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Renewable heat

Renewable Heat

UK

Heating and hot water for buildings make up 40% of energy use and 20% of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK.[1]

UK government has committed to 12% renewable heat by 2020, part of a long-term objective to decarbonise our economy.[2]

Currently just 5.64% of heat is supplied from renewable sources, so there is work to be done to achieve our 2020 target.

 

CIBSE Certificate - Heat Networks Consultant

Ireland

Heat accounts for 45% of total primary energy demand in Ireland and 33% of CO2 emissions.[3] 

Ireland’s 2020 target for renewable heat is 12%, and with only 6.8% of heat currently sourced from renewable energy,[4] the Irish government is launching the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat,[5] which will provide financial support to generators of renewable heat, initially targeting biomass, biogas and heat pumps.

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 Clients we work with

Industrial Plants CO2 Reduction

Industrial

Large scale industrial plants looking to save money and reduce CO2 emissions.

Low Carbon Heating for Councils, RSL and Developers

Council / RSL / developer

Councils, social landlords and property developers looking for community-scale low carbon affordable heating solutions.

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Heat Network Qualifications

Energy Utilities Renewable Heat

Energy utilities

Energy utilities looking to diversify and make your assets more profitable.

Waste Resource for Renewable Heat

Resource owners

Do you have a waste resource that could be used to generate energy?

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 Technologies

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Biomass 

Most widely employed direct combustion renewable heat technology, produced from recently living biological materials, wood being most common. Operates at all scales from individual buildings to utility-scale.

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Anaerobic Digestion 

Bacterial decomposition of organic matter to produce biogas for generation of heat and electricity, or direct injection to the National Gas Grid. Widely used on farms using maize, silage and slurry.  Also used by distilleries and food producers for cleaning and/or use of waste by-products.

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Heat Pumps 

Air, water or ground-source heat pumps circulate a refrigerant through the source, raise the temperature through pressurisation, and release the heat through condensation. Can be employed at various scales, and suited to low temperature use.

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Waste

Traditional incineration produces heat and/or electricity by direct combustion of organic waste. Advanced conversion technologies, e.g. gasification and pyrolysis (non-direct combustion) enable higher energy outputs. Mostly employed at utility scale.

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Heat Networks

Generate heat from a central location, using various heat sources, distribute via a network of pre-insulated underground pipework and transfer to buildings via heat exchangers. Widely used in continental Europe from small to city-scale.

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Our Qualifications

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Geothermal

Deep geothermal energy can be extracted via boreholes in areas where the Earth’s crust is thin or where there are rocks heated by naturally occurring radioactive decay, it provides heat at temperatures which can be used in district heating networks and to produce electricity. Geothermal energy can be also extracted from relatively shallow warm aquifers and mine workings at lower temperatures.

 

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 Why Natural Power?

What makes us different?

  • We listen
  • We look to understand your unique circumstances and the challenges you face
  • We deliver solutions that are right for you

We know renewables.

  • Our company has more than two decades of experience in renewable energy
  • We assess projects
  • We build systems
  • We operate assets

We are trusted advisors.

  • Our renewable experts are dedicated to providing maximum carbon benefits, whilst delivering cost-effective and reliable solutions

 

Contacts

Andy Yuill

Senior Renewable Heat Manager

Andy Yuill - Renewable Heat Manager

andyy@naturalpower.com

Steve Smith

Senior Renewable Heat Engineer

Steve Smith - Renewable Heat Engineer

steves@naturalpower.com 

 Guy Milligan

Senior Renewable Heat Engineer

Guy Milligan - Renewable Heat Engineer

guym@naturalpower.com

 

Capability Statement – Renewable Heat (PDF)

Service Sheet – RH Managed Service Provision (PDF)

Service Sheet – RH Development and Delivery (PDF)

Service Sheet – RH Project Performance Review (PDF)

 

[1] Next Steps for UK Heat Policy. Committee on Climate Change (2016).
[2] The Climate Change Act 2008 sets a target for the net UK carbon account for the year 2050 to be at least 80% lower than the 1990 baseline.
[3] Renewable Heat in Ireland to 2020. SEAI (2015).
[4] ENERGY IN IRELAND 1990-2016. SEAI (2017).
[5] https://www.seai.ie/sustainable-solutions/support-scheme-renewable-/

 

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