A smart grid aggregation dashboard prototype

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? Click here to view 1hr record webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg6S8R6HrXk A group of Carbon Co-op householders and collaborators have been using OpenEnergyMonitor technology … Read more

Community Smart Grid – a prosumer perspective

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.

EcoHome Lab – launch and build workshop report

EcoHome Lab launched this weekend (19th/20th April 2013) with two fascinating and involving events taking place at MadLab in Manchester. These sessions were part of Carbon Co-op's new project to assist householders in taking greater control of their homes through use of open source tools. The weekend started on Friday evening with Matt Fawcett of … Read more