Tanjent Solar and Battery Learning Hub

Welcome to Tanjent’s Learning Hub, the place to come to find out about solar panels, home battery storage systems, and electric vehicle (EV) charging.

Solar Made Simple

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Solar Made Simple 1: All You Need to Know About Solar Panels

The main components that make up a solar and battery system.
Tanjent Energy Prices for Solar Panels

Solar Made Simple 2: What Can Solar Do For Me?

How much electricity can your roof make, and how much is it worth.
Solar panels being clamped to their rails (Image: T. Larkum)

Solar Made Simple 3: Installing Solar Panels

How are solar panels installed on a roof.

Battery Operation

Home Assistant Interface (Image: C. Brookson)

Making Your House Smarter… and Saving Money and Energy

A guest post on integrating a home battery with Home Assistant.
Tanjent's PowerBanx X battery storage, in pale grey enclosure (Image: Tanjent)

Do Home Battery Systems Work Automatically?

How a home battery system gets charged up from solar and the grid.
Solar charging your electric cars (Image: Shutterstock)

The Benefits of a Home Battery Storage System

What do you get from a home battery install.
PowerBanx X Battery System in downstairs cupboard (Image: Tanjent)

Best Locations for your Home Battery System

Should a home battery go in a cupboard, in the loft, or in the garage.
Tanjent's PowerBanx X battery storage, in black enclosure (Image: Tanjent)

How Does a Home Battery System Work?

The basic operating process of a home battery.

Operating/Rebooting Your PowerBanx (Sofar) Home Battery

Instructions for rebooting a PowerBanx (Sofar inverter & Pylontech batteries) home battery system.

PowerBanx Home Battery Settings

How to see and change settings on your Solar inverter battery system.
Tanjent's PowerBanx X battery storage, in black enclosure (Image: Tanjent)

What You Get with a PowerBanx Home Battery From Tanjent/Fuel Included

Installation and operation of a home battery system.

Pricing

Best Solar Batteries: GivEnergy AC3 battery inverter on the right, with 9.5kWh battery on the left (Image: Tanjent)

Top 5 Best Solar Batteries for Home Storage 2023

The pros and cons of different home battery storage systems.

What Grants and Incentives are Available for Solar Panels?

A round up of the grants and incentives currently available for solar panels.
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Prices for Solar Panels – How Much Do They Cost?

Example costs for a range of solar panel install sizes.

Installation

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Will My Solar Panel Installation Need Scaffolding?

What you need to know about scaffolding for a solar install.
Solar panels stacked on a pallet (Image: Tanjent)

How Will The Equipment Be Delivered For My Solar And Battery Installation?

Be ready for when the solar kit turns up on your doorstep.
myEnergi Zappi EV Charge Point (Image: T. Larkum/Tanjent)

Zappi Solar EV Charge Point – Installation

The ins and outs of an example EV charge point install.

How to Safely and Securely Attach Solar Panels to Non-Tiled Roofs

Attaching solar panels to a flat roof with permanent fixings.

Solar in a Day – Time Lapse Video

A complete solar installation in less than two minutes.

Why does a Solar Survey matter?

The importance of a solar and battery survey.

PowerBanx Home Battery Installation

It's the day of installation - what to expect.

PowerBanx Home Battery Installed – Before and After

Home battery installation, what it looks like.

Power Cut Backup

The Victron Remote Console online control panel (Image: C. Brookson)

Battery Backup from Tanjent Energy

A guest post about one of our off grid battery installs.
Watching the clock in a power cut (Image: gentleflamechen/Pixabay)

Power Cut Backup Options with Battery Storage

What are the different backup options with a home battery.
Tanjent's PowerBanx X battery storage, in black enclosure (Image: Tanjent)

Preparing for a Power Cut

Getting ready for losing the power grid.
Western Power grid supply repair truck (Image: T. Larkum)

My Experience of a Sustained Power Cut

Riding seamlessly through a power cut with a home battery.

Video Blog of a Serious Off-Grid Capable System

A solar and battery system that can seamlessly run a whole house in a power cut.

Will Solar work in a power cut?

Solar turns off in a power cut by default, so what can be done?

Battery Upgrade

Upgraded Victron inverter, with batteries in cabinets below (Image: C. Brookson)

Case Study: Domestic Battery Storage Upgrade with Power Cut Back-up, Stowmarket, Suffolk

Going back to upgrade a customer system with a bigger inverter and more batteries.
The completed battery upgrade, with full enclosure (Image: T. Larkum)

Upgrading a PowerBanx (Victron/Pylontech) Home Battery Storage System

Adding another Pylontech battery to a home battery system with a Victron inverter.
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Adding Another Battery to a PowerBanx (Sofar/Pylontech) Home Storage System

Adding another Pylontech battery to a home battery system with a Sofar inverter.

Solar and Home Battery Maintenance

Keeping Your Home Battery Charged in the Winter

How to protect a home battery from the effects of the cold.

I Have A New Solar/Battery System – What Issues Should I Be Aware Of?

The behaviour of solar and battery systems is complex, and not always obvious.
Tanjent's PowerBanx X battery storage, in black enclosure (Image: Tanjent)

Tanjent Guide to Home Battery Maintenance

How to keep your battery storage system in top condition.