One year on at Thermal Earth

Thermal Earth, have been delivering the highly regarded HETAS biomass courses from their new training academy since January 2013. Demand for the biomass qualifications has continuously risen throughout the year and is set to soar with the imminent arrival of domestic RHI this spring. Thermal Earth was the first training centre to run HETAS’ newly Read More…

Updated HETAS biomass course

HETAS has updated it’s H005 biomass course with two new versions. Both courses are mapped and recognised as meeting the National Occupational Standard (NOS) and the high performance requirements of Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) critical for biomass installer skills. The H005 course is a shorter course and for those who have successfully completed H003 and H004 courses Read More…

Condensing Biomass Boilers qualify for domestic RHI

The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has announced that condensing biomass boilers will be eligible for the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) which is due to launch in spring 2014. The final domestic RHI policy was published in July 2013 and biomass boilers were initially excluded from the policy. This decision was subject Read More…

MCS Legacy Applications

Installers and consumers are being reminded to register renewable heating systems that have been installed on or after 15th July 2009 on the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) database immediately in order to avoid missing out on Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments. The scheme is for householders looking to replace their current heating system with a Read More…

RHI Announcement

HETAS welcomes domestic RHI tariff announcement HETAS has welcomed the latest announcements by the government on the long awaited Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Chief executive Bruce Allen said ‘we’re delighted to see that the tariffs for biomass, solar and heat pumps have been announced, which means that people can now get a clearer picture Read More…

HETAS biomass courses at CAT

The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is now offering the HETAS H005 biomass training course at their education and visitor centre in Wales. CAT is an education and visitor centre which demonstrates practical solutions for sustainability. We cover all aspects of green living: environmental building, eco-sanitation, woodland management, renewable energy, energy efficiency and organic growing. Read More…

Biomass Training gets mapped

HETAS training mapped against national standards HETAS has become the first organisation to successfully map biomass assessments against National Occupational Standards (NOS). This means that biomass installer training will be available through HETAS’s nationwide network of Approved Training Centres, some of which are approved with the Summit Skills. Commenting on the announcement, Bruce Allen, chief Read More…