Goodbye Energeno + DIY Kyoto + Wattson

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A lot of our web visitors have been calling up and asking why they can no longer find the Energeno website, so we thought we should publish this blog post to explain:

Energeno have ceased trading

You may be a bit surprised by this, we certainly were. Having traded with them for over 4 years we would have expected someone to let us know this change was imminent, but no.

So, suffice to say, there will be no more Energeno, DIY Kyoto or Wattson products being made and the only ones on sale now are the last of the stock or are second hand.

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Why DECC struggles to keep up with solar PV capacity data…and why SPP don’t

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Ever since large-scale solar hit the UK, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has struggled with keeping track of cumulative solar PV capacity deployed in the UK. And this is directly transferrable to any third-party organisation that uses government data as the gospel for actual solar capacity in the UK.

Let’s explain what the reasons are and how they manifest themselves.

UK start-up develops home batteries for solar power

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A British company has developed an energy storage system to enable homeowners to store the power they generate from solar panels.

Start-up company Powervault claims its complete system – including batteries, charger and control unit – can be installed in an hour and is compatible with all solar electricity systems.

The unit will store surplus electricity generated by solar panels during the day, and release it in the evening.

UK solution-in-a-box joins home energy storage race

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With the launch last week of electric car maker Tesla’s partial solution for solar-powered home energy storage, British tech start-up Powervault has raised £700,000 through crowdfunding to help them become the leading UK player in the rapidly emerging market with a complete system in a box.

Powervault has developed the UK’s first simple and affordable home energy storage system, enabling homeowners to store electricity they generate from solar panels and cut their electricity bills.

How the 'big six' energy suppliers are fighting back after bad press

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After strong and extended negative media coverage, and statistics disclosing how almost 100% of UK customers are seeking to change energy supplier this year. Energy Switcheroo explores how the 'big six' energy suppliers are fighting back in the domestic energy supply market.

Why the Big Six energy companies need to address the imbalance

Ego Efergy - Smart socket

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There's load of different ways to make your home smarter and one quick win, which does not require any hard wiring at all is the use of a smart socket.

The Ego Efergy is a great example, which is so simple to set up it's practically fool-proof. When our socket arrived here at the Smart Home Energy office we immediately got it out of the box and started looking for the instructions. Our first reaction was that they must be missing but then we noticed the side of the box had 3 super-simple steps to follow:

UK green energy company Ecotricity to join home storage market

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Ecotricity, a UK-based supplier of renewable and clean energy, will trial a home energy storage box later this year.

Ecotricity has confirmed that it will begin a 100-home trial of its ‘Black Box’ energy storage system later this year. The energy supplier’s founder and notable green entrepreneur, Dale Vince said that the company’s research project is being driven by the knowledge that energy storage will play a critical role in the country’s move to a low-carbon economy.

Tesla's $3,000 home battery pack can power a home for 8 hours

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Luxury electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors has unveiled a series of batteries that will allow homeowners and businesses to better store renewable energy — an attempt to solve a major challenge facing the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Elon Musk, Tesla's founder and chief executive, made the much anticipated announcement last week, confirming the new modular Powerwall system would sell at $3,000 for a 7kWh battery, rising to $3,500 for a 10kWh unit. Deliveries are expected to start in late summer in the U.S.