Robin Roy, The Open University
Derek Taylor, Karen Yarrow
Simon Green, Jennie Abelman, Rosalyn Dungate
A six month scoping project from March to September 2007 in collaboration with the Energy Saving Trust, funded via a £50,000 grant from the Higher Education Innovation Fund's 'Carbon Connections' programme administered by the University of East Anglia.
A £180k OU/EST follow-up project to conduct detailed technical and user evaluations of heat pumps and to transfer findings to industry was submitted to Carbon Connections in October 2007.
The purpose of this project is to get a consumer and user perspective on the adoption and non-adoption of low and zero carbon heat technologies. The study has conducted preliminary technical and user evaluations of solar water heating, heat pumps and biomass stoves and boilers.
The main outputs were:
Caird, S and Roy, R. (2011) Yes in my back yard: UK householders pioneering microgeneration heat, Chapter 14 in Devine-Wright, P. (ed.) Renewable Energy and the Public, London: Earthscan, pp. 203-219. ISBN: 978-1-84407-863-9
Caird, S. and Roy, R. (2010) Adoption and use of household microgeneration heat technologies, Low Carbon Economy, Vol. 1, No.2 December, pp. 61-70 DOI: 10.4236/lce.2010.12008 Available from: http://www.scirp.org/journal/lce
Roy, R. and Caird, S. (2008) Who adopts micro-heating technologies? Green Building, Vol. 18 No. 2, Autumn, pp. 44-47.
Roy, R., Caird S., and Abelman, J. (2008) YIMBY generation. Yes in my back yard! UK householders pioneering microgeneration heat, The Energy Saving Trust, London, June.
Prof Robin Roy, firstname.lastname@example.org
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