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CLARIFICATION REMOVES BARRIER TO BATTERY STORAGE FOR 900,000 SOLAR HOMES

Updated technical guidance by Ofgem has been released, that clarifies the treatment of existing payments for homes that currently export Solar power to the grid and that want to install battery storage and smart meters. The clarification is good news for existing solar homes looking to invest in battery storage alongside a smart meter because it means they will continue to be eligible to keep their ‘deemed’ [estimated] payments for their Solar exports. More information can be found by clicking here

If you are interested in discussing further please do call us 01789 262411.

OLEV Grant Electric Car Charging installs Coventry & Warwickshire

We are OLEV accredited Electric Vehicle Charging installers for both the HomeCharge & WorkPlace schemes.

We can offer all types of charging from single chargers at home to complex load balanced smart charging for commercial applications.

We work with leading brands such as Alfen, EO Charging, EV-Box, Myenergi, Rolec & Tesla.

If you are investing in an Electric Vehicle, whether Plug-In Hybrid or fully Electric, for personal use or whole commercial fleet we will have an option.

Based in Stratford-upon-Avon we cover all areas of Warwickshire.

Contact us by clicking here for more information.

OLEV Grant Electric Car Charging installs Birmingham, West Midlands.

We are OLEV accredited Electric Vehicle Charging installers for both the HomeCharge & WorkPlace schemes.

We can offer all types of charging from single chargers at home to complex load balanced smart charging for commercial applications.

We work with leading brands such as Alfen, EO Charging, EV-Box, Myenergi, Rolec & Tesla.

If you are investing in an Electric Vehicle, whether Plug-In Hybrid or fully Electric, for personal use or whole commercial fleet we will have an option.

Based in Stratford-upon-Avon we cover all areas of Birmingham & the West Midlands.

Contact us by clicking here for more information.

Tesla Powerwall 2 improved warranty

  • Tesla have improved the warranty for the Powerwall 2.
  • Previously only customers using the battery for self consumption of solar benefited from the market leading unlimited cycle warranty, it has now been updated to include customers using the time based control feature who can now also take advantage of this unlimited cycle warranty for 10 years.
  • In summary:
    • 10 year warranty
    • 13.5kWh 100% fully usable energy scalable to over 120kWh
    • 5kW of Power that is scalable with each Powerwall installed
    • Active Temperature Control giving longer life and flexible install position
    • Unlimited Cycles for Self Consumption and Time Based Control (Grid Charging)
    • 80% energy retention after 10years
    • Constant Software updates enhancing the product and sent out to all Powerwalls
    • Backup function available as option
    • Able to set up as three-phase
  • This improved warranty update is retrospective to all existing owners which is great news for clients who have invested already.
  • Interested in energy storage? Then contact us to discuss by calling 01789 262411 or clicking here
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    Workplace EV Charging grant increases to potential £10,000

    Last week it was announced the Workplace Charging grant would increase to £500 per socket and workplaces can now claim multiple times.

    Act fast though as funding is only available on a first come first served basis for a maximum of 8,000 sockets or until 31st March 2019, whichever comes first.

    The key points:

      All new vouchers issued from 24th July will receive £500 discount per socket on eligible charging equipment.
      Businesses already in possession of £300 voucher that has not been claimed against, can withdraw it and reapply to get the higher contribution.
      Businesses can now submit a multiple voucher application subsequent to their first application.
      With a maximum of 20 sockets being claimed per business.

    For more information contact us by clicking here

    SunPower X22 370w panel now available to order

    The world standard for Solar has just been improved with the SunPower X22 370w panel.

    With its 22.7% record-breaking efficiency, the new X22 370W residential panel offers unsurpassed performance, reliability and aesthetics.

    Backed up by the best warranty in the Solar industry SunPower panels have a 25yr product warranty & 92% performance guarantee at 25yrs. All this from a company which has been manufacturing since 1985.

