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Zero Carbon Hub and Training Centre

Solarsense are pleased to announce the launch of our Zero Carbon Hub and Training Centre project. This exciting initiative will see the development of a purpose built show home demonstrating how the latest renewable technologies can be integrated into a family house.

As well as providing an engaging environment for members of the public, architects and consultants to see how easy it is to incorporate renewable energy, the building will also feature tours and a space for seminars and workshops on renewable technologies and energy efficiency.

The Hub is being designed to generate more energy than it consumes each year. Electricity will be generated by roof mounted Solar PV while heating will be supplied by a Heat Pump. The building will also showcase underfloor heating, energy storage, Low Energy Lighting and other energy efficient technologies.

Stephen Barrett, Solarsense Director, said: “With the Government encouraging the move towards zero-carbon homes there was a need for a regional centre with working examples of renewable energy systems. As well as providing a unique location to see and learn about green technologies, the project will also create local jobs and hopefully become a focal point for all things sustainable”.

The project is supported by a grant awarded by the West of England Growth Fund, which is supported by the Government’s Regional Growth Fund, and will be matched by private funding to make the build possible. Designs are currently being developed by local sustainable architects Askew Architects with the project due for completion by early 2016.

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