Keep the old wood fires burning is the new energy message
Keep the wood fires burning. That’s the message from Marlborough MP Claire Perry, who cut a ribbon and declared open the new Sarsen Stove’s Warehouse, in Collingbourne Ducis, on Friday.
She is an advocate of renewable energy, has several wood burning stoves at her home near Salisbury, where she plans to introduce solar panels on the roof.
“I was delighted to open the wood burning stove centre in Collingbourne Ducis with its wide range of burners and boilers,” she said.
“This expansion is perfect as the government is committed to producing 15 per cent of the UK’s energy from renewable sources such as wood by 2020.”
“The new Renewable Heat Initiative scheme will provide long-term support for the sort of products sold by Sarsen Energy. As a committed wood burner user, I am pleased to see this great local company succeed.”
John Barber-Starkey, managing director of Sarsen Energy Ltd pointed out: “The new government grant scheme for wood fuelled central heating coupled with rising energy prices means that a lot of customers will be interested in replacing their oil, coal, gas or electric systems with wood.”
“We find that more and more customers are now turning to the ancient fuel of wood which is now the fuel of the future as it is renewable, efficient and clean.”
There are to be two Open Days at the Sarsen Wood Burning Centre – on July 29 and 30 -- for domestic and commercial customers to view the latest designer appliances, kitchen ranges and log burners.
Under the government’s Green Energy policy all households that install an accredited biomass boiler will be eligible for tariff payments know as the RHU Premium Payment (RHIPP). This will mean that for a typical house the customer will receive a payment in line with the size of their boiler output for up to 15 years.
For more information on Sarsen Energy, call Colin Stevens 07796 453 472.