Batteries are a great way of storing your solar energy for use when the sun isn’t shining.
Some of our clients are now almost self-sufficient for their electricity usage, just through a using smart PV systems and Tesla Powerwall batteries.
The batteries are charged up during the day, when the sun is shining.
The system is fully automated, so that if you are consuming electricity when you are not generating it through your solar panels, the system will use the battery instead of taking from the grid.
If you have an electric vehicle alongside a PV and battery system, you can charge your car overnight using solar energy, making the “fuel” costs of running your EV negligible.
We have been the certified Tesla Powerwall home battery installers for our region (Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes) since June 2016. We can install batteries for new or existing PV systems.
For examples of energy usage from some of our PV and battery systems, see our case studies page.
The Tesla Powerwall is the ultimate battery for your home, designed to maximise the self consumption of your solar energy.
It will intelligently store any excess solar energy during daylight hours, but will also boost the amount of usable solar energy available if the solar panel system is not producing enough to cover the household usage.
The Powerwall has a sleek design, and is waterproof so that it can be installed outdoors. It is thermally controlled, allowing it to operate in temperatures from -20ºC to 50ºC.
The Powerwall’s unique design using Tesla’s proven battery technology means that it is one of the safest home batteries available, able to maintain a constant operating temperature.
It also has a robust enclosure to survive mechanical,environmental and electrical stresses, and is absolutely electrically touch safe.
The Powerwall has 13.5kWh of 100% usable capacity, and comes with a 10 year unlimited battery cycle warranty.
Firstly in general terms Andy & Chris are both very professional and clearly take pride and an interest in their work. The communication has been excellent and they always turn up on time and leave everything very tidy taking care to protect flooring etc. They were also always available by text or phone even out of office hours. Specifically of all the estimates and surveys I had they were the only one who went into the loft, which is essential in order to give a correct estimate. Every other quote I had was delivered by salesmen or “consultants” who offered a very limited choice of type and manufacturer of the equipment. Chris by comparison went to great lengths to research and plan my system and come up with alternatives from the whole market. It was great to have the same people do the whole job from start to finish, so much so I have had two systems fitted and also had them replace the heating systems in two houses. As I have done nearly 20k of business, I do not offer this praise lightly but they are always ready to go the extra mile to help and enhance their reputation. As such I have no hesitation in giving full marks and would happily recommend them to anyone.