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PHPI winner announced
Congratulations to Mr Bailey from South Yorkshire Heating, NIBE’s exclusive PHPI competition winner for November!
Mr Bailey is the lucky winner of an iPad2, a free training session (worth up to £175), and £125 to spend on NIBE products (redeemable against NIBE's new F2040 air source heat pumps or NIBE's Pellux 100 wood-burning biomass boiler).
DECC have released their response document ‘Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive: Improving support, increasing uptake’, which sets out a range of improvements and increased support under the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
The non-domestic RHI scheme has been open to commercial, industrial, public sector, not for profit and community generators of renewable heat since November 2011. The scheme is designed to bridge the gap between the cost of fossil fuel heat sources and renewable heat alternatives through financial support for owners of participating installations.
Technologies with increased tariffs:
Now included in non-domestic RHI;
In addition to this DECC have also published further details on the domestic RHI.
Domestic RHI tariffs;
For further details on the above announcement please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/increased-support-for-renewable-heat.
Reaction Comment: Phil Hurley, MD at NIBE Energy Systems Limited
Following today’s RHI announcement, leading heating manufacturer NIBE has applauded the government’s decision to include air source heat pumps in the non-domestic scheme, hailing it as well-deserved recognition of the vital role the technology will play in the UK’s low-carbon future.
Phil Hurley, NIBE managing director, comments: “As a manufacturer supplying both the domestic and commercial markets, here at NIBE we welcome today’s RHI announcement. The decision to include air source heat pumps (ASHPs) in the non-domestic scheme represents long-awaited recognition of the unique benefits of this technology, and marks a much-needed step forward in the movement to cut emissions in the commercial sector.
“We are also pleased to see an increase in the non-domestic tariff for ground source heat pumps (GSHPs). Whilst these have not reached the level suggested in the original consultation, increasing payments to 2.0p/kWh will undoubtedly provide an important market boost. Heat pumps continue deliver high-performance results in commercial applications across the UK, and we look forward to seeing even more see positive results as the updated scheme rolls out.
“On the domestic side, confirmation that Phase Two tariffs will go ahead as planned will help build homeowner confidence in the long-term economic benefits of renewable heating systems, and encourage the uptake we need to meet our national carbon reduction targets.”
We’re pleased to announce exciting new upgrades to our F1145 and F1245 ground source heat pumps, which will be available from early 2014.
Design improvements to the power button and clearer information between “emergency mode” and “on” mean the systems are now easier to operate than ever. The new, improved F1145 and F1245 models will also feature:
PHPI winner annouced
Congratulations to Mr R Sedgley from Plumbtime, NIBE’s exclusive PHPI competition winner for October!
Mr Sedgley is the lucky winner of an iPad2, a free training session (worth up to £175), and £125 to spend on NIBE products (redeemable against NIBE's new F2040 air source heat pumps or NIBE's Pellux 100 wood-burning biomass boiler).
For your chance to win simply pick up the December issue of PHPI magazine from a trade counter near you, we’ll be announcing the October winner soon.
To celebrate the launch of the brand new F2040 air source heat pump training, NIBE is offering PHPI readers an exclusive chance to win an iPad2, a free training session (worth up to £175), and £125 to spend on NIBE products (redeemable against NIBE's new F2040 air source heat pumps or NIBE's Pellux 100 wood-burning biomass boiler).
Congratulations to NIBE’s exclusive PHPI competition winners so far!
July/August issue winner - Mr Parker of A Parker Plumbing
September issue winner - Mr Booth of Booth Plumbing and Heating
For your chance to win simply pick up the November or December issue of PHPI magazine from a trade counter near you, we’ll be announcing the October winner soon.
Following the success of the nationwide installer road show this spring, the new product courses are now underway at NIBE's Chesterfield training centre. Places are going fast so book now to avoid disappointment!
NIBE are very pleased to announce that our Pellux 100, Biomass Boiler now has MCS Certification.
NIBE are very pleased to announce that our Pellux 100, Biomass Boiler now has MCS Certification.
For Further information, including certificate numbers, please visit: http://www.microgenerationcertification.org/mcs-consumer/product-search.php
MCS has today published a number of MCS standards and associated documents for consultation.
MCS has today published a number of MCS standards and associated documents for consultation. These documents and response forms can be accessed using the link below:
Of particular interest will be:
Heat Pump Standard
Product Certification Scheme Requirements - Heat Pumps
Heat Pumps Compliance Certificate
MCS Domestic RHI Metering Guidance
Heat Emitter Guide
Consultation on 45kW Scope - Heat Pumps
Fantastic day at Energy Efficiency Renewable Roadshow (Coventry), looking forward to the next Exhibition in Newcastle on the 17th September.
