EcoHome Lab July 2017: Adventures in Home Automation

Matt reports back from the EcoHome Lab field trip. We first met Mike Wilson in 2016 at an EcoHome Lab meetup session 'From Monitoring to Control' exploring the recent integration of the building blocks of home automation (MQTT, NodeRED and OpenHAB) into the EmonPi, the central base-station for the OpenEnergyMonitor system (view session presentation). In … Read more

EcoHome Lab Field Trip

Matt reports back from the EcoHome Lab field trip. We first met Mike Wilson in 2016 at an EcoHome Lab meetup session ‘From Monitoring to Control‘ exploring the recent integration of the building blocks of home automation (MQTT, NodeRED and OpenHAB) into the EmonPi, the central base-station for the OpenEnergyMonitor system (view session presentation). In … Read more

Our visit to EcoPower, the brilliant Belgian energy coop

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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 generation and supply cooperative, supplying over 48,500 member-investors with electricity (around 1.5% of all households in Flanders). Early in the morning we … Read more

Community Smart Grid – an aggregator perspective

In response to Dom’s excellent analysis of the carbon saving potential of community smart grids, I wanted to add something on the business case side that the project seeks to explore. Many of our members have investing in technology (such as deep retrofit, renewable generation or Electric Vehicles) despite cost implications rather than because of … Read more

Profile your home’s energy performance

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In order to improve your home's energy usage it's essential to understand how you currently use energy and which measures will help reduce that figure. Delivered by assessment experts, our householder energy survey profiles your home in detail. Carbon Co-op offer household energy surveys, enabling residents to get detailed technical information about their home's energy … Read more

Carbon Co-op win Most Innovative Co-operative 2013 Award

Carbon Co-op won the award for Most Innovative Co-operative at the Co-operative Awards 2013. Held in Cardiff as part of the annual Co-op Congress, the award was sponsored by Co-operative and Community Finance and given to the co-operative that did most to develop a new approach, idea, or practice to enhance how co-operatives do business. … Read more