A contemporary self-build house in North Norfolk is enjoying the benefits of renewable heating from Finn Geotherm.
The detached property, near Fakenham, is the vision of owners Rod and Pat George. Built entirely using Porotherm blocks within a light steel frame, the house uses some of the most up to date construction techniques and materials from around Europe. Energy efficiency has also remained front of mind, with all of the property’s 100m2 of floor to ceiling windows being triple glazed.
A city-centre penthouse apartment in Norwich is enjoying free green heating and hot water following the installation of an air source heat pump powered by solar PV panels.
Built on the roof of a 1930s art deco style former factory, originally used in the shoe industry, the two-bedroom penthouse is situated four storeys up on a busy Norwich street. With panoramic views of the city, the apartment has been built to the highest environmental standards, with renewable energy providing all the heating and hot water needed by homeowner Alan Cole.
"Wednesday’s announcement on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) should provide a much needed boost to the heat pump industry." Say's Russell Dean, Mitsubishi Electric
The increase in the air source heat pump tariff by 33% will enable the industry to grow towards the volume needed to help meet the country’s renewable targets and most importantly help customers reduce their heating bills.
We know that air source heat pumps are suitable for the vast majority of homes, can be straightforward to install and that they can make a real difference to alleviating fuel poverty. Heating oil prices have been tracking the recent increases in wholesale oil costs which is going to make this winter a little tougher for households.
The Ground Source Heat Pump Association welcomes the BEIS publication of its response to The Renewable Heat Incentive – A Reformed and Refocused scheme consultation.
Today Baroness Neville-Rolfe made an important speech during which she underlined the importance of heat pumps in tackling the challenge of heating our buildings in the low carbon economy. She touched on heat networks, heat storage and heat recovery – all of which are uniquely well suited to promote ground source heat pump deployment at a large scale. To support this, she also announced the launch of several key consultations and the long-awaited publication of the reforms to the RHI.
"Simon Lomax, Managing Director of Kensa Heat Pumps, comments on the Government's response to the RHI Consultation published on the 14th December 2016."
“Kensa welcomes the proposed refinements to the RHI and trusts they will quickly receive parliamentary approval. It is encouraging that Government has confirmed its belief that ground source heat pumps are a strategically important technology and have offered more attractive support particularly for residential properties served by shared ground loops, a concept that has been pioneered by Kensa in the UK."
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