Solar panels installed
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Hitachi Europe, working with UK-based businesses Moixa and PassivSystems, has created a new system for the islands that will balance electricity demand and supply.
The system will:
Smart energy homes are fitted with a combination of energy efficiency and generation systems, including:
Electricity from the home battery is managed by the hub, only calling upon additional energy from the grid if it is needed.
Stored energy can now be used in the home to:
Everyday things — like thermostats, lights, cars and TVs – are also being connected together and to the Internet.
These devices not only send usage data to the Internet but can also be controlled over the Internet using apps and web sites.
This is the Internet of Things (IoT) and is the same technology used to create the Isles of Scilly system.
Uk government say?
"Many of our stakeholders have called on us to take a 'whole systems approach' to the decarbonisation of energy infrastructure systems. We agree with this principle, and will position the UK as a leader in clean and efficient power, transport and heat through an integrated approach to decarbonising these increasingly connected systems."
UK Industrial Strategy 2017
Building a Britain fit for the future
The Smart Energy Islands project has built the foundations needed for the sustainable energy future for the islands.
The aim is to achieve 40% energy from renewables by 2025.
This project was made possible thanks to The Isles of Scilly's Smart Islands Partnership:
and delivery partners:
Smart Energy Islands is part funded by the European Union Regional Development Fund