Solar PV combined with battery is reducing fuel poverty in the UK.
The UK Housing Associations are ensuring substantial numbers of social houses and low-income housing are following new energy-efficiency schemes. This allows lower-income families to benefit from a cheaper energy solution that could reduce their current pre-paid high electricity costs ( costs with prepaid electricity are often higher because of their higher credit risk).
This Lightning Talk highlights a project in Gloucester, England, that is now combining solar PV with battery storage, LED lighting and heat pumps to reduce energy costs on many of these homes. The initial feedback from tenants has been very good and a new project including 2000 new homes is subsequently under development.
Your speaker for this case study:
Miguel Mattias, CEO & Founder, Self Energy UK, has more than 22 years experience in the energy sector in a career that has taken him from UK and Portugal to Brazil and Dubai. Formerly a Head of Utilities at both Deloitte and Accenture, he is now CEO and Founder of Self Energy, implementing Energy efficiency programmes, renewable energy and sustainability solutions in different sectors, with more than 100 main projects implemented around the world.