[We have the pleasure to publish here an article from one of our customers, Peter Cittern, describing how he expanded his PowerBanx home storage system:
The last few years have been good for systems based around Lithium-Ion batteries, particularly electric cars and home battery systems like the PowerBanx, with prices falling consistently year-on-year as demand and supply have risen. However, it looks like that is about to change, at least in the UK.
I recently described how a PowerBanx home battery system saves you money: you charge it on a combination of free solar and half-price Economy 7 electricity then use it to run your home when you would otherwise have to pay full price for your power.
This is a quick introduction to how a home battery system works (or at least, more accurately, how does it save you money). It is based on the operation of our PowerBanx home battery, but the basic principles apply to similar systems such as the Tesla PowerWall.
There are two main approaches to Inverters when installing a solar and battery system in the home, and there are pros and cons to each. This blog highlights the main advantages and disadvantages of each.
This is about Days 6 and 7 of owning a PowerBanx home battery, and a summary of the result of a week running our house with one. On Day 1 I explained how it charges up from our solar panels during the day and then empties during the evening to power the house. The battery
My experience on Day 1 with a PowerBanx home battery showed that it’s perfectly possible to run a house with using any grid electricity, i.e. for free. However, my experiences on Day 2 and Day 3 showed that it was quite hard to also charge an electric car for free with the same system –