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
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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.
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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)
• 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
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.
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.
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
SolarEdge upgrades are so often associated with mis-selling by the “call centre” solar sellers. Often their approach is “your installer has gone out of business”, “we are working on behalf of MCS”, “your system is out of warranty” amongst others. However there are many occasions when these upgrades are justified.
We recently carried one out replacing a faulty 6yr old single tracker string inverter on 3 roofs & it is already paying dividends for the client.
The client saw the benefit of a fully optimised system but without the panel level monitoring it would have taken some time before the diode failure of a panel would have been discovered. A week in & it was obvious something was wrong from the layout with one unshaded panel being the worst performer. By analysing the voltage of each panel we can be sure there is a panel issue. The client identified early on with minimal system generation loss & option to swap just one panel.
SolarEdge also offers full energy monitoring of your property, panel level DC shutdown & long warranties.
Contact us to discuss further.
The subject of Solar Panels can often cause hot debate on the benefits they bring versus their aesthetical value. Working with market leading brands we deliver a range of “good looking Solar” systems using “all black” panels often combined with integrated mounting systems.
We work throughout Warwickshire, The Midlands & UK installing retrofit & new build systems.
If you are interested in the benefits of Solar Panels but always been concerned by the impact on your home then please click here to contact us £ discuss your requirements further.
According to the National Grid figures, reported by WWF recently, the GB electricity was the “greenest” ever.
For the first time, wind, nuclear and solar power generated more than gas and coal combined in June last year breaking 13 clean energy records. Since 2012, Britain has halved it’s carbon emissions and is now the 4th cleanest power system in Europe and the 7th Worldwide.
Despite this carbon emissions for 2017, which averaged 275g/kWh, were still someway from the 2030 target of 100g/kWh. Further data can be found at MyGridGB
There are many ways we can impact our carbon footprints at home & at work from simple things like turning off lights, controlling heating systems, insulating our properties to investing in renewable energy & electric cars.
It’s been a busy & exciting few weeks in the media starting with government news on Smart Energy. Key to this is that household batteries will be part of UK’s new energy strategy. Stratford Energy Solutions has been installing home energy storage for nearly 2 years & currently recommend the Tesla Powerwall 2.The other big news was the announcement that New diesel and petrol vehicles to be banned from 2040 in UK.
This created lots of heated discussion on social media, TV & Radio and even down the local pub on the effect of this policy.
One of the main topics was can the grid handle the imminent growth in electric vehicle uptake? The answer is yes, 100% electric vehicles can easily be accommodated by the grid. This will be achieved with a mixture of off-peak charging (the government are already rolling out smart meters), increase in generation with renewables & energy storage and new digital technology whereby the rate of EV charging at any moment across the country will be automatically adjusted to help match overall supply and demand. The latter is currently being trialled as part of the world’s largest electric vehicle charging project, Electric Nation, which Stratford Energy Solutions is one of the installation companies.
Other questions being asked included what difference will swapping to all electric make and where will I charge? The WWF wrote a great blog which answered all those queries click here to read it
For more information on energy storage & electric vehicle charging contact us 01789 262411.