Thefts of warmth pumps have been taking place for a very long time in a number of places in Fyrbodal and the encompassing space, the police mentioned. The investigation was initiated after the theft of warmth pumps from an undisclosed firm in Orust final fall.

The police mentioned that the investigation revealed that the eight folks have been promoting stolen warmth pumps, hand instruments, and constructing supplies in numerous places in Sweden. The crackdowns ensuing from the investigation passed off in Lidköping, Vara, Trollhättan, and Halmstad. Police didn’t disclose the make or mannequin of the stolen warmth pumps.

In accordance with a police assertion, the stolen items have a complete market worth of roughly SEK 4.5 million ($415,935). The suspects have been charged on Might 31, and the trial is scheduled to start on June 7, which is predicted to final till mid-summer.

That Nov. 29, 2022, the authorities mentioned that the thefts affected numerous residents, companies, and insurance coverage firms, along with a interval of prolonged supply hours of the warmth pump.

In 2022, Sweden will expertise a surge in warmth pump demand, with 60% gross sales development. Within the fourth quarter of 2022, gross sales of geothermal warmth pumps elevated by 30%, whereas gross sales of air-to-water techniques elevated by 12%, in accordance with the European Warmth Pump Affiliation. Sweden, together with Norway, boasts the best per capita possession of warmth pumps in Europe.

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