In Spain, during 2016, 35.815 pellet stoves were installed in Spain, an 22% more than the previous year, which represents a new sales record. In total there is a total of 175.065 pellet stoves installed up to 2016. The average power of the stoves marketed in 2016 has been 11,3 kW.
Southern Europe is the main market for stoves because it requires an average investment that can be assimilated - around 1.000 € - and generates heat with a cost between 30% and 70% lower than with fossil fuels or electricity.
Consumers prefer to switch to biomass: cheaper, stable and from here. Aesthetically the stoves offer design and warmth to the users and, technically, they are getting better. Expectations are very encouraging, mainly because saving is still crucial when buying a biomass equipment, and in addition, competition between manufacturers is favoring the technification of all of them, offering equipment with a tenth of emission of particles that old conventional firewood equipment.