Windyridge

Wych Cross, East Sussex

Commission: Douch Biomass were asked to carry out a feasibility study for the project before applying for planning permission to convert the existing agricultural buildings into a plant room and fuel silo. Having obtained planning, Douch Biomass converted the buildings and installed a 201kW HDG biomass system with around 450 metres of heat main.

This system supplies the 9 bedroom manor house, 2 cottages and a bungalow on the estate, whilst utilising the existing oil boiler as a back-up facility. As with all of our installations, the system was specified and designed in-house, and full assistance provided to obtain RHI accreditation.

Boiler Type: Compact 200 HDG 201kW

Fuel Type: Wood chip

Fuel Storage: Existing barn converted to a 5x5m fuel silo

CO2 emission reduction: 850 tonnes

Case History: Situated in the heart of the Ashdown Forest, Windyridge self-supply their own woodchip from managed broadleaf woodland and chestnut coppice growing on the estate. Now that they are able to generate heat for the whole site using their own wood supply, this 201kW system can produce fossil fuel savings of approximately £12,000 per year.

Date Completed: March 2016