £5,300 a year for 7 years, on top of the savings made by switching from electricity as the main heating source.
To find out how a wood fuelled biomass boiler combined with solar thermal could help you save money, call Lime-Circle on 0115 952 0263 or 07890 022002 or complete our contact form, and one of our renewable energy experts will be in touch soon..