However before making “once in a generation” decisions to opt for virgin biomass, long term dependence on gas CHP (local or centralised), or energy to waste (that could have been optimised for electricity production), modular district size heatpumps deserve consideration.
Neatpumps offer a proven technology that builds on over 42 years of experience within Star Refrigeration. River (water) source heatpumps are also not a new idea, with significant examples dating back to before mid 20th Century.
As we enter a new age of energy consciousness, Neatpumps offer a proven technology with zero local carbon or particulate emissions, fewer planning hurdles, potentially zero carbon (but certainly 40% less than burning gas), zero road transport and thermal buffering of intermittent renewable electricity supply.
The renewable heat incentive makes Neatpumps even more financially viable although they are not subsidy dependent. With feed temperatures of 90C achieved using zero ozone depleting but more importantly zero global warming potential working fluids, the case for renewable heating, with district heatpumps has never been simpler.
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