Trevor Larkum

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So far Trevor Larkum has created 41 blog entries.

How Should I Deal with Global Warming? Four Simple Questions

By |2019-12-12T11:28:42+00:00December 12th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Prepping and Collapse|

None of us can be unaware of the debates raging about global warming and climate change, but it often seems like there's more smoke than fire.With all the arguing back and forth about emissions targets and lifestyle changes it can be easy to dismiss it all as 'too complicated' and to not know what to

Power Cut Backup Options with Battery Storage

By |2019-11-29T10:05:46+00:00November 29th, 2019|Battery Storage, Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, Power Cut, PowerBanx, Solar and Battery|

Many of us recently experienced a major national power cut, one that would have been worse had it not been for grid battery storage. In the same way, a battery is a good option to help get us through power cuts in the home and keeping the lights on. Watching the clock in

Preparing for a Power Cut

By |2019-11-29T18:37:55+00:00November 18th, 2019|Battery Storage, Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, Off Grid, Power Cut, Power Generation, PowerBanx, Powerwall, Sofar Solar, Solar, Solar and Battery, Tesla, Victron, Wildfires|

When recently I was notified of an upcoming planned power cut I decided to look into the best ways to get prepared. Until recent years it was uncommon to experience power cuts of any significant duration in Western countries, but that situation is starting to change. A big driver, of course, is climate change

My Experience of a Sustained Power Cut

By |2019-11-29T18:41:46+00:00November 15th, 2019|Battery Storage, Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, Power Cut, Power Generation, PowerBanx, Pylontech, Solar, Solar and Battery, Victron|

Earlier this week our home had a long power cut and I recorded my experience in a video, included below. The first we knew it was going to happen was when we received a letter a few weeks ago from our local grid network company, Western Power. The title was "We need to temporarily

Setting Economy 7 Times on Your PowerBanx (Victron) Home Battery Storage System

By |2019-11-29T18:43:24+00:00November 10th, 2019|Battery Storage, Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Islanding, Power Generation, PowerBanx, Solar, Solar and Battery|

I have previously described how to set overnight charging times (for Economy 7 or similar tariffs) on our most popular PowerBanx systems which use an inverter made by Sofar; here I'm going to cover the same process for PowerBanx systems which use an inverter made by Victron. These inverters are more expensive but have

Global Climate Strike

By |2019-11-29T18:46:00+00:00September 24th, 2019|Blog, Energy and Climate Change, News|

Friday was the latest and biggest ever Climate Strike day. The school strike for climate (Swedish: Skolstrejk för klimatet), also known variously as Fridays for Future (FFF), Youth for Climate and Youth Strike 4 Climate, is an international movement of school students who take time off from class to participate in demonstrations to demand

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