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Project will use satellite imagery to help tackle fuel poverty and carbon emissions in UK

24 September 2018

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Satellite data will be used in a UK project to pinpoint areas where energy efficiency measures are most needed in order to combat fuel poverty and carbon emissions.

The project, which involves E.ON, the European Space Agency (ESA) and Earth observation specialist Astrosat, will use near real-time and archived data gathered from orbiting satellites – including optical sources, thermal-infrared for heat mapping and air quality and pollution tracking. This will be combined with Astrosat's ThermCERT software to address issues including housing condition and insulation, and air quality.

When cross-matched with existing housing or data on vulnerable customers, the platform is expected to provide local authorities with a street-level view of where improvements are most needed, allowing them to better target their approaches to upgrading housing stock, optimising energy efficiency installations, and improving air quality.

Source: The Engineer

Image credit: Astrosat/E.ON/ESA - Astrosat, E.ON and ESA to tackle fuel poverty with satellite data.