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The Pod was the first demonstrator to combine all of the technologies under investigation at SPECIFIC into one system. This allowed us to showcase and test the entire ‘generate, store, release’ concept as well as the individual technologies.

The Pod demonstrated that it is possible to power and heat a building without connecting to existing services, reducing cost and time for installation, running costs, and making it suitable for sites with no or limited grid connection. It now provides a shelter for parking attendants at Swansea University’s Bay Campus and learning from this project was applied to subsequent demonstrator projects, such as the Active Classroom and the Active Office.