There is still time to register for your free tickets, http://energyefficiencyexhibitions.co.uk/register/
The winner of £400 worth of NIBE training has been drawn, and goes to Shaun Nolan at Melton Electrical Services Limited, congratulations!
For you chance to win all you need to do is visit our stand, number 34, and complete a competition card to be entered, the winner will be drawn at the end of each exhibition.
Great turn out at the Energy Efficiency Renewable Roadshow (Exeter) once again, met lots of new installers.
NIBE are proud to announce that the lucky winner, of the £400 worth of NIBE training is Patrick McGrath at Cornish Plumbing Solutions!
For your chance to win this fantastic prize all you need to do is complete a competition card, at our stand (34), at any of the below venues;
We are very proud to be sponsoring the Green Tourism Goldstar Awards for the second year running
We are very proud to be sponsoring the Green Tourism Goldstar Awards for the second year running. As a leading manufacturer of energy-saving solutions for indoor comfort, heating and hot water, we are committed to helping tourism businesses reduce their emissions, environmental impact and their bills.
Our extensive product portfolio includes a range of heating, cooling, hot water and heat recovery solutions for businesses looking to go green and save – from small, off-grid rural tourist spots to large hotels with swimming pools. We’re here to help cut carbon footprints across the industry – and wish all this year’s shortlisted companies the best of luck!
Green Tourism is recognised by UK national and regional government as a crucial part of its drive towards sustainability. Their aim is to build on this strong position and ensure that the UK remains at the forefront of sustainable tourism in the future whilst extending their work around the world.
Green Tourism is independently validated by the International Centre for Responsible Tourism (ICRT) on behalf of VisitEngland, VisitWales and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and endorsed by VisitScotland and Failte Ireland.
NIBE Energy Systems are proud sponsors of local rugby club Chesterfield Panthers RUFC.
The sponsorship has seen NIBE provide branded playing kits to the 400-strong club, which is run by volunteers. The NIBE-branded kits are worn not only by the First XV, but also across all 16 of the club’s teams, which include a ladies’ team and 13 youth teams.
As well as supporting the Panthers through sponsorship, NIBE has also offered to donate one of its market-leading renewable heating systems to help efficiently meet the extensive heating and hot water needs of its new clubhouse, due to open later this year.
Phil Hurley, managing director at NIBE, comments: “At NIBE we’re delighted to be sponsoring Chesterfield Panthers RUFC. It’s incredibly important for us to support our local community here in Chesterfield and we couldn’t think of a better way. We are huge fans of the club and proud to have our name on the players’ kits. We hope to be able to continue our support by helping to keep players and supporters warm with the installation of one of our units in the new clubhouse.”
The club is undergoing a major transformation this year, with its new home ground currently in the final stages of construction and set to be unveiled in time for the start of the new rugby season in September.
Graham Bell, relocation chairman at Chesterfield Panthers RUFC, adds: “We have invested more than £1.5 million into the new ground and facilities at Dunston Road. However, it is the generous support from organisations and companies like NIBE that has helped transform the sports and clubhouse facilities from the ordinary to the extraordinary. We are very proud to have created a true community resource at Dunston Road and look forward to welcoming many more people to our new home.”
The hosts and shortlists have been announced for this year’s Energy Efficiency & Renewables Awards which take place at The Ricoh Arena, Coventry, on September 12.
NIBE are very pleased to announce they have been shortlisted, alongside their VIP installers too. to view the shortlists in full please visit http://www.renewableenergyinstaller.co.uk/2013/07/shortlist-announced-for-energy-efficiency-renewables-awards/
Today’s announcement from DECC, confirming tariff levels for the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) has been welcomed by NIBE – and we are hailing this as a green light for market growth and a vital step towards securing a more sustainable heating landscape nationwide.
Phil Hurley, MD for NIBE Energy Systems limited makes the following comments: “Today’s news is just what the industry has been waiting for, after numerous delays and uncertainty surrounding the scheme, DECC’s announcement has been a welcome injection of confidence, providing clarity that secure, long-term tariff support will be made available to the domestic renewable heating technology mix.
“As a leading manufacturer of domestic air source and ground source heat pumps, biomass boilers and solar thermal systems (all of which have been included in the scheme), we can now look to the future with confidence and witness the real impact of the RHI once it launches next Spring. We’re also particularly encouraged to see the significant uplift in tariff levels for GSHPs, as well as confirmation that eligible technologies installed since the scheme was announced in mid-2009 will also have access to incentives.
