Heat Pump Association roadmap for the industry
A new report by the Heat Pump Association has identified an undeveloped installer base and consumer acceptability as the main problems for heat pumps going forward.
The report titled Delivering Net Zero: A roadmap for heat pumps, was launched at the end of November 2019 and is a signal that the heat pump industry is ready to step up to meet the challenge and work with government to make sure that the decarbonisation of heat is delivered.
In the foreword of the report, Graham Wright, the chairman of the Heat Pump Association, says: “Heat decarbonisation is now at the forefront of the challenge to deliver a low carbon economy with heat pumps needed to play a crucial role. The next few years represent a critical period for effective policy development that could set the path to low carbon heating of buildings across the UK.”
The HPA recognises that heat pumps will only fulfil their promise in the market if suppliers, installers and users fully appreciate their function and capabilities.
The Association says that government must give a clear signal that it supports the heat pump route to decarbonisation. This will assure investors, manufacturers and installers that this is the direction in which the market is heading. The report states: “Confidence is critical to accelerating the number of installers training in renewable heating technologies.”