Homeowner Blog

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

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

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

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

Tesla Powerwall Installation: On Site with Spirit

George Riley · 17 Nov 2021

Our clients are often keen to see what happens during the installation process ahead of time. As the proud recipient of Tesla’s Performance Excellence award, we’re delighted to pull back the curtain and give you a behind-the-scenes look at a recent Tesla Powerwall installation.

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Topics: Battery storage, Tariffs, Tesla Powerwall

Are Solar Batteries Worth It in 2021?

George Riley · 07 Jul 2021

Good Energy estimates that the UK will need 23-55 GWh of domestic storage to balance the grid, which is equivalent to 1.5-4 million Tesla Powerwall sized batteries in people’s houses. Why? Because battery storage in homes is vital to help people use more renewable energy, reduce the evening peak demand and avoid costly transmission upgrades to the national grid.

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Topics: Battery storage, Tesla Powerwall

Talking All Things Solar with Mark Sanders

George Riley · 12 May 2021

We went to speak to Mark Sanders, one of our most enthusiastic customers, about his experience with solar PV and Tesla Powerwall.

Watch our chat in the video below:

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Topics: Battery storage, EV charging, Solar PV, Tesla Powerwall

Solar PV Monitoring Solutions: The Best Apps and Platforms

George Riley · 01 Apr 2021

Image: SolarEdge.

Since solar panels are static, there’s little to actually, well, see when they’re generating. Sure, it’s nice to start receiving smaller energy bills but, if you’re like most of our customers, you’ll want to dig into the performance data every now and then.

As well as checking when the most solar power is being generated (a useful reminder to turn on the dishwasher and make the most of that free electricity), solar monitoring is great for reviewing past output and comparing performance. Sudden drops can indicate faults that need fixing, or help assess if it’s worth giving the panels a clean.

Wondering which solar PV monitoring solutions are the best? Read on...

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Topics: Solar PV, Tesla Powerwall, Inverters

Tesla Energy Plan for Solar PV and Powerwall

George Riley · 05 Nov 2020

We’re entering a period of dramatic change for the energy sector. From smaller independents breaking the hold of the Big 6 and consumers generating their own solar power to dynamic pricing plans and smart homes.

The latest innovation is one that combines all of these: Octopus’s Tesla Energy Plan. Previously this was only available to Tesla vehicle owners, but now it’s open to everyone with solar PV and Powerwall battery storage.

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Topics: Battery storage, EV charging, Solar PV, Tesla Powerwall