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58 Practical Homesteading Skills and Ideas You Can Learn Today

By |2021-03-19T09:41:07+00:00March 17th, 2021|Blog, Food Production, Our Uncertain Future|

Whether you’re already on a homestead or dreaming of being a homesteader, homesteading skills are invaluable – and lots of fun! They give you a real sense of accomplishment, you save money, and you’re becoming more self-reliant in the process. Jump right in with the homesteading skills on this list. I’ve mainly included practical homesteading

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

Big Energy Saving Week 2021

By |2021-01-08T09:49:52+00:00January 8th, 2021|Battery Storage, Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery|

January 18th to January 24th brings us a National Awareness Week that is the Big Energy Saving Week - this is the week that we are encouraged to revisit our energy suppliers. Remember that switching your energy provider can potentially save you a lot of money and it is well worth going to some

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

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