Mr Howell Williams, of Blaencamlais Fawr Farm, Brecon, runs an agricultural business, JG Williams and Son. Mr Williams was converting a barn to let as a holiday home, and needed a system to heat it, while keeping energy costs low, and having had some experience with renewable technologies in the 3.8 kW photovoltaic system he had had installed previously, looked towards clean energy systems. He was also encouraged by the commercial RHI payments available.
Mr Williams enquired with regards to an installation of a Wood Fuel Biomass Boiler to provide hot water and heat both to the farm and the new holiday let, and in May 2014, we installed a 100 kW KWB Multi-Fire woodchip/pellet boiler, alongside a 250 litre expansion vessel and a 2500 litre buffer vessel. Currently the boiler provides heat and hot water to the farmhouse and the farm itself. In the future, the holiday let will be connected to the system, once it is completed.
Since Mr Williams runs a commercial system, he was able to apply for commercial RHI immediately after commissioning. He currently receives this at a rate of 43p/kWh, although this stands to be recalculated once the barn conversion is completed.
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