Heat Pumps

Ground Source Heat Pumps

Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP) generate heat and hot water or air conditioning using heat in the ground around your building or home. Extracting heat from the ground, the pump upgrades it to a higher temperature and releases it as space heating, or cooling in the summer months.

Installing an Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) can help to lower your energy bills, especially if you are living in a home currently heated by electric.

You can earn an income from Air Source Heat Pumps, taking advantage of the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.

Solar Renewable can provide you with a quote detailing the estimated savings and return on your investment.

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Earn and Save

As well as saving money on your energy bills, Ground Source Heat Pumps are eligible for the Government’s RHI.

Once your GSHP is registered you will earn 19.10 pence per kWh. You will receive this payment quarterly for seven years. The amount that you receive will not change even if the RHI changes in future years.

Once your ASHP is installed, Solar Renewable will help you fill out the paperwork so you can start to earn your RHI.


How does it work?

The pump works on a closed loop system, whereby anti-freeze mixture runs through tubes which are buried in the ground either in a vertical, horizontal or ‘slinky’ formation, absorbing heat as it travels. The heated liquid runs into an electrically powered heat pump, comprising of a compressor and a pair of heat exchangers, which decompresses the heat and releases it into the air or into a water tank for hot water.

A GSHP could provide 80-100% of your heating or cooling needs. The Coefficient of Performance (CoP) is approximately 4:1 which means that for every 1kW of electricity used to run it, the pump produces 4kW of heat.