Windhager biomass boilers take top awards
By Robin Whitlock on December 10th, 2012
Company scoops four awards at the recent Renewables Roadshow for biomass boiler projects
Liberty Energy earned three of the awards which included prizes for Renewables Installer, Commercial Installer and Biomass Installer of the Year. The Renewables Installer award was presented for the company’s installation for Winchester County Council in which 10 Windhager 10kW BioWIN boilers were installed in semi-detached houses replacing electric and coal fires.
Renuvo won the Residential Renewables award for its Warwick District Council installation where the company provided 23 Windhager 12kW VarioWIN biomass boilers for council tenancies.
“Working on a project like this has been rewarding for everyone concerned and it is encouraging to know that clients like Warwick District Council have the vision to embrace the long term benefits of biomass heating technology” said Andrew Percival, Director of Sustainability for Renuvo. Mark Perkins of Warwick District Council added that he thought biomass to be a great technology. “Windhager have provided an excellent product and service” he said. “Not only is it great for the environment, the tenants will be able to save a considerable amount of money on their fuel bills.”
The tenants themselves are very pleased with the installations with one of them stating that he was ‘over the moon’ with the new biomass system. “Our house is so much warmer and we no longer dread going into a cold bathroom” he said. “In the first month we made a £60 saving on our energy bill.”
Oliver Duckworth, Managing Director of Windhager, said that Liberty and Renuvo deserved to win and that he was very happy that Windhager could be part of their success. “These projects are a demonstration of how Windhager wood pellet boilers can deliver affordable low carbon heating solutions to new and existing housing stock and importantly assist in the eradication of fuel poverty” he added.
Windhager is a UK company based in Winchester. It supplies solar thermal systems as well as biomass boilers and its VarioWIN biomass boiler was first introduced in April 2011. Recently the company opened a new HETAS approved training centre at Marshfield in Gloucestershire which the company claims includes the largest biomass training facility in the UK.