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May 16, 2024

Energy Production from Solar Off-Grid House in the UK. Can you be Power Independent ?

We collected data from a solar photovoltaic system installed into a 5-bedroom property in the UK.  We collected real data from this system and this is we learn from our off-grid system Solar inverter that are classified as off-grid they do not export energy back to the grid. The […]
April 4, 2024

Bifacial Solar Panels – How much extra power produce ? The Albedo Factor

The true benefits of bifacial solar panels – Measured data from Elite Solar and Renesolar 430watt and 550watt panels We measured that bifacial panels generate more electricity due to the amount of reflective light on the back side of the PV panel. Bifacial panels are fabricated with a glass-to-glass […]
February 23, 2024

Massive Energy Storage System 300kWh Goes live on Mount Athos in Greece

In a serene corner of Greece, a monumental step towards sustainable energy is underway. A grand installation of 64 US5000 Pylontech batteries now powers an entire monastery, catering to the needs of a community of 50 devoted monks and their guests. Efficient Lithium-Ion Battery Integration Traditionally, the monastery relied […]
February 1, 2024

HMRC Explains who is entitled for 0% VAT Relief on Batteries & Energy Storage

HMRC – 0% VAT on Batteries – Quick Summary In this announcement, we capture the key factors that will allow you to get VAT Relief for energy storage devices and specifically batteries 2.3 Scope of the relief The relief applies to the services of installing energy-saving materials in residential […]
January 24, 2024

The Fire Safety Rapid Shut Down Switch for Solar Panels

The BFS-S4 Fire Safety Switch The BFS-S4 is a firefighter isolation switch for solar installations. Fire safety switches are required by insurance companies in all solar-powered buildings. This tailored solution ensures robust fire protection and total insurance compliance. The BFS-S4 fire safety switch is a string level load break […]
January 2, 2024

0% VAT on All Lithium Ion, Lead Acid Batteries and Energy Storage Systems – Starting 1st of February 2024

The New Year started with some exciting news for the solar industry. In a crucial move to tackle the energy crisis, the government has unveiled plans to grant VAT relief on the installation of energy storage batteries including lithium , AGM, Lead Acid and complete energy systems (ESS). The UK […]
October 25, 2023

Explaining the operation of ESS Hybrid Energy Storage 5.5kW

In this blog article, we created 4 illustrations that describe how the Multifunctional award winning inverter with lithium batteries operates. Every picture represents one scenario of a domestic property that is powered from solr panels, batteries and inverters. The Voltasol ESS 5.5 is the reall all-in-one solution, you do […]
August 30, 2023

Bifacial Solar Panels: The best choice for ground mounting Photovoltaic Installations

Bifacial Solar Panels: Maximising Photovoltaic Energy with Ground-Mounted Installations In the ever-evolving landscape of renewable energy, solar power is a stalwart contributor to our global pursuit of sustainability. Among the myriad innovations in this field, one technology shines exceptionally bright: bifacial solar panels. These ingenious structures have captivated the […]
August 23, 2023

How to set up a simple hybrid wind & solar off-grid system

Integrating Small-Scale Wind Turbines with Solar Photovoltaic Systems: A Guide to Efficient Hybrid Energy Generation The integration of multiple renewable resources into a single system has gained considerable traction in the pursuit of sustainable energy solutions. One of the most promising combinations is wind and solar power in domestic […]
July 16, 2023

How to set up Solar Assistant with 3 Inverters, Battery, Mouse and LCD Screen

In this detailed blog page, we will explain how to load your solar assistant with a number of peripherals that allow the user to control and monitor, three off-grid solar inverter Conversol 8kW Max and an optical mouse. This set-up makes use of all the input and output ports […]