RESEARCH & STUDIES
The Zero Carbon Solution is a groundbreaking integrated renewable system, which achieves energy performance in new buildings impossible to attain by any other means.
Caplin Homes built and installed the first Zero Carbon Solution system in a demonstrator house, the Solar House, in 2013. The UK’s first home to be heated solely by the sun’s energy all year round, the system’s technical performance was studied by experts from De Montfort University’s IESD, a world leading energy research institute.
In 2015, De Montfort University installed the system in a test house at their Leicester Campus, and have been collecting and analysing data for research and teaching. These on going studies continue to provide important academic underpinning for the technology, driving further development.
In order to study and visualise the temperature variations within the EEB, the DMU team created an ANSYS finite-element model that was validated using measured temperature data. This model will be used to optimise the design of the EEB and allow future designs to be better matched to specific buildings.