What financial support is there available for wood biomass?

The government's Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) offers support for domestic and non-domestic installations.

Support for domestic biomass heating installations

Domestic wood biomass heating systems are supported through tariff payments as part of the domestic phase of the RHI.

For more information on RHI support for domestic installations, please see our page How will the Renewable Heat Incentive support domestic installations?

Support for non-domestic biomass installations

Non-domestic biomass heating systems, anything from a small pellet boiler for a B&B or shop over a wood chip heating system for a school to a massive industrial biomass heat & power station, receive an RHI tariff payment for every unit of heat generated.

For information on RHI support for non-domestic installations, please see our page  How will the Renewable Heat Incentive support non-domestic installations?

Eligibility for support

To be eligible, both the equipment and the installer for domestic and small (<45kW) non-domestic biomass systems will have to be accredited under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS), and the boiler needs to be on Ofgem's list of products. See our page on finding installers.

Contacts

Energy Saving Trust - http://www.est.org.uk/ - 0300 123 1234
  Gives advice on saving energy in the home and local funding opportunities for renewable energy.
Microgeneration Certification Scheme - http://www.microgenerationcertification.org/ - 020 7090 1082
  The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) certifies microgeneration products and installers. MCS accreditation is required for Feed-in Tariff and Renewable Heat Incentive support.

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