8th October Tours at 3.00pm & 5.00pm
& 9th October Tour at 10.30
Parking in Carlton Road South (unlimited) and Avenue Road and Cassiobury Road (1hr).
Other . Tours
Solar PV House is a conversion of a mid-terraced Victorian home, and the addition of a full width loft conversion and a three story extension at the back, clad in metal with flexible PV panels. The house was previously a cannabis factory and when Jason and Janne bought it the house was in semi-derelict condition.
Jason writes: "the changes we made were:
Insulation to internal walls, new flat roofs, living room slab and the raised ground floor.
The effect of this conversion, apart from the extra room, has been measured by Jason. Comparing it to other houses:
Victorian terraces 421.5 kWh/m2/year approx.
Passive retrofit in Kensal Rise London 15 kWh/m2/year
Superhomes (Energy Saving Trust) 104 kWh/m2/year
UK average according to Superhomes 177 kWh/m2/year
SolarPVHouse (predicted) 53 kWh/m2/year (recorded over period) 73-86 kWh/m2/year (likely adjusted actual) 65 kWh/m2/year
Superhomes 60% reduction to qualify
SolarPVHouse Co2 Emissions Reduction Over 75% (maybe just under 100% as all electric renewable and as mentioned the stove burns 50% coffee logs which reduce methane emissions from landfill)
SolarPVHouse Co2 Emissions Rate 7.51 Kg/Co2/m2/year
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/solarpvhouse
Published Papers: https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/36190/html/
Fun Timelapse Video (which could be shared where you need it): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjvfRIW2mj8