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
In 2015, we commissioned a series of profiles, short videos that looked at the different ways Carbon Co-op members have chosen to improve their homes. From a full scale, whole house retrofit to an iterative approach over many years. From completely DIY to a fully managed and Carbon Co-op procured model. Each video looks at … 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.
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. Afterwards, Jonathan and Matt Fawcett provided an introduction to community smart grids and the use of open … Read more
Jane Massam, new member from Marple reports on attending the first Community Energy Conference, held on Saturday 19th October 2013. The event was organised by Co-operative Energy and focussed on small community energy schemes. The event was held at the National Geographical Society in London. As you know from your emails, Jonathan got two free … Read more
Back in September, as part of the Carbon Co-op in Stockport project, one of our members, Julian Tomlin, and his wife Helena held a Community Workshop at their home in Heaton Moor. Here Julian tells us how it went. A group of friends and neighbours came together in a workshop to discuss how we might … Read more