SEI are Wasting Our Time and Money
While price abuse is allowed to flourish in Ireland, all the grants and incentives in the world will not make the sustainable energy market flourish to any significant degree. When people can see that Irish prices are hugely inflated over say German or Danish prices for equipment and installation charges, there will be no great rush to buy wood pellet systems or any other renewable energy system.
A Danish company offer an Opop pellet burner complete with 100 step modulation and a 1.6 meter auger unit for 11,500 Danish krowns that is €1542. They offer the Opop boiler to suit for 7,000 Danish krowns, which translates to €938. The total is €2480 add in Irish VAT at 21% and you get €3,000.80. Kerry Biofuels offer the same Opop combination for €4,490.00 this includes a small hopper which could easily be custom made for €200 to 300 max.
Let us do the math:
Complete Opop boiler burner and auger unit with 100 step modulation: €3,000.80 plus €200 for a small metal hopper = €3200 inc. VAT in round figures. www.pillebraender.dk
Complete Opop boiler burner and auger unit with 100 step modulation: €4,490.00 inc. VAT
The difference is if you buy in Ireland you pay 39% more for the exact same piece of equipment. You will most likely pay much more for installation also.