News : Synergy has invested in the most modern automated, high speed drilling rig, the Comacchio MC900GT
Geothermal Boreholes in the context of our industry, refers boreholes drilled to depths of 80 m to 200 m in order to harvest the absorbed solar heat stored in the outermost layer of the earth for use in Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP's). This is a misleading definition, because true geothermal heat harvesting would require the drilling of boreholes to much greater depths in order to tap into the heat radiating from the molten core of our planet.
Synergy Boreholes and Systems Ltd. drills and equips boreholes and installs borehole arrays for GSHP's. We have been doing this for many years. We use only the best materials and adhere to the latest industry standards.
In partnership with selected renewable energy companies we also offer the complete GSHP package. We do this with the most modern equipment. Our rotary hydraulic drills can drill to 250m. We use either mud flush, or air drilling techniques. In the case of mud drilling we use automatic filtration / recycling units to keep mess and disruption on site to a minimum.
Let the government pay for your GSHP installation
The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive
The Domestic RHI is open for business as from the 9th April 2014
The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (Domestic RHI) is a government financial incentive to promote the use of renewable heat. Switching to heating systems that use naturally replenished energy can help the UK reduce its carbon emissions.
People who join the scheme and stick to its rules, receive quarterly payments for seven years for the amount of clean, green renewable heat their system produces.
The scheme's open to anyone who can meet the joining requirements. It’s for households both off and on the gas grid.
People off mains gas have the most potential to save on fuel bills and reduce carbon emissions.
Key to joining is that the renewable heating system heats only a single property which is capable of getting a domestic Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The EPC is the proof we need that your property is assessed as a domestic ‘dwelling’. Without one, you won’t be able to apply and can’t join the scheme.
An EPC gives information about a property’s energy use, plus recommendations on how to reduce energy and save money. It’s required every time you buy, sell or rent a property. It’s included as part of a Green Deal Assessment, which is a requirement for most to join the Domestic RHI.
What are the tariffs?
These set the rate for your Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (Domestic RHI) payments. You'll receive payment for seven years based on the amount of clean, green renewable heat you make at your domestic property.
Tariff (per kilowatt hour renewable heat) 18.8p (Ground Source Heat Pump)
Will my tariff rate change once I’ve joined?
Once you've joined the Domestic RHI, you’ll stay on the same tariff rate.
The only change will be for annual adjustment, which brings your payments in line with the Retail Price Index. This is announced on 1 April each year.
Because heat pumps run on electricity, not all of the heat output is counted as renewable. Therefore the portion that isn't is calculated by using the Seasonal Performance Factor (SPF). We multiply the tariff rate by the SPF by the estimated annual heat load (in kWh) taken from the EPC. Divide by four for a quarterly figure.
Estimated annual heat load (from EPC) 15,000kWh
SPF (from MCS Heat Emitter Guide) 3.2
GSHP tariff rate at start of scheme 18.8p/kWh
Estimated annual heat load (total heat demand x (1 – 1/SPF)
15,000kWh x (1 – 1/3.2) = 10312kWh
Annual Tariff Payment for 7 years = 10312*18.8 / 100 = £1938.66 per year
Total over 7 year period : £13570.59
This repayment will finance most if not all of the capital cost of the installation
The added advantage is much reduced fuel bills compared to fossil fuels.
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