Kensa Heat Pumps has announced Lord Taylor of Goss Moor as its new Chairman. Lord Taylor’s appointment will be instrumental in the Cornish company’s growth as the nation’s leading supplier of ground source heat pumps – the environmentally friendly renewable heat source that offers lower running costs than gas.
Cornish SME Kensa Engineering led the way for small businesses and niche innovations at the recent South West Green Energy Awards, securing the title of ‘Business Innovation of the Year’ for the company’s newest innovation, the Shoebox Heat Pump.
The Shoebox is the latest product to be manufactured by Kensa who, approaching their 15th trading year, has grown to become the most successful UK manufacturer in the heat pump market.
Kensa Engineering, the UK’s No 1 manufacturer of ground source heat pumps, has been crowned Business of the Year at the Western Morning News Awards.
Announced in front of a crowd of over 330 South West business
Kensa Engineering’s Shoebox heat pump, the smallest and quietest ground source heat pump in the world, was also shortlisted for Innovation of the Year at the awards. leaders and innovators on Thursday night (21st November) at a glittering event in Plymouth, the title of Business of the Year coincides with Kensa celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2014.
UK ground source heat pump market leader, Kensa Heat Pumps, has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Chris Davis as Commercial Director.
In his new role as Commercial Director, Chris will be responsible for developing and delivering Kensa’s ambitious commercial strategy, leading sales, marketing and business development and growing new business opportunities for the company’s range of ground source heat pump solutions.
Kensa Heat Pumps has created a new Hybrid ground source heat pump to add to its British-made product range, addressing cost concerns and peak heating and hot water demands of larger new builds and well insulated homes. The Hybrid ground source heat pump is available in 15kW and 21kW single phase models; some of the largest single phase ground source heat pumps available on the market.
Five social housing providers in the UK will be able to embark on a programme of renewable heating works in their housing stock thanks to successful joint bids with ground source heat pump manufacturer, Kensa Engineering, for government Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) funding.
The RHPP Fast Track funding secured by the five social housing providers benefitting from Kensa’s support equates to over £2m of a total £7m funding pot.
The unique strengths of Kensa Engineering’s innovative Shoebox Heat Pump are being recognised with numerous awards including the coveted title of ‘Product Innovation of the Year’ at the National Heat Pump Awards 2013. An ultra small and ultra quiet heat pump, the Shoebox provides a compelling alternative to traditional gas boiler installations in apartments and smaller new build houses.
Developed and manufactured by the UK’s market-leading ground source heat pump manufacturer, Kensa Engineering, a Shoebox heat pump is typically installed within a property’s under-sink kitchen cabinet and provides all the dwelling’s space heating and hot water requirements. Most importantly, the recommended Shoebox system architecture features a communal ground array which satisfies the requirements of a district heating system allowing installations to benefit from Phase One of the RHI.
Kensa Heat Pumps has reaffirmed its position as the leading manufacturer and supplier of ground source heat pumps with a double win at the H & V News Awards 2013; the only company to achieve a double-win this year.
Celebrating alongside its clients at the prestigious affair hosted at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane, Kensa achieved awards in the following categories:
- (Winner) Retrofit Project of the Year – In association with Yarlington Housing Group;
- (Winner) Renewable Project of the Year – In association with New Linx Housing Trust;
The Ground Source Heat Pump Association (GSHPA) Council has elected Simon Lomax, Managing Director of Kensa Engineering, as its new Chairman.
According to Lomax:
“2013 represents a pivotal year for the ground source heat pump industry. Following significant input from the GSHPA, DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change) has already indicated that it intends to increase the RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) Phase One tariffs, which will provide a much-needed boost to a technology that has struggled to remain competitive in a market that has been distorted by unfair subsidy levels. In addition, the GSHPA will be actively involved in the final development of the RHI’s domestic Phase Two policy, which should be finally announced in the summer.”
Aspire Housing has just completed a programme to deliver significantly lower running costs to customers living in fifteen properties at Ashley. Not only is the fabric of these post-war Airey Houses being improved to reduce energy demand, new ground source heat pumps now also deliver the heat and hot water far more efficiently than the previous oil or solid fuel boilers, and dramatically reduce their carbon footprint.
To support the installations, partial funding was obtained through the Government’s RHPP programme and via leading energy company SSE under the guidance and support of Kensa Engineering, who also manufactured and managed the installation of the ground source heat pumps.