Home Energy Storage

Are Solar Panels Worth It?

By |2021-06-07T16:39:47+00:00June 7th, 2021|Battery Storage, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, Renewable Energy, Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), Solar, Solar and Battery, Solar Panel|

Solar panels require some upfront expenditure. But they also carry a huge range of benefits for you and the planet, including decades of energy savings! Are Solar Panels Worth It? Renewable energy is the future! Now, more than ever, the UK has a great relationship with renewable energy. We’re the world’s biggest generator of

Do Home Battery Systems Work Automatically?

By |2021-05-17T18:23:30+00:00May 17th, 2021|Battery Storage, Blog, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, PowerBanx, Pylontech, Renewable Energy, Sofar Solar, Solar and Battery, SolarFAQ, Victron|

We have had a lot of interest from our customers in knowing whether home battery systems work automatically or if they need to be controlled by the owner. There are actually three answers to this particular question. Tanjent's PowerBanx X battery storage, in black enclosure, for use with a Sofar or Victron inverter

How Much Does a Home Battery System Cost?

By |2020-12-02T20:40:38+00:00December 2nd, 2020|Battery Storage, Blog, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, Power Cut, PowerBanx, Solar and Battery|

We have just revised the prices across our range of PowerBanx home battery systems. Tanjent PowerBanx home battery (an X3 with a cabinet shown) In all cases the prices have gone down by at least £200, more for the bigger systems, reflecting a reduction across the market in the cost of Lithium Ion batteries.

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

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