Trevor Larkum

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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

Home Battery System Prices Set to Rise

By |2019-12-12T09:58:56+00:00September 7th, 2018|Blog, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, PowerBanx, Renewable Energy, Reviews, Solar and Battery|

The last few years have been good for systems based around Lithium-Ion batteries, particularly electric cars and home battery systems like the PowerBanx, with prices falling consistently year-on-year as demand and supply have risen. However, it looks like that is about to change, at least in the UK.

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