Kensa’s Shared Ground Loop Array design attracts a number of grants and incentives to lessen capital investment, appeal to external investors via Kensa utilities to deliver zero-cost infrastructure, and lower development costs by reducing compliance costs and reducing carbon offset fund payments.

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Grants & Subsidies

Government is motivated to encourage the wide-scale adoption of ground source heat pumps. Discover the grants and subsidies available to you, including the Energy Company Obligation.

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Kensa Utilities

Kensa Utilities is an infrastructure asset company that funds, owns and maintains Kensa Shared Ground Loop Arrays that serve ground source heat pump installations, removing the most common barrier to ground source heat pump deployment – the cost of the ground array.

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Carbon Offset Funds & SAP

The cost to comply with emissions reduction targets is increasing for developers who traditionally specify gas, in particular gas CHP, and decreasing for those specifying Kensa shared ground loop array ground source heat pumps.

Owing to GSHPs efficiencies, by more than halving the CO2 emission factors for electricity in the proposed SAP10, the carbon saving for ground source compared to a gas combi boiler will be 70.9%.

For developers who are charged with offsetting excess carbon from new developments via carbon offset funds, this means a best practice development of 300 properties featuring 10% fabric efficiencies plus 25% additional energy efficiency measures, alongside a GSHP, would result in a carbon offset price of £871. Compare this to a gas combi boiler where the carbon offset price would be £2,992, equating to a carbon offset funds saving of £636,300.

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