The installation of district heat networks could reduce the capital cost of the UK’s heat networks by up to 40%, new research from the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has concluded. In a report entitled district “heat networks in the UK: Potential barriers and opportunities”, the ETI sets out eight “cost-saving” route maps for deploying low-carbon heat networks in the UK. Released today (13 November), the report concludes that it is possible to reduce the cost of the nation’s low-carbon transition by as much as £3bn by using “innovative” solutions to bring down the cost of low-carbon heating. Such solutions include designing devices with low flow rates, running pipes along the outside of buildings and developing “trenchless” technologies that eliminate the need for digging.
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