Q & A

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Chris Davis, Dimplex

Q: What have you got planned for the rest of the year?

The RHPP Social Landlords and RHPP Communities streams seem to have really ignited the domestic renewable heat sector, especially for heat pumps, so we are working closely with a number of client projects. We’re also gearing up for some really exciting new product launches for the first half of this year.

Q: What do you see as the growth areas in renewables?

2013 is going to be a watershed year for renewable heat, especially with the planned launch of the domestic RHI.  The proposals under the current consultation need some refinement to turn them into a workable solution, but domestic air source heat pumps look set to be a key growth area.

Q: How is your company cutting its carbon footprint?

One of most significant investments in recent years has been in localised manufacturing.  Increasingly our renewables products are UK sourced, most notably air and ground source heat pumps and related hot water cylinders.  This has a huge CO2 saving in terms of product miles, especially important as these areas of the market begin to grow.

Chris Davis is business development director at Dimplex