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Title: Heat technology ternary diagram

Content: The 2050 Calculator's heat sector translates users' choices into a one of a number of permutations of heat technology combinations.  These are shown in the table below:

|  Tech                                |  | AA  |  | DD  |  | DA  |  | BA  |  | DB  |  | BB  |  | DC   |  | CC   |  | CA   |  | CB   |  | CD   |  | AD   |  | AC   |  | AB   |  | BC   |
| Gas boiler (old)                     |                                     | |    | |    | |    | |    | |    | |    | |     | |     | |     | |     | |     | |     | |     | |     | |
| Gas boiler (new)                     |  | 0.9 |  |     |  | 0.2 |    | |    | |    | |    | |     | |     | |     | |     | |     | |     | |     | |     | |
| Resisitive heating                   |  | 0.1 |  | 0.1 |  |     |  | 0.1 |  |     |  |     |  | 0.07 |     | |     | |     | |     | |     | |     | |     | |     | |
| Oil-fired boiler                     |                                     | |    | |    | |    | |    | |    | |    | |     | |     | |     | |     | |     | |     | |     | |     | |
| Solid-fuel boiler                    |  |     |  |     |  |     |  |     |  |     |  | 0.1 |  |      |  |      |  |      |  |      |  | 0.1  |  | 0.1  |  | 0.1  |  | 0.05 |  | 0.15 |
| Stirling engine μCHP                 |  |     |  |     |  |     |  |     |  |     |  |     |  |      |  |      |  | 0.1  |  |      |  |      |  | 0.19 |  | 0.19 |  | 0.24 |     | |
| Fuel-cell μCHP                       |  |     |  |     |  |     |  | 0.9 |  |     |  |     |  |      |  |      |  | 0.2  |     | |     | |     | |     | |     | |     | |
| Air-source heat pump                 |  |     |  | 0.6 |  | 0.6 |  |     |  | 0.5 |  |     |  | 0.6  |  | 0.58 |  |      |  | 0.18 |  | 0.25 |  |      |  |      |  |      |  | 0.14 |
| Ground-source heat pump              |  |     |  | 0.3 |  | 0.2 |  | 0   |  | 0.3 |  | 0.2 |  | 0.3  |  | 0.3  |  | 0.3  |  | 0.3  |  | 0.25 |  |      |  |      |  |      |  | 0.2  |
| Geothermal                           |  |     |  |     |  |     |  |     |  |     |  |     |  |      |  | 0.01 |  |      |  |      |  |      |  | 0.01 |  | 0.01 |  | 0.01 |     | |
| Community scale gas CHP              |  |     |  |     |  |     |  |     |  |     |  |     |  |      |  |      |  | 0.33 |  |      |  | 0.13 |  | 0.3  |  | 0.24 |  |      |  | 0.15 |
| Community scale solid-fuel CHP       |  |     |  |     |  |     |  |     |  | 0.2 |  | 0.7 |  |      |  |      |  |      |  | 0.45 |  | 0.2  |  | 0.33 |  | 0.35 |  | 0.63 |  | 0.25 |
| District heating from power stations |  |     |  |     |  |     |  |     |  |     |  |     |  | 0.03 |  | 0.11 |  | 0.07 |  | 0.07 |  | 0.07 |  | 0.07 |  | 0.11 |  | 0.07 |  | 0.11 |

To help users contextualise the choice between technology mixes, it is possible to view a comparison of the available combinations across three dimensions, using a ternary diagram.  Two examples are shown below; the first using electric / individual / communal as the axis, and the second using solid / liquid / gas fuels.  The Excel file used to produce these is available here: [insert link]



User: Greg Haigh

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Title: Heat technology ternary diagram

Content: The 2050 Calculator's heat sector translates users' choices into a one of a number of permutations of heat technology combinations.  These are shown in the table below:

|  Tech                                |  | AA  |  | DD  |  | DA  |  | BA  |  | DB  |  | BB  |  | DC   |  | CC   |  | CA   |  | CB   |  | CD   |  | AD   |  | AC   |  | AB   |  | BC   |
| Gas boiler (old)                     |                                     | |    | |    | |    | |    | |    | |    | |     | |     | |     | |     | |     | |     | |     | |     | |
| Gas boiler (new)                     |  | 0.9 |  |     |  | 0.2 |    | |    | |    | |    | |     | |     | |     | |     | |     | |     | |     | |     | |
| Resisitive heating                   |  | 0.1 |  | 0.1 |  |     |  | 0.1 |  |     |  |     |  | 0.07 |     | |     | |     | |     | |     | |     | |     | |     | |
| Oil-fired boiler                     |                                     | |    | |    | |    | |    | |    | |    | |     | |     | |     | |     | |     | |     | |     | |     | |
| Solid-fuel boiler                    |  |     |  |     |  |     |  |     |  |     |  | 0.1 |  |      |  |      |  |      |  |      |  | 0.1  |  | 0.1  |  | 0.1  |  | 0.05 |  | 0.15 |
| Stirling engine μCHP                 |  |     |  |     |  |     |  |     |  |     |  |     |  |      |  |      |  | 0.1  |  |      |  |      |  | 0.19 |  | 0.19 |  | 0.24 |     | |
| Fuel-cell μCHP                       |  |     |  |     |  |     |  | 0.9 |  |     |  |     |  |      |  |      |  | 0.2  |     | |     | |     | |     | |     | |     | |
| Air-source heat pump                 |  |     |  | 0.6 |  | 0.6 |  |     |  | 0.5 |  |     |  | 0.6  |  | 0.58 |  |      |  | 0.18 |  | 0.25 |  |      |  |      |  |      |  | 0.14 |
| Ground-source heat pump              |  |     |  | 0.3 |  | 0.2 |  | 0   |  | 0.3 |  | 0.2 |  | 0.3  |  | 0.3  |  | 0.3  |  | 0.3  |  | 0.25 |  |      |  |      |  |      |  | 0.2  |
| Geothermal                           |  |     |  |     |  |     |  |     |  |     |  |     |  |      |  | 0.01 |  |      |  |      |  |      |  | 0.01 |  | 0.01 |  | 0.01 |     | |
| Community scale gas CHP              |  |     |  |     |  |     |  |     |  |     |  |     |  |      |  |      |  | 0.33 |  |      |  | 0.13 |  | 0.3  |  | 0.24 |  |      |  | 0.15 |
| Community scale solid-fuel CHP       |  |     |  |     |  |     |  |     |  | 0.2 |  | 0.7 |  |      |  |      |  |      |  | 0.45 |  | 0.2  |  | 0.33 |  | 0.35 |  | 0.63 |  | 0.25 |
| District heating from power stations |  |     |  |     |  |     |  |     |  |     |  |     |  | 0.03 |  | 0.11 |  | 0.07 |  | 0.07 |  | 0.07 |  | 0.07 |  | 0.11 |  | 0.07 |  | 0.11 |

To help users contextualise the choice between technology mixes, it is possible to view a comparison of the available combinations across three dimensions, using a ternary diagram.  Two examples are shown below; the first using electric / individual / communal as the axis, and the second using electric / solid / gas fuels. Ternary diagram: electric, individual, communal Ternary diagram: solid, gas, electric

The Excel file used to produce these is available here: Ternary diagram Excel file



User: Greg Haigh

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