Roy Bridge Pellet Boiler Case Study


Technology Installed (Include Manufacturer and Model if possible):

– Biomass pellet boiler, ETA PU15 , 30kg internal pellet store plus approximately 400kg external pellet store, internal store fed by suction from external store. Boiler dimensions 1,048W x 583D x 1,067H mm. External fuel store similar size. Installed in the garage


Generating Capacity (kW):

15kW, rated capacity, 4.4 – 14.9, efficiency 95.7 / 93.5 for partial / full load when installed outside.  Electrical power consumption partial / full load – 66W / 95W


Property Type and Size

 (Example 3 bedroom mid-terrace, stone built):

5 Bedroom 1.5 storey, timber frame


Installation Date:

Feb 2015


What is it replacing?

LPG boiler and bulk tank


Who installed it?

Renewables Now Ltd


Installation Cost:

£16,625 inc VAT


Grant/Funding Received/Will Receive (FiTs /RHI etc.):

Receive RHI on heat requirement for space heating and hot water given on Energy Performance Certificate, paid quarterly.

Received the Energy Savings trust loan (max £10,000 or 75% of capital cost) towards the capital cost. Loan repayment monthly over 12 years


Any issues encountered?



Time from planning to installation?

6 Months


General Advice for those interested

Well worth doing.  Used approximately 2,400kg from installation in Feb 2014 to Feb 2015. Boiler switched off over the summer as hot water provided by PV, which also supports the hot water through the winter.


Would you recommend the technology?





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