This section illustrates the costs of installing Kensa ground source heat pump heating and hot water systems in 85 new-build social housing properties. The scheme features an individual Kensa Shoebox Heat Pump in each house, connected to a Shared Ground Loop Array of boreholes.
We have provided a ground source heat pump design with schematic drawings and ground source heat pump installation costs for both self-financed and funded split ownership shared ground loop array options versus a mains gas boiler alternative.
Based on the above schematic, Kensa has calculated example costs below to illustrate the upfront finance required for self-financed and funded split ownership Shared Ground Loop Arrays in large housing developments featuring the Kensa Shoebox heat pump.
Also included are expected running costs and income generated via the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) over a 20 year period (the duration of the Non Domestic RHI), compared to a mains gas boiler system. For a bespoke quote please click here.
Heat Pump System
Shared Ground Loop Arrays
Total heat pump capacity
50 x 3kW Shoebox & 35 x 6kW Shoebox
Potable DHW temp
Integral immersion heaters
No (DNO friendly)
Ground array type
Total depth of boreholes
*Boreholes based on average ground conductivity. Average 18 sq/m per property – each borehole serves a minimum of 2 properties.
Total Project Costs, Savings & Returns vs. Mains Gas Boiler
*Carbon saving based on carbon emissions of 0.519kgCO2/kWh for electric and 0.216kgCO2/kWh for gas. Assumes 80% efficiency for gas and 300% efficiency for ground source heat pumps.**NOx emission based on 44mg per kWh based on a worcester greenstar combi. ***Costs are for the design, supply and installation of the ground array and supply only of the ground source heat pump, cylinder, and antifreeze, to be installed by M&E contractor. Tenant network connection fee applies. ****Based on gas at 49p a unit and 80% efficiency. *****Ground source heat pumps have no requirement for annual maintenance. However, it is good practice for the heating distribution system to be proactively checked and maintained to ensure optimum performance G3 Cylinder check will be requried. ******The Non-Domestic RHI is a 20 year index linked funding stream which assumes inflation at 3%. *******Net cost does not include servicing and running costs. net cost for gas does not include an additional gas boiler, which will likely need to be factored in during the 20 year comparison period due to a gas boiler’s 10 year average lifetime expectancy.
Cumulative Deficit / Surplus Over 20 Year RHI Period
Ground source review: South Western Housing Society, Tuckers Close. An off-gas grid new build development of 12 affordable homes featuring individual Kensa Shoebox heat pumps connected to Shared Ground Loop Arrays.