Delivered by Solar Energy UK
This project will generate original evidence on the role of solar and storage technologies in decarbonising the provision of heat in the UK. Its aim is to inform the development of heating policy that maximises the contribution of onsite solar heating.
The project will build on previous work supported by the MCS Foundation looking at the Value of Solar Property.
The research will directly support improvements in the design and installation of renewable and low carbon energy projects into the UK’s building stock, helping to advance environmental protection and improvement.
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Green Schools pilot project working with Schools in the London Borough of Hackney to to create plans to reduce their carbon emissions and move towards net zero.
Working with Schools in Hackney to to create plans to reduce their carbon emissions and move towards net zero
Heat pumps and battery storage training
Working with GTEC Training to develop relevant learning outcomes and MCS training packages for heat pumps and battery storage.
Developing learning outcomes and MCS training packages for heat pumps and battery storage
The Community Energy Revolution
Supporting the Local Electricity Bill drafted by Power for People which aims to make community energy a practical reality.
Supporting the Local Electricity Bill to make community energy a practical reality
Accelerating Zero Carbon Heat in Scotland
WWF Scotland project assessing how regulation and incentives could be combined to rapidly accelerate the roll-out of zero and low-carbon heating in Scotland.
Assessing how regulation and incentives could be combined to rapidly accelerate the roll-out of zero and low-carbon heating in Scotland
Superhomes Rating Scheme
The National Energy Foundation SuperHomes project recognises the achievements of those who have gone the extra mile in the eco-refurbishment of their property.
Recognising householders who have gone the extra mile in the eco-refurbishment of their property
Net Zero New Build – GHA Vanguard Networ
Working with the Vanguards network of 16 Local Authorities to accelerate the changes necessary to deliver net zero carbon new homes.
Working with local authorities to accelerate the journey to net zero carbon new homes
Sustainable Heat Insights for Fast and Fair Shift to New Zero (SHIFT-0)
Oxford University led study targeting the transition from gas to heat pumps. It will deliver a model for scalable adoption and learning, and joint publication of policy recommendations.
Oxford University led study targeting the transition from gas to heat pumps
Drawing on work undertake by Loughborough University, this project saw the development of a calculation method for assessing the benefits of self-consumption of solar PV energy, with and without battery storage.
Developing a calculation method for assessing the benefits of battery storage
Rebuilding the Low Energy Buildings Database
Expanding the Low Energy Buildings Database as a resource for UK homeowners, self-builders, local authorities, the construction industry and international audiences.
Expanding the Low Energy Buildings database as a resource for UK homeowners and stakeholders
Housing Archetypes & Heat Pump Deployment
This project sought to develop a methodology that could be adopted across the sector to help turn energy performance gains into measurable benefits through smart technology.
Project focussing on the qualities of different housing archetypes and the retrofit measures required to allow for optimum heat pump installations