“Now that RHI tariffs are set, the industry has the tools it needs to go forth and educate the masses about the long term financial benefits of switching to renewable heat. This means installers can advise customers with confidence, which in turn will help stimulate uptake of renewables and ensure they can compete with conventional heating systems on the necessary widespread scale.
“As the domestic RHI rolls out, and with proposed increases to some commercial RHI tariffs on the horizon, at NIBE we are poised to meet growing demand. We continue to invest in product development and ensure industry professionals are fully equipped with the right expertise to correctly specify, design, fit and maintain systems – so that our technologies can operate to their full potential. We are confident that this approach will continue to promote the highest standards of quality across the industry, building confidence in renewable technologies and their capabilities in the years to come.”
Great news!! The RHI tariffs have been announced this morning, all relevant NIBE products are eligible.
The tariff levels have been set at 7.3p/kWh for air source heat pumps; 12.2p/kWh for biomass boilers; 18.8p/kWh for ground source heat pumps and at least 19.2 p/kWh for solar thermal.
For further details and to view the full press release, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/the-heat-is-on-for-householders
The money off vouchers available under the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) scheme have been increased.
The money off vouchers available under the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) scheme have been increased to £2,300 for ground source heat pumps, £2,000 for biomass boilers, £1,300 for air source heat pumps and £600 for solar thermal systems.
The RHPP scheme, first launched in July 2011, is designed to encourage householders to switch to renewable heat from traditional heating systems by offering money off the cost of the equipment. The scheme is targeted at those living off the gas grid, where most money on bills and carbon can be saved.
Click here to read the full press release
In response to the recent broadcast on The One Show (1st May) featuring exhaust air heat pump systems at a development in Coventry - NIBE has provided a statement
In response to the recent broadcast on The One Show (1st May) featuring exhaust air heat pump systems at a development in Coventry - NIBE has provided the following statement:
“Whilst we are very concerned to hear that some tenants have experienced high electricity costs - it was very clear from visiting the properties featured on The One Show that the fault did not lie with the technology.
“The key issues tenants were experiencing arose from the way units had been sized and installed by the developer - a process NIBE has had no involvement with. As with any heating technology (gas, oil or other) – under-sizing or bad installation will cause problems for tenants.
“However, when installed, sized and operated correctly, exhaust air heat pumps offer an extremely energy-efficient, environmentally friendly and effective heating and hot water solution for UK residents. Not only do they help meet government sustainability guidelines, they also provide sufficient air quality in increasingly airtight homes, allowing for healthy buildings and residents.
“Exhaust air heat pumps are suitable for UK properties, and there is independent academic research that demonstrates this – not to mention the thousands of existing systems that are already working perfectly nationwide.
“Given that we are not installers but manufacturers, we do everything we possibly can to ensure correct installation. Despite not being responsible for the issues featured on The One Show, NIBE has been very proactive in trying to help resolve them. What’s more, to prevent installation errors, we’ve made it a condition of our warranty that systems must be fitted by trained, accredited installers.”
NIBE are proud to be sponsoring The National Heat Pump Awards 2013.
NIBE are proud to be sponsoring The National Heat Pump Awards 2013.
Also we are very excited to be shortlisted for the Product Innovation of the Year Award.
NIBE Roadshow dates released.
What is a “low exhaust alarm?”....
What is a “low exhaust alarm?”....A low exhaust alarm is a procedure of the unit when the internal house/apartment temperature has dropped below 16°C internal air temperature. Once this happens the unit will display either a “low exhaust alarm” or “low air temp alarm” dependant on model.
The unit will then put itself into “winter / auto mode” to allow the back-up immersion to come on so the system can boost the heating temperature back up. This process is not resettable and turning the unit off and back on will not resolve anything only starting the process again.
What needs to happen is the house / apartment temperature needs to lift back above 17°C before it will stop showing the alarm. The above alarm doesn’t mean that there is a fault with the unit; it is just an information alarm telling you of the external issue.
What the customer can do to speed the process up is:
You can view the exhaust air temperature coming back to the unit under the following units:
The low exhaust alarm cycle can take quite a while to fulfil so leave the unit alone for it to run through its cycle fully, do not turn the unit off at any time during this process, and most importantly do not turn the unit off at any time as the unit is designed to be left running. If the unit is switched off for any reason other the maintenance this could result in higher running costs.