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US study predicts boom in geothermal heat pump sales

A US study predicts that worldwide sales of geothermal heat pumps will increase by 179% to 2017.
According to the report from Pike Research, geothermal heat pump sales will experience strong growth rates in the next several years, with annual unit shipments in the US alone increasing from fewer than 150,000 in 2011 to more than 326,000 units by 2017. The cleantech market intelligence firm forecasts that the total worldwide capacity for geothermal direct use applications will increase by 179% during the same period. Pike Research anticipates that heat pumps will represent a significant majority of the global market for such direct use applications, accounting for 84% of total capacity. Other key segments include bathing and swimming applications and space (district) heating.

While cost and lack of consumer awareness remain primary obstacles to increased adoption, tax incentives and policies supporting building efficiency improvements are helping to drive dramatic growth in the heat pump market.

'The potential for geothermal heat pumps is high, but installations currently represent just 1% of the heating and cooling market,' says industry analyst Mackinnon Lawrence. 'However, growing electricity demand, rising energy prices, and increasing regulation around emissions and efficiency are all expected to push demand higher.'

The IOR Annual Conference – a conference on-demand

Delegates to the IOR Annual Conference taking place from 21 to 22 April will get the chance to access the event live and all sessions and recordings for up six months afterwards providing fantastic value and allowing anyone registering for the event ...

  01-Apr-2021

Humidity Solutions launches Vapac's Electrode Boiler in the UK

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  24-Apr-2024

Extending the application range of the SEC HD - Electric Expansion Valve Controller Heavy Duty Series

The SEC-HD is now compatible with variety of applications using CO2, hydrocarbon, and HFC refrigerants. Users can select from a range of pressure transducers tailored to their specific application and market requirements.
  20-Feb-2024
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