12 Mar '12, 7pm

PassivSystems Uses U.K. Solar Boom to Get into the Home: The United Kingdom recently slashed its feed-in tarif...

PassivSystems Uses U.K. Solar Boom to Get into the Home: The United Kingdom recently slashed its feed-in tarif...

The United Kingdom recently slashed its feed-in tariff , which has led to a rush to solar for people trying to lock in the older, higher tariff. It has been a boon for solar companies and installers, as well as for PassivSystems . PassivSystems is not a solar company ; it is a home energy management company that can also monitor solar panels. The move in solar has allowed the company to add about 200 homes per day onto its platform, according to Colin Calder, CEO of PassivSystems. “We’re the U.K.’s largest residential PV monitoring system,” said Calder. But PassivSystems hardly sees itself as a solar-focused company. Instead, the technology is meant to tackle the biggest energy users inside the home, primarily the HVAC system and hot water heater. PassivSystems is one step ahead of many of its competitors with its PV integration system and focus on the hot water heater, wh...

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