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Domestic Schemes Eligible for Phase One Funding for GSHPs

October 23, 2012

EXETER, England, October 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

The Shoebox Heat Pump

http://www.kensaengineering.com/shoebox

Kensa’s latest development, the Shoebox Heat Pump
[http://www.kensaengineering.com/shoebox ], creates a new category of ground source heat
pump [http://shoebox.kensaengineering.com/product ] which will encourage the mainstream
adoption of ground source heat pumps as the chosen heating system in residential housing
schemes. [http://shoebox.kensaengineering.com/case-studies ]

The Shoebox Heat Pump which was launched into the market place earlier this month, is
a small, extremely quiet, MCS-accredited
[http://shoebox.kensaengineering.com/rhi-funding/what-is-mcs ] and British-made ground
source heat pump specifically designed to provide both space heating and domestic hot
water in new build and retrofit properties where the peak heating load is no greater than
3.5kW.

Video:

http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/domestic-schemes-eligible-for-phase-one-funding-for-gshps-175357401.html

The unique Shoebox concept ensures a very competitively priced heating and hot water
system [http://shoebox.kensaengineering.com/price ] which allows property developments to
be marketed under a ‘green banner’, offering ultra low running costs and minimal carbon
emissions [http://shoebox.kensaengineering.com/benefits ] for the purchasers or tenants.

The government’s drive towards carbon neutral new home construction by 2016 will
heighten the profile of emerging renewable technologies within new build domestic
developments.

To help satisfy the higher levels of the Code for Sustainable Homes
[http://shoebox.kensaengineering.com ], housing builders and developers are becoming
increasingly more aware of the use of ground source heat pumps as a renewable heating
system in housing developments across the country.

As the UK’s only manufacturer of a full range of ground source heat pumps, Kensa
Engineering has established an unrivalled reputation for providing first class technical
support and advice to help clients easily integrate the technology into private and social
residential schemes.

Kensa’s latest development, the Shoebox Heat Pump, creates a new category of ground
source heat pump which will encourage the mainstream adoption of ground source heat pumps
as the chosen heating system in residential housing schemes.

The Shoebox Heat Pump which was launched into the market place earlier this month, is
a small, extremely quiet, MCS-accredited and British-made ground source heat pump
specifically designed to provide both space heating and domestic hot water in new build
and retrofit properties where the peak heating load is no greater than 3.5kW.

The unique Shoebox concept ensures a very competitively priced heating and hot water
system which allows property developments to be marketed under a ‘green banner’, offering
ultra low running costs and minimal carbon emissions for the purchasers or tenants.

In addition, Shoebox installations qualify for significant financial support via Phase
One Funding of the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
[http://shoebox.kensaengineering.com/rhi-funding ]

The RHI is the world’s first financial incentive scheme designed to increase the
uptake of renewable heat technologies and reduce the UK’s carbon emissions. In brief, the
scheme provides a subsidy for each kilowatt hour of eligible renewable heat generated from
accredited installations, payable on a quarterly basis for a period of 20 years. This is
guaranteed and will be inflation linked.

Phase One, primarily intended to support commercial installations but also covering
district heating systems in the residential sector, has been launched and is open for
business, paying 4.7p per kilowatt hour for ground source heat pump installations (up to
100Kw). Ofgem, the RHI administers [http://shoebox.kensaengineering.com/rhi-funding ], has
confirmed that installations featuring communal ground arrays, such as Kensa’s Shoebox
Heat Pump, will be deemed district heating systems and therefore eligible for Phase One
Funding.

The Shoebox Heat Pump [http://shoebox.kensaengineering.com ], is a unique product
which can be configured into a system architecture that qualifies for Phase One RHI
Funding as a district scheme by virtue of the communal ground array
[http://shoebox.kensaengineering.com/installation ].

The use of a communal ground array is a novel means of delivering the ground heat
exchanger in a fashion that not only meets the definition of a district heating scheme,
but it also permits the use of a slightly smaller and less expensive overall ground array
thanks to the concept of diversification.

Diversification simply means it is not necessary to assume that every apartment is
simultaneously applying a peak load on the energy source so the ground array can be
slightly smaller. In addition, the design risk is mitigated because exceptional demand
from an individual apartment is balanced by another apartment imposing a lower demand. It
is a very smart concept to help lower associated project costs.

The RHI payments [http://shoebox.kensaengineering.com/installation ] are made to the
owners of the equipment, rather than the users of the renewable heat. Of course, it would
be preferable for the individual apartment owners to receive their own payment but RHI
rules dictate that a district heating scheme merits just a single payment to the deemed
system owner. For this reason, the management company is likely to be the recipient in
most cases. Kensa Heat Pumps would expect management companies to pass on the RHI payments
via reduced service charges which, in turn, should make the properties more appealing to
purchasers.

If the Shoebox heat pump provides both space heating and domestic hot water, the RHI
payment is likely to be around GBP270 per annum for a typical 2-bed apartment, payable for
20 years to either the registered social landlord or to the developer. This equates to
GBP5,400 of renewable heat incentive payments throughout the 20 year period per property.

The Shoebox heat pump is the only domestic heating solution
[http://shoebox.kensaengineering.com/installation ] which can gain funding from the RHI
Phase One thanks to the unique system architecture featuring an individual appliance in
each dwelling linked to a communal ground array.

For the homeowner, the Shoebox is reliable and durable and performs in an
ultra-efficient manner resulting in extremely modest running costs, increasing the appeal
of any property.

Editors Notes:

About Kensa:

Kensa Engineering Limited is a Truro-based manufacturer of ground source heat pumps
and related accessories. Established in 1999, Kensa supplies the UK’s widest product range
to satisfy all residential and commercial applications.

Accolades for Kensa have included the 2008 Ashden Award for UK Business of the Year,
the 2009 Housing Excellence Award for Product of the Year and the 2009 Corgi Live Green
Manufacturer of the Year award.

Kensa Engineering has supplied heat pumps in applications from small domestic
dwellings to large commercial projects, single unit applications to communal systems. Our
clients range from private householders, property development companies, housing
associations to large blue chip companies. Our capabilities include utilising various
energy sources such as water, boreholes or horizontal ground arrays.

To find out more about the Shoebox Heat Pump, and to watch the short but informative
film providing a visit http://www.kensaengineering.com/shoebox or call +44-(0
)845-680-4329.

SOURCE Kensa Heat Pumps


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