The unique Shoebox heat pump is a very attractively priced renewable heating and hot water system which is ideally suited for developments without access to mains gas. In addition, many specifiers and housebuilders are recognising the Shoebox heat pump can provide a competitive alternative to gas condensing boilers, allowing properties to be marketed under a ‘green banner’, offering ultra low running costs and ensuring straightforward compliance with building regulations and planning conditions.
The precise cost of any Shoebox installation is dependent upon the number of properties in the development and the nature of the underlying geology, all as outlined in the Budget Pricing Table – click the below thumbnail to view.
In addition, Shoebox installations can qualify for significant financial support via Phase One of the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). This exceptional bonus is thanks to Kensa’s novel interpretation of the RHI eligibility requirements, an interpretation which has been fully approved by Ofgem, the scheme administrators.
If the Shoebox heat pump provides both space heating and domestic hot water, the RHI payment is likely to be over £300 per annum for a typical 2-bed apartment, payable on an index-linked basis for 20 years.
DECC is still consulting on Phase Two of the Renewable Heat Incentive which may provide support for installations featuring a unique ground array for each individual dwelling. Please click here for the latest information.