Star Renewable

Dave Pearson (left) celebrates last night’s award with Star Refrigeration group md Graham Stuart

UK: Star insists that heat pump technology in large commercial and industrial systems has come of age following its win in last night’s Heat Pump Awards.

Star Renewable Energy, part of the Star Refrigeration Group, took home the Public Sector Project of the Year Award at last night’s event for the company’s groundbreaking development of the world’s largest zero carbon 90ºC district heat pump in Norway.

The 13MW ammonia district heat pump provides hot water at up to 90ºC for the buildings of the city of Drammen, a community near the capital city of Oslo with 63,000 people.

The nomination saw Star go up against the likes of industry giants such as Daikin, Mitsubishi and Danfoss, making the win a truly outstanding achievement.

Delighted at receiving the award, Dave Pearson, director at Star Renewable Energy said: “The projects we have completed really demonstrate that heat pumps have now become environmentally and economically viable and should no longer be associated with smaller systems typically limited to 45ºC.

“The technological advancements of the Neatpump in Drammen have revolutionised the way factories, hospitals, universities and houses can and should be heated,” he added.