Example: Holiday Lodges

Linking Kensa ground source heat pumps in multiple dwellings together with Shared Ground Loop Arrays provides a cost effective and efficient heating solution for your holiday park.

Compatible with all Kensa collector arrays, discover the best Shared Ground Loop Array for your holiday accommodation and establish the costs compared to an LPG boiler alternative.

A Shared Ground Loop Array features individual ground source heat pumps in each dwelling, all fed from the same central ground array. This ground array can be made up of either coiled pipe known as slinkiesboreholes or pond mats, and is sized to deal with the peak heat demand of all the dwellings combined.

GSHP in Holiday Accommodation

Ground source heat pumps offer a safe, efficient, rewarding and reliable means to deliver heat and hot water to all forms of holiday accommodation, be this holiday lodges and chalets, holiday parks, holiday cottages or even B&B’s, and all associated heat demanding buildings and facilities.

Whether you have one holiday let or a holiday park, ground source heat pumps will make use of the free energy stored in the ground or in water sources such as lakes and rivers to significantly reduce the cost of heating your properties – especially if your options are limited to electric heating or LPG.

Ideal for individual or groups of existing or new-build holiday accommodation, Kensa’s ground (or water) source heat pumps with Shared Ground Loop Arrays provide each property with a complete renewable heating and hot water system, able to provide 100% of the property’s heating and hot water needs all year round at a fraction of the cost of electric or LPG heating – great for off-gas grid sites.

And thanks to a guaranteed Government scheme – the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) – holiday properties featuring Shared Ground Loop Arrays receive a generous and profitable income stream for the renewable heat their ground source heat pumps generate, so your site generates income for keeping your guests warm and happy, whilst keeping your energy bills down!

Costed example for water source

Has your holiday park got a water feature on site? Are you located near a river or stream whose heat you can harness?

Water is an excellent conductor of heat and therefore water source ground source heat pump systems are extremely energy efficient.

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The lake at River House_R250

Costed example for slinkies

If your guesthouse is surrounded by fields or paddocks, then slinkies would be a viable option for a ground source installation.

Slinkies are the name given to coiled pipe buried in trenches at a depth of 1-2m where the ground temperature remains constant all year round

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Slinky trench for a ground source heat pump

Costed example for boreholes

If you don’t have access to a water source or exposed land area is limited, then boreholes might be a viable option.

Boreholes can usually be drilled into any type of ground and are a perfect space-saving solution, as the depth of the hole(s) is varied to suit the heat requirement.

Shared Ground Loop Arrays consisting of borehole are ideally suited to larger projects with a minimum of 20 dwellings.

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ground source heat pump borehole 250

Which RHI is right for me?

This scenario features individual ground source heat pumps inside a domestic property with integrated swimming pool and a commercial property, both linked by a Shared Ground Loop Array.

This set up would be eligible for quarterly index-linked payments from the Non Domestic RHI for 20 years.

Don’t think this RHI scenario applies to you? Click here for other options.

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Domestic property with integrated swimming pool building and commercial property on shared ground array_crop

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