Homeowner Blog

Why is Your Roof like an Empty Buy-to-Let Flat?

Tok Charles · 22 May 2024

If your buy-to-let flat were empty, it would be your absolute priority to get a tenant in – because once it’s occupied, it’s effortless passive income. Your roof is the same, it has the potential to be turned into an energy-generating business. Every day that it’s not got solar on, you’re losing money on expensive electricity bills, and you’re missing out on making additional money from selling your solar generation back to the grid.  

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Topics: Battery storage, Solar PV

Why the National Grid Capacity is First Come, First Serve.

Tok Charles · 22 May 2024

Why do we have to apply for permission to connect to the grid?

When you install a solar/battery system larger than 3.68kW per phase, you must submit an application, usually G99, for permission to connect the system from your local Distribution Network Operator (DNO). Most solar installers will do this application on your behalf, usually after you’ve settled on a final system design. 

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Topics: Battery storage, Off grid, Solar PV

Where Should You Install a Residential Battery?

Charlie McGibbon · 18 Apr 2024

One of the key issues surrounding battery installation is where to locate the battery in a property. From both a practical and a health and safety perspective, location matters with battery installations, so read on to find out the factors that go into locating your battery.

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Topics: Battery storage, Tesla Powerwall, FAQs

Spirit Energy Given Tesla Premium Installer Status for 2024

Charlie McGibbon · 23 Feb 2024

Spirit Energy has been given Premium Installer status in the UK for 2024, cementing our place in the upper percentiles of Tesla Powerwall installers once again and making us a top choice to help put you on the path to sustainable energy.

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Topics: Battery storage, Spirit Energy news, Tesla Powerwall

Spirit Energy are now a Which? Trusted Trader

Charlie McGibbon · 15 Jan 2024

Following a rigorous assessment, Spirit Energy are now endorsed by Which? as a Which? Trusted Trader. 

To achieve this, we had to demonstrate our expertise in our industry, and agree to abide by the Which? code of conduct which guarantees our customers will receive the high standard of care they've come to expect both of Spirit Energy and companies endorsed by the Which? brand.

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Topics: Battery storage, Spirit Energy news, Solar PV

Battery Installations to Qualify for 0% VAT

Charlie McGibbon · 11 Jan 2024

In December last year, it was announced by the government that battery only installations will qualify for 0% VAT from the 1st February 2024. Previously, battery installations were only exempt when installed alongside a solar PV system. This makes it the perfect time to consider a battery installation in your home, whether you have an existing solar installation or not.

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Topics: Battery storage, Tariffs, Tesla Powerwall

Install Solar Before Prices Rise Again

Luke Pemberton · 19 Oct 2023

Very soon, we expect demand to outstrip supply, once again.

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Topics: Battery storage, Spirit Energy news, Solar PV

Tesla announce Powerwall 3

Luke Pemberton · 15 Sep 2023

Tesla have now announced Powerwall 3 and we're sure you have many questions, so we made this FAQ to help iron them out. For a full breakdown of everything we know about Powerwall 3, check out our knowledge bank article here: 

Tesla Powerwall 3 - Everything you need to know

 

Powerwall 3 price, specs, chemistry, release date and more:

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Topics: Battery storage, Tesla Powerwall, FAQs

GivEnergy All in One vs. Tesla Powerwall 2

Luke Pemberton · 01 Sep 2023

With increasing competition in the residential battery storage market from the likes of Tesla, GivEnergy, Solaredge, Pylontech, and more, it’s hard to know which is the best battery for your needs. If you’re after power cut protection at a reasonable price in the UK, you’re likely torn between the Tesla Powerwall 2 and the brand new GivEnergy All in One. Here’s a breakdown of the two products, what the differences mean to your everyday life, and which should be the best fit for your needs.

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Topics: Battery storage, Tesla Powerwall

Spirit Energy are now MCS Accredited for Battery Installation

Charlie McGibbon · 24 Aug 2023

As a result of Spirit Energy's outstanding standards in battery installation we recently became MCS accredited for battery storage systems.

Spirit have always strictly adhered to guidance from MCS for their installations and are now officially recognised for battery storage installations. MCS play a vital role in the UK solar industry to ensure that all installers, new and old are adhering to best practise in design and installation, it's therefore important you select an installer that knows and adheres to the regulations for all technologies.

This puts Spirit Energy
in just 15% of companies nationwide that are MCS accredited for both Battery Storage and Solar PV.

Spirit Energy are therefore the perfect choice for an integrated solar PV and battery installation, as most other MCS accredited solar PV installers will only be covered for the solar PV aspect of the installation, so why not opt for an installer that can offer peace of mind on both by calling 0118 951 4490 for your free quote today.

You can view Spirit Energy's full list of accreditations here. 

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Topics: Battery storage, Spirit Energy news