Renewables

Ludlow Stoves Ltd is an MCS certified company, 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.

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 2019

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.

Applications submitted Biomass boilers and stoves (p/kWh) Air source heat pumps (p/kWh) Ground source heat pumps (p/kWh) Solar thermal (p/kWh)
01/10/2019 – 30/12/2019 If any new tariff changes are to be made due to degression, the announcement by BEIS would be made by 1 August 2019.
01/07/2019 – 30/09/2019 6.88p 10.71p 20.89p 21.09p
01/04/2019 – 30/06/2019* 6.88p 10.71p 20.89p 21.09p
1/01/2019 – 31/03/2019 6.74p 10.49p 20.46p 20.66p

3rd March 2016 Changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive

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.

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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