Increasing financial returns for district heating networks
We provide solutions that enable heat networks to become more intelligent and autonomous, improving efficiencies so as to achieve improvements in internal rates of return of 5 – 15 percentage points with payback periods as short as 4 years.
Reduced peak demand
PassivPro uses demand flattening technology to identify and reduce future demand spikes
Lower return temperature
PassivPro uses smart valve control technology to modulate space heating and increase temperature differentials (delta T)
Smart controls reduce heat demand loads
Using our award-winning controls, consumers are able to remotely set their heating schedule reducing the time the heating is on unnecessarily
District Heating Service Suite
Choose from our range of services to improve the efficiency and return from your district heating networks.
Automated Meter Reading
PassivPro connects securely to the market leading meters and modems for remote retrieval of a wide range of meter data direct from each site.
Network Load Management
PassivPro manages the heat demand across all network connected homes to achieve optimal network performance without compromising consumer comfort, creating lower energy usage, reduced running and system repair costs and improved energy efficiency.
Our secure platform provides network operators with remote control of heating to customers’ homes, and equips customers with a user-friendly, next generation pre-payment service. Customer accounts are cloud-based rather than meter-based, which helps with debt collection, and the pre-payment service integrates seamlessly with PassivLiving HEAT.
Smart Valve Control
Remote control of the flow valve in the HIU allows us to modulate delta T (the differential between flow and return temperatures), to maximise heat extraction in every home on the network, thereby optimising overall network efficiencies and delivering comfort at lowest cost.
PassivLiving HEAT provides advanced control technology by using learnt thermal properties, weather forecasts, consumer behaviour and comfort preferences to deliver optimised comfort and lowest cost.
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.
PassivSystems 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.
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.
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