Power Cut

How Battery Storage Can be Lifesaving During Power Shortages and Emergencies

By |2020-03-24T16:22:34+00:00March 28th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Power Cut, Solar and Battery|

Modern innovations have made all sorts of things achievable in the realm of power, and one of the most exciting developments is the potential benefits to be gained by leveraging storage integrated into electrical grids. Development in battery technology is making those integrations possible. Tanjent's PowerBanx X battery storage, in black enclosure (Image:

Emergency measures brought in to support consumers during COVID-19 crisis

By |2020-03-24T16:18:04+00:00March 27th, 2020|Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Cut, Power Generation|

UK suppliers along with the government have agreed on emergency measures, to help protect consumers and ensure their power stays on throughout the current pandemic. The agreement focuses on vulnerable people using pre-paid meters for their electricity who may not be able to make it out to top up their meters, or may fall

Energy firms draw up crisis plans amid fears of loss of 80% of staff

By |2020-03-24T16:03:58+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Blog, Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Cut, Power Generation|

At Tanjent we are watching the electricity supply situation very closely, as our battery systems offer customers the ability during power disruptions and lockdowns to keep their lights on and their fridges and freezers powered (see the options here). . Nonessential work on power lines and gas pipes could be put back and extra

Company offers discounts on storage to help Californian’s deal with the ‘new normal’ of shutoffs

By |2019-12-16T23:33:50+00:00December 22nd, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Cut, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wildfires|

With Public Safety Power Shutoffs increasingly common in California to prevent the spread of wildfires, many are calling for more residential solar plus storage to help keep the lights on. The Californian wildfire season has been devastating, with some 53,354 acres burned according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. This autumn,

Cheap at Last, Batteries Are Making a Solar Dream Come True

By |2019-12-10T15:14:10+00:00December 15th, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Power Cut, Prepping and Collapse, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Solar power is increasingly available around the clock as energy storage become more affordable. Todd Karin was prepared when California’s largest utility shut off power to millions of people to avoid the risk of wildfires last month. He’s got rooftop solar panels connected to a single Tesla Powerwall in his rural home near Fairfield,

Can Solar and Batteries Outlast an Extended Power Outage?

By |2019-12-10T15:16:26+00:00December 14th, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Cut, Prepping and Collapse, Solar, Solar and Battery|

It depends, experts say. Just expect to make a few sacrifices. Even by the standards of the generally well-informed clean-energy customers in California's Bay Area, Todd Karin is a savvy one. Karin works as a postdoctoral researcher in the energy storage and distributed resources division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Last year, he chose

Power Cut Backup Options with Battery Storage

By |2020-02-21T13:57:22+00:00November 29th, 2019|Battery Storage, Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Fronius, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, Power Cut, PowerBanx, Solar and Battery, Victron|

Many of us recently experienced a major national power cut, one that would have been worse had it not been for grid battery storage. In the same way, a battery is a good option to help get us through power cuts in the home and keeping the lights on. Watching the clock in

Preparing for a Power Cut

By |2019-11-29T18:37:55+00:00November 18th, 2019|Battery Storage, Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, Off Grid, Power Cut, Power Generation, PowerBanx, Powerwall, Sofar Solar, Solar, Solar and Battery, Tesla, Victron, Wildfires|

When recently I was notified of an upcoming planned power cut I decided to look into the best ways to get prepared. Until recent years it was uncommon to experience power cuts of any significant duration in Western countries, but that situation is starting to change. A big driver, of course, is climate change

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

Northern Powergrid trials EV energy storage technology

By |2019-10-28T13:35:52+00:00October 30th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Cut|

Northern Powergrid has announced it will run an energy storage trial involving electric vans in order to restore power to customers during a power cut. As part of the two-year trial the network operator has partnered with energy storage companies Hyperdrive Innovation and Offgrid Energy. According to the company up to three homes or a

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