Join Tesla Energy Plan – lowest fixed rate of electricity in the UK
By joining the Tesla Energy Plan you get to enjoy the lowest flat rate of electricity in the UK – 8-11p/kWh.
To participate you need to have Solar Panels & a Tesla Powerwall installed at your home. If you have Solar already then you only need to add a Powerwall, For information on either or both, then do contact us to discuss the benefits of Solar & Energy Storage.
Powerwall stores surplus Solar generated energy to use any time, can charge from the grid & provides back up power during power cuts.
With the Tesla Energy plan, using your solar and Powerwall, you generate, store and return clean energy to the community during peak times.
By joining the UK Tesla Virtual Power Plant, you’ll save up to 75% on your energy bills compared to the Big 6 energy providers.
The Tesla Energy Plan is administer by Octopus Energy & offers a flat import rate of £0.08-0.11/kWh – the lowest single rate tariff available in the market (as of October 2020) and a flat export rate of £0.08-0.11/kWh for any electricity you export.
Tesla Powerwall Performance Excellence Award
We recently enjoyed a surprise visit to our office from Jerry Hamilton the UK Channel Manager for Tesla Powerwall.
He presented our director during a socially distanced meeting the 2020 Q2 Performance Excellence Award for continued support & promotion of the Tesla Powerwall brand.
The Powerwall provides unrivalled storage, performance & aesthetics which is why Stratford Energy Solutions are proud to work with the market leading brand not only for Energy Storage but also for Vehicle Charging.
If you wish to discuss the benefits of batteries for your home or business then please do not hesitate to contact us by clicking here.
Tesla PowerWall Storm Watch
Earlier this week, in anticipation of high winds from Storm Francis, Tesla turned on Storm Watch on UK installed Powerwalls with backup capability.
For all UK PowerWall customers with a Gateway 2 installed the battery has a function called Storm Watch. When a storm is on the way the function is activated automatically charging the battery to full capacity and then maintaining it at 100% in anticipation of a power cut. Once the storm passes the function will turn off and the battery returns to its preset function of using Solar or off-peak energy to charge.
Owners will be notified via their smart phones, and the Tesla app, that the battery has entered Storm Watch and have the option to override.
If PowerWall switches to backup mode because of a power cut the process will be instant & seamless with no interruption to the electricity supply & again the first a homeowner will know about it is a notification via the app.
1: Survey: We’ll get in touch to arrange a home visit or desktop survey assessment to create a proposal tailored to your home. During the assessment, you will be presented with details of the panels, optimised inverter system & options for energy storage. 2️ Installation: We will take care of the heavy work organising scaffold, local network connection permission & all parts of the installation. Your photovoltaic system will be designed to maximize power and efficiency with innovative photovoltaic panels. 3️ Activation: At the end of the work, a thorough inspection is conducted and you will be provided with a monitoring portal that details Solar generation, household energy usage and reporting on the savings you are making. We will also provide a detailed handover folder to include specification of main components, certification, warranties and the option to join our referral scheme.
All you have to do is enjoy your savings in your future energy bills and maybe make our experienced engineers a cup of tea!!!
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Tesla activates “Storm Watch” on Powerwalls
Tesla’s ‘Storm Watch’ was activated for ‘hundreds’ of Powerwall owners who have the Gateway 2 in preparation for Storm Ciara.
Tesla describes the feature:
When a storm or severe weather is on the horizon, increasing the likelihood of a utility power outage, Powerwall triggers Storm Watch. This mode automatically charges Powerwall to maximum capacity so it can provide backup power.
The Tesla app notifies customers that Powerwall has activated Storm Watch. The mode remains active until the weather event ends, at which time the system returns to its previously selected mode. It is possible to disable this mode by going to the Tesla app, selecting ‘Customize’ and then ‘Storm Watch.’”
Tesla decides when to activate Storm Watch and push it to Powerwall owners, but they can opt out of the program if they are not worried about the weather, or the possibility of losing power, and they want their home battery pack to keep cycling like it normally does.
For more information on Tesla Powerwall contact us by clicking here
Tesla Powerwall has 3 key modes
The Tesla Powerwall 2 has 3 modes; a battery to store surplus Solar generated Electricity, Time of Use Charging & Back Up Power.
Increase self-consumption of solar power generation:Powerwall can store surplus solar energy during daylight hours and use that energy later in the evening when the sun is not shining.
Time of Use/Load shifting:Powerwall can charge during low rate periods when demand for electricity is lower and discharge during more expensive rate periods when electricity demand is higher.
Back-up power:In the event of a grid outage, Backup Gateway is now available to ensure your Powerwall continues to power your home or select circuits. Backup Gateway will also ensure your Solar PV system continues to generate energy during a power cut.
The market leading Tesla Powerwall storage system is in stock and Tesla have large supply available owing to the opening of a new production line. If you have Solar then this is the energy storage system to add to it or to accompany your new installation.
There are many points to consider when looking at batteries. We have detailed the points we feel make the Tesla Powerwall the market leader:
13.5kWh of usable storage & scalable upto 135kWh
Up to 50kW charge/dis-charge rate
Battery is thermally managed
Able to charge from the grid to make the best of time of use tariffs
Can be mounted internally or externally, wall or floor mounted
Unlimited cycle 10 year warranty
If you would like more information or a quote please click here.
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.