Different factors, different markets
The availability of suitable sources to gain heat from or sinks to deliver excess heat to can have an impact on how the heat pump market has developed in different countries. Some countries and regions have an excellent ground for ground source heat pumps, while the challenges for this heat pump type is much larger in other regions.
The characteristics of the existing building stock as well as new built buildings and traditions related to heating and cooling system has also affected the development of the markets in different countries.
How electricity is produced in different countries has an impact on both the electricity price, but also on environmental and energy related policies in different countries and regions. Another factor that is likely to have an impact on the market in different countries are the knowledge and awareness of the heat pumping technology in industry, energy companies among designers, installers, policy makers and end users.
There might also be other reasons why heat pump markets have developed differently in the member states of the programme, some obvious, but some harder to explain.
Click on the member countries below to get more information about their market development, but also on research priorities in the field.