The UK’s heat pump manufacturers have collectively placed orders with suppliers for more than 67,000 units this year – around double the number currently already in warehouses and on shelves. That is according to the heat pump association, whose members represent around 95% of the UK’s heat pump manufacturing sector by market share. The body surveyed its member businesses to ask about their orders for 2021, compared to their 2020 and 2019 orders, and their current levels of stock. Both air-source heat pumps and ground-source heat pumps were included in the calculation. For comparison, some 35,000 heat pumps were sold in 2019 across both categories. The UK Government is notably targeting 600,000 domestic heat pumps by 2028. Groups including the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) have warned that better supporting policy will be needed to meet this target. Notably, the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme is closing soon and its replacement will be confirmed via the Heat and Buildings Strategy, which was due out in Autumn 2020 but is not yet published. Industry sources have told edie that publication is likely this month. The Heat Pump Association believes that more must also be done to prepare, upskill and expand the installer base. To that end, it recently published a report outlining a career route, to be used by both businesses and individual professionals.
Edie 3rd Feb 2021 read more »
Heat pump manufacturers are anticipating a surge in demand through 2021, as new data reveals they are preparing to deliver 67,000 units in the course of the year – nearly double the 35,000 heat pumps which were sold in 2019. The figures come from a membership survey conducted by the Heat Pump Association (HPA), which represents 95 per cent of the heat pump manufacturing market. It forecasts growth that closely aligns with the HPA’s “roadmap to net-zero” decarbonisation strategy, which called for 72,000 heat pump installations this year.
Business Green 4th Feb 2021 read more »