Greg Barker, Minister for State for Energy and Climate Change, has published a consultation on 31 May 2013 proposing that RHI rates will be increased and backdated to 21 January 2013 for accreditations since then. This is expected to double GSHP RHI rates for "small" installations and to triple GSHP RHI rates for "large" installations. This will bring RHI tariffs for GSHPs into line with those offered for biomas boiler installations: RHI gshp rates increase.
This welcome news will cause owners to look afresh at the advantages of installing GSHPs and, particularly, the highly automated energy efficiency benefits of employing Interseasonal Heat Transfer.
ICAX is speaking at the Ecobuild Seminar on how to design and specify ground source heat pump systems. Come and join the Ecobuild GSHP Seminar on 7 March 2013 at Excel, London.
The RHI for Non-Domestic buildings has been operating at a very low level since November 2011. DECC has published a 42 page Consultation on ways it might extend the scheme "by summer 2013". RHI Commercial.
DECC has now published its 111 page Consultation on RHI for Domestic Buildings which it anticipates will operate from "summer 2013".
Frans Koene of TNO summarises the progress to date on developing energy management systems and advanced seasonal heat storage in a full scale demonstration at Leuven, Belgium: Energy Hub Progress.
Following rapid take up of Feed In Tariffs ahead of the introduction of the RHI DECC rebalances renewable energy incentives.
The GSHPA has responded to the increasing need for standards in the ground source industry by publishing the GSHPA Vertical Borehole Standard.
Professor Begg has reported to BAA on why it took three days to clear Heathrow's second runway of ice in December 2010. See: Heathrow Snow Enquiry. How can a repeat be prevented?
The RHI Tariff Tables show the technologies eligible for RHI and the subsidy received for each technology. The RHI provides a major incentive for owners to invest in ground source heat pumps and solar thermal renewable heat technologies and gain a subsidy that lasts for twenty years.
Why did it take three days to clear Heathrow's second runway of ice in December 2010? See: De-icing Runways with IHT.
The Acacia Intergenerational Centre, Merton, was shortlisted for the British Construction Industry Awards which took place at Grosvenor House Hotel on 12 October 2011.
Tesco has chosen Interseasonal Heat Transfer as the sustainable heating and cooling source for its new supermarket in Greenfield and reduces carbon emissions by 41%. Tesco Greenfield Supermarket.
The European Commission has allocated €11,660,000 to fund research into district heating and carbon free energy communities. Energy Hub Research.
On Wednesday 12 May 2010 the Mayor of Wellington celebrated the start of the £8.5 million town centre redevelopment with a symbolic cutting of the turf. Drilling has begun to create a Thermalbank in the ground to store solar energy for use in winter to heat the new building. Wellington Saves Energy.
The London Borough of Merton chooses Interseasonal Heat Transfer™ for its new Acacia Intergenerational Centre in Mitcham: Merton IGC. The first purpose built Intergenerational Centre in England opened in February 2010.
Suffolk County Council has chosen Interseasonal Heat Transfer™ for its new £65 million Sixth Form College in Ipswich: Suffolk One.
The Transport Research Laboratory has recently published a detailed report of its two year investigation into renewable energy generation within the highways network for the Highways Agency. The Toddington results report focuses on Interseasonal Heat Transfer which was invented, developed and patented by ICAX Limited of London.
The Energy Savings Trust has published its long-awaited report on Heat Pumps Field Trials of domestic installations in the UK. The report covered retrofit installations and found that "Many systems appeared to be installed incorrectly". In these circumstances it is no surprise that the performance results were variable.
The Duke of Gloucester praises eco-School as the best in the country for its use of IHT systems. Royal Opening.
Howe Dell School is the first building in the world to benefit from Interseasonal Heat Transfer designed by ICAX Limited. Howe Dell School opens.
ICAX Limited have issued a licence to Misawa Environmental Technology Co of Hiroshima in Japan to use the ICAX IHT™ technology for a single project, in anticipation of rolling out a number of future projects in building and infrastructure allocation. Misawa Licence.
