In her post, Sally Blackwell reckons that “we are beginning to appreciate the value of warm, dry homes and … we are starting to understand and embrace energy efficiency”. The widespread installation of ceiling insulation, heat pumps, ventilation systems and energy efficient lights certainly
The GREEN Grid project at the University of Canterbury’s Electrical Power Engineering Centre (EPEC) is an attempt to investigate the impact of photovoltaic (PV) solar power generation on low and medium voltage distribution networks. Colleagues from Canterbury’s department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Otago University’s marketing department and Centre for Sustainability.
Barbara Elliston, a former Energy Cultures Masters student and much more, was inspired by her time on the project to carry through with her interest in developing ‘Hot PV’.
Here’s an article by her about the product which starts off with her discussion with us at morning tea.