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Photovoltaic social housing and heat pumps


The social housing it is a way of living but also of building houses that has a lot to do with renewable energy sources and new technologies that allow for efficiency in the winter and summer air conditioning of buildings.

Apart from a certain closeness, let's call it 'philosophical' linked to a certain way of looking at nature and the relationship with others, social housing it is a type of building where energy technologies such as photovoltaics and electricity-powered compression heat pumps are located and give the best. Speaking of heat pumps, there is no doubt that the new D1 tariff, which is expected to be launched in the third quarter of 2014, will favor the large-scale adoption of this technology.

The same goes for the photovoltaic of the post-incentive era, a technology particularly suitable for social housing because it maximizes the benefits exactly where the highest levels of self-consumption of self-produced renewable energy occur. Photovoltaics and heat pumps will have a prominent place at SOLAREXPO, the international exhibition-conference scheduled from 7 to 9 May in Milan where plant engineering sectors will be able to meet the world of construction.

Social housing and new energies share the path towards a new almost zero energy building based on shared self-consumption, on-site production and the search for maximum efficiency of technologies that use traditional energy sources such as electricity and natural gas. Social housing it is also a new way of building and living the built.

More variants and declensions of the social housing. From cohousing, where the sharing of spaces and services with neighbors is pushed very far up to a level of 'living together', to new lighter forms such as good neighborhood houses based on the efficiency of solutions, the quality of he building is a sociality that recalls the farmhouse of the past, that is a place where architecture facilitates mutual help between people but without anticipated agreements and fewer constraints.

The social housing in short, it is a shape or a style, define it as you prefer, where new technologies for energy, starting with photovoltaics and heat pumps, can contribute to the best of their potential for a less energy-intensive lifestyle and certainly with a lower impact. environmental compared to traditional air conditioning.

Certainly forms of construction like the social housing can be facilitated by regulatory innovations such as the recent one that after many years from its introduction abolishes the progressive curve of electricity consumption by introducing the dedicated flat rate D1 (starting from the third quarter of 2014) for users who use heat pumps as a heating system principal in the residence. In this way, giving preference to self-consumption without the need to resort to expedients such as the installation of a second meter (which until now the owners of heat pumps have been forced to do in order not to have to pay a too high electricity bill).

Speaking of dedicated electricity tariffs, the next step seems to be the extension of the D1 also to home charging for e-mobility (which means favoring the use of the home's electricity grid for charging electric vehicles). It could be a stimulus to good neighborhood car sharing, another habit that shares a lot with the style of social housing.



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