Britain’s biggest air-source residential heatpump to take star billing at Glasgow renewable energy event

Dave Pearson
Dave Pearson

Glasgow’s Star Renewable Energy has been dubbed as the “most eye-catching of exhibits” at an energy conference being held next month in the city.

Star Renewable Energy will feature as key home-grown innovator at the event, following the release of its groundbreaking Neatpump technology.

Designed in conjunction with Glasgow Housing Association (GHA), WSP Parsons Brinkerhoff and Scottish Gas, the industrial scale 700kW low carbon district heating solution is 8 metres long and hits temperatures over 60 degrees Celsius.

This pushes the boundaries of current heating solutions, and allows the air source heat pump to provide three units of heat for each unit of energy consumed.

As the grid decarbonises, the high temperature air source heat pump represents an opportunity to effectively heat retrofit social housing buildings, new buildings and commercial property alike – all while simultaneously lowering expenditure and slashing carbon footprints by over 53%.

 Air source heat pumps have until now been typically up to 60kW and used in single properties. Large scale heat pumps are able to provide even more benefits as the higher temperatures allow the continued use of existing water circuits and radiators.

 Their ability to use existing infrastructure and avoid costly new investment is shifting public opinion towards the use of big industrial heat pumps for residential buildings, with government support incentivising its use to help secure a low carbon energy future.

Dave Pearson, Director of Star Renewable Energy, said: “Renewable technologies are the future, and exhibiting All-Energy is an invaluable opportunity to promote the technology that brings a cleaner, more affordable and energy efficient future.”

Last month, Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing announced a £2.5m funding award for a large scale air source heat pump for Glasgow Housing Association, which will see 350 homes in multi-storey blocks located in Glasgow benefit from clean energy.

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