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Heat Pumps



Ground Source Heat Pumps can harvest heat energy from under the ground, which can be used for space heating or domestic hot water heating. They work by absorbing underground heat, which is converted to useable heat via a heat pump. This works in the opposite way to cooling a refrigerator. The Ground Source Heat Pump cycle can deliver up to 4kW of heat energy for every kW of energy input into the system and is very efficient.

Air Source Heat Pumps work in a similar fashion to Ground Source Heat Pumps but utilise heat energy from the air rather than the ground. Air Source heat pumps require less space than Ground Source Heat Pumps and have a lower installation cost. However, Air Source Heat Pumps are generally less efficient and will typically deliver in the region of 3kW of heat energy for every kW of energy put into the system. “Whole life costs” and installation costs will need to be considered when making a decision about the most suitable type of heat pump to use. Our team can work with you in order to help you find the most effective product.


The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a government scheme that was set up to help encourage more households, businesses and communities to install renewable heat energy systems. The RHI scheme allows for a ‘premium payment’ of £1250 for the installation of a ground source or air source heat pump (subject to the scheme conditions being satisfied). Additionally, the scheme allows for ongoing payments for renewable energy produced. If you would like further information about the RHI scheme, please see our funding page.

Our Ground Source Heat Pumps are a good way to provide a new home with alternative heating. It may also be advantageous to integrate ground or air source heat pumps with solar panel systems. Due to our extensive experience in renewable energy technologies, we can help you find the most appropriate and cost effective renewable energy solutions, taking into account your budget and individual requirements.

Underfloor Heating in Cambridge & Peterborough

Underfloor heating is a great way to heat your home or business quickly and more efficiently. It covers a bigger area of the room so you’ll feel the effects of it a lot faster than traditional radiators. As SolarTech are experts in renewable energy as well, we can help save you money on your heating bills by installing ground source or air source heat pumps to work well with your underfloor heating.

If you would like a no obligation quotation and have a set of property plans, you can attach them to our enquiry form on the contact page and we will get a no obligation quote over to you. Alternatively, you can give our team a call on 0845 838 2477.


Our team are committed to providing high standards of service and can guide you through the process of heat pump installation. Our clients are able to have a single point of contact as opposed to requiring individual suppliers, which can avoid duplicate costs. We can offer integrated solutions that use a combination of different environmental technologies to ensure you obtain the most effective performance characteristics, taking into account your own requirements and budget.


At Solar Tech, we can choose the most favourable heat pumps for every individual project. This is due to our relationship with leading heat pump manufacturers that we have built over the years. These include brands such as Neibe, Daikin and Mitsubishi. We can therefore provide our customers with effective and efficient products that are suited to their needs. If you live in Cambridge or Peterborough and would like to find out more about air or ground source heat pumps, please do not hesitate to contact us. Alternatively, please call us on 0845 838 2477 and we will be happy to help.

Make the most of the RHI locally

A curiously flat and low-lying landscape means that some parts of Peterborough actually lie below sea-level. Apart from this topographic fact Peterborough is known for its brick manufacturing past and is currently coming to the end of a £1bn investment programme to redevelop the city centre.

At SolarTech, we provide cover for all of the UK and take pride in knowing our industry well and providing high standards of service. If you live in Peterborough, Cambridge or the surrounding areas and are interested in obtaining more information about how renewable energy can offer you a more environmentally friendly and cost effective lifestyle, please call us today on 0845 838 2477 or email us using our contact form.

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