Solar and Battery

Solar Installs: Colchester

By |2021-10-11T17:59:52+00:00October 11th, 2021|Blog, Solar, Solar and Battery|

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

Batteries are a key part of the energy transition. Here’s why

By |2021-10-03T10:33:52+00:00October 11th, 2021|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Solar and Battery|

Demand for battery storage has seen exponential growth in recent years. But the battery technical revolution is just beginning, explains Simon Engelke, founder and chair of Battery Associates. Investment has poured into the battery industry to develop sustainable storage solutions that support the energy transition. As the world increasingly swaps fossil fuel power for emissions-free

Fire blazing at IFA1 interconnector leaves GB grid facing even tighter market and higher prices

By |2021-09-30T14:22:30+00:00October 8th, 2021|News, Power Generation, Solar and Battery|

A fire at National Grid’s IFA1 interconnector site in Sellindge is to see power prices once again spike in the UK as 1GW of capacity drops off the system. A spokesperson for National Grid confirmed the incident, stating: “The site has been evacuated and the safety of our staff, emergency teams and local residents is

Why Better Energy Storage Options Are Crucial for a Green Future

By |2021-09-30T14:20:52+00:00October 6th, 2021|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

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

Powered by sunshine: why electric vehicles and solar panels are a perfect match

By |2021-09-12T17:41:53+00:00October 1st, 2021|Electric Cars, Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

When Energy Saving Trust’s head of service delivery Matt Fraser and his family moved house, it provided the perfect opportunity to explore more sustainable ways of living. The family installed solar panels at their new home and swapped their petrol car for an electric vehicle. We spoke to Matt to find out why solar panels

Government slammed over lack of engagement with installers on ‘over-ambitious’ Green Homes Grant

By |2021-09-12T17:39:11+00:00September 29th, 2021|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

The government didn’t sufficiently understand the challenges facing installers as part of the Green Homes Grant (GHG), having failed to learn from its own previous energy schemes. That is one of the key findings of a report from the National Audit Office (NAO), aiming to identify lessons for future schemes following the early closure of

Extreme weather events are pushing consumers to solar and residential storage

By |2021-09-12T17:28:19+00:00September 22nd, 2021|Battery Storage, Home Battery, News, Solar and Battery|

Extreme weather events across the U.S. — from wildfires and drought in the West, to deep freezes and floods in the South and Southeast — have disrupted the electric grid this year. As a result, homeowners are buying solar and energy storage systems at rates never before seen, according to data from solar website

How do solar batteries work?

By |2021-09-12T17:12:41+00:00September 20th, 2021|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, News, Solar|

Get the basics on how batteries store solar energy. Not every solar power system has a solar battery attached. In fact, only about 4% of residential solar installations had a battery backup in 2020, though the numbers are climbing quickly. Many solar power systems instead send electricity into a home without any on-site solar energy

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