Heat pump supplier/installer Geothermal International has set up a subsidiary — Cirrus Energi Ltd — to concentrate on providing air to water heat pump solutions from 6 to 400kW, along with other renewable heating products such as solar thermal. The new company will have Stewart Purchase as its managing director, previously managing director of Viessmann Ltd, and principal of his own renewable energy consultancy.
“I am extremely excited by the prospect of managing and being a part of this new company," says Purchase. "Its focus will be to offer practical and pragmatic heating and cooling solutions based on air-to-water heat pumps, by giving a comprehensive service to potential customers, including local authorities and housing associations, architects and consulting engineers, installers and end users.
"We intend to provide low carbon solutions with low running costs and to champion the use of air source technologies that, in my opinion, have a huge potential in every sector. Our partners have a range of high-quality products, ready to deliver high performance and high seasonal COPs, but remaining cost focused.”
Geothermal Int. CEO Brian Davidson, pictured on left with Purchase, said: “We are very enthusiastic about the addition of Cirrus Energi to the group and are pleased to have Stewart on board. We are confident that this new initiative will quickly grow into a company that will contribute greatly, and be a valuable addition to the Geothermal International group.”
Shrewsbury-based Cirrus has an exclusive agreement with a major Italian manufacture of air source heat pumps, which are becoming increasingly popular as a cost-effective and energy-efficient alternative to traditional heating systems. The company can provide a turnkey solution suitable for home-owners, housing associations, local authorities and small businesses, up to larger scale systems for bigger developments requiring individual outputs of up to 400kW for heating and cooling.