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Sunak cuts VAT on energy efficiency in Spring Statement

VAT on energy efficiency measures are to be cut to 0%, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced as part of his Spring Statement. Speaking in the House of Commons this afternoon (23 March), the Chancellor unveiled his mini-budget amidst the energy and cost of living crisis. The cut to VAT on solar panels, heating pumps and

Residential storage on the rise as homeowners seek control over power usage

An increasing number of homeowners are investing in residential energy storage systems (RESS) solutions to reduce inconveniences associated with power outages and in some cases, reduce costs and increase their use of renewable power. This was one of the findings in a new report from Guidehouse Insights, examining the global market for RESS solutions

Home Battery Storage: The (Solar) Rich Get Richer

Everyone is talking about the vanishing gap between household incomes and the affordability of rooftop solar, and that’s a good thing. Throw a home battery energy storage system into the mix, though, and the gap reappears. Now add the virtual power plant model, and the gap could turn into a yawning chasm of benefits,

Do Home Battery Systems Work Automatically?

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

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

Do I need Planning Permission for my Solar Panels?

The good news is that for the vast majority of domestic installations, no planning permission is required. Planning permission is not usually required This is taken care of when we design your system. The key rules we have to abide by are as follows: No panel part is higher than the highest

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