Publications and Resources
Tesla Powerwall 2 batteries charged using off peak electricity (CP1139)
Post on 30th Apr 2019
This project will install Tesla Powerwall 2 batteries in all-electric, storage heated properties in North Devon using an Economy 7 tariff type.
Park home insulation and battery storage (CP776)
Post on 12th Mar 2019
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.
Comparison of two electric heating solutions for a tower block (CP1138)
Post on 25th Feb 2019
This project installed two different combinations of electric heating systems to 20 x 2-bedroom flats in a tower block in Walsall, West Midlands, also comparing them against a control group who did not receive new heating:
Mitsubishi Ecodan Hybrid heat pumps with existing oil/boiler system (CP786)
Post on 25th Feb 2019
The project involves the installation and monitoring of 5kW Mitsubishi Ecodan Hybrid Air Source Heat Pumps interfaced with existing oil boilers (Hybrid ASHP) into 10 properties. The Hybrid ASHP is designed to work with the existing oil-fired boiler currently used as the main source of space and water heating. The hybrid ASHP works in combination with the existing boiler, operating when the outside air temperature is above a pre-set level. Below this level the existing oil-fired boiler will heat the property to ensure that the ASHP operates at the optimum efficiency.
Gas absorption heat pump for a sheltered housing scheme (CP742)
Post on 06th Feb 2019
This project part-funded the installation of a Gas Absorption Heat Pump (GAHP) into a sheltered housing scheme that was undergoing major refurbishment. Project partners Colchester Borough Homes had already installed one GAHP into a sheltered housing scheme with positive feedback. However, they wanted more information about the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the GAHP.
Smarter storage heaters (CP765)
Post on 25th Jan 2019
This project retrofitted existing night storage heaters with VCharge Dynamos in a tower block situated in the west end of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Despite the tower block being previously insulated and the windows being replaced, residents continued to note that they were unable to keep warm at a reasonable cost. The VCharge Dynamo aims to increase comfort and reduce energy use by charging the storage heaters by an amount proportionate to the households predicted preferences, taking into account the internal temperature, previous consumption patterns and external temperatures to determine how much charge is required. A total of 26 properties received VCharge Dynamos and of these 14 were monitored.
Sungain battery bank (CP775)
Post on 03rd Jan 2019
This project will installed SunGain Battery Bank (SBB) energy storage technology in 35 homes alongside Solar existing PV systems for the benefit of fuel poor and vulnerable households off the Gas Grid in Thurrock. The project will assess the potential of enhancing the efficiency of PV technology.