Local MP Suella Braverman QC visited Fareham business Caldera to find out how its world leading zero carbon heat battery technology will revolutionise household heating.
Caldera’s ground-breaking Warmstone heat battery heats up using cheap, green off-peak electricity which is released when required to power a home’s heating and hot water. This innovative method of heating homes is ideally suited to older homes off the gas grid – which often rely on highly polluting fuel oil or LPG.
Suella was pleased to learn that Caldera is installing a number of units in homes across the south of England and rapidly scaling manufacturing to meet the high levels of demand.
The company plans to recruit over 30 engineers and technical experts within the next year. Being close to the Solent the company is ideally placed to supply both the UK and export into international markets. During the visit, which took place on Friday 8th October, Suella Braverman met James Macnaghten founder and CEO at Caldera to see how Warmstone heat batteries are made and hear more about of the company’s ambitious plans.
Suella Braverman MP said:
“Today’s visit was highly informative, and it is great to see first hand what a local firm is doing for local jobs, sustainability and the environment. Caldera has developed a very exciting technology which could help decarbonise many British homes. Its widespread rollout could generate a significant number of new jobs countrywide.”
James Macnaghten CEO at Caldera said:
“Heat batteries are a form of intelligent heating as they warm up using electricity from offpeak renewables. Caldera’s heat battery can hold 100kWh of energy – more than enough heat and hot water for the average four-bedroom home. This stored heat energy is then delivered on demand to the water circuit that runs through a home, to heat radiators and deliver hot water, just like a traditional oil or gas boiler. Using low carbon electricity to heat homes is for many people the most straightforward way to ‘go green’. The beauty of our Warmstone system is its simplicity. It can be charged automatically at off peak times when costs are low, making it an affordable and realistic option for older hard to heat homes.”