Home Energy Storage

The best solar storage batteries: Tesla Powerwall and 17 others put to the test

By |2020-09-20T09:17:44+00:00September 27th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

An independent trial compared 18 batteries in lab conditions, and not all survived. If you've got solar panels on your home, or you're considering getting them, then you're probably wondering if you should get a storage battery as well – and if so, which one is best? An independent trial of 18 solar power batteries

Blackouts Have Triggered an Energy Storage Boom in California

By |2020-07-21T13:03:42+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Powerwall, Solar and Battery, Wildfires|

As utilities turn off power to prevent wildfires, more homeowners are looking to install battery backup systems The threat of chronic blackouts is sparking a rush to install battery backup systems as California homeowners try to avoid disruptive power cuts related to wildfires. Blackouts are increasingly a part of life as Pacific Gas and

Upgrading a PowerBanx Home Battery Storage System

By |2020-06-08T13:02:42+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Battery Storage, Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, Our Uncertain Future, Power Generation, PowerBanx, Pylontech, Solar and Battery, Victron|

I've had a PowerBanx home battery system for just over 2 years and it's worked well, but I always wanted to increase its capacity as one of the advantages of a PowerBanx system is you can add additional batteries to the core system at your convenience. Two years ago I wrote about how I

The Benefits of a Home Battery Storage System

By |2020-04-21T15:34:36+00:00April 21st, 2020|Battery Storage, Blog, Feed In Tariff, FIT, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, PowerBanx, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Home battery systems are increasingly popular, particularly in those homes with solar panels. Would a home battery work for you? Here we'll cover the main benefits provided by these systems. Tanjent's PowerBanx X battery storage, in pale grey enclosure (Image: Tanjent) Saving Money Having a home battery allows you to use your

Energy storage: UK capacity increasing

By |2020-04-20T18:17:32+00:00April 20th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, Solar and Battery|

Energy storage capacity is increasing in the UK, with the announcement of a major new deal to deliver two 50MW battery superhubs in Oxford and Kent by the end of this year. The deal between Pivot Power, part of EDF’s renewables arm and Finnish tech firm Wartsila will mean 100MW of storage capacity between

British households told to prepare for blackouts as coronavirus lockdown goes on

By |2020-04-09T08:54:23+00:00April 15th, 2020|Battery Storage, Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Power Cut, Solar and Battery|

British households have been told to prepare for blackouts by keeping torches and warm clothes handy as the coronavirus lockdown continues. Energy firms have suspended all non-essential work as they brace for a potential shortage in engineers caused by staff sickness and self-isolation. The National Grid has sought to reassure the British public it

Energy storage: UK capacity increasing

By |2020-04-15T11:37:17+00:00April 12th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Power Generation, Solar and Battery|

Energy storage capacity is increasing in the UK, with the announcement of a major new deal to deliver two 50MW battery superhubs in Oxford and Kent by the end of this year. The deal between Pivot Power, part of EDF’s renewables arm and Finnish tech firm Wartsila will mean 100MW of storage capacity between

A Remote Solar Survey to Keep Us Safe During Covid19

By |2020-04-10T14:58:08+00:00April 10th, 2020|Battery Storage, Blog, BYD, Coronavirus, Feed In Tariff, FIT, Fronius, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, Hybrid Inverter, Installation, Inverter, Islanding, Off Grid, PowerBanx, PowerBanx SX, Powerwall, Pylontech, Roof, Scaffolding, Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), Sofar Solar, Solar, Solar and Battery, Solar and Storage Show, Solar Panel, Solaredge, SolarFAQ, SolarMAN, SolaX, Support, Victron|

We are all adapting to new ways of living and working as Covid19 unfolds. It is very important that our economy keeps going as much as possible, so like many, we are adapting our processes to make it possible to keep working as safely as possible. This video explains how to set up your

Installer sees coronavirus concerns driving interest in residential storage

By |2020-03-30T19:24:15+00:00April 2nd, 2020|Battery Storage, Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Solar, Solar and Battery|

While national solar and storage projections fall, the opposite has been true for Bret Biggart and Freedom Solar Energy, with more and more customers looking for residential storage to weather uncertain times. “Today, more than any time, we’re seeing that the world is a volatile place. Whether it’s the economy, the grid or our

Forget toilet paper, Australians are panic-buying PV

By |2020-03-30T19:09:56+00:00March 30th, 2020|Battery Storage, Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Byron Bay-based solar retailer Smart Energy says it is seeing an unprecedented surge in sales and enquiries for solar and home energy storage as consumers look to shore themselves up in uncertain times. New South Wales-based solar retailer Smart Energy has said it is witnessing a record sales quarter after an unprecedented 41% increase

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