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Sept 2020

First residents move into ground-breaking homes in Wales

FLATLINE, an industry led research project aiming to demonstrate the viability of a demand-side approach to energy management at domestic level, has reached a major milestone as residents move into three pilot homes at The Mill site in Cardiff.  Backed by the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, the ‘Fixed Level Affordable Tariffs Led by Intelligently Networked Energy’ […]

July 2020

Passiv calls for Regulated Asset Base financing model for Financing Low Carbon Heat

Colin Calder, Passiv’s Founder and CEO, calls on the government and the energy industry to adopt Regulated Asset Base (RAB) financing as a mechanism to fund the deployment of low carbon heat to drive the country towards Net Zero.

June 2020

Open Climate Fix

Passiv is sharing data with Open Climate Fix to help address a major challenge in the UK energy sector around balancing the supply and demand of electricity in response to the increasing availability of renewable energy generation.

May 2020

Passiv is pleased to announce its role in the £31m SmartHubs Project in West Sussex

The project aims to revolutionise the way energy is generated, stored, shared and consumed.

Dec 2019

2019: the year hybrid heating came of age

2019 has been an exciting and busy year for the Passiv team!

Oct 2019

Shell teams with Passiv to launch the B-Snug smart hybrid home heating system

Today Shell UK and Passiv are pleased to announce the launch of B-Snug, a smart hybrid heating system for British homeowners.

July 2019

Research, finance and behavioural change all needed to kickstart decarbonisation of homes in Wales

Industry welcomes Decarbonisation of Homes in Wales Advisory Group’s recommendations published today (18 July 2019)

July 2019

Passiv ready to deliver low carbon heat at scale

Over the last 10 years Passiv have been leading the UK in the research and development of demand energy management and domestic smart control.

June 2019

Passiv are delighted to announce the launch of their new Heat pump monitoring with MMSP – GSM service

A fully funded monitoring package for Air Source Heat Pumps.

March 2019

Passiv secures funding for green biogas network demonstrator

£2.4m OptiNet project will investigate network optimisation solutions to decarbonise the gas network and support the transition to low carbon, smart energy systems.

Feb 2019

Smart hybrid technology for heat decarbonisation

Article from Energy World Magazine published February 2019

Jan 2019

Oman selects Passiv’s asset lifecycle platform to manage 1 GW of residential solar PV

Passiv secures ‘Sahim’ renewable energy initiative contract with Authority for Electricity Regulation in Oman (AER) to provide a technology platform to manage solar PV on 250,000 rooftops

Dec 2018

Smart hybrid heat pumps provide the UK’s pathway of choice to decarbonise heat

Lord Deben, chairman of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) commenting on the potential for smart hybrid heat pumps in the CCC’s November 2018 report

July 2018

Passiv installs smart home energy management to support Isles of Scilly’s Smart Energy Islands project

Programme aims for 40% cut in electricity bills by 2025 and to meet 40% of energy demand through renewables

June 2018

Taking a hybrid approach to decarbonise domestic heating

Decarbonising heat is going to be challenging. Colin Calder, CEO of PassivSystems argues for an approach that utilises both electricity and gas on a domestic level to provide low carbon warmth.

April 2018

Freedom: the key to carbon, comfort and cost in home heating

The Freedom Project is investigating the potential of multi-fuel, hybrid home heating systems to address the balance between energy security, social impact and environmental security to deliver comfort, carbon and cost.

March 2018

Passiv consults on 1 GW residential solar PV project

Passiv secures ‘Sahim’ consultancy contract with Authority for Electricity Regulation in Oman (AER).

Dec 2017

Passiv partners with consortium to win regulatory ‘sandbox’ authority for peer-to-peer energy trading

Ofgem grants authority for a consortium, led by EDF Energy R&D UK, to trial an innovative blockchain platform that will enable domestic consumers to buy and sell energy amongst themselves.

Dec 2017

Passiv partners with SP Energy Networks to deliver an innovation project for flexible smart energy networks

The Network Innovation Competition project will develop smart energy markets in the distribution network, saving consumers in excess of £200m by 2050 and more than 3m tonnes of carbon

Nov 2017

Hybrid heating systems that use smart controls could save up to £1.7 billion annually says Passiv

Call made for a well-defined policy framework for deploying greater volumes of low-carbon heating in the UK

Oct 2017

Passiv maintains its number one position in the global residential solar PV asset management rankings for second year running

UK’s largest infrastructure investors and pension funds back Passiv’s portfolios

Oct 2017

Passiv partners with Just Energy Solutions

Passiv, and sister company, have partnered with Just Energy Solutions (JES) to provide a fully-automated solar PV buyback service, allowing homeowners and commercial businesses to benefit from early equity release in rooftop solar PV systems.

Sept 2017

Passiv completes first installation phase for ‘Freedom – future of energy’ hybrid heating project, targeting £1.3bn annual savings by 2030

First collaborative future of energy project will provide hybrid gas-electric heating systems in 75 Bridgend homes in readiness for smart energy system trials.

July 2017

Passiv enters partnership with ENGIE to provide flexible heating controls to UK customers

Three-year fixed energy tariff to include offer of smart thermostat with no upfront costs

May 2017

PassivLiving smart controls get smarter with Amazon Alexa

PassivLiving smart heating controls can now be activated with Amazon Alexa using simple voice commands.

April 2017

Passiv saves Goldfield Partners thousands in Solar PV management and administration costs

The reduction in the Feed-in-Tariff has created numerous challenges for the Solar PV industry.

March 2017

Passiv to deploy cloud-based energy management systems and renewable technologies on Isles of Scilly

A £10.8 million EU-funded project aims to help lower energy bills and reduce fuel poverty on the island

Feb 2017

Maximising solar returns for social housing

In pursuing their efforts to address fuel poverty, many social housing landlords face some unique challenges in tackling the pressures to keep rental and energy costs as low as possible while complying with increasingly stringent energy efficiency standards.

Dec 2016

Passiv and Parsons Brinckerhoff identify 40% savings

While the use of district heat networks is well established in some countries, they currently supply just 2% of the UK’s total heat demand. Whilst this is a small contribution at present, an Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) forecast suggests that decentralised heat networks could cost-effectively supply over 40% of the UK’s peak space heat capacity needs by 2050. However, fulfilling this potential means addressing some of the fundamental issues that have troubled district heating schemes in the past.

Aug 2016

Making light work of solar buyback

With the feed-in tariff (FIT) payable for domestic systems at an all-time low in the UK, the rate of new installations has plummeted. As a result, the renewables industry is looking to new business models, like ‘solar buyback’, for sources of income.

Jan 2012

Passiv working with Dong Energy in Denmark

Following the oil crisis in the 1970s, Denmark set out to become energy self-sufficient. Consequently, as concerns over carbon emissions grew in the 1980s, Denmark found itself with relatively high carbon dioxide emissions per capita, primarily due to the coal-fired electrical power plants that had become the norm after the energy crisis.

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