Trevor Larkum

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Do Home Battery Systems Work Automatically?

By |2021-05-17T18:23:30+00:00May 17th, 2021|Battery Storage, Blog, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, PowerBanx, Pylontech, Renewable Energy, Sofar Solar, Solar and Battery, SolarFAQ, Victron|

We have had a lot of interest from our customers in knowing whether home battery systems work automatically or if they need to be controlled by the owner. There are actually three answers to this particular question. Tanjent's PowerBanx X battery storage, in black enclosure, for use with a Sofar or Victron inverter

10 tips to reduce your electricity consumption

By |2021-04-21T21:24:05+00:00April 21st, 2021|Energy and Climate Change, Opinion, Renewable Energy|

[Today we have the pleasure of publishing a guest post from Amandine Alexandre, who is a journalist and copywriter - more details are below the article] Last month, I switched energy supplier to avoid a significant tariff hike. Guess what? This week, my new supplier has informed me that it was increasing its electricity tariff.

How Can I Charge My Electric Car With Solar Panels?

By |2021-02-12T09:21:19+00:00February 8th, 2021|Blog, Charging, Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery, Zappi|

Solar panels and electric vehicles go together (ironically!) like a horse and carriage. Lots of people who get solar panels installed then go on to buy an electric vehicle (EV) and similarly it is well known that about a third of EV owners have solar on their homes. Of course they go together well

How Much Does a Home Battery System Cost?

By |2020-12-02T20:40:38+00:00December 2nd, 2020|Battery Storage, Blog, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, Power Cut, PowerBanx, Solar and Battery|

We have just revised the prices across our range of PowerBanx home battery systems. Tanjent PowerBanx home battery (an X3 with a cabinet shown) In all cases the prices have gone down by at least £200, more for the bigger systems, reflecting a reduction across the market in the cost of Lithium Ion batteries.

The Feed In Tariff is Dead, Long Live the Smart Export Guarantee!

By |2021-01-25T18:19:38+00:00November 9th, 2020|Blog, Feed In Tariff, FIT, Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), Solar, Solar and Battery|

It was sad news when the government killed the Feed-In Tariff, the guaranteed payments that solar home owners received for generating and exporting solar energy. There were a lot of complaints when the scheme ended on 1 April 2019, especially when there was nothing to replace it but promises of a new scheme. Fast forward

Upgrading a PowerBanx Home Battery Storage System

By |2020-06-08T13:02:42+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Battery Storage, Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, Our Uncertain Future, Power Generation, PowerBanx, Pylontech, Solar and Battery, Victron|

I've had a PowerBanx home battery system for just over 2 years and it's worked well, but I always wanted to increase its capacity as one of the advantages of a PowerBanx system is you can add additional batteries to the core system at your convenience. Two years ago I wrote about how I

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