What will the Homes as Power Stations project do?
- Undertake an extensive new house build and retrofit programme which integrates new technologies to allow buildings to generate, store and release energy
- Develop and seek to attract new sector supply chains incorporating leading research and high value manufacturing and construction operations
- Help to generate sustainable and affordable homes and address fuel poverty
- Focus on smart technologies in relation to energy demand management
How will the Homes as Power Stations project do this?
The project will create a new industry in the region which will develop and build innovative energy technologies. These technologies will be applied to new and existing homes in the region and will allow them to produce, store and use their own energy. This will make these homes more energy efficient and reduce energy costs.
The project will also focus on smart technologies in relation to energy demand management (i.e. grid import and export in relation to energy demand, building integrated renewable energy and energy storage) for both new and retrofit housing. The proposed Centre for Excellence in Next Generation Services project will provide a data analytics capability to support the projects smart healthy elements.