    For more information contact us by clicking here

    Stratford Energy at FullyChargedLive – Silverstone

    On the 9th & 10th June come join us at the Electric Vehicle & Renewable Energy event of the year!

    Choose from dozens of visitor attractions, 18 live sessions, lots of exciting exhibitors and >50 electric vehicles at Robert Llewellyn’s Fully Charged LIVE, the exhibition of the hit YouTube show (FullyChargedShow.co.uk)

    Visitor Attractions:

    • Grand Opening, Grand Closing: Win a £1,000 in our daily prize draw courtesy of myenergi.

    • Ask the Expert: The Renewable Energy Association, Chargemaster, Drive Electric & Hyperion Executive Search are on hand to answer all of your questions.

    • Every Electric Vehicle available in the UK: There will be 50+ electric vehicles on-site including the new Nissan Leaf and the hotly-anticipated Jaguar I-PACE.

    • An array of the best Renewable Technologies: Whether you want solar or batteries, heat pumps or vehicle-to-grid chargers, it’ll all be on display.

    • And a selection of Technologies ‘as seen on screen’: If you’ve seen it on Fully Charged, chances are it will be at the Silverstone Wing for your enjoyment.

    • The Hospitality Zone: Food & Drink aplenty will be on offer, as well as interactive entertainment from the Racing Bug for big kids of all ages.

    • The Pit Garage & The Paddock: We couldn’t squeeze all of the organic goodness of Fully Charged in the Silverstone Wing , so there’s even more ‘under the hood’.

    • Eighteen Live Sessions: A carefully curated series of conversations where the Fully Charged hosts (Robert Llewellyn, Channel 4’s Scrapheap Challenge; Jonny Smith, Channel 5’s Fifth Gear; Helen Czerski, BBC’s Ice and Fire) and expert panellists take on the hottest topics.

    This eventbrite page is for VIP invites only, to buy tickets or for further information click here

    Solar Power sets new generation record

    The UK’s solar capacity set a new generation record earlier this month, almost a year to the day it achieved the same feat in 2017.

    Data compiled by PV Live and verified by National Grid show that PV generation peaked at 9.42GW from 11:30 AM on Monday 14 May, edging just past the previous record of 9.37GW set almost a year ago.

    These record-setting periods also saw solar provide 25% of the country’s entire demand, the second largest power source at that time of day. Combined with wind (10%) and nuclear (18%), low-carbon sources made up more than half of the UK’s entire energy demand around midday.

    And the record caps off what has been a highly productive period for the UK’s renewables fleet. Solar PV has regularly contributed upwards of 25% of the UK’s power supply around the midday peak in recent weeks, and the early May bank holiday spell saw PV become the dominant energy source for a total of six full hours over the weekend.

    Far from being an overarching issue for National Grid, the transmission system operator has repeatedly asserted that it has the tools at its disposal to cope with such periods of significant solar generation.

    Whether for how or work Solar Power can help reduce costs. Contact us by clicking here for no obligation advice.

    Electric Vehicle Charging for Businesses

    Is your business considering installing an Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging infrastructure?

    We work with leading manufacturers such as ABB, Alfen, EO Charging, EV-Box, Rolec & Tesla to name a few offering, anything from a simple single 3.68kW charger to a more complicated multi-charger installation with full monitoring & load management.

    Did you know, you can also claim a grant of up to £6,000 towards the costs of your charging stations.

    Get in touch to find out how we can help call 01789 262411 or click here for a no obligation quote.

    SunPower X21 350w Solar Panels now available.

    The “best” Solar Panel just got “better”. SunPower have just launched their latest Signature Black panel with output increased from 335w to 350w.

    This new panel with its premium aesthetics is a class leader.

    Key facts:

    • Panel efficiency of 21.5%
    • 350w peak output
    • Warrantied output after 25 years at 92%
    • Product warranty of 25 years

    In conclusion, highest output, highest efficiency, highest power warranty with the longest product warranty of any “all black” panel on the market.

    We are now taking orders for immediate delivery so please contact us today to discuss further by clicking here