Heat and light from renewable energy for village houses in England

Giddings, Bob and Hopwood, Bill (2006) Heat and light from renewable energy for village houses in England. Global Built Environment Review, 5 (3). pp. 20-34. ISSN 1474-6824

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Abstract

This paper reports on an investigation into supplying from renewable sources the entire domestic energy needs, both heating and electricity, for three remote communities in the English Pennines. The study took a whole system approach converging the pattern of energy demand, appropriate technologies, the possible sources of energy and opportunities for energy efficiency. The results indicate that the energy needs could be readily met through the use of solar power for some electricity and heat by using photovoltaic roofs and solar collectors; wind for electricity; and biomass for heat and electricity. There was strong local support for the proposals and the future challenge is to develop renewable energy communities to demonstrate the possibilities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: renewable energy, housing development, Great Britain
Subjects: K100 Architecture
K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2011 16:55
Last Modified: 12 May 2017 19:40
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2907

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