Cornwall to have heat pump village
A ground-breaking scheme delivering subsidised ground source heat pumps to 500 homes in Cornwall is being described as a blueprint for decarbonising domestic heating.
The two-year scheme is part of an £8.7 million Heat the Streets project developed by Cornish ground source heat pump infrastructure and asset company, Kensa Utilities, and is supported by over £6 million of grants via the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
The project is pioneering a new business model that installs highly efficient low-carbon ground source heat pumps on a street-by-street basis, making the technology accessible to more households across the country and helping the UK realise its ambitious net-zero carbon targets.
Many of the installations will take place in the rural off-gas Cornish community of Stithians to create a sustainable heat pump village. The renewable heating upgrade will include the largest number of private properties to be retrofitted with the technology in one go.
Lisa Treseder, senior project manager at Kensa Utilities, said: “The Heat the Streets project will demonstrate how we can deliver net zero now, for everyone, on our existing housing stock. In this instance, we are delighted to have secured the ERDF grant funding which makes ground source heating possible for households of any tenure.”
Find out more at www.kensaheatpumps.com