Join the “EuroSwac kick off” virtual public event on 3rd Feb 2021 to learn about the Sea Water Air Conditioning initiative in the Channel Area

To join the event, please register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/euroswac-event-tickets-137614026257

Join the “GeoAtlantic Project Results” final conference on 17/12/20

The conference will be streamed live on YouTube from 9am (GMT) on Thursday 17th December 2020 and is free to view by clicking on the banner below.

Case study for a potential mine water heat pump system

Join the next EHPA Online Seminar

On the 29th of October from 09:30 to 11:00 (UK time) the European Heat Pump Association will host the next episode in their ‘Online Project Talks’ webinar series. This episode will feature a talk from Prof. Richard Cochrane of the University of Exeter titled ‘Heat Pump Design Skills and Training Proposal’. See below for links to register.

Link to LinkedIN post along with registration: CLICK HERE

Link to Twitter post along with registration: CLICK HERE

Case study showing potential for a GSHP system

Green Homes Grant to include heat pumps!

The new scheme will allow home owners to claim vouchers (paid for by the government) to cover two-thirds of the cost of home improvements, up to a maximum of £5,000. For example, if a homeowner installed an air source heat pump, costing around £6,000, the homeowner would pay just £2,000 – with the government paying £4,000. Households on low income can receive vouchers covering 100% of the cost of the improvements, up to a maximum of £10,000.

The Green Homes Grants will give homeowners, including owner occupiers and social/private landlords, vouchers to install one or more of the following:

  • solid wall, under-floor, cavity wall or roof insulation
  • air source or ground source heat pump
  • solar thermal

In addition, households can use their voucher for further energy saving measures. These include one or more of the following:

  • double or triple glazing/secondary glazing, when replacing single glazing
  • upgrading to energy efficient doors
  • hot water tank/appliance tank thermostats/heating controls

Households will be offered a list of approved TrustMark and MCS registered tradespeople in their local area to carry out the work. Once the works are agreed, vouchers will start to be issued from the end of September so work can commence.

For more information, go to: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/quality-assurance-at-heart-of-new-2-billion-green-homes-grants

An introduction to geothermal energy

Assisted by the University of Exeter, the GeoAtlantic project has created an informative video, aimed at school children that explains the principles of geothermal energy and ground source heat pumps. To view the video, please follow the link below:

An introduction to Geothermal Energy

Join the EHPA Online Webinar

On the 30th of June from 09:30 to 11:00 (UK time) the European Heat Pump Association will host the first episode in their ‘Online Project Talks’ webinar series. The talk will feature the GeoAtlantic project alongside three others: SunHorizon, Enertun & SecRHC.

For a full agenda and to register to join, please click HERE

View the GeoAtlantic conference presentations

On 20/05/20 Exeter University hosted the GeoAtlantic virtual conference, with presentations from eight of the project partners, supplemented by four external guest speakers including: Cornwall Council, Camborne School of Mines, United Downs Deep Geothermal Power Project and Kensa Heat Pumps. The conference was well received by a large number of guests who provided great feedback indicating that the presentations gave an interesting insight into the geothermal sector in both Cornwall and the Atlantic Area. The presentations can be viewed in PDF format below:

0900_Cochrane_UoE Introduction

0915_Caroll_GeoAtlantic

0950_Rodriguez_200520_Work_done & GEOGalicia_ELAB-converted

1010_Palmero_Good practices_Exeter conference_UPorto

1030_Gurnett_Business Engagement and Technology Transfer

1105_Rodriguez_Exploration of deep-seated geothermal reservoirs

1125_Mehl_Alec 20 may 2020

1145_Boljevic_CIT Geoatlantic Work in progress Exeter May -2020

1205_Stefanica_EHPA presentation GeoAtlantic DS 15.05.2020

1330_Yeomans_Geological Characterisations of Deep Geothermal Systems in SW England

1350_Ledingham_United Downs Deep Geothermal Power

1410_Broom_Ambient Loops Powered by Minewater

 

Join the GeoAtlantic Virtual Conference!

On Wednesday 20th May, Exeter University are hosting the GeoAtlantic virtual conference on Microsoft Teams. With presentations from project partners and guest speakers from the geothermal sector in Cornwall, including United Downs, Kensa heat pumps, and Camborne School of Mines.

An agenda for the day can be seen at the following link: GeoAtlantic_Conference_Agenda_20May

If you would like to join, please register: Join GeoAtlantic Project Conference

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