Eon and the European Space Agency are working together to develop satellites that will help identify those most at risk from fuel poverty.
The satellites will use thermal imaging to find out which areas in the UK have the least efficient homes. They’ll layer this information on top of sources that already exist, including data from the Department of Work and Pensions, to accurately identify which areas will benefit from energy efficiency funding the most.
The Business Secretary Greg Clark said: “This government-backed technology could boldly go where no technician in a van has gone before, with the potential to pinpoint households in fuel poverty or those at risk.
This is our modern Industrial Strategy in motion, with our world-leading space sector showing how innovation can deliver practical solutions to real-life issues."
You can read more about it here.
Pretty nifty, right?