Example: Multiple Dwellings

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.

Find the recommended ground source heat pump design for your holiday accommodation and establish the heat pump installation costs using our costed examples for both self-financed and funded split ownership shared ground loop array options versus 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.

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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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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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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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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