Decarbonising heat in existing buildings has long been a challenge, but opportunities are finally emerging. The heating transition is accelerating, and market trends are converging right now to create strong foundations for success – if market players are ready to capitalise.
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Imagine it's the year 2030, and the gas boiler that's been keeping you warm from the basement of your home in Bavaria, (or from your larder in Lombardy, or attic in Amsterdam) breaks down for good. Do you replace it with an electric heat pump? Or, do you convert to hydrogen and swap the old boiler out for a new hydrogen-burning model? A commodity market in green (renewable) hydrogen has appeared since you last needed the services of a heating installer, so it is now a real possibility. If you were interested in this option, you could even consider a hydrogen-powered fuel cell, gas heat pump, or hybrid heat pump instead. The most important factor for you is a system that gives the lowest possible heating costs.
In Delta-EE’s latest subscriber report, the Gas Heating Service has analysed what the relative end-user heating costs could be for all of these technology options, across Europe's five largest gas heating markets – that is a total market opportunity of over 60 million dwellings. The results are very intriguing.
If you are interested to learn more about the work Delta-EE is doing on the subject of hydrogen-based heating don't spend the next 10 years deliberating it, check out our service webpage or get in touch directly.
We have released our Connected Homes; State of the Market 2020 report revealing over 7.5 million homes across Europe now have connected home energy devices with 13% growth expected this year, despite COVID-19.
Connected home energy refers to a broad spectrum of items, including connected climate controls, remote heating diagnostics, home energy management and home automation products such as smart lighting. Smart thermostats remained the product where Europeans spent the most money, accounting for €371million of spending in 2019, compared to connected lighting, in second place, at €279million according to the report.
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