Development

Timeline
Radio 4 CoverageNovember 2014
The Zero Carbon Solution feature on the
BBC Radio 4 programme, “You & Yours”.
ProCon Awards 2014November 2014
Solar Power Portal Awards 2014October 2014
Zero Carbon Solution technology wins “Most Successfully Integrated Renewable System” at the Solar Power Portal Awards.
New Zero Carbon Solution InstallationOctober 2014
A Zero Carbon Solution installation begins at an outstanding new eco development in Kent.
FC&A Article PublishedJuly 2014
Future Constructor & Architect magazine declare the Zero Carbon Solution “The New Face of Zero Carbon.”
Commercial ApplicationApril 2014
The Zero Carbon Solution is installed in first commercial office building in Kent.
Energy Storage World Forum 2014April 2014
Michael Goddard, Director of Caplin Homes, is invited to speak about the Zero Carbon Solution at the Energy Storage World Forum, in London.
New Installation BeginsMarch 2014
A Zero Carbon Solution installation begins at a new build family home in Northumberland. The system features a 38 bore Earth Energy Bank, 16 PV-Thermal panels, and a 9.5kw Ground Source Heat Pump.
FT Article PublishedJanuary 2014
The Zero Carbon Solution system is featured in the Financial Times.
2013
The Guardian’s UK Greenest HomesDecember 2013
The Solar House is selected for the Guardian’s UK Greenest Homes list.
EU Patent GrantedDecember 2013
Caplin Homes were granted an EU patent for the Earth Energy Bank thermal storage technology.
New Build BeginsOctober 2013
The Zero Carbon Solution begin work on a three bedroom residential property in Leicestershire.
Press CoverageOctober 2013
The Solar House is featured in international press.
UK Patent GrantedSeptember 2013
Caplin Homes were granted a UK patent for the Earth Energy Bank thermal storage technology.

Earth Energy Bank InstallationFebruary 2013
The first domestic Earth Energy Bank was installed at the Solar House.
2012
Planning Permission GrantedDecember 2012
Planning permission was granted for the first Zero Carbon Solution demonstration house, the Solar House, in Leicestershire.
De Montfort University ResearchJanuary 2012
De Montfort University’s Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development offers academic support and research into the Zero Carbon Solution technology.
2008
Earth Energy Bank DevelopmentSeptember 2008
Concept Development began on Caplin Homes’ thermal storage technology, the Earth Energy Bank.