Renewable and Cost Effective Energy for Swimming Pools
KMH has launched a service that offers a solution to the increasing cost of energy use associated with heating swimming pools, and at a reduced cost compared to other technologies such as co-generation (co-gen) systems. A thermal heat pump uses simple and ultra-safe silica gel adsorption units to generate a reliable source of renewable heat. Many Local Authorities in the Sydney area have renewable energy use and carbon reduction targets to meet and by substituting up to 40% of the heat used in one or more municipal swimming pools can substantially assist in meeting these targets and cutting energy costs. In addition, a unit can be integrated with other energy performance measures, such as solar hot water generation or a boiler to co-gen upgrade. A thermally driven heat pump system has the potential to achieve payback on investment in ten years, and potentially even less if gas prices continue to rise at rates above that of the headline inflation figure.
This solution can help Local Authorities and Body Corporates to:
- Supply up to 40% renewable energy into an existing heating system;
- Cut energy bills and associated emissions by up to 40%;
- Deliver renewable energy that can count towards renewable energy supply targets with a minimum 20 year life span; and
KMH Environmental can provide tailored advice to assist Councils or Body Corporates invest in an alternative pool heating technology by:
- Auditing swimming pool energy usage and determining potential savings in order to prepare a business case;
- Designing the system and integrating it into your existing pool infrastructure; and
- Providing advice on available grants, low rate loans and energy saving schemes and assisting with applications for funding.
If you would like to know more about this project, please contact KMH Environmental.