Research and analysis

Detailed analysis of data from heat pumps installed via the Renewable Heat Premium Payment Scheme (RHPP)

These reports describe the analysis of in-situ performance data from domestic heat pumps installed via the Renewable Heat Premium Payment Scheme.

Documents

Final report on the analysis of heat pump data from the RHPP scheme

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Investigating variations in performance of heat pumps installed via the RHPP scheme

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Analysis of data from heat pumps installed via the RHPP scheme: compliance with MCS installation standards

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Case Studies report from the RHPP Monitoring Campaign

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RHPP Heat Pump Study - Note on Systematic Errors in Physical Monitoring Data

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Details

The RHPP policy provided subsidies for private householders, Registered Social Landlords and communities to install renewable heat measures in residential properties. Eligible measures included air and ground-source heat pumps, biomass boilers and solar thermal panels.

Around 14,000 heat pumps were installed via this scheme. DECC funded a detailed monitoring campaign, which covered 700 heat pumps (around 5% of the total). The aim of this monitoring campaign was to provide data to enable an assessment of the efficiencies of the heat pumps and to gain greater insight into their performance. The RHPP scheme was administered by the Energy Savings Trust (EST) who engaged the Buildings Research Establishment (BRE) to run the meter installation and data collection phases of the monitoring program. They collected data from 31 October 2013 to 31 March 2015.

RHPP heat pumps were installed between 2009 and 2014. Since the start of the RHPP Scheme, the installation requirements set by MCS standards and processes have been updated. DECC contracted the RAPID-HPC to analyse this data. The data provided to RAPID-HPC included physical monitoring data, and metadata describing the features of the heat pump installations and the dwellings in which they were installed.

The filtered data can be found on the UK data archive.

Published 7 April 2017