Farms and other commercial agricultural concerns are well suited to renewable energy technologies such as biomass. The agricultural sector is also ideally placed to produce its own fuel and biomass is carbon neutral when the fuel comes from a sustainable source.
A biomass system can reduce fuel bills to almost a third of the cost of oil and if farms produce their own fuel, bills can be reduced even further, making it a sound economic investment. In addition, commercial biomass installations are eligible for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), a government scheme set up to encourage property and landowners to invest in renewable energy technologies, with the first phase being aimed at non-domestic energy users.
The RHI scheme pays people per kW of micro-generated renewable heat they produce for the lifetime of the installation up for up to 20 years, why not try our RHI Calculator?. The RHI scheme is being implemented by Ofgem and payments begin to accrue from the date of accreditation of the installation and are based on the actual heat output of the system. For more information about the RHI scheme visit www.ofgem.gov.uk/e-serve/RHI.