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

UK Government to support EV drivers with Energy Storage Systems on motorways

National Highways is supporting EV drivers across the England thanks to a multi-million-pound investment into new high-powered charging infrastructure. The government-owned organisation has awarded the £8m Energy Storage Systems – essentially giant battery packs – contract to Ameresco, who will upgrade seven motorway service areas where the grid supply is not enough for high-powered charging

Octopus’s V2G project Powerloop to enter Balancing Mechanism

Octopus Electric Vehicles is preparing a path for its vehicle-to-grid (V2G) project Powerloop to become the first to enter National Grid ESO’s Balancing Mechanism. Developed by a consortium run by Octopus Electric Vehicles and Octopus Energy in partnership with UK Power Networks (UKPN), Energy Saving Trust, Open Energi, CPS, and Guidehouse, Powerloop has allowed

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