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Tesla shares picture of Powerwall home with lights on while outage plunges neighbourhood in the dark

By |2019-08-13T14:51:43+00:00August 24th, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News|

Tesla is starting to ramp up the deployment of Powerwalls and it is proving useful for many homeowners. Today, Tesla shared a picture of a Powerwall house with lights on while a power outage plunged an entire neighbourhood in the dark. There are a few different use cases for Tesla’s Powerwall. Homeowners can use it

US energy storage roll-out up 45% in 2018, says new report

By |2019-08-13T14:48:09+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Solar and Battery|

Installations of energy storage in the United States jumped by 44.9% last year, according to trade body the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA). A new report from the organisation estimates a grand total of 760.3MWh of energy storage was interconnected US-wide in 2018, hitting a cumulative market size of 1,966.6MWh. According to SEPA, investor-owned utilities

UK risks losing out to Europe in home battery boom, report warns

By |2019-08-13T14:41:15+00:00August 21st, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Controversial tax hike could leave country lagging behind as continent powers ahead The UK risks being left behind in Europe’s home battery boom because of a controversial tax hike on solar-battery systems, according to a report. The energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie has predicted that Europe’s home battery capacity could climb fivefold in the next five

Parliament Responds to the Battery VAT Petition

By |2019-08-02T12:12:30+00:00August 2nd, 2019|Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

We have had a reply to the VAT petition from the Treasury. See below for the full wording. Interestingly it shows that the UK government fought against the VAT rises with the EU but were defeated by the Court of Justice of the European Union siding with the European Commission.

Energy storage included in UK’s home solar feed-in tariff replacement policy

By |2019-06-17T18:04:55+00:00June 22nd, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Grid Balancing, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Power Generation, Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), Solar, Solar and Battery|

Details have emerged of the UK's Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), which will see owners of small-scale solar facilities continue to be paid for surplus energy sent to the grid, aiming to close the policy gap left by the end of feed-in tariffs (FiTs), by the end of 2019. Details of the SEG have been much-awaited

Energy Storage Batteries May Help Reduce Coal Pollution

By |2019-06-10T12:16:13+00:00June 11th, 2019|Battery Storage, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Gov. Tony Evers caused a bit of a stir this year when he said Wisconsin should have a goal of generating carbon-free electricity by the year 2050. That would mean no coal-fired power plants in the state, and several other changes. Energy experts say one of those changes would likely involve more use of devices

A proud testimonial

By |2019-06-07T15:32:43+00:00June 7th, 2019|Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Receiving a testimonial from a customer is always special. It takes time and effort to write one, and we all have busy lives. What made this particularly special is that it was from an installation that had not gone smoothly. Issues arose that took time and energy to resolve, and patience on the part of our

Video Pitch at the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire’s Entrepreneurs Challenge

By |2019-05-31T12:56:08+00:00May 31st, 2019|Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, Solar and Battery|

We were lucky to be invited to take part in the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire’s Entrepreneurs Challenge at the Hertfordshire County Show last week. We had a great weekend seeing piglet racing and some impressive horse jumping among other things. In the Entrepreneur's tent, we had a wide selection of demo items to show people including solar

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