Renewables

Ludlow Stoves Ltd is an MCS certified company, along with RECC and now Trust Mark, employing our own in house team to instal and service your heating system in your home by fitting the latest Biomass appliances, using cost effective and renewable fuel sources. We offer Klover, Extraflame, Okofen and Windhager. This means that where eligible the customer can apply for the Renewable Heat incentive, essentially being paid to heat their home on renewable energy. We also offer air source and ground source heat pumps.

You are welcome to visit our showroom to discuss your heating requirements with our qualified staff or call and make an appointment to come and see the Klover Smart 120 pellet boiler cooker, heating the directors home. We invite you to come and have a look at it working, heating our busy family home away from any distrations and ask any questions over a cup of tea. We travel within a 2 hour radius for boiler systems as we are at hand to answer any questions and available to service them.

We also have a huge range of fireplaces, stoves, cookers and accessories on show to add warmth and atmosphere to your home.

Please browse our site to find out more about what we do or please contact us for more information.

So what is Biomass renewable energy?

Biomass is fuel that is developed from organic materials such as scrap timber, forest debris and certain crops, providing a renewable and sustainable source of energy to heat your home and water.

With a constant supply of organic waste from construction and demolition activities, municipal solid waste and wood mill residuals, green energy can continue indefinitely.

Why use biomass? 

Biomass energy is carbon neutral energy, produced from sources that would otherwise be dumped in landfills, openly burned or left as fodder for forest fires. So you can be sure when you install a biomass heating system that you are getting a cost effective heating system that isn’t using up the earths limited resources.

Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (RHI)

Due to the Government’s legally binding emissions targets that are outlined in The Climate Change Act 2008, which require the UK’s greenhouse gas emission to be reduced to 25% below levels recorded in 1990 by 2017, there are incentives available for the installation and continued use of sustainable fuels to heat both domestic and commercial settings.

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is an environmental programme run by Ofgem on behalf of the Government, that provides financial incentives to increase the uptake of renewable heat. By significantly increasing the proportion of heat generated from renewable sources, currently dominated by fossil fuel technologies, it is hoped that the UK will meet EU targets to reduce carbon emissions and improve fuel sustainability for the future.

The scheme is open to the domestic and non-domestic sector including industrial, commercial, public sector and not-for-profit organisations with eligible installations, and to producers of biomethane. In the context of the scheme, a non-domestic installation is a renewable heat unit that supplies large-scale industrial heating to small community heating projects.

GREEN HOMES GRANT

What is the Green Homes Grant?

Homeowners and landlords in England can apply for a voucher towards the cost of installing energy efficient and low-carbon heating improvements to homes, which could help save up to £600 a year on energy bills.

The government will provide a voucher that covers up to two thirds of the cost of qualifying improvements to your home. The maximum value of the voucher is £5,000. You may be able to receive a higher level of subsidy if you are a homeowner and either you or a member of your household receives one of the qualifying benefits, covering 100% of the cost of the improvements. The maximum value of these voucher is £10,000. Landlords cannot apply for the low-income part of the scheme. You must redeem the voucher and ensure improvements are completed by 31 March 2021.

Measures under MCS

 Primary measures include the following low carbon/renewable heating:

  • Air Source Heat Pumps
  • Ground Source Heat Pumps
  • Solar Thermal
  • Biomass
  • Hybrid Heat Pumps
Green Homes Grant scheme launches
From Wednesday 30th September 2020 homeowners across England have the opportunity to apply for funding under the Government’s Green Homes Grant Voucher scheme to make energy-efficiency improvements to their homes. The voucher of up to £5,000 will cover at least two thirds of the cost of some energy-saving home improvements. Some homeowners on qualifying benefits can get a voucher for up to £10,000 towards the cost of these home improvements.
 
The central portal for consumers to apply for a voucher is now open. The consumer will need to check that they are eligible for the grant before applying. Installers and their associates must not make applications on behalf of homeowners or landlords
 

FURTHER DETAILS

MCS certified products and the Renewable Heat Incentive RHI

New regulations came into effect on 22 May 2018. For information on what the Government changes mean for you, please see our webpage changes to the scheme.

Tariffs set the rate for your Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments. People who join the scheme and stick to its rules receive quarterly payments over seven years. The rates are set by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), formerly known as the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). You can view BEIS’ budget announcements on their website.

What do the MCS standards do?

Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS)open key term pop-up standards make sure installers meet a quality mark and demonstrate compliance to industry standards. The microgeneration installation standard outlines the requirements for MCS installers undertaking the supply, design, installation, set to work, commissioning, and handover of your biomass systems.

No degression: 1 July 2020

Tariffs set the rate for your Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments. People who join the scheme and stick to its rules receive quarterly payments over seven years. The rates are set by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), formerly known as the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). You can view BEIS’ budget announcements on their website.

Tariffs

The table below summarises the latest tariffs available for each technology:

 

Air source heat pump

Biomass

Ground source heat pump

Solar thermal

Tariff (p/kWh renewable heat)

(Applications submitted between 01 July 2020 and 30 September 2020 incl.)

10.85

6.97

21.16

21.36


DECC have today annouced 6 changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme eligibility. There are no change to installations that are already receiving the RHI, and most of the changes will have little effect on the majority of installations.
3rd March 2016 Changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive

However one amendment (that will take place on the 24th March 2016) is to do with the Green Deal Assessments. To the relief of many, DECC have considered this an ‘unnecessary burden to scheme participants’, and therefore DECC have announced that this element will be dropped.

Insulation requirements must still be met, and these will be shown in the home EPC. The EPC must be valid, and no more than 24 months old.

The Renewable Heat Incentive launched 9th April 2014

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a grant scheme targeted at renewable heating systems, essentially to make your home greener and environmentally friendly and stop using fossil fuels. Biomass boilers, solar thermal, ground and water-source heat pumps are covered but not air source heat pumps.The RHI is centrally funded and payments are made by OFGEM on a quarterly basis.

Unlike the Non-domestic RHI the customer applies for the payments and therefore it is important to be clear of all the facts.

For full details please see the Ofgem link below;

The Hetas website also has a great clear brochure:

Tariffs from now until 1st April 2017 are 4.22 pence per kW:

If you apply for the domestic RHI now, you will receive the below tariff until 1st April 2017, when you will be automatically upgraded to the higher tariff of 6.44 pence per kW

The Boiler You would earn (estimated)
Klover Star 14 £4,800
Klover Star 18 £6,800
Klover Belvedere 16 £6,800
Klover Belvedere 22 £7,400
Klover DiVa £6,000
Klover DiVa Mid £6,800
Klover DiVa Plus £7,400
Klover PFP 18 £6,000
Klover PFP 22 £6,800
Klover Smart 80 £7,100
Klover Smart 120 £7,100
Klover PB24 £6,700

From 1st April 2017, tariff is going up to 6.44 pence per kW (capped at 25,000kW):

Klover model You would earn (estimated)
Klover Star 14 £7,300
Klover Star 18 £10,400
Klover Belvedere 16 £10,400
Klover Belvedere 22 £11,200
Klover DiVa £9,100
Klover DiVa Mid £10,400
Klover DiVa Plus £11,200
Klover PFP 18 £9,100
Klover PFP 22 £10,400
Klover Smart 80 £11,200
Klover Smart 120 £11,200
Klover PB24 £10,200

Further details can be found at OFGEM

Some Useful videos about the RHI scheme

 

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