Battery Storage

Tesla Powerwall battery saves family $5,700 on electric bill

By |2020-02-11T18:09:44+00:00February 16th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Opinion, Powerwall, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Huge savings after just four years I’ve been toying with the idea of installing solar panels and a Tesla Powerwall in my house for a long time, but I haven’t because I wasn’t entirely convinced about the long term savings. This story of an Australian household saving $5,700 on electricity bills may have changed

MCS reveals battery storage certification standard

By |2020-02-11T18:04:05+00:00February 15th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) has published its standard for the installation of battery energy storage systems. The scheme comes after several months of development, with input from Tesla, sonnen, Moixa, Powervault, the Solar Trade Association (STA) and the Renewable Energy Association, among others. It is set to complement the certification of other microgeneration

Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries Are Uniquely Suited To Solar Energy Storage: Here’s Why

By |2020-02-11T16:44:05+00:00February 13th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Opinion, Solar and Battery|

As the solar power industry pushes the boundaries of clean, renewable energy, more and more households and businesses are relying on the sun for fuel. But the sun only shines for part of the day – so, like many other energy setups, solar power needs a storage solution to be completely viable as a

My Journey 3: Big Changes Afoot

By |2020-02-10T19:36:14+00:00February 10th, 2020|Battery Storage, Blog, Electric Vehicles, Energy and Climate Change, Our Uncertain Future, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Work Life While I learnt more about climate change and became more interested in electric vehicles and renewables I continued my existing full-time job working in the oil and gas industry. However I increasingly felt contradictions between my industry and what I was learning about carbon emissions and climate change. In 2010, as we

Creating Energy Independence With Solar Panels And Storage Battery Systems In The Home

By |2020-02-04T23:18:02+00:00February 9th, 2020|Battery Storage, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery|

When designing a house, one of the most important issues is energy efficiency. That means there needs to be the right amount of insulation in the foundation, walls and roof, energy efficient windows, and well placed on the periphery of the house. The house also should be placed on the property for optimal solar

Setting Economy 7 Times on Your PowerBanx (SolaX) Home Battery Storage System – Online

By |2020-02-06T09:44:47+00:00February 6th, 2020|Battery Storage, Blog, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, PowerBanx, PowerBanx SX, Solar and Battery, Support|

I recently described how to force a charge on a SolaX based home battery system through the screen. Here I'll cover the process to do the same thing through the system's online interface, the SolaX Cloud. Accessing Work Mode: Force Time Use 1. Log into your SolaX Cloud account at https://www.solaxcloud.com/ with your usual

Setting Economy 7 Times on Your PowerBanx (SolaX) Home Battery Storage System

By |2020-02-06T09:43:54+00:00January 31st, 2020|Battery Storage, Blog, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, PowerBanx, PowerBanx SX, Solar and Battery|

I have previously described how to set overnight charging times (for Economy 7 or similar tariffs) on our most popular PowerBanx systems which use an inverter made by Sofar; I've also explained the same process for our premium PowerBanx systems which use an inverter made by Victron. Here I'm going to cover that process

Creating Energy Independence With Solar Panels And Storage Battery Systems In The Home

By |2020-01-28T10:12:26+00:00January 29th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Power Generation, Solar, Solar and Battery|

When designing a house, one of the most important issues is energy efficiency. That means there needs to be the right amount of insulation in the foundation, walls and roof, energy efficient windows, and well placed on the periphery of the house. The house also should be placed on the property for optimal solar

Solar panels and renewable energy: what are the costs and rewards in 2020?

By |2020-01-20T17:35:46+00:00January 25th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Power Generation, Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), Solar, Solar and Battery|

Find out how much solar panels cost and how much could you get paid for generating renewable electricity through the Smart Export Guarantee Big energy companies have to offer tariffs to pay customers who put renewable electricity they have generated into the grid, in a scheme known as the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG). But

Trump government launches plan to become energy storage world leader by 2030

By |2020-01-20T17:06:29+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Solar and Battery|

Energy Storage Grand Challenge aims to achieve global leadership with next-generation technology that does not require the importing of 'critical' raw materials President Donald Trump might believe that wind turbines cause cancer and that people can’t watch TV when the wind isn’t blowing, but that is not preventing his government from announcing plans to

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