Swedish heat pump company Qvantum has received its second international award for innovative technology. At a gala in London Friday night Qvantum was named “Highly commended” for the Innovation Award at The British Renewable Energy Awards.
The British Renewable Energy Awards is by far the most prestigious clean tech event in the UK. It is hosted by REA (The Association for Renewable Energy & Clean Technology) which has more than 500 member companies and works closely with legislators in the UK.
Qvantum in Sweden was awarded for its newly developed, ultra-compact 6 kW heat pump for apartment use. The apartment heat pump is so small that it can fit under a kitchen sink and is meant to be used in connection with low-temperature grids. It can provide both heating, hot water, and cooling, and it provides more than 4 kWh of heating for every kWh of energy put in.
– We first showed the apartment heat pump at the ISH Show in Germany in March, and it has already been given two international innovation awards, says Qvantum CCO Jesper Jarnhäll.
– Being recognized by REA is fantastic as we have only just set up our Qvantum UK operation –by joining forces with Hybrid Energy Storage in Leicester.
Hybrid Energy Storage was involved in another award the same night as the company designed the geothermal energy concept for “Birmingham Children’s and Women’s NHS Foundation Trust”. The hospitals have a geothermal heating system that made them Highly Commended for the Pioneer Award.
Heat pumps for sustainable cities
The idea behind the apartment heat pump is to make fossil-free heating available also for people in apartments. The heat pump can easily replace gas boilers and help in both cost-cutting and reduction of NOX and CO2 emissions.
– Our goal is to change the way the cities of Europe are heated. It’s time we stop burning things.
Qvantum is based in Sweden, where heat pumps heat an absolute majority of all private homes. Resulting in a 95 % reduction of CO2 emissions from heating in just 20 years.