The Flexibly-Responsive Energy Delivery project, led by Evergreen Smart Power, is testing a software platform that integrates and manages energy technologies in real time, reacting to grid conditions to increase or reduce their electricity consumption. Energy Systems Catapult is gathering insights about consumers’ expectations, understanding and experiences of this flexible approach to energy consumption.
This trial for the Energy Revolution Integration Service explored how smart heating controls may help vulnerable households afford the energy they need to be safe, healthy and comfortable.
Innovative new ways of doing consumer insight research, pioneered of the past few years at Energy Systems Catapult are allowing us to tackle both age-old challenges and new ones thrown up by the current lockdown – allowing work to go on unhindered. Matt Lipson explains.
A rapid call for evidence on why some people in Scotland (and in different geographies within Scotland) have taken up low carbon heating technologies and others have not.
The Government recently committed the UK to a Net Zero carbon emissions target to tackle climate change. Yet that commitment is dependent on the consent of the British public. The people have a veto on Net Zero argues Kathryn Chambers.
As part of the Innovating to Net Zero project funded by Innovate UK, we surveyed over 2,000 people and conducted focus groups to understand public perception on climate change and attitudes towards actions to tackle it.
Kent-based software solutions provider SysMech has been chosen by Energy Systems Catapult to help develop a cloud-based digital platform for Living Lab 2.0.
This report describes the lessons learned from developing and using a Living Lab of real homes and consumers and how this might be developed and used in the future to support innovation in decarbonising domestic energy for government and industry.
This report describes findings from a trial conducted over the winter of 2018/19 to understand if homeowners could use a hybrid heating system to get comfortably warm at home.
We have put together an interactive manual to provide energy innovators with clear, structured techniques to help consider consumer protection, whether you are designing a new innovation or already have the technology and service available.
Decarbonising heat is the biggest challenge the UK faces in terms of transforming the energy system to meet carbon reduction targets and achieve our clean growth ambitions. Between 2015 and 2019, Energy Systems Catapult delivered the UK’s largest smart, consumer-focused project aimed at overcoming the barriers to the decarbonisation of residential heat – the Smart Systems and Heat programme.
Innovators of domestic energy products heat services are invited to apply for one of three Energy Systems Catapult packages to run a trial in our Living Lab this winter (2019/2020).