Just turn up
The house was built in the 1930’s, but when John and Mary moved in they were determined to lower their carbon footprint. Extensive insulation in the loft and an internal wall insulation have reduced heat loss, while and roof ‘lanterns’ make use of natural lighting.
A 25 kW biomass pellet stove provides hot water and cooking, and new double glazing has sustainable oak frames.
Solar photovoltaic panels have SolarEdge technology to optimise output when the panels are partly shaded. The electric car is charged with renewable electricity from Ecotricity at night. Investigating using Solar PV to charge during the day.
John and Mary are currently installing a Tesla Powerwall battery system to store the electricity generated in their panels. Hopefully this will be up and running in time for open ecohomes!