A NEWTON Aycliffe renewable energy company is celebrating the installation of its 100th heat pump.

Revolution Power achieved the milestone when it installed one at Sedgefield police station.

The company provides renewable energy sources for domestic, commercial, community, education and agricultural projects.

Established in 2006, the 100 heat pumps have a total capacity of 1.1MW and will save more than tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.

Joanne Hughes, estates and energy officer for Durham Constabulary, said: “As a public sector organisation, the police must be seen to be setting an example in working towards phase two of the Government’s low-carbon building project.

“Revolution Power has already managed to save us a great deal of energy and we are pleased to have cut our carbon footprint.”

The company has already installed a heat pump at Southmoor Police Station, near Stanley, and has more in the pipeline.

A ground source heat pump working to its maximum efficiency produces 4.5KW of heat for every kilo watt of electricity used.

Wayne Richardson, managing director of Revolution Power, was delighted to achieve the landmark.

He said: “I am very proud of my team and all the hard work they have put in since we established.

“It has been a tough couple of years with the recession hitting.

However, we are in a much stronger position going into the new year than we were last year.

With our continued growth, I’m aiming to be at 200 by this time next year.”

Also playing an important role on the police station projects and helping Revolution Power secure its 100th heat pump installation was Shaun Ackerley, of Parsec Consulting Engineers.