The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has responded to the government reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), first announced in December 2016.
While the unexpected laying of part of the reform package may have caught many by surprise, Mike Nankivell, President of the HPA, said: “It ensures the continuum of the scheme by ensuring the degression triggers have been revised to take account of growth in the scheme. The increased tariffs for ASHP & GSHP underscore the importance of these technologies in the government’s carbon reduction commitments and makes investment in such technologies attractive to end users and consumers.”
Geothermal and Dimplex do it again… read on about how they’ve won the Domestic Ground Source Project 2016, held at the Town Hall, Birmingham in January.
Alan Bell, owner of the house situated in Kincraig, Scotland approached BRE Scotland in August 2014, looking for a recommendation for a company to install a ground source Heat-pump, using a Burren (river) beside his house, as the heat source.
“When you get shortlisted it is very good PR but if you can win an award it gives the company very good credibility. We also won another HP category in 2013 for our commercial monitoring systems. Over the years we’ve put forward 12 different entries and am pleased to have been shortlisted as well as win on the night.
Built 20 years ago, this house was very forward thinking with high levels of insulation and under floor heating. It was heated with an oil boiler existing heating system comprised of a 15lt copper cylinder and an open vented system with expansion above.
Three projects in Shetland, Clydebank and Glasgow have been awarded £1.75m to extract heat from rivers and sea water.
A £1.6m loan will help fund a large scale sea-water source heat pump in Lerwick, to allow 225 more households to join the existing heat network.
A £75,000 grant will fund plans for a district heating network in Clydebank using heat from the River Clyde.
Another grant of £75,000 will be used to develop an existing heating network in Glasgow using the River Kelvin.
The Clydebank scheme is for the Queens Quay Development on the site of the former John Brown Shipyard.
The Heat Pump Association's (HPA) latest newsletter is now out.
'Heat Pump News' is the Association's bi-annual update containing interesting case studies and recent heat pump information. In addition, the HPA newsletter highlights what the association has been doing to promote the image of heat pumps with official organisations and the general public.
You can read the latest newsletter online or, for the first time, as a digital magazine below.
Over 150 people attended the 'Harnessing Heat from Rivers' seminar in the James Watt building at Glasgow University on Wednesday this week.
Experts from the industry presented information and ideas to help organisations with heating bills of over £200,000 per year lower them by using heat pumps to extract the abundance of renewable heat from lochs and rivers in Scotland and the rest of the UK. Topics included how to get through the legislative and bureaucratic hurdles; how to plan for a heat pump system and finance large scale heat pump projects.
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