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Heat Pumps in Agriculture - Workshop

04 April 2022
Type Event Proceeding

Teagasc and Geological Survey of Ireland ran a half day workshop on Tuesday, 22nd February on heat pump technologies and their relevance to the agricultural sector.

Heat pumps can offer a good solution for poultry, pig, horticultural units and on some specialised tillage units, with a low carbon footprint and the advantage that they can cool as well as warm spaces to keep buildings at the ideal temperature, whatever the weather.

The workshop addressed the following areas: How they work; Ground source heat suitability maps (GSI); Benefits to farmers; Installation and running costs; The Support Scheme for Renewable Heat; Compatibility with existing heating system; Planning and potential pitfalls; Integrating green electricity; and Examples of heat pumps in action (Horticulture & Pigs).

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