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Posted By: JSHarrisI'll be very interested in seeing how this works out, although using a biomass boiler seems odd, in light of the non-sustainable nature of burning biomass for heat.
Posted By: JSHarrisHow many acres of woodland are needed to heat a single house, assuming that the wood is sustainably managed? Is it realistic for every home to own and manage such an area of woodland? No, is the simple answer.
Posted By: owlmanPresumably installers would have to be MCS accredited in all three disciplines,- more upfront fees for the workers? I've only just nicely got the PV installed and about to start the ST and along comes this, and the goalposts start to move again, "C'est la vie".
Posted By: Gavin_Asteamy tea - separating the systems out would mean the PV system didn't benefit from the cooling effect, so I'm not sure where you're coming from with that idea
Posted By: tiimjp1It's such a shame that DIY projects cannot be taking advantage of FIT's have you all noticed how prices have skyrocketed through MSC accreditation requirements which is not good for those clever DIY people who want to save money and do things as cheap as possible.
Posted By: SteamyTeaPosted By: Gavin_Asteamy tea - separating the systems out would mean the PV system didn't benefit from the cooling effect, so I'm not sure where you're coming from with that ideaThink JSH is really asking the same questions. But if the HP is not running much in the summer, then where is the advantage of cooling the panel in winter.Don't get me wrong, I like the idea, just think it is a bit complex for little or no gain, and at that sort of money you could buy a lot of insulation.I would have to see real operational data as well as manufacturers data before I could recommend that. Is there any real data yet?
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