Carbon Co-op is launching a new project with Dalarna University (Sweden) and Open Energy Monitor to use low cost energy monitors, smart meters, and cutting edge machine learning...

Author: Ben Aylott
Post date: December 2, 2016

Community energy has been hard hit by cuts to renewable subsidies and It is a time of great change and uncertainty for those in the sector. In this blog post I look at some of the ideas for the way forward for community energy. We will be discussing all...

Author: Ben Aylott
Post date: October 18, 2016
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Carbon Coop is one of 5 pilot sites around Europe taking part in the Nobel Grid project. Last week, as part of a project meet-up, we visited the Belgian pilot EcoPower, an energy...

Author: Matt
Post date: September 15, 2016
Marienplatz

Last week I attended Intersolar & EES Europe (https://www.intersolar.de), a huge three day trade exhibition on all things related to solar power and electrical energy storage. Many of the latest solar and storage...

Author: Ben Aylott
Post date: June 29, 2016
Electricity North West

In June 2016, Jonathan Atkinson of Carbon Co-op attended the Electricity North West Stakeholder session in Preston, along...

Author: Jonathan
Post date: June 16, 2016

As part of Carbon Coop's Green Shift project members and other participants will be encouraged to reduce their electricity use at certain times of day in order to help reduce their carbon footprints. In the electricity industry this kind of scheme is...

Author: Ben Aylott
Post date: May 20, 2016
Tagged: Smart Grids

A hacker's meet up on smart metering, smart home, smart grid, smart ideas? Sounds interesting, promising and the kind of place where Carbon Co-op needs to be present. After a bit of discussion we all agreed Carlos there you go. So there I went with the aim...

Author: carlos
Post date: May 9, 2016
Tagged: Smart Grids

A hacker's meet up on smart metering, smart home, smart grid... smart ideas? Sounds interesting, promising and the kind of place where Carbon Co-op needs to be present. After a bit of discussion we all agreed Carlos there you go. So there I went with the...

Author: carlos
Post date: May 3, 2016

Through the Nobel Grid project, Carbon Co-op are developing and testing ideas around householders using smart meters to enable collective action. But what does this mean in reality and what are the potential benefits?

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Author: Jonathan
Post date: March 23, 2016
Dom McCann outside his retrofit home
Delving Deeper into (the marginal rate of) Carbon Intensity

The aim in this blog post is to set out the main environmental and electricity consumption parameters that will need to be collated, measured and acted upon as part of the community smart grid...

Author: Dominic zapaman
Post date: January 25, 2016

Carbon Co-op will pilot a community smart grid in Manchester with between 100 and 200 householders, assisting them to work together to save energy, reduce bills and reduce carbon emissions through various measures centred around demand shifting -...

Author: Dominic zapaman
Post date: December 16, 2015
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Carbon Co-op took part in the very successful, Powering Up North conference in February 2015. Jonathan Atkinson spoke from the platform in a key note address on the challenges and opportunities of community-led deployment of whole house retrofit....

Author: Jonathan
Post date: March 13, 2015

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