Heat pump sales hit a record 78,000 in Germany in 2017, according to figures from the industry association Bundesverband Wärmepumpe (BWP).
According to the latest BWP report, government subsidies for heat pumps and the stricter energy saving requirements saw sales rise by 17% compared to 2016 – itself a record year.
Air-to-air heat pumps witnessed the largest increase with sales of 55,000 units, an increase of 20% compared to the previous year. Sales of monobloc units increased by 24% to 31,000 units. Split units sales growth was slightly smaller at 16%. Ground-source and groundwater heat pump sales increased by 11% to 23,000 devices.
Air-source heat pumps accounted for the majority of heat pump sales at around 71%. In total, around 800,000 heating heat pumps are now installed in Germany.
Sales of hot water heat pumps grew by 8% last year with 13,500 units sold. In total, 91,500 heat pumps were put into operation in Germany last year.