Ecosphere Renewables have won the Panasonic Pro Award for our ground breaking Heat Pump project for Wealden District Council.
The project involved installing over 200 heat pumps across Wealden District Councils Social Housing Portfolio in areas that are of gas.
Panasonic’s heat pump technology qualifies for the governments RHI scheme, meaning the council will benefit from an average payment of £500 per property per year over seven years. It has saved the council tonnes of C02.
“This is one of the largest projects we have ever worked on – with strict budgets, hundreds of tenants relying on our install and tight deadlines to work to, we had no room for fault when specifying our choice of technology. We have installed Panasonic’s heat pumps for many years and have always found its systems to be one of the most reliable and efficient technologies on the market today,” says Sam Phyall, Renewable Energy Manager at Ecosphere. “We are proud of the impact our installs have had on the community already. One family of five had their solid fuel back boiler with separate immersion heater replaced with an Aquarea unit; they are now saving £150 a month on their heating bills compared to before.”
Panasonic’s Aquarea air source heat pumps have a COP of 5.08, meaning for every one unit of heat the pump consumes, a further 5.08 units of heat is created. This will reduce the Wealden District’s carbon footprint by an impressive 5000 tonnes over the next seven years and, on average, will save tenants £500 a year on heating bills. By replacing oil boilers and inefficient storage heaters, Wealden District Council has also seen a significant reduction in maintenance costs and breakdown call outs.