Feasibility study of a photovoltaic self-consumption system on a Passive detached single family house in Aylesbury

Lark Rise is a Passive House Plus project: the most advanced energy standard worldwide. This project is also equipped with a 12.4 kWp PV array on the roof. The aim of the study was to quantify the self-consumption potential, and also to estimate how much the winter peak load demand could be reduced. The report focuses on three main subjects:

  1. What is the best battery size?

  2. Can we reduce peak loads with a battery?

  3. Compared to a classic building, is the winter electrical load peak reduced?