The installation of a biomass boiler system is one way to help meet ambitious government targets for new build properties. Biomass is suitable for installation in a single property or in larger district housing schemes.
Biomass is an effective renewable energy fuel and the new homeowner may be eligible under Phase 2 of the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) which is scheduled to come into force for domestic users during mid-late 2013. RHI provides financial support for renewable heat technologies for the lifetime of the installation with payments being based on the heat output of the system installed.
The RHI scheme is being implemented by Ofgem and once accredited, a tariff level will be assigned to the installation, according to the type of renewable energy technology installed (ie biomass, heat pumps) and size. Payments begin to accrue from the date of accreditation of the installation and are based on the system’s heat output.
The benefits of reduced fuel bills, energy savings and RHI payments can all be passed on to the new home owner, making any new build installed with renewable technology a more attractive option. In fact, anyone not in the scheme may ultimately be funding other homeowners who do decide to sign up, via taxes on their energy bills.