The biomass heating industry is growing at a remarkable rate as a result of the incentives offered through the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). In the last year alone there were around 7,000 new non-domestic biomass installations. This is great news for the industry but such a dash for biomass might mean that some projects are installed without due care and attention.
Installing a biomass boiler is a long term commitment and people installing one should really make sure they are doing the right thing and using the right installer before they commit. Unfortunately the mad rush to install a system before a deadline is meaning that people are not getting independent consultants to do a feasibility study and guide them through the process. Although there are lots of companies out there doing a great job, like all industries there are also bound to be cowboys springing up to make a quick buck. Some people will be making a decision based on a flashy brochure and a cheap quote. It’s inevitable that some projects are going to come unstuck.
For customers who would like to take a more considered approach we can provide a service in which we conduct a site visit and appraisal and put together an independent report on the economic and practical feasibility of a project.
This service costs from £500 plus VAT.
The report will typically include the following:
- Details of proposed boiler location, boiler size, any site specific logistics issues
- Wood fuel options (e.g. chip, pellet, log) and pros and cons of these
- Fuel requirements, fuel store size, fuel delivery options, frequency of fuel movements and amount of ash to be disposed of
- Annual rebate value from the Renewable Heat Incentive, annual savings compared to fossil fuels, estimated system cost, payback and return on investment
- Provide technical information and pros and cons of suitable boilers and contact details of recommended installers
We have teamed up with a number of experienced installers and if you choose to proceed with a boiler installation by one of these recommended companies the £500 fee will be deducted from the cost of the boiler installation.
Why it makes sense to get Crops for Energy’s independent advice
You’re making a 20 year decision
If you put in a biomass boiler or plant an energy crop you will be making a long term decision. You need to be sure that you are doing the right thing otherwise you will have to deal with the consequences for a long time. We are not selling any one technology or solution – we will set out all the options and help you make the right decision for your land, your building, your facilities and your lifestyle. We want you to know the pros and cons of the different options available – this way you’ll go into a project with your eyes open and be able to make an informed choice.
Hassle free quality projects
Our desire is to help our clients have the best experience and end up with a no fuss solution. This way the energy crops and woodfuel sector will continue to expand based on a foundation of high quality projects. If we do not think an energy crops venture or a biomass installation is right for you we will say so. An inappropriate project is a bad advert for 20 years. We make sure that our clients don’t end up with such a head ache.
The best in the business
Anyone can go to a trade fair and pick up some brochures. But how do you know if a company is all that it claims? Do you want to be the guinea pig of a new start up? We only work with professionals – companies that have a wealth of experience and an excellent track record. They get introduced to the work by us and they know that they have to do a good job or we won’t recommend them to others.
If you’d like to discuss your project with us then please give us a call on 0117 9089057 or contact us
Helping you make the right decisions