Home Battery

How Big a Home Battery Do I Need?

A question we often hear at Tanjent is ‘How Big a Home Battery Do I Need?' Or else 'What home battery storage size is right for my family?' Which IS a great question, just one that is not as straightforward as it would seem, to answer. Most of us have never had battery storage

Top 5 Best Solar Batteries for Home Storage 2023

Each year customers come to us at Tanjent and ask, "What are the best solar batteries currently available?". This is a very good question. We can certainly understand the need to know the differences between solar batteries, as it is a choice that home battery buyers are going to live with for a long

How Do I Set Time-of-Use Tariff Charging on a Solis Inverter?

Lots of our customers who have a hybrid solar inverter or a home battery system also have access to a cheap time-of-use electricity tariff (for example Economy 7 or Octopus Go) that has a cheap rate overnight. It is then possible for them to charge up their battery on this cheap tariff to supplement

Keeping Your Home Battery Charged in the Winter

Background Home battery systems are clever things, charging up from your solar panels so that you can continue to keep using your solar power after the sun has gone down. However, in the UK we do have an issue that is no great surprise to anyone - we don't have much sunshine in 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

9 Benefits of Using a Home Battery Backup

Are you considering a home backup battery? Here are some advantages of the technology. Battery backup systems prepare you for grid power problems like blackouts and power outages. These systems allow you to store energy for later use, helping reduce energy costs, dependence on grid electricity, and environmental impact. Battery storage also puts you in

Tanjent Guide to Home Battery Maintenance

Here is our guidance on battery storage system maintenance in a typical domestic situation. It is based in part on the IET Code of Practice on Electrical Energy Storage Systems. While a battery storage system (BSS) – sometimes known as an Electrical Energy Storage System (EESS) – has few, if any, moving parts and

Cost of living: Swansea estate cuts bills by generating energy

Access to solar panels and a home battery has reduced energy bill worries for Nikita Harris on one of Europe's largest green retrofit projects. "Where I used to worry going to bed, I don't have to worry now," said Nikita, 26, whose home in Swansea now runs partially on a battery. Some 644 properties

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