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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 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 […]
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 […]
May 26, 2023

Customer’s DIY Solar Off Grid Project with 5kW inverter and US5000 Batteries

I was originally going to put the equipment in an outbuilding, however, after reading that the lithium batteries are best kept between 10 deg and 40 deg I have put it all in the study, built into a “silent box” it has an extractor fan in the loft Operated […]
March 10, 2023
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How to Generate your own electricity with solar panels and inverter – Off Grid Set up – Video

How to Generate your own electricity with solar panels and inverter – Off Grid Set up How to Generate Your Own Electricity with Solar Panels and Inverter: An Off-Grid Setup from Voltacon for Easy Self-Sufficient Power With an increase in severe weather events, attacks on utility stations, and supply […]
February 14, 2023
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Do I need an MCS approval from my network operator for off-grid solar systems

Do I need to be MCS certified to produce electricity for my off-grid property? The answer is simply no. There is no need to inform your network operator, DNO(Distribution Network Operator), or the electricity supplier. There are different authorities that manage and maintain the electricity grid but none of […]
November 26, 2022

How to install solar panels on Taylor Whimpey tiled roof – 5 bedroom Lavenham

There is a lot of discussion on this topic, some homeowners are quite skeptical when it comes to the endurance of the roof. There is no clear “green light” to permit the installation of solar panels. A solution is to invite a structural engineer to evaluate the roof and […]