Tesla PowerWall 2 installations begin Warwickshire, Midlands

So June has been a very busy & exciting month with the arrival of the Tesla PowerWall 2. Stock began to arrive in the first week and we have now installed a number of home energy storage systems.

Clients who have had the units have reported days when they are now not buying electricity. Their Solar PV systems generate during the day powering their houses with any surplus electricity being stored on their Tesla battery. Then when the Solar PV energy begins to reduce their battery takes over allowing their homes to be powered by sunshine 24 hours a day.

Here are some key points which make it the leading battery:

  • Only Manufacturer to have an active cooling system. This will ensure your battery is operating at its peak performance whilst extending the life.
  • Floor and Wall Mounted
  • Flexible installation location Indoor or Outdoor
  • 5KW continuous Charge and Discharge ability from its own built in Battery inverter.
  • AC Coupled so capable of retrofit to any home with a PV installation.
  • Large 13.5kWh capacity to take advantage of Grid charging in the future without affecting the FIT payments. Maximum use of solar consumption in summer and capacity to buy from Time of use tariffs in the winter.
  • Scalable, Up to 10 Powerwall’s can be connected to a single Gateway giving a huge 135KWh of storage and 50KW of power from a relatively small space
  • Simple, Market Leading Warranty leaving you with 80% of its original output after 10 Years
  • Future Proof product, Always Connected giving you free over the air updates such as Time Of Use charge and discharge
  • Tesla Experience is unparalleled

 If you wish to add energy storage to your Solar PV system then please call 01789 262411. We currently have stock available due in later this month.

Are Solar Panels & Energy Storage going to cut my electricity bill?

A question we always get asked is “Are Solar Panels & Energy Storage going to cut my electricity bill?” The answer is yes!!!

We have supplied & installed many Solar PV systems over the last 7 years & have been installing energy storage as part of new installations or retrofit to existing systems for the last 2 years.

Using one of our clients as a case study we can see the benefits in a very short space of time. In December 2016 we installed a new 5.23kWp SunPower system using 16 x E20 327w Panels with SolarEdge Inverter & Optimisation as well as a Tesla Powerwall 1.

The client has so far in 2017 provided 41% of their electricity consumption from Solar, in March it was 66% & April has started well at 91%.

The East facing SunPower panels generate electricity as soon as the sun rises & often by lunchtime the Tesla Powerwall is at 100% stored capacity leaving the house to be powered by sunshine until sunset when the battery takes over.

Commenting on the system our client says:

“It’s easy to live with and the app is fascinating. We have just come off a single period of 46hours where all the power we consumed came off our own roof.

Really looking forward to May, June and July when we think we are going to be strong net producers of power.

Next steps? We are thinking of maybe more one day. The back of the house is an option due to the East West nature of the house and very long periods of the day we would have both sides in full sun. Maybe a second battery? We think if we did that we would almost be able to change our oil fired boiler for an electric one in a few years when it needs replacing. Ground source? What about when all our cars are electric?”

For more information on Solar & Energy Storage call us on 01789 262411.

Upgrade & Optimise your Solar PV with upfront payment of £500*

There are many Solar PV systems that are coming up for 5 years old that were installed at the early high FiT rates. Those systems’ inverters are nearing the end of their warranty & some are beginning to fail. 

The obvious option is to replace the inverter with another string inverter, however we recommend installing a SolarEdge Inverter with Power Optimisers as this will provide the following benefits:

  • Increase in Revenue – SolarEdge Power Optimiser technology has been tested & proven to increase generation.
  • Live Monitoring – Access to individual panel monitoring via your computer, tablet or phone allowing full visibility of the performance of your system including Solar generation, energy consumption & export data.
  • 20 Year Warranty – SolarEdge Inverters come with a 12 year warranty as standard but as part of the upgrade we extend it to 20 years and SolarEdge Power Optimisers come with a 25 year warranty. 
  • Future Proof – along with our 10 year workmanship warranty, the core item of the system is guaranteed for the rest of the FiT scheme.
  • Battery Ready – with the addition of SolarEdge’s StorEdge interface the system can be further enhanced with the ability to add Energy Storage.
  • Firefighter Safety – SolarEdge is one of the very few inverter technologies that have been passed as Firefighter safe.
  • Panels – as part of the upgrade whilst adding the optimisers, the panels will be cleaned & all connections checked
  • Full Health Check – we will also check all electrical wiring & isolators. 

