Heat Pumps

Brussels celebrating 10 million heat pumps

Major stakeholders of the energy, heating, cooling and other sectors, as well as policy makers were invited by the European Heat Pump Association to celebrate together. The reason for this event was remarkable, namely more green energy, zero emissions and clean air, all that thanks to 10 million heat pumps installed in Europe.

08.12.2017

Switzerland: Strong Heat Pump and PV Competition

(Source: Swissolar)

There couldn’t be a starker contrast between the market development of two renewable heat segments: Whereas Swiss heat pump sales remained at around 18,400 units per year from 2014 to 2016, collector sales dropped significantly from 117,634 m² in 2014 to 66,699 m² last year. Market volume is now below where it was ten years ago and solar water heaters are facing strong competition from heat pumps and photovoltaics. The annual solar thermal symposium on 8 November in Dübendorf near Zurich will provide an opportunity to discuss alternative applications and technologies.

10.10.2017

Heat pumps on the rise

Although heap pumps showed an upward trend in 2015, they need to be openly supported by policy makers to reassure consumers and investors, EHPA demands. (Photo: Glen Dimplex)

The latest figures released by the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) showed that in 2015, the European heat pump market grew by 10%, resulting in a record year with 880179 units sold contributing to 24 megatons of CO2 emission savings and the creation of 47103 full time jobs.

30.06.2016

Intelligent coupling is driving forward the heating transition

The energy centre of Police Academy Biberach in Germany: Two CHP units are combined using power to heat aggregates.(Photo:Duckek)

Combining the power and heat market requires sophisticated overall systems that do not just consist of a single CHP unit or a heat pump. A virtual electricity storage facility in Biberach, Germany, illustrates how this can be achieved.

04.05.2016

One year of realignment at Sonnenhaus Institut

In order to qualify as a Sonnenhaus, a building must cover at least 50% of its heating requirements using solar energy. Solar thermal energy is usually used for this purpose. (Photo: Schlagmann Poroton/ Sonnenhaus Institut)

2015 was the first full calendar year following the realignment of the Sonnenhaus Institut, which allowed the combination of photovoltaics and heat pump for the first time. Most Sonnenhaus homes are still heated using solar thermal systems, but photovoltaics are also finding their place.

03.02.2016

Heat pump 'barometer' for 2014 has been published

If reversible air-air heat pumps, which are used primarily for cooling, are left out of the equation, then the European heat pump market is clearly dominated by Scandinavia. (Illustration: EurObserv'ER)

The year 2015 is almost over, and the EurObserv'ER report for the European heat pump market in 2014 has finally been released. Developments on the continent vary widely. Sales of air-water heat pumps are booming, but geothermal is still in decline.

22.12.2015

Things you need to know about the new heating label!

The efficiency label for new heating systems, water heaters and heat storage systems went into effect on 26 September. Many specialist publications, including our own, have been reporting on the topic for months. Trade associations have also been flooding the market with information, making it hard to keep track. For this reason, we decided to put together a summary of the most important points.

30.09.2015

Heat pumps in all colours

Highly efficient and quiet: all new air-water heat pumps from Dimplex models use the same housing. (Photo: Dimplex)

The manufacturer Glen Dimplex Deutschland GmbH is introducing six new heat pumps. Customers can choose the colour of their new heat pumps.

08.09.2015

Heat pump Keymark: a single certificate for Europe

The Solar Keymark on a solar thermal collector – soon a similar Keymark will be available for heat pumps. (Photo: Jan Gesthuizen)

The Solar Keymark is well-known all over the solar thermal industry. Now the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) wants to create a similar label for heat pumps. A single label for all of Europe based on the European Committee for Standardization’s (CEN) Keymark scheme will make the certification of heat pumps in Europe a lot simpler. What’s especially interesting about the new label is that participating manufacturers will agree to third party checks of their products.

22.06.2015

European Heat Pump Forum: Brussels has its mind on heating

"Heat storage is not very glamorous, but it is very cheap", said Paul Hodson, Head of Energy Efficiency of the European Commission. (Photo: Jan Gesthuizen)

At the fifteenth European Heat Pump Forum, it was apparent that the EU is beginning to realise that it cannot achieve the climate protection goals that it has set for itself without a turnaround in the area of heating. However, Brussels is just beginning to wake up to this fact and many questions are still unanswered.

09.06.2015

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