A new communal ground source heat pump system in Suffolk aims to deliver significant savings on the heating bills of housing association customers.
The new system being installed at Flagship’s Quayside Court in Lakenheath is designed improve quality of life and affordability for customers, as well as reduce CO2 emissions.
The district heating system will replace the current individual electric storage heaters and oil boilers, providing a more effective and efficient system for the 21 bungalows. Each home will be individually metered and customers only charged for the energy they use.
The installation will qualify for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), which assists with the project’s capital cost by providing quarterly payments for 20 years, allowing Flagship to roll out the much-improved heating system into other homes in the future.
Director for asset management at Flagship, Lorna Blackmore, said: “Ground source heat pumps are a low maintenance, sustainable way of heating our homes. We are committed to continually improving our renewable energy sources to help tackle fuel poverty and reduce our carbon footprint, and this system does that.
Cornish heat pump manufacturer, Kensa, is 'live blogging' a major ground source heat pump project for a social housing group in Burton-on-Trent.
For the last two months. Kensa's team has been keeping the world up to date with the project providing “an honest perspective on key project milestones”. The retrofit scheme for Trent & Dove Housing is to replace night storage heaters with ground source heat pumps in 60 flats in the town.
Social housing providers with renewable energy improvement and fuel poverty reduction targets will probably benefit from Mitsubishi Electric’s roadshow.
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