Heat Pumps for Park Homes – BasingstokeYES Energy Solutions is working in partnership with Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council to help Park Home residents embrace the benefits of renewable energy technology.
In November 2015, we won funding though the Technical Innovation Fund to install Air to Air Heat Pumps in 30 Park Homes in the area.
The Technical Innovation Fund is part of a £26.2 million Health and Innovation Programme designed and administered by National Energy Action (NEA), the national fuel poverty charity. It will bring affordable warmth to over 6000 fuel poor and vulnerable households in England, Wales and Scotland.
The fund enables community-level trials of innovative solutions using measures that are not traditionally used within the scope of current fuel poverty and energy efficiency programmes.
Park Homes are one of the least energy efficient property types. Many of them are situated off the main gas network and have virtually no insulation. Residents rely on expensive sources of fuel to heat their homes, meaning that many of them run the risk of living in fuel poverty.
Until recently, funding for energy efficiency improvements in Park Homes has been few and far between. For several months YES Energy Solutions and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council have been exploring options to help Park Home owners reduce their fuel bills.
Having won funding through NEA, we finally have an economical option to help Park Home residents improve their home’s heating facilities with Air to Air Heat Pumps.
As a renewable energy technology, Air to Air Heat Pumps transform air from outside the house into usable domestic heat. They act like a refrigerator, but in reverse.
The project started in December 2015 at Attwood Close – a large Park Home site owned by the Council. Installations are currently underway and we anticipate that all 30 units will be fitted by the end of the summer 2016.
As part of the scheme, NEA will be monitoring the impact that the heat pumps have on the resident’s lifestyles. This includes measuring fuel bills savings, comfort levels and the pump’s heat producing capabilities.
The main purpose of the Technical Innovation Fund is to offer innovative solutions to fuel poverty in the UK. If results are positive from our project in Basingstoke, it will be used as a blue print to influence other Park Home initiatives moving forward.
Our Heat Pumps for Park Homes scheme won ‘Collaboration of the Year’ at the Worchester Bosch Environment 2020 awards. Representatives of YES Energy Solutions and our installer partner Payne’s Heating and Plumbing Ltd attended the prestigious awards ceremony in Malvern on the 1st June 2016.
Find out more about our E2020 award
To find out more about the North Lincolnshire Park Home Insulation Scheme contact YES Energy Solutions on: