Heat-pump technology built on the Clyde is now heating Scandinavia. Meanwhile our own rivers warmth are wasted to the ocean while heat poverty is such a problem
Glasgow (PRWEB) September 08, 2014
Hosted by Glasgow University, and organised by trade body Scottish Renewables, “Harnessing Heat from Rivers” is the first event to shine the spotlight on deploying river source heat pumps. The seminar will focus on cutting edge developments being made in the water sourced heat pump sector and offer attendees insight from an impressive line-up of guest speakers.
As the proud developers of the award winning Neatpump, the Worlds’ largest natural district heat pump, Star brings an exceptional level of expertise and innovation to the ground-breaking industry event.
Pearson said “as a company that prides itself on innovation and progressive ideas, we are delighted to be involved in this landmark event. Big water sourced heat pumps that produce affordable and renewable heating are the future and we are incredibly excited to join a great selection of guest speakers who will be shedding light on the financial and environmental benefits of the next generation technology.”
The event kicks off at 10 am in the university’s Stevenson lecture Theatre. Scottish Renewables Policy Manager Stephanie Clark will deliver a welcome address before inviting representatives from the Department of Energy and Climate Change, the Green Investment Bank, Scottish Government and Star Renewable Energy to take the stand.
As a nation, Scotland has ambitious goals for the use of renewable heat. By 2020, the government aims to source 11% of the country’s warmth from renewable sources. With heating making up over 50% of Scotland’s total energy use, achievement of the goal represents substantial financial and environmental benefits.
Heat Pumps, hailed as “game changing” technology by the UK’s Energy Secretary collect warmth from cool water sources and deliver it to buildings and households at higher temperature.
This low grade heat technology is already in use in the Norwegian city of Drammen. Star Renewable Energy supplied the revolutionary technology which went on to win the coveted Rittinger Award by the International Energy Agency earlier this year.
As well as cleaner air and minimised CO2 emissions, countries adopting heat pump technology stand to benefit from substantial savings. Professor Paul Younger, Rankine Chair of Engineering at the University of Glasgow , a top academic said, “as is so often the case, Scandinavia saw the light earlier than us, and heat-pump technology built on the Clyde is now heating the city of Drammen by extracting thermal energy from deep fjord waters. Meanwhile the Clyde, Forth, Moray, Tay, Solway - our own ‘fjords’ flow by, delivering their renewable thermal content to the open ocean unused while heat poverty is such a problem for one million Scots.”
For those that are responsible for buildings with industrial sized gas bills – over £200,000- the seminar is a not to be missed event.
To find more about the schedule and register a delegate place, visit Scottish Renewables website at http://www.scottishrenewables.com/events/sr-harnessing-heat-rivers-hosted-university-glasgo/
To find out more about Star Renewable Energy and the high efficiency Neatpump, visit the website at: http://www.neatpump.com