Air-source heat pump

DEFINITION: An air-source heat pump is a system that extracts natural heat from the outside air using refrigeration pipes. It concentrates heat by using a vapour compression cycle, and transfers heat into buildings to provide heating and hot water without burning fossil fuels.

See also: Ground source heat pump

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The project will also offer businesses the chance to develop and test renewables and smart energy technologies on campus

Keele University launches Europe's first at-scale smart energy living laboratory

Siemens has been appointed to transform a West Midlands University campus into the largest integrated, living laboratory for smart energy, gas and heating technologies.

The project will deliver annual return rates of 11.4% over a 20-year timeframe – a discounted net value of more than €8.3m

Amazon completes lucrative solar roof installation

Online retailer Amazon has had a 964 kWp rooftop solar system installed at a new logistics centre in central Italy, as the company continues its transition to source 100% renewable electricity.

Over the last five years, the CDC has made an average annual return on net assets of 12.9%

UK strengthens green finance links in India

The UK's development finance institution has announced the formation of an independent solar and wind generation company that will focus on developing renewable capacity across India and other South Asia nations.

A new Scottish Climate Change Bill is set to be published in 2018

Carbon footprint of Scottish homes slashed by 25%

Scottish households have reduced their emissions footprint by an average of 25% in eight years thanks to the growth of renewables and improved energy efficiency measures, new analysis has found.

The project has kickstarted with the purchase of the 5MW Newton Downs solar farm near Plymouth from renewable electricity supplier Good Energy

New £40m partnership to help UK communities take over solar farms

A £40m investment partnership has been launched with the aim of helping communities take ownership of solar farms across the country.