On 12 September 2005 the ICAX IHT installation for the Highways Agency at Toddington was featured in a report on BBC London News by Louisa Preston and Andrew Wynn Stanley.
A revolutionary British invention that uses the surfaces of motorways to collect
and store energy for heating and cooling roads and buildings throughout the year began
official trials adjacent to the M1 near London in June 2005. British invention.
ICAX Limited developed the Asphalt Solar Collector as part of the ICAX Solar Road System for use in Interseasonal Heat Transfer. An Asphalt Solar Collector is an efficient means of collecting a large amount of warmth to raise the temperature of a ThermalBank from the natural temperature of the ground up to over 25°C. Asphalt Solar Collector.
ICAX Limited also uses the asphalt heat collector as an asphalt heat rejector. For buildings with an overall need for cooling ICAX uses an asphalt heat rejector to radiate heat to the night sky and release heat from ThermalBanks to create a cold store in winter to provide natural cooling more cheaply in summer. Asphalt Heat Rejector.
ICAX uses Heat Recovery to extend the principles of Interseasonal Heat Transfer™ (of collecting free heat in summer for use in winter) to Intrabuilding Heat Transfer™ (to enable the sharing of heat within a building where there are simultaneous needs for heating and cooling). Heat Recovery.
Revolutionary British Technology Promises a Double Whammy for Motorway Congestion and Global Warming by using IHT systems. Solar Road Systems.
Solex Energy provides Solar Roofing to enable solar thermal collection from pitched roofs: Solar Roofing.
ICAX develops a new solar collector for flat roofs: Watertight Solar Collector. This provides two functions from one roof: solar heat collection and full weatherproofing.
The Renewable Heat Incentive becomes active in December 2011. DECC provides financial incentives to encourage a twenty fold increase in the uptake of Renewable Heat by 2020 - so that Britain can meet its EU binding obligations. The most practical forms of Renewable Heat are Solar Thermal and Ground Source Energy. ICAX integrates both of these in Interseasonal Heat Transfer.
The government introduced Feed-In Tariffs on 1 April 2010. It plans to use Clean Energy Cashbacks to encourage an increase in the uptake of on-site renewable electricity - so that Britain can meet its binding EU obligations.
The Merton Council requires on site renewable energy before it grants planning permission. The Merton Rule. Most other local authorities now require at least 10% on site renewable energy too. When Merton decided to build its new Intergenerational Centre it examined its options for on-site renewable energy carefully and then chose Interseasonal Heat Transfer.
The coalition plans to provide a Green Deal to help renew the insulation and green credentials of Britain's housing stock. Green Deal.
ICAX has formed a strategic alliance with REHAU, which provides piping and associated equipment for ICAX Solar Collectors and ThermalBanks. Strategic Alliance with REHAU.
ICAX uses the Mitsubishi WR2 system to extend the principles of Interseasonal Heat Transfer™
(of collecting free heat in summer for use in winter) to Intrabuilding Heat Transfer™ (to enable the sharing of heat within a
building where there are simultaneous needs for heating and cooling). Mitsubishi WR2 link.
ICAX will be at Ecobuild 2013 at Excel, London, 5-7 March. The principles of Interseasonal Heat Transfer™ (of collecting free heat in summer for use in winter) and IHT Systems are explained. Ecobuild 2013.
ICAX has been invited to speak at Energy Solutions 2013, the UK’s fastest growing energy management event and the only major energy exhibition to be based in central London. 9-10 October at London Olympia. Energy Solutions 2013.
REHAU invites architects, consulting engineers and all companies involved in the ground source industry to catch up with the latest developments in Ground Source Energy and the Renewable Heat Incentive at a morning workshop on Thursday 31 May 2012 at The Building Centre, Store Street, London. REHAU UTES Seminar.
In response to queries from Architects and Mechanical and Engineering firms, ICAX now offers CPD seminars on Interseasonal Heat Transfer. ICAX seminars on IHT.
See also: TRL reports on Toddington results.