Electric Vehicles

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

UK homes install ‘record number’ of solar panels and heat pumps

Head of industry standards body says more people are turning to renewable technology as energy costs grow British households are making more green energy upgrades than ever before after installing a record number of solar panels and heat pumps in the first half of the year, according to the industry’s official standards body. The

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

Octopus, UKPN offer free electricity during periods of abundance

Octopus Energy and UK Power Networks (UKPN) will offer customers free electricity when energy supply exceeds demand due to excess renewable power on the grid. Through the ‘Power-ups’ scheme Octopus will send customers a notification of the times they are able to use their ‘Power-ups’ one day in advance. The scheme aims to tackle

Octopus launches new solar and battery optimisation smart tariff

Octopus Energy has announced the launch of a new smart tariff aimed at consumers with domestic solar and battery storage. The company says the tariff could unlock more than £450 of savings per year for consumers and help to balance the grid. ‘Intelligent Octopus Flux’ (IOF) will offer the same rate for both importing and

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

The Pros and Cons of Residential Solar Battery Storage Systems

The increasing popularity of residential solar battery storage systems is a testament to the growing awareness and adoption of clean energy solutions. As more homeowners consider the benefits of harnessing solar power, it is essential to weigh the pros and cons of integrating solar battery storage systems into their homes. This article aims to provide

Brits increasingly value sustainable homes and clean tech

A survey by electric vehicle (EV) charging company Hive shows that British people increasingly want to install clean technology like solar panels, EV charge points and insulation to make their homes more sustainable. 39% of respondents say they would like to install a home EV charger, although only 4.5% of people in the UK own

What is an electric car? How do electric cars work?

If you’re new to the EV game and find yourself asking ‘What is an electric car?’, don’t be shy. TG explains all… If you’re on the hunt for a new car (or even a used one, come to think of it) for the first time in a blue moon, it won’t have escaped your attention

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