Renewable Energy

The lowdown on the cost of Biomass boilers

Biomass Boilers Biomass boilers themselves can vary by as much as 40% for the same kilowatt output of boiler. This is because of several factors, the first being the type of fuel you wish to use, if you were looking to burn a very wet fuel then you would normally require a fully stepped grate, which will cost more than a half stepped grate or underfed stoker, secondly the quality and quantity of materials used to make the boiler, as some [...]

What Is Far Infrared Heating?

Technology is changing everything, and its certainly changing how we heat domestic and commercial properties. These days the old fashioned electric storage radiator is getting replaced by efficient Far Infrared heating, so efficient that it can save up to 50% of your electricity usage. So, what is Far Infrared heating? Its invisible; its electromagnetic radiation, and it sounds like its straight out of X-Men. The good news is, its safe, its practical, it warms up your home or your offices, [...]

Creating Energy From Waste Pallets

These days most companies get their products delivered on wooden pallets. Pet shops,food stores, construction sites, furniture shops, DIY stores, in fact, any place that sells products probably get their deliveries on a pallet, but what happens to them afterwards? Don't let them become waste pallets, put them to good use. Businesses often have huge amounts of pallets they need to discard of, some advertise to get rid of them, some businesses do deals with local artists to collect and [...]

Why Waste Wood When It Can Be Turned Into Energy And Generate An Income For You?

You would think that by now the wood industry would have the recycling of wood waste all sewn up, but it isn't the case. The European Union has set a target to reduce green-house emissions by 20 percent below 1995 levels by 2020, as well as to obtain 20 per-cent of its power from renewable sources. That means all waste producing industries need to wake up; that includes the wood industry. Wood waste can be used as for heating buildings, but everyone [...]

A guide to the Renewable Heat Incentive made easy

Introduction The renewable heat incentive was introduced in November 2011, with the domestic equivalent coming into force in April 2014. The aim of these schemes is to offset the cost difference between installing fossil fuelled heating against the cost of installing renewable technologies. Both schemes will pay out a subsidy, Pence per kilo watt-hour, (like the figure stated on your electricity bill) over the term of the scheme (7 year domestic, 20 years commercial) based on either a deemed usage [...]