By DARA BUTTERFIELD
Glasgow based Star Renewable Energy is organising a site visit next month to its award winning heatpump scheme in Drammen, Norway.
The company recently won Public Sector Project of the Year at the National Heat Pump Awards world’s largest zero carbon 90°C district heat pump and are seizing the initiative to show what their technology can do.
Dave Pearson, Director, Star Renewable Energy, said: “There is a misconception that heatpumps don’t work, or that they are only good for 50°C systems. Drammen has proven this solution using a natural working fluid can change the rules. 200GWh is a massive achievement; more carbon dioxide saved than a million laps of the M25.
“We are delighted to report that 85% of the heat used by the Drammen district heating system comes from the Star heatpumps and only 15% from fossil fuel. A far higher ratio than would be achieved with gas CHP engines.
“Drammen is about lower cost, cleaner heat that doesn’t consume valuable resources like biomass that could be grown locally and sold internationally.
“Seeing is believing though, so we have arranged that a select group of guests will be allowed to visit to hear the story of the world’s largest 90°C heatpump – made in Glasgow!”