Decentralised Heat Networks
Connecting individual Kensa heat pumps installed within multiple dwellings (District or Communal) to a Shared Ground Loop Array circulating at a low temperature provides a unique and technically robust Heat Network, which in addition to qualifying for 20 years of income through the Non Domestic RHI, also offers significant operational benefits over traditional district Heat Networks.
The decentralised approach results in a more efficient system as there are no heat losses through the distribution pipework as the circulated heat through the Shared Ground Loop Array is at ambient temperature, with high-grade heat only generated at the point of use, and only when required; unlike traditional Heat Networks where heat is generated in a central plant and then circulated continually, thus leading to heat losses, and overheating in multiple occupancy buildings.
As such, with Kensa’s Shared Ground Loop Arrays there are no heat losses from the system to contribute to overheating in risers and corridors, a common issue with offices and apartment blocks. Furthermore, as the cold side infrastructure extends all of the way to the individual dwelling, it is easy to add passive cooling to the system.
Crucially, as each dwelling has its own ground source heat pump wired to its own electricity supply, the occupant is in full control of their heating, and billed independently; no tie-in’s to Heat Network contracts or issues of split billing, and complete freedom to switch energy supplier to ensure the best deal.