The Solar House
Caplin Homes built and installed the first Caplin Solar thermal storage system in a demonstrator house, the Solar House, in 2013. The project attracted a lot of international press attention as the UK’s first home to be heated solely by the sun’s energy all year round. The system’s technical performance was monitored and analysed year round by experts from De Montfort University’s IESD, a world leading energy research institute.
DMU’s further study
DMU’s Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD) went on to install the system, for further study, in a traditional terraced house just yards from the university’s city centre campus.
Dr. Rick Greenough explained: “Having a fully instrumented working model will enable us to undertake detailed research into the performance of the EEB and our students to see first-hand the latest renewable innovations and explore further applications.”