Park home insulation and battery storage (CP776)

LEAD AGENCY: Cheshire East
OTHER PARTNERS: Energy Projects Plus; Peaks & Plains Housing rust, Go-Lo CIC
PROJECT SUMMARY: The first part of this project is to ensure 11 rural park homes with vulnerable residents are inadequately insulated. The second part of the project is to install battery storage systems in 22 properties with PV.
EVALUATION METHODOLOGY:

Interviews will be conducted with a sample of households to capture behaviours and previous energy expenditure.

Household interviews will be supplemented with thermal and energy data-logging with recognised calibrated stand-alone devices for those homes having insulation measures. Energy meter readings will be provided by householders and Cheshire East are assisting where residents are struggling with this. AC clamps will measure the household energy demand and grid supply of the properties receiving battery storage, and DC clamps will be used to determine the output of the battery system to the household demand (if possible). Monitoring of the battery storage properties will also be done remotely by PowerVault.

PROJECT OUTCOMES: To dramatically improve the energy efficiency of the fabric of the structure of park homes, and gain an understanding of how storage of power or heat from renewable energy or cheap tariffs can benefit people in fuel poverty, and quantify the improvement in terms of cost and comfort as a result of the installation.
REGION IN WHICH PROJECT WILL BE DELIVERED:  North West
LOCAL AUTHORITY AREA/KEY LOCATIONS IN WHICH PROJECT WILL BE DELIVERED:  Cheshire East
DETAILS OF TECHNOLOGIES TRIALLED:
  • Wall insulation: Instaclad Aerogel Superslim, 49mm insulation panel or 50mm Closed Cell spray foam insulation over-clad with PVC or timber.·
  • Roof insulation: 100mm Celotex, timber & Firestone EPDM rubber roof.·
  • Floor insulation: Walltite (if space to apply from below) or Celotex.
  • Battery storage: Power Vault model G-100 R23, 3.2KWh
ELIGIBLE HOUSEHOLDS ASSISTED
NEA GRANT WITH MATCH FUNDING MATCH TOTAL
33 33

The reports on this project have been divided into two separate documents

 

Published on 12-03-2019
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