Clean technology group ENER-G has launched a new sustainable technologies division specialising in the design, installation and maintenance of heat pumps.
The company has relocated its Nottinghamshire base from Ollerton into larger premises in Mansfield in anticipation of year-on-year growth.
ENER-G is braced for a rise in demand in the heat sector with the introduction of the Renewable Heat Incentive in April next year. The RHI will provide subsidy payments of up to 7.5p per kWh for 15 to 23 years that will dramatically reduce the payback period on ground source and air source heat pump technology.
Managing director Paul Burley explained: “This legislation will support a range of heating and cooling systems at all levels, from small businesses and offices, and public sector buildings right up to large factories. A 200kW ground source heat pump operating eight hours a day – typical for a school or moderately-sized business premises – would create an annual incentive of approximately £18,000. Similarly, a 200kW air source pump operating in comparable circumstances would lead to a financial gain of around £7,000 per year.”
Further energy savings and CO2 reductions can be achieved when combined heat and power is used to drive heat pumps. ENER-G is using these two technologies in tandem to power the new Malvern Community Hospital, which will be one of the greenest hospitals in the UK. See our story Hospital aims for clean bill of health