As Ground Source Heat becomes a bigger part of our business we’re delighted to join the GSHPA, a not for profit trade association which encourages the growth and development of the ground source heat pump industry in the United Kingdom.
Ground source heat is becoming an increasingly important part of the renewable energy mix, and the GSHPA is key to raising awareness of the benefits of this technology and its efficient and sustainable use.
As an installer we will be supporting the association’s aim to develop ground source installation standards and encourage high quality training for the industry. And we very much look forward to sharing information and best practice.
Why Switch to Ground Source Heat?
The current Government Incentive scheme means that there has never been a better time to switch to Ground Source Heat and domestic and commercial properties can break even on their investment within a few years. And most importantly they will have reduced their heating fuel bill considerably and dramatically reduced their use and dependence on fossil fuel.
Properties currently running LPG or oil heating will experience the highest reduction in fuel costs, but the vast majority of all heating systems can be replaced by ground source heat and deliver an overall saving.
Current Industry Incentives
The current Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for domestic installations pays up to approximately £5,000.00 a year for 7 years. When this payment is combined with the savings from gas or oil most home owners will cover the cost of their installation within 5 years!
The current Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for commercial installations is 9.56p/kWh over the next 20 years. Return on investment depends on the heating requirements for the business and the system requirements, however our surveyors will ensure that any installation will maximise efficiency and deliver a return within the timescales required.
Ground Source and Solar PV electricity
Ground Source Heat installations require an electricity source to operate. The plant room technology requires approximately 1kWh of electricity to create 4kWhs of heat and if you’re interested in finding out more on how the technology works click here.
As an installer of Solar PV and battery storage we are in a great position to support customers who want to be entirely self-sufficient on renewable energy or have properties which are off grid. We have designed a number of solutions that include ground source heat, solar PV and battery storage to achieve this, even adding charging points for electric cars to totally do away with the carbon!