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Incentivising growth in the heat pump market – what role can installers play?

For many European countries, heat pumps are seen as an important enabler in the decarbonisation of the domestic heating stock. New build regulations are increasingly supportive, helping heat pumps gain a foothold in new build markets.

Why are we not seeing more growth in heat pump sales in the retrofit market?

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Delta-ee’s European Heat Summit 2018 – innovation is heating up in an industry that needs to engage with customers to enable growth

The Delta-ee European Heat Summit 2018 took place in Berlin, Germany.

Bringing together delegates from across the energy sector, our European Heat Summit 2018 inspired interesting discussions, debates and insights on the hot topics of the low carbon heating industry. Delegates talked about the key challenges and opportunities presenting themselves now and going forward, and how companies are responding to these.

The Summit discussions encompassed several topics that are key for the future of the low carbon heating industry, but some themes stood out throughout the event:

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In-depth discussions on heat: Micro-CHP and High Efficiency Gas, and the Electrification of Heat

The European heat market is evolving, dynamic and full of opportunity.

Our Electrification of Heat research shows the growing importance of electrically-driven heating in the European heating market, especially in countries where decarbonisation of heat and stabilisation of the electricity supply is high on the agenda. The regular addition of new business models to the value chain underlines the high value that this sector can generate for both current and new stakeholders.

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Is consolidation the key to growth in the European heat pump market? Our take on the Stiebel Eltron Thermia acquisition

The Stiebel Eltron Group has announced its acquisition of Thermia Heat Pumps (previously known as Danfoss Värmepumpar AB), the heat pump arm of Danfoss A/S, for an unspecified amount.

Thermia is the third largest supplier of HPs in the Nordic heat pump market, making up between 13 and 21% of hydronic heat pump sales in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, worth 68 million euro per year.

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Can one company boost the UK's interest in heat pumps? E.ON’s The Big Dip campaign is making a splash.

Cover photo from www.eonenergy.com.

Heat pumps currently face a number of challenges in the UK, from funding to the availability of qualified installers, but public awareness has always an issue. How do you get more heat pumps into homes if the occupants don’t know what they are?

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Heat pumps high on the agenda at VSK

This biennial Dutch trade fair (6-9th February 2018 in Utrecht) highlighted a dramatic growth in interest all-electric and hybrid solutions, as big gas companies fight their corner. VSK has taken on a new importance in the Dutch heating market, as industry gathered to understand the requirements and options for a potentially all-electric future (driven by government targets and public demand for less reliance on gas). There were noticeably more attendees, and larger stands. In previous years industry appeared uncertain about the way to decarbonise the Dutch heating stock, but this year, the heating and cooling portions of this event were heavily dominated by discussion of heat pumps and hybrids. It will be interesting to see if this trend is maintained until the next event in 2020!

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