Energy efficient homes can drastically cut carbon emissions and energy bills, researchers argue
Implementing energy efficiency measures in homes can help unlock significant lower energy bills and reduce carbon emissions, scientists have argued.
New research from scientists at Loughborough University in partnership with the Solar Trade Association and Advance Further Energy reveals that the mass adoption of solar, battery storage, intelligent controls and other smart energy technologies in the home could unlock a range of significant positive impacts.
Individual households would be able to save money, lessen their environmental impact and even potentially sell power back to the grid or other homes and businesses through a local energy marketplace – the report states if such a system were scaled-up across a portfolio of 4.4 million homes, they would not only benefit these individual homeowners but the entire electricity network.
It adds tools to manage electricity use can enable distributed energy and storage-equipped houses to provide enough rapid flexible power to flatten spikes in demand, helping to balance the electricity system without the need for costly reinforcements – these households could also more than halve carbon emissions and energy bills too, helping the UK work towards its net zero targets.
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