Which Countries has the most Heat Pump installed ?
✔ There are 19.3 million heat pumps in Europe
✔ That number has grown by 65% in the past four years
Heat pumps are revolutionising domestic heating all over the world.
These efficient, green machines are the future of domestic heating systems..
Governments all over Europe have long been committed to heat pumps, preventing millions of tonnes of emissions on the way to reaching a continent-wide goal for 40% of all residential buildings to be heated by electricity by 2030.
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The countries winning the European heat pump race:
Norway with one heat pump for every 3.3 people
29,745 heat pumps per 100,000 people
The drive to encourage heat pump installations has been so successful that in 2020, Norway was able to ban oil heating entirely.
And since Norway produces nearly 100% renewable electricity, largely thanks to its hydropower plants, the country’s 1.61 million heat pumps are truly green.
24,159 per 100,000 people
Heat pumps are massively popular across Scandinavia, and Finland is no different.
The country installed more than 100,000 heat pumps for the first time in 2020, and it didn’t slow down a jot.
In 2022, Finland installed 196,000 heat pumps – nearly double the 2020 record – and overtook Sweden to claim second place across Europe.
This has helped Finland’s heat pumps to save two million tonnes of greenhouse gases, which is no mean feat considering the nation’s overall emissions are 48 million tonnes.
A huge majority of small, new-build households now choose to install a heat pump, which shows that the future is bright for heat pumps in Finland.
22,727 per 100,000 people
Heat pumps are the default choice for new Swedish homes.
This is part of the reason why the country has consistently reached 100,000 heat pump installations per year for the past decade, before breaking the 200,000 barrier in 2022.
This has helped push fossil fuels to the margins. When it comes to domestic heating, these polluting sources have long made up less than 10% of Sweden’s energy mix.
More than half of Sweden’s electricity is supplied by renewable sources like hydropower, wind power, and biofuels, which goes directly into powering the nation’s 2.37 million heat pumps.
17,280 per 100,000 people
230,000 heat pumps may not sound like much, but for Estonia, it’s a huge number.
To put that in context for this small Baltic nation of 1.3 million people, the 17,000 units bought in 2022 represented an 8% increase on its total stock of heat pumps.