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Scotland’s first large-scale water source heat pump

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The renewable arm of Star Refrigeration – Star Renewable Energy – has welcomed visitors to the Queens Quay water source heat pump (WSHP) in Clydebank.

With the capacity to deliver up to 5.2 MW of heat at 80°C, the WSHP for district heating is the largest of its kind in Scotland. The installation was developed and delivered through collaboration between West Dunbartonshire Council, Vital Energi and Star Renewable Energy.

The heat pump works by leveraging ambient heat from the Clyde Estuary using ammonia heat pumps. It is expected to produce less than 5% of the carbon emissions associated with gas-burning alternatives, with its coefficient of performance in excess of 3.0 (three units of heat produced for every unit of electricity consumed). 

Housed on the site of the former John Brown’s shipyard, it will service existing buildings and new builds over the coming years.

Photo: Star Renewable Energy

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Journal title: Energy World

Countries: UK -

Subjects: Water source heat pumps - Renewables -

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