Electric Car Charging

Christmas Hours

Wow what a year 2022 has been for the Solar & Energy Storage industry!! We have seen massive growth in the industry not only in the UK, but Worldwide with installers, distributors and manufacturers pushed to the limits.

With this in mind we will be taking advantage of the Christmas break and closing from 4pm on Friday 16th December and re-opening on Wednesday 4th January at 9am to recharge our batteries.

We thank all our customers, staff and family for working with us this year and wish them a Merry Christmas & hoping for a Sunny New Year.


£500 towards Electric Vehicle Charging for Coventry Businesses

Businesses in Coventry can currently get upto £500 towards Electric Vehicle Charging points that we install in the city. EO Charging & Coventry City Council partnered to form Plug in Coventry which offers reliable and premium charging solutions for Coventry’s residents and businesses. Stratford Energy Solutions is the installation partner for the project.

To help businesses invest in charging infrastructure the partnership offers an extra £150 to the £350 OZEV Workplace Charging Grant with the Council contributing £100 & EO Charging £50. Numbers are limited to the first 100 chargers.

For more information and to start your transition to Electric Vehicles click here.


Ban on new Petrol & Diesel cars in UK from 2030

New cars and vans powered wholly by petrol and diesel will not be sold in the UK from 2030, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said.

It is part of what Mr Johnson calls a “green industrial revolution” to tackle climate change and create jobs in industries such as nuclear energy.

£4bn is to be allocated to implement the 10-point plan which includes Offshore Wind, Hydrogen, Nuclear, Electric Vehicles, Public Transport, Cycling & Walking, Jet Zero & Greener Maritime, Homes & Public Buildings, Carbon Capture, Nature & Innovation & Finance. More detailed information on each can be found by clicking here.

Are you ready for the growth in Electric Vehicles? Whether you are investing in a car for personal use, for business or a fleet of Electric Vehicles, manage a public building or recreation site with parking we have options for Electric Vehicle Charging.

Contact us by clicking here to discuss your requirements.

COVID-19 update – Solar & EV Charger installations re-commence with revised working methods

As a responsible business we have always been focussed on the Health & Safety of our staff and customers. We have closely followed the COVID-19 Government guidelines suspending all installation work on the 24th March.

Over the last 2 weeks we have communicated with our clients on their thoughts on our return to installing and following last night’s announcement by the Prime Minister we began a phased return to work today.

Our working methods have been updated to ensure the safety of both staff and customers with careful consideration for each individual project discussing any requirements with home & business owners.

We continue to run all administration functions of the business as normal with skeleton staff working in the office and others at home.

All unnecessary visits including initial site surveys will continue to be virtual with the use of Google Earth and video conferencing such as Zoom or MS Teams. Now maybe an ideal time whilst at home to discuss opportunities for Solar, Energy Storage or EV Charging.

In the meantime, we thank our customers & staff for your support and understanding during this difficult time. Our thoughts are also with anyone directly affected by the virus and our amazing NHS workers.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us either by calling 01789 262411 or emailing info@stratfordenergy.co.uk.

OLEV Homecharge & Workplace Grants continue

The Office for Low Emission Vehicles has recently confirmed the continuation of the ‘electric vehicle homecharge scheme’ (EVHS) and ‘workplace charging scheme’ (WCS) for another year.

This note confirms how these infrastructure grants schemes will operate this year. OLEV will update guidance documents in light of these changes in the coming weeks.

As from the 1 April 2020 the grant for these schemes will be set at £350 towards the cost of purchase and installation of a chargepoint at home through the electric vehicle homecharge scheme, and £350 towards a chargepoint socket at work through the workplace charging scheme. This is a reduction from £500 to £350 although the number of sockets allowed will double from 20 to 40.

The new rate will apply to installations on or after 1 April 2020 for EVHS and will apply to voucher applications submitted on or after 1 April 2020 for WCS.

For more information click here to contact us.

