Published June 30, 2023 | Version v1
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Domestic heat pumps: A rapid assessment of an emerging UK market

  • 1. Cardiff University
  • 2. University of Bristol


How is the UK market for domestic heat pumps developing? Recent events relating to geopolitics, politics, energy markets and wider society, widely regarded as unprecedented and disruptive, have the potential to create new challenges, opportunities, and drivers for heat pumps deployment in the UK. However, to date, there has been little attention to the consequences of such events. This report tackles this research gap. Using a systemic, co-evolutionary approach, it presents evidence of how the market for heat pumps has developed across four thematic areas of relevance to residential heat pump deployment – policy and regulation, business environment, wider society, and users – as well as on the focal technology itself. It ends by summarising the results of the review within a series of key messages and concludes that recent events have created a distinct opportunities to accelerate deployment whilst generating new challenges.


Heat pump evidence review_Final.pdf

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