Homegrown ground source heating on show for Cornwall MP

Homegrown ground source heating on show for Cornwall MP

Cornish MP, Cherilyn Mackrory, was on hand to see how The Kensa Group is deploying Networked Heat Pumps to provide 140 new homes in Quintrell Downs, Newquay, with low-cost, energy-efficient heating.


The Member of Parliament for Truro and Falmouth joined Kensa CEO, Tamsin Lishman, for a close-up tour and demonstration of the renewable heating system being installed, which will save residents hundreds of pounds in annual heating costs.  


Each modern home will have its own Kensa ground source heat pump connected to a Shared Ambient Heat Network, giving residents access to a year-round clean heating system.


This significant project comes as Kensa plans to deliver 70,000 heat pumps nationwide by 2030. This move will create over 7,000 green jobs and help bring people out of fuel poverty. 


Tamsin Lishman, CEO of The Kensa Group, says, “I was delighted to show Cherilyn how Kensa’s ground source heat pumps will supply new homes with low-cost, energy-efficient, low-carbon heating. 


“What we’re doing here at Quintrell Rise is a great example of how Networked Heat Pumps are a perfect green heating solution for new housing developments, benefiting consumers and the environment.


“This model can be deployed at scale for new build developments across the country and can even be replicated for complex-to-decarbonise properties like retrofit high-rise flats or terraced streets.” 


Mark England, Head of Innovation, Sustainability and Procurement at Coastline Housing, says, “Renewable heating schemes such as this are a fantastic addition to any new housing development. It means reduced costs for customers moving forward with their energy bills and it’s also much more environmentally friendly, so it’s a win-win.”


By having a ground source heat pump connected to the shared network, each home at Quintrell Rise will experience reliable heating with low running costs. Homes with ground-source heat pumps also produce around 80% less CO2 than if they were supplied by gas. 


To read more on The Kensa Group, click here.

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