Heat pumps have their time. There will be an avalanche of them

Heat pumps will play a gigantic role when it comes to heating households. By 2030, the number of devices installed is expected to more than triple worldwide.

In a new report, the International Energy Agency claims that by 2030 we will face a huge increase in the number of heat pumps installed in the world. The latest data on the number of such devices used for heating come from 2020. At that time, there were 180 million units around the world.

By 2030, this number is expected to more than triple. Journalists of PV Magazine, referring to the aforementioned IEA report, they indicatethat in eight years there should be as many as 600 million heat pumps operating in the world. Until then, 40 percent. electricity is to be produced by solar and wind power plants, and a large part of them will be dedicated to ensuring the right temperature of buildings.

High-efficiency heat pumps are to be the main technology leading to the reduction of emissions from heating in households. At the moment, the Scandinavian countries and France are leading the way when it comes to pumps. This is due, inter alia, to the high awareness of the costs of using these technologies. In Sweden, 29 percent. the heat demand of buildings is covered by heat pumps. In Finland, the figure is 15%.

Heat pumps are also very popular where their ability to perform a heating and cooling function is appreciated, for example in the United States and Japan. In the USA, about 40 percent. new single-family houses are equipped with heat pumps.

The popularization of heat pumps is to help the European Union become independent of Russian gas. According to the REPowerEU plan, the growth rate of heat pumps should increase to approx. 10 million units over the next five years. The Polish market is in line with this trend. It is worth noting that when it comes to heat pumps, Poland developed the fastest in Europe.

Karol KoĊ‚towski, journalist of Gadgetmania

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