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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:57 pm    Post subject: RHI Reply with quote

MCS Acredited suppliers:

http://www.mcsaccredited.com/website/index.php/default/mcs-manufacturers/biomass.html

Tariff

http://www.rhincentive.co.uk/eligible/levels/

Anyone planning on taking advantage of this?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What I wonder is how they propose to measure the heat generated! I mean, we have a woodburner which is run intermittantly. It doesn't feed heat into anything except the surrounding air. I have no idea how much wood it burns and of what sort because it's whatever we can get hold of, and there are no invoices etc for "gleaned" wood.

Perhaps we simply won't qualify? Perhaps you get a refund-and-then-some on bought wood? In which case it'd be worth our while buying (cost roughly 3p/kWh, and reclaim 9 p/kWh) not gleaning (cost zero, reclaim zero)?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woodburners are covered unfortunately they are listed under exceptions. Sad

The info about how it will actually work seems very sketchy.

I just tried to work out how it would work with pellets as an example but the figures seem abit crazy

Tariff for biomass = 9p per 1 Kwh
1kg pellets = 4.7kwh energy ( 9*4.7 = 42.3p )
1000kg pellets = £423
1000kg pellets cost to buy = £250.00

So for every 1 ton burn/buy you earn £173 profit?



Laughing

Seems like the more you burn the more you earn!

Oh: They aren't that dumb Rolling Eyes . Explains how it will work:

http://info.cat.org.uk/questions/rhi/how-will-renewable-heat-incentive-payments-be-calculated
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sounds as if you can't get RHI except for systems that are planned to meat all your heating needs in one lump. Which is a pity because there's no way I'd do that to Chateau Renewable: we'd have zero backup if (when) it all went wrong.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stipulating that the renewable system in the sole heating installation is the major disadvantage of the RHI as proposed. You are forced to put all your eggs in one basket instead of promoting diversity.

Immersion heaters are allowed as backup (hard to exclude these when many ASHPs rely on them as part of the system).
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