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Energizing progress: Swaffham prior transforms into UK’s first heat pump village

In a groundbreaking triumph of renewable energy, Swaffham Prior, a tranquil village in Cambridgeshire, has transformed into Britain’s inaugural “heat pump village.” Inspired by a serendipitous pizza night conversation, Emma Fletcher and neighbor Mike Barker set their sights on liberating their community from oil-fired heating.

Overcoming years of challenges and bureaucratic tape, the duo, armed with sustainability zeal, orchestrated a web of over 100 boreholes, powering an eco-friendly heat network. With 150 homes connected and potential for expansion, Swaffham Prior’s model offers a beacon of hope for rural areas seeking to break free from carbon dependence.

Source video: Worcester Bosch on YouTube

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