Ardenham Energy Ltd and ESI Ltd have formed a partnership to address the growing and complex market of developing open and closed loop ground source heat pump system projects.
Neil Lawson, Ardenham Energy’s head of renewable heat, said:
“Ground source heat pumps are rapidly increasing in popularity, particularly due to the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive in the commercial market. But large scale projects are very complex and demand experience and expertise. For example, to develop a large scale heat pump project, you need a significant level of project engineering work in order to determine project feasibility and the optimal solution.
“By establishing a partnership with ESI, Ardenham Energy can now can offer a full turnkey service providing all the relevant services in this emerging market, from feasibility studies and project financing through to installation, operation and maintenance. By working together, we can break into a part of the market which was previously limited to just a very few big companies, so that is great news for customer choice.”
Paul Ellis, renewable energy director at ESI said:
“It’s a natural partnership which will allow us to deliver more and better large scale projects. Ardenham Energy’s engineering capability, its national reach and its relationships with leading suppliers will help ESI expand our position in this sector and provide services to a broader client base.”
Ardenham Energy was established in 2007 and specialises in the design and installation of renewable energy systems for the rural, commercial, public and domestic sectors. Its primary focus is on solar PV systems and it also holds MCS accreditation for the installation of heat pumps, wind turbines, solar thermal systems and back-up power and voltage management systems.
ESI is a major independent scientific and environmental consultancy specialising in water resource management, land quality and ground source energy, and has one of the largest and most technically capable teams in the UK. Its expertise in groundwater and thermal modelling has been applied on complex ground source energy projects in the UK and abroad up to 2500kW in capacity. Schemes have included Cooling the Tube for the London Underground, the Tate Modern and IKEA Milan.