The car The car is a Volkswagen Golf GTE 2017 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). Battery/Range 8.7 kWh (pure EV range ~30miiles) Battery weight 120kg Petrol engine 1.4L turbo Official fuel economy 166 mpg (this compares with real world driving figure ~75-90mpg)* Official emissions 38 gCO2/km *The real-world figures (see below) are nowhere near as good … Read more
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 project. As with part 1 the analysis will focus on householder level … Read more
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.
Here, prosumer (a householder who both consumes energy and produces energy via generation eg from solar PVs) and Carbon Co-op member Dominic McCann looks at what this might look like from an individual householder point of view and explores the main parameters that will be necessary to measures the performance of the project.