Star Renewables bask in glory with Britain’s first water-based heat-pump renewable scheme at European energy conference in Glasgow

A renewables star: Dave Pearson
A renewables star: Dave Pearson

Glasgow-based Star Renewables – which has won a £3.5 million contract to deliver Britain’s first water-based heat-pump renewable energy scheme in the Gorbals – basked in glory this week as the European Heat and Power conference was held in the city.

In addition to attending the exhibition, and with the company’s exhibition stand attracting lots of interest from visitors, Star Renewable Energy Director Dave Pearson shared details of the company’s new project in Glasgow, where it is set to deploy Britain’s largest inner city water source heat pump for district heating.

As part of the social calendar delegates enjoyed an exclusive whisky tasting event also sponsored by Star. The evening function took place at one of Scotland’s most visited attractions, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, which houses one of Europe’ great art collections, including the Dali masterpiece, ‘Christ of St John of the Cross.

Pearson said: “We’re extremely pleased with how well the EuroHeat & Power Congress went for Star Renewables. We wanted to have a big involvement this year because it was based in our hometown of Glasgow so there were lots of opportunities to show off Scottish innovation.

“The talks on the economic and environmental benefits of the water-source heat pump being built on the river Clyde to serve the Gorbals were well attended, and the exhibition was well received and sparked interest from visitors.

“Additionally, we had the opportunity to sponsor a malt whisky tasting session to show our international guests what else we do best here in Scotland!”

“As experts in district heat pumps and pioneers of low carbon heating technology, we were confident in taking a strong position at this year’s European Heat and Power Congress following the release of the Scot-Govt’s Scottish Energy Strategy –  which highlights the key role district heat pumps will play in delivering Scotland’s 2030 and 2050 carbon emission targets.”

Star Renewable Energy was a keynote sponsor of Scotland’s Renewable Future Forum, held to promote the Scottish renewable energies as part of the Scot-Government’s Scottish Energy Strategy.

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