Stratford Energy Solutions are  SolarEdge certified so even if your system appears to be working let us upgrade it & start increasing the revenue from your Feed-In Tariff.

For more information on SolarEdge click here & to see the StorEdge system working click here

*With a deposit of only £500 then spread the payments over 36 months at £95.71 per month. 

Based on 16 panel system Install cost £3,495. Pay £500, then 36 x £95.71. Total payable £3,945.56. APR 9.9%.

Call us now to discuss your upgrade 

Tel: 01789 262411.

FREE EV Charging Points – roll out commences.

Electric vehicle owners are starting to have free smart chargers installed as a result of their participation in the Electric Nation project. The latest smart chargers will future-proof their electric vehicle (EV) home charging, and they will play an important role in a research project to ensure that the UK’s local electricity networks can cope with the ever-growing numbers of electric cars.

For more information and to check eligibility click here remembering to tell them you heard about it from “Stratford Energy Solutions”

Shortlisted – Residential PV – Solar Power Portal Awards 2016

One of our recent projects has been shortlisted for Residential PV project of the year at the Solar Power Portal Awards 2016 to be held on the 5th October 2016.

The systems uses high performance SunPower X-Series “all black” Solar Panels with individual optimisation delivered by SolarEdge. Although the system is a retrofit installation, added to the house, it does not detract from the looks. 

To help make the house more sustainable the immersion heater is linked to the Solar to use surplus Solar-generated electricity to heat hot water.

To read more click here

Golf Clubs & Hotels join Tesla Destination Charging Warwickshire

Hotels, Golf Clubs & other such sites can attract Tesla drivers to their properties by joining the Destination Charging Network. Qualified sites will receive their first two Wall Connectors free of charge as long as they are installed in visible or convenient locations.

As a Certified Tesla Installer we can install the units for you.

Either follow the linkor contact us to discuss further – 01789 262411.

Solar Panels 3.78kWp from £4,500

Special offer – 14 x SolarWorld 270w panels (3.78kWp) installed with SMA Sunny Boy from £4,500 inclusive.

This system consists of market leading German panels & inverter with online monitoring & includes installation, standard scaffold deck, MCS certification & FiT application forms.

Reduce your electricity bills & improve your carbon footprint. Contact us today 01789 262411.

Upgrade to heat your hot water as well from £295.

SMA Sunny Boy Storage & Tesla Powerwall

With SMA’s new Sunny Boy Storage system you can add a Tesla Powerwall to any existing Solar PV system. Energy storage ensures you maximise your Solar generated electricity thereby further reducing your home’s reliance on the grid.

The Sunny Boy Storage battery inverter is suitable for high-voltage batteries and is ideally suited to the electricity demand of a private household. It combines the flexibility of AC coupling with the advantages of high-voltage technology, enabling a significant reduction in system and installation costs.

Integrated web server and direct portal access, allows simple commissioning and monitoring of energy flows in the household.
We are now taking orders for delivery in July. Call 01789 262411 for more information.

Commercial Industrial Electrical Contracting, Southam, Warwickshire

As part of on-going commercial & industrial work for our customer Engineering Technology Group we have just completed a project for their Permanent Trade Show Showroom in Southam which will be unveiled to their customers on 10th June 2015.

Over the last few years we have completed work on new offices including lighting & power as well as large warehouse lighting & wiring of their industrial machines.

The first quarter of 2015 we completed all the lighting, power & distribution in their new warehouse in Wellesbourne.

If you have commercial premises and require electrical work required including energy efficient lighting then call us on 01789 262411.

Stratford Energy goes all electric with Nissan Leaf

Today we have taken delivery of a Nissan Leaf all electric car. The car has been supplied by Arbury Group in Bromsgove