Renewable Heat Incentive will drive heat pump interest at Ecobuild

Mitsubishi Electric is inviting anyone who wants to know more about the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and understand the role heat pumps can play, to visit stand N2210/11 at Ecobuild (London ExCel, 4-6 March).

The heat pump manufacturer will be promoting the advantages of the market-leading Ecodan range, whether for domestic or non-domestic situations, in both old and new-build properties and will have staff available to explain what the RHI scheme means to both domestic and non-domestic heat pump projects.

Mitsubishi Electric’s stand, which is located at entrance N8 on the north side of the exhibition, has been specifically designed to allow visitors easy access to the company’s heat pump experts to understand how they can benefit from the introduction of the RHI, this spring.

General Manager of the company’s heating division John Kellet said:

“We will also be running 10 minute seminars regularly on our stand so that people can come by and hear what the RHI will mean for them,”

“We have thousands of examples of Ecodan heat pumps being used up and down the country and we are also starting to see more and more commercial applications, these include schools, showrooms, agricultural sheds and now community heating schemes.”

Kellett will also be speaking on a larger stage as he provides detail of individual heat pump case studies as part of a general discussion in the Green Energy Zone on the 4thMarch.

The market-leading Ecodan range qualifies for the RHI scheme, which is due to start this April. The scheme has been designed to reduce the payback period for both commercial and domestic heat pumps and encourage more people to adopt low carbon heating systems.

It will see commercial building owners, landlords and individual homeowners receive a quarterly payment – which can amount to hundreds of pounds, for up to seven years for domestic installations and up to 20 years for non-domestic buildings.

Ecodan heat pumps are available in individual units from 4kW to multiple systems up to 688kW, with the ability to work in tandem with other heating technologies. Kellett is therefore anticipating a lot of interest at the show.

Kellett added:

“RHI has been planned so that it produces a long term and sustainable growth in the use of renewable technologies. It also makes the case for heat pumps much stronger, especially against carbon-intensive and expensive technologies such as oil, LPG and direct electric.”

Further details on the comprehensive range of Ecodan heat pumps are available at the company’s website: