Air Source Heat pump Chippenham

Case Study – Air Source Heat Pump Installation – Chippenham April 2024

Zero Chippenham members Jan and Trevor describe their experience of an Air Source heat pump installation in their 1970s house in Chippenham.  The Myths Air Source Heat Pump? “It makes too much noise”, “It doesn’t keep you warm enough”, “it’s too expensive”. BUT it does take you away from fossil fuels for keeping your home warm and […]

Alliance Parmaceuticals Solar Panels

Can I install solar on a listed building in Chippenham Conservation Area?

So the question is – Can I install Solar Panels on a listed building in the Chippenham conservation area? Updated – April 2024 The answer is, most likely yes, with a few caveats, but you will need to apply for planning permission. In this post I will look at three recent successful planning applications for […]

Protection against fire of battery energy storage systems for use in dwellings

New British Standard for Protection against fire of Battery energy Storage systems for use in dwellings

A new British Standard for the fire safety of home battery storage installations, which came into force on the 31st March 2024, will have significant impact on how and where new home batteries are installed. The new standard PAS 63100:2024 is available as free download from the British Standards Institute. Home Batteries Home Electrical Energy […]

Home Energy Workshop Photo Collage

Home Energy Workshop Videos are now live

Following our first successful Home Energy Workshop at Chippenham Town Hall on Friday 8th March, videos of the workshops are now live on the Zero Chippenham Youtube channel and available on our Energy Efficiency project page. The videos were presented by Elliot Clark of the Centre for Sustainable Energy. Thank you to Wessex Water Community […]

Earth Day 2024

Zero Chippenham Meeting – Monday 22nd April 2024, 7-30pm

Our next Zero Chippenham meeting neatly coincides with Earth Day, Monday April 22nd 2024 at 7-30pm. Though we had hoped to make this an in person meeting it will be held on Zoom – please check your in boxes for the Zoom link. Tonight’s agenda… General Updates – Nick Project Updates Feedback on Energy Efficiency […]

Home Energy Workshop Photo Collage

Can you help us shape our next Home Energy workshop?

We had a fabulous Home Energy Workshop at Chippenham Town Hall earlier this month in association with the Centre for Sustainable Energy. We have funding to run more workshops and would like you to help us shape the next one. If you have the time to fill out our short survey below we’d be very […]

Green Networking Event Cousin Normans 11th March 7pm

Green Networking at Cousin Normans, 11th March, 7pm

Come to a free, informal, Green Networking event Monday 11th March, 7pm, at Cousin Normans, Union Road, Chippenham. An informal meetup event to have a chat and find out what green groups are doing across Chippenham, from Rooted Community market garden to the Early Earth Protectors. All ages welcome, no need to book, no need […]

MyEnergi Zappi Charger

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 […]