We need energy to live, reside and work. At the same time, we produce 60% of all CO2 emissions through energy consumption. CO2 emissions are therefore the biggest cause of climate change. Fortunately, we can change this. Only two solutions are needed; consuming less energy and replacing fossil fuel with clean, renewable energy.
- Consuming less energy
Solar panels produce direct current, batteries store direct current, appliances use direct current. In a normal house, the energy from the solar panels is converted into alternating current (energy loss), if it is not used it is sent to the grid (energy loss) and if you use electricity yourself in the evening a power station is started up to generate electricity for your home. This is transported to your home (energy loss) and converted to direct current in a transformer in or on your device (energy loss). In our house you generate energy, store it in a battery and use it from the battery.
We not only save energy by using direct current, but also by building very well insulated houses. That saves a lot of energy to keep your house warm. In fact, we use the heat in the house to heat our floors and tap water thanks to a ventilation heat pump.
- Replacing fossil fuel with clean, renewable fuel
In Ecodorp Boekel our houses are designed in such a way that they need as little energy as possible to live comfortably in. Therefore we produce more energy than necessary and our houses become energy-positive. We earn by producing clean energy!
Heat storage with innovative CESAR heat battery
We are going to store energy in an innovative heat battery. We had the opportunity to explain it at VPRO Tegenlicht and at a Meetup of Pakhuis de Zwijger.