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New net zero carbon neighbourhood approved for Wales


Plans for building a new £8m net zero carbon neighbourhood consisting of 35 new homes have been granted planning consent by Neath Port Talbot Council, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.

Sero Homes will transform a scrubland site into a sustainable extension of the existing community, with residents of Parc Hadau not having to pay any energy bills if they are within the forecast levels of usage as the £8 million development will use a mixture of renewable energy sources to generate electricity.

The 35 new homes will use very low energy building design to help reduce demand and will consist of technologies such as thermal and electrical storage, onsite solar panels and ground source heat pumps.

Sero Energy will track real-time ‘in use’ carbon emissions when the homes are running to ensure any imported electricity’s emissions are more than balanced by those avoided from power generated on site and exported from the homes.

It is expected to be the first scheme – backed by more than £2 million from the Welsh Government – to meet the UK Green Building Council’s definition of net zero carbon.

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