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Giant heat pumps could turn retirement haven into one of Britain’s greenest towns

By District Energy posted 05-16-2024 08:54


The Telegraph


Giant heat pumps powering a district heating network could turn the retirement resort of Worthing, West Sussex into one of the UK’s greenest towns under government plans.

The £500m plan will see heat extracted from the atmosphere and then pumped first to public buildings and eventually to households in the area.

The Worthing heat network will initially use three large air source heat pumps in an energy centre by a car park in the town centre.

At first they will heat large public buildings, including the town hall and local hospital. Homes will be connected later, with plans for the entire town to be hooked up by 2050.

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