Stratford Energy #stayathome

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement last night & to keep our customers & employees safe we have suspended all installations

Our sales team are remote working so please continue to contact us by clicking here or email info@stratfordenergy.co.uk

#stayathome #staysafe #solutionriseseveryday

EV charging with no upfront costs

Need electric vehicle chargers but don’t have the upfront capital? Prefer to lease a charging solution to align with your electric needs? Meet Charging-as-a-Service – a new funding model we can offer in association with EO Charging.

From just £1.99 per charger per day we’ll install, operate and maintain your intelligent charging system (including all required supply upgrades and civil works). With the EO App site owners can create a revenue stream from charging stations.

• Fully-funded fast chargers (7-22kW) with no upfront capital required.

• Chargers installed and maintained by Stratford Energy Solutions.

• Contract lengths upto 10 years.

• Free site survey and consultation to ensure the charging solution meets your needs. 

• Full ownership of charging equipment at the end of the contract.

Zappi – Charge your EV with PV

About #zappi – The eco-smart EV charger in a league of its own

zappi is an EV charger with a difference. Not only does it operate as a traditional EV charger, it can also charge your EV using 100% GREEN energy generated from your Solar PV or wind generation.

Here’s the SMART bit. zappi can charge for FREE using your PV during the day and be set to charge at the most economical times at night if you have preferred economy rates from your energy provider. All controllable by the #myenergi APP.


⚡️ Programmable timer function

⚡️Dynamic load balancing for maximum installation flexibility

⚡️Charge and event logging

⚡️Pin-code lock function

⚡️Tap operated display backlight

⚡️Built-in RCD protection

⚡️Integral cable holster

⚡️Remote control and monitoring add-on option

⚡️Supplied with clip-on grid current sensor

⚡️3x charging modes: eco, eco+ and fast

⚡️Optimises microgeneration self-consumption

⚡️Economy tariff sensing

⚡️18th edition ready – no earth rod required

⚡️Available in 7kW or 22kW (3-phase)

⚡️OLEV (Home & Work Scheme) Approved – Hub device required

⚡️3 year warranty

⚡️Works alongside battery storage systems

⚡️Works with all myenergi devices

Available from stock in black or white, tethered & untethered.

Public Electric Vehicle Charging in Coventry Car Park

We have recently installed 18 x Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Points at the new Salt Lane Car Park in Coventry.

Located in the City Centre, Salt Lane car park is spread across six floors and now offers a number of dedicated spaces for electric vehicles. Th industry-leading charging infrastructure offers drivers an easy park and charge solution in Central Coventry.

Upon arrival at the car park, electric vehicles drivers can charge their vehicle in two ways:

  • Once plugged-in to a select number of chargers, drivers can initiative the charge using a contactless payment card at the adjacent kiosk EO Pay. Drivers pay for a fixed cost charging session based on time, which can be topped up if planning to stay longer than the average trip into the city!

  • Drivers can also power their vehicle using one of our EO Genius chargers – payment is done on a ‘Pay-as-you-go’ basis through the EO App (free to download on all smartphones). The app allows the drivers to start or stop their charge and carefully monitor the amount they’ve spent.

Behind the scenes, Coventry City Council will manage the charging infrastructure using the EO Cloud – EO’s industry-leading management platform.

This installation at Salt Lane car park is the start of many that we hope to install with EO Charging as part of Plug in Coventry initiative.

Electric car chargepoints to be installed in all future homes in world first

All new-build homes could soon be fitted with an electric car chargepoint, the government has outlined today (15 July 2019) in a public consultation on changing building regulations in England. The consultation comes alongside a package of announcements to support electric vehicle drivers and improve the experience of charging.

Plans include:

  • all new-build homes could be fitted with an electric car chargepoint as record levels of ultra-low emission vehicles hit UK roads
  • England set to be first country to introduce mandatory chargepoints in new homes, cementing position as global leader in race to net zero emissions
  • government also consulting on ‘smart’ charging, to help allow consumers save money by charging EVs off-peak

Here at Stratford Energy Solutions we offer a number of solutions for developers in the new build market.

For more info contact us by clicking here.