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Spirit’s Year in Review 2020

George Riley 17 Dec 2020

It’s fair to say this wasn’t quite the year any of us were hoping for.

But as 2020 draws to a close, we’d like to put the immeasurable challenges we’ve all faced to one side, and reflect on some of the positives this year has had to offer us. From sustaining the solar rollout to Tesla’s Energy Plan, there’s plenty to appreciate.

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Topics: Battery storage, EV charging, Tariffs, Solar PV

Heat Pumps with Solar Panels and Battery Storage

David Woon 04 Dec 2020

Image source: Wikimedia.

With more and more properties looking at reducing their reliance on fossil fuels, becoming more sustainable, and increasing their grid independence, opting for a heat pump ticks a lot of these boxes. Heat pumps may also see a significant rise in the coming years due to the announcement that it is highly likely gas boilers will be banned in new build properties in the next few years.

Though Spirit does not install heat pumps, we are interested in how they form part of a renewable energy powered home.

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Topics: Battery storage, Tariffs, Solar PV

Export Limitation: the Saviour of Large PV Systems?

George Riley 21 Oct 2020

When in the planning and design stages of a solar PV project, you may come across the term export limitation. Essentially the process involves fitting a device to cap exported power going from the solar system to the grid. But why would you want or need one? Read on to find out...

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Topics: Battery storage, Solar PV

Vehicle to Grid: Taking Charging up a Gear

George Riley 16 Sep 2020

At present, electric car charging is simple: you plug in and top up the battery. But many predict that in the future, EVs will have a more symbiotic relationship with our national electricity network. Enter vehicle to grid charging.

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Topics: Battery storage, EV charging

Sign up for CPD Webinars

George Riley 02 Jun 2020

A couple of months ago, we announced that we would be offering our free CPD training online during the coronavirus restrictions. Since then we’ve been running sessions and have been astounded by the interest and enthusiasm from people keen to learn about renewable technologies - and pick up some new skills in lockdown.

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Topics: Battery storage, EV charging, CPD training, Solar PV

Online CPD Training Now Available

George Riley 03 Apr 2020

As we settle into life on lockdown, we’re all finding new ways to keep our businesses running and make the best use of our time. The Spirit team is working remotely, but we’re determined to keep sharing our knowledge, even if we can’t visit companies to deliver our usual CPD sessions.

So, after a bit of testing, we’re delighted to announce that we can now offer online CPD training. Your staff can dial in from wherever they’re based for a virtual session on solar PV, battery storage or EV charging.

And best of all - it’s entirely free.

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Topics: Battery storage, EV charging, CPD training, Solar PV

10 Years of Spirit Energy: A Timeline

David Woon 28 Jan 2020

As it’s our 10th birthday today, we felt that it would only be right to reflect on some of the most significant moments of our lifetime. It has been a decade of change within the company and the world of renewable energy, with shifting government incentives, growing awareness of climate change and improving technology. The makeup of Britain's electricity supply has changed dramatically over recent years, with approximately a third of the energy now coming from renewable sources. As Spirit continues to grow we will hopefully see the number of homes and businesses generating their own free and clean electricity increase, helping to further decarbonise the UK’s energy mix.

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Topics: Battery storage, EV charging, Solar PV

Will 2019 be the Year Your Clients Ask for Solar PV Battery Storage?

Erica Charles 14 Dec 2018

With 11 days to go until Christmas, Michelle Obama has launched her bid to join Christmas bestseller lists across the globe, Simon Cowell et al have launched their usual bid for the Christmas Number 1 song slot, and the nation prepares once more to vote in the Strictly Come Dancing final tomorrow.

A similar end-of-year flurry is taking place in the Solar PV Battery Storage market, all with a view to turbo-charging the market in 2019.

In the last few weeks:

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Topics: Battery storage, Solar PV

Free CPD Training - Solar PV and / or Battery Storage - Our Offices or Yours

Erica Charles 15 Jun 2018

Are you an architect, specifier, commercial end user, engineer, contractor or consultant seeking to learn more about solar PV or battery storage? If so you may be interested in our FREE training courses.

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Topics: Battery storage, CPD training, Solar PV

Sign Up for Spirit's FREE CPD Certified Training on Solar PV and Battery Storage

Erica Charles 01 Dec 2017

 

Are you an architect, specifier, engineer, contractor or consultant seeking to learn more about solar PV or battery storage? If so you many be interested in our FREE training courses.

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Topics: Battery storage, CPD training, Solar PV