Star Renewable Energy has been awarded funding to develop the UK’s first water source heat pump (WSHP) for medium temperature district heating to service existing buildings.
The 2.5MW water source heat pump on the Clyde in Glasgow’s Gorbals area will be deployed by September 2018 and will be Britain’s largest inner city 80 degrees Celsius heat pump. Details of the project will be shared at the upcoming Euroheat & Power Congress in Glasgow on 14-17 May.
The ASHRAE UK Midlands Section in association with the IOR, CIBSE West Midlands, BSRA, and the BEI (Birmingham Energy Institute) is holding an evening technical meeting titled "Low carbon district heating" by Dr Andy Pearson, who recently became a Fellow member of ASHRAE.
There has been a rapid and remarkable increase in discussion of industrial-sized heat pump systems for district heating in the UK over the last three years. Heat networks are not a new idea but they have traditionally been seen as a very “un-British” way of delivering domestic heating.