Solar Panels

Smart Export Guarantee for Solar launches

Launched on the 1st January 2020 the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) means large energy suppliers will be obligated to offer a tariff for small-scale solar power exports, which should help to sweeten the deal for new solar owners, who will also benefit from lower energy bills.

Electricity suppliers which have more than 150,000 customers will be required to offer at least one tariff for power exported to the grid from renewables smaller than 5MW, though smaller suppliers are not excluded from offering tariffs too. Households that have had solar PV installed since 1st April 2019 will have the choice of over 14 suppliers.

The SEG replaces the Export Tariff, which was scrapped in April 2019 along with the Generation Tariff under the government’s Feed-In Tariff scheme.

In order to be eligible for the SEG, the solar installation must be certified by an approved scheme, such as the Microgeneration Certification Scheme & households and organisations will also require a smart meter in order to take accurate export readings.

Suppliers will be required to offer tariffs with rates above 0p/kWh. The STA, as part of its #Fair4Solar campaign, called on government to guarantee a fair rate for small-scale solar power exports, and will be keeping a close eye on the market. As will Ofgem, which is tasked with monitoring competitiveness and intervening should this fail to materialise. 

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Our recommendation is Octopus Energy who have their Agile (variable rate) or Outgoing (fixed rate currently 5.5p/kWh). Click here to sign up.

SunPower Maxeon 3 400w Solar Panels in stock January 2020

The world’s highest efficiency Solar Panel is in stock in January.

SunPower’s Maxeon 3 400w panel offers high generation for both residential & commercial roofs. 4kWp can be achieved from just over 17.5sqm of roof area.

These market leading modules with warrantied output of 92% at 25years will give the most long-term energy in the Solar industry – up to 60% more energy in the same space over 25 years.

This is all backed by the industry leading Warranty – 25years for Product, Performance & Service.

If you are looking to invest in Solar in 2020 contact us to discuss your requirements.

Beat the VAT increase on Solar

Now is a great time to invest in Solar PV before the government’s proposed VAT increase on ‘energy saving products’ – including Solar and home batteries – comes into effect in October.

Orders need to be signed & confirmed by the end of September.

Contact us now to start your journey by clicking here.

 

 

Solar, high speed & wireless charging set to revolutionise electric transport

Today (9 July 2019), the government announced it is investing £37 million into British engineering to transform electric chargepoint infrastructure, revolutionising the experience for the record levels of ultra-low emission vehicle drivers on UK roads.

  • twelve projects set to receive almost £40 million to revolutionise the experience of owning an electric vehicle in the UK
  • innovations to receive investment include solar-powered forecourts, underground charging systems and electric vehicle wireless charging systems
  • government aims for these innovations to encourage uptake of electric vehicles – a key aim of the Road to Zero strategy which celebrates one-year anniversary

For more info click here

We will be at Fully Charged Live 7th – 9th June 2019

Join us on the 7th, 8th & 9th of June at Silverstone for Fully Charged LIVE where we will be exhibiting market leading Solar, Energy Storage & EV Charging.

This summer’s show will be an lexhilarating festival with the following on offer:

  • Electric Transfers: Get transported from the car park to the Silverstone Wing in one of ~200 electric vehicles.
  • Grand Opening, Grand Closing (sponsored by Myenergi): Win a £1,000 in our daily prize draw.
  • Drive Electric for a year: Win a highly-sought after Hyundai Kona EV for a year, courtesy of DriveElectric.
  • Every Electric Vehicle available in the UK: More than 100 on-site, including the Tesla Model 3.
  • The Forecourt (sponsored by Alfen): All currently available Battery Electric Vehicles in 1 place.
  • A comprehensive exhibition of the best Clean Energy suppliers and Renewable Technologies.
  • Enhanced line-up of hosts including Helen Czerski, Maddie Moate, Jonny Smith & Robert Llewellyn.
  • 30 Live Sessions, across GigaTheatre (sponsored by Nissan) and MegaTheatre: A carefully curated series of conversations where the Fully Charged presenters tackle the future of Energy, Transport and other hot topics with expert panellists.
  • Re-Charge: An area to relax and recharge your batteries, courtesy of Octopus.
  • Racing Bug (sponsored by Good Energy): Competitive, interactive racing simulator.
  • Fun Zone (sponsored by Myenergi): For big kids of all ages including Brickies, Robotic Workshop, Sublime Science and Kidz Vidz.
  • The Garages: Garages crammed with ‘Classic Conversions’ and ‘Cutting-Edge Concepts’
  • The Paddock: Outdoors hospitality zone packed with food & drink options.
  • Two-wheeler Test Track: Try out e-scooters, e-bikes and much more on our short test track.
  • Live Music Stage (sponsored by SolarEdge): With live bands throughout, a set from Craig Charles (Craig Charles’ Funk & Soul Club: Saturday only).
  • Manufacturing Partners (including BMW, JLR, Kia, Nissan, Renault): A series of the most proactive manufacturers and their electric vehicles.
  • Test Drives: Limited number of drives on the Stowe Circuit – NB booking process to be communicated to ticket-holders pre-event.

For more information & to buy tickets click here

First home 400w Solar Panel from SunPower now available

Order now for installation in April SunPower’s record breaking Maxeon 3 400w Solar Panels.

Maxeon technology features the most powerful and high efficiency panel available today provides more power so greater savings.

The unique design of SunPower Maxeon technology gives you the most long-term energy in solar – up to 60% more energy in the same space over 25 years.

This is all backed by the industry leading Warranty – 25years for Product, Performance & Service.

For more information click here

To discuss your requirements contact us 01789 262411 or click here

Solar Installations across Warwickshire, Worcestershire & West Midlands

It is important when selecting a company to install your Solar Panels you choose one you can trust. Stratford Energy Solutions have a wealth of experience, installing to the highest possible standards, using market leading products.

We have installed Solar systems to thousands of residential customers across the Midlands & Nationally. In addition, we have worked with many businesses helping then improve their environmental credentials by installing commercial Solar solutions.

As a SunPower Premier Partner & SolarEdge accredited installer we offer high efficiency systems backed up by the industry’s best warranties.

If you are interested in installing Solar Panels then contact us by clicking 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.

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