With Kensa’s ambient-temperature Shared Ground Loop Arrays suiting as few as two connected properties, small luxury developments are increasingly turning to this cost-effective and energy efficient heating and hot water system.
Qualifying for a guaranteed income through the Non Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for 20 years, developers can choose to retain ownership of the ground array in return for the lucrative RHI income, or attract external investors to fund and own the ground array and they retain the RHI in return, removing the cost of the ground array from the developer entirely.
Compatible with all Kensa collector arrays, discover the best Shared Ground Loop Array for your small development and establish the costs using our costed examples.
Small developments featuring Kensa’s Shared Ground Loop Array have individual Kensa ground source heat pumps in each dwelling, connected to clusters of ground arrays.
These ground arrays can be made up of either coiled pipe known as slinkies, boreholes or pond mats, and they are sized to deal with the peak heat demand of all of the connected dwellings.
Costed Example: Water (Pond mats)
If your development has access to a stream, river, pond or lake, then you should consider harnessing this freely available energy source.
Water is an excellent conductor of heat. Therefore small developments featuring Shared Ground Loop Arrays utilising water as the heat source are extremely energy efficient.
If the plot is rural and surrounded by lots of exposed land area, then Shared Ground Loop Arrays featuring slinkies as the ground array collector 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.
If the development is in an urban area and has limited exposed land, then Shared Ground Loop Arrays featuring boreholes as the ground array collector would be the best option.
Boreholes can usually be drilled into any type of ground and are a perfect space-saving solution.
Shared Ground Loop Arrays featuring boreholes are ideally suited to larger projects with a minimum of 20 properties. Indeed, boreholes are the most prevalent of all Shared Ground Loop Array collectors.
Kensa Contracting provides a complete turnkey service from feasibility study, through to design, full project management as well as installation and commissioning. And of course the heat pumps are manufactured by Kensa Heat Pumps, too.
If you or your own preferred installer will be undertaking the installation, Kensa’s MCS Umbrella Service offers full MCS compliance for those who are not yet MCS accredited, or simply require design support.
Homeowners and self-builders whose projects feature two or more domestic buildings on one site, could be earning themselves a profitable income by utilising a simple district ground source heat pump system architecture to unlock quarterly payments from the Government’s Non Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme for the next 20 years. More commonly associated with…