District heating systems

Kensa’s district heating systems featuring shared ground loops qualify as a heat network and is eligible for the Non Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

Kensa ground source heat pumps district heating Shoebox heat pump diagram

Non Domestic RHI & district heating systems

Through the use of shared ground arrays, Kensa’s micro district ground source heat network design has enabled thousands of social housing and private developments to enjoy the benefits of ground source heat pumps and the non domestic RHI.

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Ofgem have confirmed that a system architecture featuring individual ground source heat pumps at as few as two or more dwellings linked to a communal ground array qualifies as a heat network (or district heating) scheme.

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Kensa’s unique district heating systems proposition for ground source heat pumps community heating is particularly appealing.

Featuring a Kensa heat pump inside each property, connected to communal district heating systems, the apportioning of bills and need for a plantroom and avoided. Further, loss of efficiency through the distribution pipework is reduced and build costs are lowered, all whilst receiving a generous income for 20 years through the Non Domestic RHI.

And in retrofit cases, district heating systems also attracts an upfront subsidy through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO).

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