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Can I charge my car with solar power?

So you have solar panels on your roof and you’re thinking of buying an electric vehicle (ev), can you charge your ev from solar? Well the short answer is yes, but with a few caveats. When you buy your first Electric Vehicle (EV) or Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), it will probably come with […]

Book beginners guide to eco renovation

We now have Four Infra red Thermal Cameras and Retrofit guides free to loan!

Thank you to Chippenham Town Council’s Community Donations Committee for agreeing to fund two new Infra Red Thermal cameras, bringing our total number of cameras to four. The grant application included funding for Eco Renovation guides to help understand the results and next steps after borrowing the thermal Cameras. Our scheme admin Chris wasted no […]

Home energy workshop

Free Home Energy Workshop Friday 8th March 2024 2pm – 4-30pm

Free Home Energy Workshop delivered by Zero Chippenham in association with the Centre for Sustainable Energy Join us for an exciting in-person event at the Town Hall, High Street, Chippenham, Wiltshire The two and a half hour session includes: Why energy is important How you can use less energy & save money Technologies for generating […]

green open homes

Green Open Homes 9th – 17th March 2024

Our friends at Wiltshire Climate Alliance are helping to coordinate the Wiltshire and Swindon Green Open Homes event 9th – 17th March 2024. Find out more on the WCA site here https://www.wiltshireclimatealliance.org.uk/greenopenhomes You can search for Green Open Homes on the Green Open Homes website.  Two homes in Chippenham have recently featured in our Energy […]

Single Room MVHR

Can Single Room heat recovery and ventilation fix damp, condensation, and mould?

Our house is a 1930s built semi-detached on Langley Road, Chippenham. It has three bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs, all original 1930s size and layout. The smallest corner bedroom is not much bigger than a cupboard, consequently the only sensible bed layout was a bunk bed arrangement with a desk underneath. Whilst this makes great […]

Alpha Smile B3 Plus 5kWh AC Battery

Installing and living with an AC Battery

With the government announcing that VAT will be zero rated from February on retrofitted household electrical battery storage solutions, it seems an appropriate time to write up my own experience of retrofitting and living with an AC battery in our 1930s Chippenham house. Following an industry wide consultation in 2023 the UK government announced the […]

GSHP Savings

Installing a Ground Source Heat Pump – Wood Lane

The next stage in Adrian’s Wood Lane retrofit decarbonisation journey was to look at heating and hot water. This followed a process of insulating and draft proofing the house. Adrian looked in detail at the carbon savings using his free Gas/electricity SMART meter data, free Weather data, free Heat Pump Datasheet data, a spreadsheet, and […]

Air Source Heat Pump Outside

Living with an Air Source Heat Pump

Zero Chippenham member James Bradbury talks about his experience of installing and living with an Air Soured heat pump. James’ house is a 1980s standard Chippenham estate house with two minor extensions. It has cavity wall insulation. Introduction I’ve been seeing a lot of interest online about heat pumps and some confusion about what they […]

Chimney Sheep

Chimney Sheep – a low cost way to stop Chimney Draughts

Like many Chippenham residents our house on Langley Road was built in the 1930s and featured a fireplace in the front room. We hadn’t ever lit a real fire in the fire place, though as we could often hear the pigeons on top of the chimney from the living room, it seemed reasonably safe to […]