09.09.14 Hidden heat in rivers

Posted on September 9, 2014
Archive : September 2014
Category : News

A leading academic has said it's time for Scotland to follow Norway's lead and start turning cool water from its rivers and lakes into large scale low-carbon heat by using heat pump technology. The city of Drammen, Norway, is already being heated by thermal energy extracted from deep fjord waters because of heat pump technology built in Scotland. At the moment the Clyde, Forth, Moray, Tay and Solway deliver their valuable and unused thermal content to the sea. Heat pumps use minimal electricity to turn cool water into hot water up to 90ºC. The government is keen to promote their use and has plans to install some 4.5 million of them in homes across the UK.

Source: edie newsroom

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