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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.


Topics: Battery storage, Tesla Powerwall, FAQs

Can I Install Solar on a Tenanted Property?

Ian Charles · 18 Nov 2023

“I’m a landlord with a tenant – I can’t install solar!”

“I’m a tenant with a landlord - I can’t install solar either!”


Topics: Financing, Solar PV, FAQs

Should You Install Solar Panels on Your North Facing Roof?

Tok Charles · 31 Oct 2023

Everyone knows that you can’t put solar panels on a north facing roof…. or can you?

With electricity prices rising, north facing solar panels are now often worth the money.


Topics: Solar PV, FAQs

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:


Topics: Battery storage, Tesla Powerwall, FAQs

Why Is My Neighbour Installing Solar Panels?

Luke Pemberton · 02 Aug 2023

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Maybe you’ve seen the uptick in the number of your neighbours installing solar panels recently, and why you may ask? What are they getting out of it? Surely it can’t make any real sense. It might seem like a daunting investment, but once you weigh up the costs and benefits, we think things will get a little clearer.

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Topics: Tariffs, Solar PV, Environment, FAQs

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.


Topics: Battery storage, FAQs

Why Choose Spirit Energy Over Group Buying Schemes?

Luke Pemberton · 22 Jun 2023

Solar Together is a group-buying scheme that offers discounted solar installations. While this might initially seem attractive, there are several compelling reasons why you should consider choosing an independent solar installer like Spirit Energy instead. 


Topics: In roof solar panels, Solar PV, FAQs

What You Need to Know About Solar Installation

Luke Pemberton · 16 Jun 2023

Fixing a few hundred kilograms of silicon to your roof warrants many queries about the general installation process. So lets answer some of the frequently asked questions.


Topics: Solar PV, FAQs