Over 100 new Cornwall homes to benefit from renewable heating

Cherilyn Mackrory, Cornish MP, (third from the right) was shown around the development by Kensa CEO, Tamsin Lishman (third from the left)

The Kensa Group is deploying Networked Heat Pumps to provide 140 new homes in Quintrell Downs, Newquay, with low-cost, energy-efficient heating, a statement said. Cornish MP, Cherilyn Mackrory, joined Tamsin Lishman, Kensa’s CEO, for a close-up tour and demonstration of the renewable heating system being installed.

Each modern home will have its own Kensa ground source heat pump connected to a Shared Ambient Heat Network, it noted, giving residents access to a year-round clean heating system.

This project comes as Kensa said it plans to deliver 70,000 heat pumps nationwide by 2030, a move that it stated will create over 7,000 green jobs and help bring people out of fuel poverty.

Tamsin Lishman, CEO of The Kensa Group, said: “I was delighted to show Cherilyn how Kensa’s ground source heat pumps will supply new homes with low-cost, energy-efficient, low-carbon heating.

“What we’re doing here at Quintrell Rise is a great example of how Networked Heat Pumps are a perfect green heating solution for new housing developments, benefiting both consumers and the environment.

“This model can be deployed at scale for new build developments across the country, and can even be replicated for complex-to-decarbonise properties like retrofit high-rise flats or terraced streets.”

Mark England, head of innovation, sustainability and procurement at Coastline Housing, added: “Renewable heating schemes such as this are a fantastic addition to any new housing development. It means reduced costs for customers moving forward with their energy bills and it’s also much more environmentally friendly so it’s really a win-win.”

According to a statement, each home at Quintrell Rise will experience reliable heating with low running costs by having a ground source heat pump connected to the shared network. Homes with ground source heat pumps also produce around 80% less CO2 than if they were supplied by gas, it cited.

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