Residential solar pre-cooling

Chief Investigators

Purpose of project

This Opportunity Assessment project looks to maximise the net benefits of rooftop solar for electricity consumers and the electricity grid by better matching the timing of active heating and cooling of homes to the output of rooftop solar, and to times of supply surplus and constraint

Impact of project

Expedite the participation of residential buildings in Australia in smart heating/cooling control to reduce electricity supply and consumer costs.

Project partners – industry and research

UTS (Lead), AIRAH, AREMA, CSIRO, EEC, Powerlink, QUT, Sunovate, UniSA, UNSW, Zeppelin Bend

Industry Reference Group members

AIRAH, AREMA, ASBEC, CSIRO, DISER, DPIE, Economic Development QLD, EEC, Powerlink, QUT, Seeley International,Sunovate, UniSA, UNSW, UTS, ZepBen

Completion date

November 2021

Project code




Project Leaders

  • Kerryn Wilmot, UTS

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