MCS certified products and the Renewable Heat Incentive RHI
The Renewable Heat Incentive
RHI The Renewable Heat Incentive is a grant scheme targeted at renewable heating systems. Biomass boilers, solar thermal, ground and water-source heat pumps are covered but not air source heat pumps.The RHI is centrally funded, unlike the FIT PV scheme which is funded by additions to utility bills (and so can be viewed as a sort of stealth tax if you were feeling cynical).
Renewable Heat Premium Payment Scheme
Applies to: Domestic installations.
When: From the May 1st 2012 till March 2014.
What is it: You can apply for a one-off Premium Payment voucher of £2000 towards the installation of your biomass boiler. There are also payments towards solar thermal and heat pumps available.Criteria: The biomass boiler must be MCS registered, as must be your installer. Your house will also need to meet the minimum insulation criteria of 250mm of loft insulation and cavity wall insulation and also be off the gas grid.
Biomass boilers - £2000.
Solar thermal - £600.
Air source heat pump - £1300.
Ground or water source heat pump - £2300.
RHI Phase I Commercial
If you are a business or part of a community that want to provide heat to a group of houses then Phase I of the RHI is for you. For a biomass boiler you would get a payment of 7.5p per kWh up to a pre-defined ceiling (they call it a "Tier") after which the rate drops. In the calculations I have done recently it would appear that the ceiling is pretty generous and so you would usually expect to stay within the 7.5p/kWh ceiling as long as the system is correctly sized, and run as it should be.
RHI Phase II Domestic
Phase II of the RHI would apply to domestic installations and may start in 2014. But it has been delayed so many times now that I wouldn't hold your breath. It is likely that you will need to have an energy survey of your property and take up any measures as recommended through the Green Deal scheme. However you do get the £2000 voucher AND wood pellets are already cheaper than lpg or oil so.....
If you are considering Phase II of the scheme then I would advise that you make sure that the installation makes sense, regardless of the possible grant payments. Until they are formally announced no-one is totally sure of the final structure or the criteria of the scheme so it would be best to make sure that the install itself meets the criteria as we believe them to be at present but not to rely on the scheme for the figures to add up. That way when, and if, the scheme goes live and when, and if, you end up qualifying then it will come as a bonus.
MCS registered pellet, log gasification and biomass boilers
MCS certified products have been certified to ensure that they are of a high quality and meet the standards expected when the are to be supported by a government grant scheme.
Please find a list below of the pellet boiler stoves, pellet boilers, and log gasification boilers on our site which are MCS registered.
Broseley Evolution 26 - the only MCS certified log boiler stove CERTIFICATION CODE: HTSMCS1201/01
Klover Smart 120 - MCS certified wood pellet boiler stove CERTIFICATION CODE: NQA B 0002/31
Klover Smart 80 - MCS certified wood pellet boiler stove CERTIFICATION CODE: NQA B 0002/27
Klover Star 14 - MCS certified wood pellet boiler stove CERTIFICATION CODE: NQA B 0002/01
Klover Diva - MCS certified wood pellet boiler stove CERTIFICATION CODE: NQA B 0002/04
Klover Diva Mid - MCS certified wood pellet boiler stove CERTIFICATION CODE: NQA B 0002/11
Klover Diva Plus - MCS certified wood pellet boiler stove CERTIFICATION CODE: NQA B 0002/17
Klover Insert - MCS certified insert wood pellet boiler stove CERTIFICATION CODE: NQA B 0002/33
Klover Bi-fire - MCS certified log and pellet boiler stove CERTIFICATION CODE: NQA B 0002/22
Klover Bi-fire Mid - MCS certified log and pellet boiler stove CERTIFICATION CODE: NQA B 0002/24
Orlan Super / Angus Super log gasification boilers
Lincar Stella pellet boiler
Orligno log gasification boilers
Vigas log gasification boilers
Biomass boilers over 40kW do not need to be MCS registered so remember this if you are considering a large log gasification boiler.
We are asked from time to time and can now say that the Broseley Evolution is so far the only MCS registered boiler stove in the UK!
PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR FURTHER DETAILS https://www.gov.uk/government/news/the-heat-is-on-for-householders