Trevor Larkum

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Solar Installs: Colchester, Essex

Here are some photo's of a recent install near Colchester. It's on a slate roof and slate can be tricky if it's old - great care has to be taken to avoid damage to tiles. We use a system where the panels are fixed through the slates so they don't have to be lifted or

Why Better Energy Storage Options Are Crucial for a Green Future

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report was a “Code Red” for human-driven global warming. The world has never been more aware of the dangers of climate change and the need to switch to green energy sources. One of the building blocks of a green energy future, is the often-undiscussed energy storage capacity. This element

Fully Charged Show 2021 – Exotic Cars

This week I'm going to run through some of the more exotic and high-end (or just interesting) electric cars that were on display at the Fully Charged show this year. Let's kick off with a celebrity - a Ford Mustang Mach-E. This particular one has just been in the news for breaking records including

Fully Charged Show 2021 – Popular EVs

Most of our time at Fully Charged was, naturally, spent on our stand telling potential customers about the benefits of solar and battery storage. However, there was still time to go exploring around the show and I began by heading towards the main EV sales area. Here the most popular electric cars were on

Fully Charged Show 2021

We're just back from the Fully Charged show and had a great time! Tanjent at Fully Charged 2021 (Image: JT/Tanjent) We had a stand to showcase our solar and battery design and install services and had a really successful weekend with lots of surveys books and quotes requested. The Fully Charged Live/Outside

Reshaping renewable storage

We look into the innovations and the growing challenges of storing energy produced by renewable sources. As the energy sector moves increasingly towards green transition, new challenges are emerging. One of the main disadvantages of renewable energy sources – their dependence on potentially inconsistent weather – is thus drawing attention to energy storage systems, which

How to add a Hub to a Zappi EV Charge Point

We install quite a lot of myEnergi's Zappi electric vehicle charge points as they are well suited to charging an EV from solar panels, potentially for free. The myenergi combo - Zappi, Hub and App (Image: myenergi.com) We are registered with myenergi as an authorised installer, and with the government OZEV Electric

Do Home Battery Systems Work Automatically?

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

[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?

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

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