SMS is to rollout solar PV, battery storage and heat pumps across 100 homes as part of a new £5.2 million project. It has partnered Aberdeen City Council for the rollout of the green technologies and fabric retrofits, with £2.2 million having been successful won from the government’s Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Demonstrator. SMS will intelligently operate the battery system through its cloud-based aggregation software FlexiGrid, with this remote optimisation of the battery removing the barrier of consumer behaviour change and maximising the consumption of renewable energy generated on site by the solar, according to SMS.
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Edinburgh City Council’s draft Emissions Reduction Plan, which sets out some of the first steps the Council will need to take across its major emissions sources to deliver a net zero organisation by 2030. This highlights the culture shift required in how we think about and plan for climate change and builds on the success of the Council reducing its emissions by 62% – well in excess of our 42% target by 2020. Although the Council’s own emissions only account for 3% of Edinburgh’s total emissions, the Council Emissions Reduction Plan recognises that we need to lead by example in our own work to show others what is possible. And our City Net Zero Strategy, which is set for public consultation this summer, will outline some of the challenges Edinburgh faces in its journey to becoming a more sustainable city, and to meeting the target of net zero emissions by 2030.
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