Ground-breaking Heat the Streets scheme could make ground source heat pumps more accessible

a ground source heat pump installation
(Image credit: Kensa Heat Pumps)

Heat the Streets, a 'National-first' renewable heating project, has launched in the UK to demonstrate how community ground source heating could not only help homeowners save money on their energy bills, but be a scalable alternative to mains gas. 

Heat the Streets is a pilot project from Kensa Utilities, based in Cornwall, in which Kensa ground source heat pumps will be installed into the homes of local residents for little or no upfront cost. 

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.