Geothermal and heat pump

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We’re please to be part of a European project looking at the potential of geothermal energy for communities which border the Atlantic Ocean. We’re working with partners in Scotland, England, France, Portugal and Spain to investigate the options for using geothermal energy to heat and power homes and businesses on Islay, Jura and Colonsay, as well as working with our partners to develop tools and resources which will assist those looking to use geothermal energy.

Project aims

We aim to develop a geothermal resource which can be used as a pilot project and learning resource for local people and the wider GeoAtlantic community.

Funding available for demonstrator project

We’re seeking expressions of interest from groups or individuals who would like to receive funding towards the cost of a heating or cooling system which uses the earth’s natural energy to serve homes, community buildings or business premises. The system will be installed as part of the GeoAtlantic project and act as a model for others who might be interested in using geothermal energy or heat pumps.  In return we can offer a range of support including a substantial contribution to the costs of designing and constructing the system and wider project support including help to identify additional funding if required.

To find out more or apply to have your project considered, download the forms below and return them to the address indicated by 29th October 2018.

Expression of interest form – Word version

Expression of interest form – PDF version

Tell us about your heat pumps!

The project is in its early stages but we’re keen to hear from anyone on Islay, Jura or Colonsay currently using a ground source, air source or water source heat pump in their home or business, or from anyone thinking about installing one.

You can tell us about your geothermal or heat pump installations using our super short survey at http://bit.ly/IET-geosurvey.

 

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