How it works

Sero Energy provides an energy management service for the homes we serve. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we’re working in the background to ensure that the occupants’ energy needs are met at the lowest cost and lowest carbon – it’s their choice which we prioritise. By virtually combining all the homes we manage, as well as using smart forecasting and energy storage, we can buy electricity in bulk like a commercial user at the times of the day or night that it’s cheapest. This means we can drive down costs for residents as well as allowing us to provide services that help support more renewables on the National Grid.

The benefits that we can bring

Health

Tackle fuel poverty

Air quality

De-carbonisation

Climate change

Future generations

How it works

Sero Energy have a complex energy engine that is continuously optimising every home, but ultimately it comes down to a simple principle – we buy electricity in bulk when it’s cheap, and we avoid using electricity when it’s at its most expensive. Of course, achieving this simple goal requires huge efforts! Our system forecasts any renewable generation from each home, as well as individually predicting occupants’ demands for heating, hot water and other electricity based on schedules and past behaviour. We’re watching weather, grid carbon emissions and electricity price, plus monitoring the status of any in-home storage and controlled equipment. All these and more are factored together to decide when each unique home draws or feeds power to the National Grid, run from batteries, or uses its own generation. Once we have all these unique energy profiles, we aggregate these future electricity demands to buy what we need in bulk at better prices than individual residential customers have access too.

Generation Generation of heat and electricity using the sun’s natural energy and the latest building integrated technology. Did you know the amount of energy from sunlight that hits the earth in one hour could power the entire world for the year? Electric VehiclesElectric Vehicles are rapidly growing in popularity and all of our projects will cater for electric vehicles and smart charging. User InterfaceOne app for everything, the simple portal to the smart home. Electricity Generation and StorageState of the art lithium-ion batteries store electricity that is generated during the day ready to use in the evening when the typical home has peak electricity consumption. Low Carbon HeatingNew heating systems such as heat pumps replace traditional gas boilers. Smart Heating ControlsThermostats and controls with a familiar look and feel but smart functionality. Heat StorageEnergy storage is vital for both heat and electricity as we can consume energy when it’s cheap and green. Smart AppliancesNew appliances that intelligently optimise energy consumption. Thermal EfficiencyEnhanced or improved building fabric specifications to keep as much of the energy that we use in the home. Community EnergyBalancing energy demands in the local community to benefit from generation and storage. Surplus electricity is exported to the grid network. Matching Renewable EnergyRenewable energy needs homes to be flexible and use the grid when the wind is blowing and the sun is shining. We intelligently match the demand of our homes to renewable energy generation, further reducing Carbon emissions. Homes as Energy SystemsBeing flexible in importing and exporting power in homes can serve the local grid network and beyond, including local schools and businesses.
GenerationGeneration of heat and electricity using the suns natural energy and the latest building integrated technology. Did you know the amount of energy from sunlight that hits the earth in one hour could power the entire world for the year? Electric VehiclesElectric Vehicles are rapidly growing in popularity and all of our projects will cater for electric vehicles and smart charging. User InterfaceOne app for everything, the simple portal to the smart home. Electricity Generation and StorageState of the art lithium ion batteries store electricity that is generated during the day ready to use in the evening when the typical home has peakelectricity consumption. Heat StorageEnergy storage is vital for both heat and electricityas we can consume energy when it’s cheap and green. Low Carbon HeatingNew heating systems such as heat pumps replace traditional gas boilers. Smart Heating ControlsThermostats and controls with a familiar look and feel but smart functionality. Smart AppliancesNew appliances that intelligently optimise energy consumption. Thermal EfficiencyEnhanced or improved building fabric specifications to keep as much of the energy that we use in the home. Homes as Energy SystemsBeing flexible in importing and exporting power in homes can serve the local grid network and beyond, including local schools and businesses. Community EnergyBalancing energy demands in the local community to benefit from generation and storage. Surplus electricity is exported to the grid network. Matching Renewable EnergyRenewable energy needs homes to be flexible and use the grid when the wind is blowing and the sun is shining. We intelligently match the demand of our homes to renewable energygeneration, further reducing Carbon emissions.

Sero Energy

  • RT @James_at_Sero: Great to hear the ministers enthusiasm for smart energy and directly reference our project with @poblliving @TirionHomes
  • RT @poblgroup: A great morning! We're really excited to learn more about low carbon homes to inform our 2 collaborative projects, one at Gw…
  • We agree! Come and see it happening for real this year, the Homes are in construction with @TirionHomes and the ene… https://t.co/iXKtR2EqMS