Today Elements Energy became a certified RGE installer of biomass boilers in France. The certification allows clients of Elements Energy to access state aid and loans for the replacement of existing oil, gas or LPG boilers with a biomass boiler.
The qualification required a rigorous 3 day training of an engineer in the company, in this case Mr. Dowling, at a certified training establishment for biomass boilers. The training concluded with an exam which our engineer passed with a grade of 30/30. The training included the subjects of wood fuels, log boilers, pellet boilers and chimney systems. The language and content of the course was very similar to its equivalent in the UK, the industries of both countries taking lessons from the undisputed champions of wood heating – the Austrians.
In France financial support for renewable energy installations, at a domestic level, is means tested. Clients who wish to receive financial help fall into 4 categories of income: Ménages Aisés, Ménages intermédiaires, Ménages modestes & Ménages très modestes. The income thresholds depend on the number of taxable people in the household. Support is available in the form of loans and grants. To understand how you could benefit contact your local ANAH representative..