Off Grid

Battery Backup from Tanjent Energy

[We have the pleasure to publish here an article from one of our customers, Charles Brookson, describing his experience with one of our Battery Backup systems] We’ve lived in the countryside for many years, and our power comes over a few miles of overhead wires. Both mine and my wife’s work have depended on a

A Remote Solar Survey to Keep Us Safe During Covid19

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

Preparing for a Power Cut

When recently I was notified of an upcoming planned power cut I decided to look into the best ways to get prepared. Until recent years it was uncommon to experience power cuts of any significant duration in Western countries, but that situation is starting to change. A big driver, of course, is climate change

My Experience of a Sustained Power Cut

Earlier this week our home had a long power cut and I recorded my experience in a video, included below. The first we knew it was going to happen was when we received a letter a few weeks ago from our local grid network company, Western Power. The title was "We need to temporarily

Can you go off-grid with solar power?

Living off-grid – that is, living independently of the main grid, big power companies and big power bills – can seem very appealing when you consider ever-increasing electricity costs.There are some areas which through lack of choice have to be off grid. Traditionally, gas or diesel has powered generators for these areas.But for many people,

Will Solar work in a power cut?

The sun is shining and your solar cells are supplying all the power you need, and then your grid connection suffers a power cut. You are laughing right? Wrong! In most cases your solar will switch off automatically when the power cut happens. But there is a way…

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