Renewable Energy

Solar & Energy Storage 0% VAT

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced yesterday during the Spring Statement 2022, the Government are cutting VAT on installing energy-saving materials in residential properties from 5% to 0% from 1 April 2022 until 31 March 2027.

Solar Energy UK has sought clarity from Government on the classification of domestic energy storage within the VAT announcement and we are delighted to announce that Government has confirmed that the zero rate VAT applies to domestic energy storage when installed with solar, although retrofit or standalone batteries would still be subject to 20% VAT.

As you can imagine this has generated a great deal of interest especially with the current energy price increases home owners are seeing so we ask that please be patient when making enquiries as we may take longer to reply than normal.

Rest assured that when we do install for you, we will use market leading products and install to the highest quality.

Solar & Energy Storage reduce impact of increased energy prices

With energy prices continuing to rise both homes and businesses can reduce the impact by installing Solar or Energy Storage.

Solar panels generate free, green electricity and when partnered with a battery most of the solar generated electricity can be used or stored to use later, and when the Solar doesn’t generate enough electricity the battery can charge from the grid at times of the day when prices are lower to then be used later when prices are higher.

Not got a suitable roof??? Install just a battery and make use of off-peak low cost tariffs.

Whilst home owners are protected to a certain degree by the price cap, businesses will see their prices increase, so the same principle applies; a combinaiton of Solar & Energy Storage or each of the technologies individually will help reduce the impact.

For more information contact us by clicking here.

To design a bespoke system for you we will need to know how much electricity in kWh you use per annum and ideally when you use it and a brief description of what you are trying to achieve.

Tesla Energy Plan – update

The Tesla Energy Plan is an energy tariff specifically designed for homes with Solar and Powerwall installed, offering 100% clean electricity and savings of up to 64% compared to Big 6 tariffs, based on electricity consumption of 8,000 kWh/year. Electricity bills will differ based on usage.

Key Benefits:

  • Power your home and EV with 100% clean energy
  • Reduce your electricity bills
  • Support the grid when it needs it most
  • Reduce reliance on the grid
  • Protect your home from power cuts
  • Be part of Tesla’s UK Virtual Power Plant

Tariff Details:

  • Tesla Energy Plan is a ‘symmetrical’ tariff – i.e. the 24/7 import rate and 24/7 export rate are the same. The symmetrical import/export pricing will be set according to your location.
  • 24/7 import rate of £0.10-0.12/kWh (Based on location) -The lowest flat rate tariff available in the market (as of May 2021).
  • 24/7 export rate of £0.10-0.12/kWh (Based on location) for any electricity you export – more than 100% above the best fixed S.E.G. tariff on the market (as of May 2021)
  • Standing charge of £0.22 per day

For more info click here.

£50,000 Solar grants for Coventry & Warwickshire businesses

Coventry and Warwickshire Green Business Programme has now been extended to June 2023 with additional funding for small to medium-sized businesses available for energy efficiency measures with grants of upto £50,000 available.

The Green Business Programme supports businesses with fewer than 250 employees based in Coventry and Warwickshire who want to save money on energy, waste and water bills and maximise low carbon opportunities.

Energy and resource efficiency grants of £1,000-£50,000 (with 40% intervention) are available for:

  • Renewable technologies including Solar PV
  • Lighting – LED, controls, sensors
  • Heating – replacement boilers/burners, upgrades – electric to gas, zone control, heat recovery, oil to gas, thermal stores,
  • Compressors
  • Ventilation – fans, distribution
  • Refrigeration
  • Recycling and waste – compactors, balers and crushers

Funding applications will be assessed with a value for money calculation based on the carbon saving and value of the grant.

 

For more information contact us or Coventry & Warwickshire Green Business Programme.

Help grow the Heart of England forest when you order a Solar PV system

Stratford Energy Solutions is 10 years old & to celebrate we have joined forces with the Heart of England Forest to help plant tomorrow’s great native woodland.

Help The Heart of England Forest with their Vision:

To create a 30,000 acre unbroken woodland for the benefit of people, wildlife and the environment

• To reach their goal they will plant 13 million native broadleaf trees.

• Tree planting on this scale makes a significant environmental impact.

• Creating a ‘joined-up’ Forest provides vital green corridors for wildlife. Optimising biodiversity is an important part of our work.

• They are passionate about connecting people to nature and all the benefits that brings to health, happiness and wellbeing.

• More than a new woodland for the region, The Heart of England Forest is already an incredible national asset for the country.

By ordering a Solar PV system (minimum 4kWp) by 31st December 2020 to be installed by 31st January 2021 you will help support the planting of more than 20 trees in the Forest, and ensure the trees are protected and maintained.

You will also have a tree dedicated to you, receive a certificate of your support along with 1 year of Friends of the Forest status.

For more information contact us by clicking here & quote HOEF2020.

SunPower Maxeon 400w high efficiency Solar Panels in stock

SunPower Maxeon 3 400w panels are the highest output, highest efficiency panels currently available on the market.

They offer the highest lifetime energy and savings, designed to deliver 60% more energy in the same space over 25 years in real-world conditions like partial shade and high temperatures. They offer market leading reliability at 92% output warrantied after 25 years.

With more than 25 million panels deployed around the world, SunPower technology is proven to last. That’s why they stand behind their panel with an the industry leading exceptional 25-year Combined Power, Product & Service Warranty.

For more information or to discuss your project please click here.

#DemandBetterSolar #solutionriseseveryday

SunPower Maxeon 3 375w “all black” panels in stock

SunPower Maxeon 3 375w panels are the highest output, highest efficiency “all black” panels currently available on the market. 

They offer the highest lifetime energy and savings, designed to deliver 60% more energy in the same space over 25 years in real-world conditions like partial shade and high temperatures. They offer market leading reliability at 92% output warrantied after 25 years.

With more than 25 million panels deployed around the world, SunPower technology is proven to last. That’s why they stand behind their panel with an the industry leading exceptional 25-year Combined Power, Product & Service Warranty.

For more information or to discuss your project please click here.

#DemandBetterSolar #solutionriseseveryday

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.

4.55kWp SunPower Solar £5,950 with SolarEdge

With over 25 million homes in the UK & Solar panels installed on 1 million of them, Stratford Energy Solutions are keen to help more homeowners join the #solarrevolution so are currently offering a 4.55kWp Solar system supplied & installed from £5,950* inclusive of VAT. System consists of:

  • 14 x SunPower 325w “all black” panels with 25yr Product, Performance & Service Warranty.
  • Fully optimised by SolarEdge.
  • 20yr Inverter Warranty.
  • SolarEdge monitoring system.
  • Scaffold.
  • Installed & commissioned by our MCS Certified Accredited employees.

For more information please call us on 01789 262411 or by clicking here.

*This is based on one standard pantile roof with panels either in one line or 2 rows of 7 & is subject to a site survey.

Invest in Solar Panels in 3 simple moves

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!!!

For more info click here