22 Jan '15, 6pm

DECC funds UK-first renewable heat network research: Demonstration project seeks to demonstrate how solar ther...

A low carbon heating project led by E.ON working with the University of Exeter and technology providers SK Solar and Star Renewable Energy has been awarded a Government research grant to carry out the feasibility work to create a UK-first community-wide energy scheme based on emissions-free renewable energy sources. The combined heat and power project, to be funded by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), is based at E.ON’s energy centre in Cranbrook to the east of Exeter will seek to demonstrate how solar thermal panels and heat pumps can replace or work alongside the existing gas-fired district heating scheme to provide a lower cost and significantly lower carbon heating and hot water source. If initial work and tests are successful this will lead to the construction and testing of the system over a range of live operational scenarios to learn as much as po...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyfocus.com/view/41200/decc-funds...

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