Trevor Larkum

About Trevor Larkum

Trevor is the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of Tanjent. He has a degree in Physics and Computer Science which he followed with an MSC in Industrial Robotics, then a PhD in machine learning. With over thirty years of experience delivering projects and software, Trevor drives the technical goals of Tanjent Energy.

How To Get Remote Control Access To Your Solis Inverter

If you have had a Solis inverter installed - either a hybrid solar inverter or an AC battery inverter - you will likely have found that you have to make most setting changes through the screen of the inverter. This is because the online interface for the inverter generally only shows data for the

Top 5 Best Solar Batteries for Home Storage 2023

Each year customers come to us at Tanjent and ask, "What are the best solar batteries currently available?". This is a very good question. We can certainly understand the need to know the differences between solar batteries, as it is a choice that home battery buyers are going to live with for a long

How Do I Set Time-of-Use Tariff Charging on a Solis Inverter?

Lots of our customers who have a hybrid solar inverter or a home battery system also have access to a cheap time-of-use electricity tariff (for example Economy 7 or Octopus Go) that has a cheap rate overnight. It is then possible for them to charge up their battery on this cheap tariff to supplement

Keeping Your Home Battery Charged in the Winter

Background Home battery systems are clever things, charging up from your solar panels so that you can continue to keep using your solar power after the sun has gone down. However, in the UK we do have an issue that is no great surprise to anyone - we don't have much sunshine in the

What Grants and Incentives are Available for Solar Panels?

The biggest reason most people get solar panels is to save money on their electricity costs. In addition, however, there are some good incentives and grants available to help with the costs of installing solar and we will cover them here. Solar Panel Incentives The main incentives available in the UK to help with

Zappi Solar EV Charge Point – Installation

We install a lot of solar and home battery systems and many customers ask us to install an electric vehicle (EV) charge point at the same time. It's a natural fit, of course, as it's well known that many people will install solar then later buy an EV. The opposite is also true, with

GivEnergy All in One Home Battery System Review and Specs

GivEnergy All in One We have been installing GivEnergy battery systems for quite a few years and have generally found them to be effective and value for money. Like most of the other systems we install they have consisted of separate inverters and batteries. For some time, however, we have heard of the launch

Prices for Solar Panels – How Much Does It Cost?

Let's talk about prices for solar panels. For those who just want a sense of the price for a typical installation, we can give broad ranges: Most domestic installs of just solar panels will be in the range of £5,000 to £10,000. Most domestic installs of solar panels with a home battery will be in

Can Any Electrician Install Solar Panels?

People often want to know who can install solar panels, and whether it is necessary to use a fully certified company such as ours to do an installation. We'll cover this question in detail here, breaking it down by general electrical requirements, and specific solar requirements. Unloading solar panels ready to install (Image:

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