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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

Tesla Powerwall 2 Rebate

Charlie McGibbon · 15 Aug 2023

Tesla Powerwall 2 is one of our most recommended batteries for a domestic installation. For a limited time, Tesla are offering a £350 rebate for Tesla Powerwall 2s installed between August 11th and 31st December 2023 from certified installers.

Spirit Energy are a Tesla authorised partner so if you're in the market for a battery installation at your property, why not avail yourself of this offer and get in touch with our experienced and knowledgeable sales and estimating team today to reserve your slot in our busy installation calendar. We will walk you through the pros and cons of the various battery systems on offer. So pick up the phone today and call 0118 951 4490 or email us at info@spiritenergy.co.uk.

You can find more detailed information on the rebate here, and don't forget to check out our knowledge bank article on the Tesla Powerwall 2 here


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Topics: Battery storage, Financing, Tesla Powerwall

Do I Need Battery Storage?

Charlie McGibbon · 06 Jul 2023

When installing a solar PV system in your home one of the elements to consider is if you need a battery system to complement your PV panel setup. At Spirit, we install battery systems for most domestic PV systems we install, however there are a few factors that go into this decision.

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Topics: Battery storage, FAQs

Octopus Flux

Mark Golding · 24 May 2023

Although energy prices are expected to fall this summer, bills remain as unpredictable as ever, with energy prices double what they were in 2020. The government Energy Price Guarantee which effectively subsidies the unit rate of electricity and gas is due to come to a close in June, so our energy bills will once again be subject to Ofgem's price cap.

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Topics: Battery storage, Tariffs

Taking Tesla Powerwall Off-Grid

George Riley · 20 Jan 2022

Powerwall has been around for almost six years now, and one of the reasons we like it is that Tesla is always innovating and improving the product. Often, this comes in the form of over-the-air updates to the battery’s software.

The latest feature is the ability to take your Tesla Powerwall off-grid and supply your home as if there were an outage. This has launched alongside the news that Powerwall is now suitable for off-grid installations. Read on to find out more about both…

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Topics: Battery storage, Off grid, Tesla Powerwall