The FRED Project investigated the potential of smart charging for electric vehicles to reduce the strain on the grid. The collaborative project between Evergreen Smart… Read More »Guest Blog: Peter Bullock from Evergreen Smart Power on the FRED Project Report
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This collaborative project with Evergreen Smart Power, Tonik, myenergi and Energy System’s Catapult looks into the potential of using demand side response to charge EVs and reduce the stress on the grid at peak times.
Drivers of electric vehicles could save an average of £110 a year – and cut their carbon footprint by 20% – by using “smart charging”… Read More »Smart Charging Can Save Electric Vehicle Drivers £110 A Year – And Cut Carbon Footprint By 20%
The team at SPECIFIC have long been advocates of using electric vehicles (EVs), from adopting the first generation Nissan Leaf to now operating a “fleet”… Read More »Using Electric Vehicles to ‘Flatten the Curve’
In this vlog, SPECIFIC’s Technology Director, Justin Searle, discusses how the energy monitoring systems and capability within our demonstration buildings has evolved over time. Q&A… Read More »Vlog: The Evolution of Data Monitoring at the Active Buildings
Purpose When we moved into the world of building demonstration back in 2014, constructing our first building demonstrator – the Active Pod – the aim… Read More »The Evolution of the Active Building Demonstrator Programme
An Active Building is described as “a building that supports the wider grid network by intelligently integrating renewable energy technologies for heat, power and transport.” It also… Read More »What are Active Buildings and their core principles?
Having been running for 3 years, the Energy Storage System (ESS) in The Active Classroom is now being renewed to meet fresh challenges such as new electric vehicle charging ports, Demand Side Response projects, and energy sharing with its sister building, The Active Office.