Trevor Larkum

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Setting Economy 7 Times on Your Powerbanx Home Battery Storage System

I recently described how a PowerBanx home battery system saves you money: you charge it on a combination of free solar and half-price Economy 7 electricity then use it to run your home when you...

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How Does a Home Battery System Work?

This is a quick introduction to how a home battery system works (or at least, more accurately, how does it save you money). It is based on the operation of our PowerBanx home battery, but the...

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Extra Slimline Battery Enclosure

PowerBanx batteries can be mounted in computer enclosures providing a neat, adaptable and upgradable system at low cost.

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The Transition Trinity: Electric Car, Solar and Home Battery

The Global Energy Transition often seems to be about big infrastructure projects, like offshore windfarms and grid battery storage. However, what's happening at the home level is arguably more...

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Free Solar Charging Your Electric Car

Today I've been charging my electric car (a BMW i3) for free using the solar panels on the roof of my house.

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Is the Jaguar I-PACE better than a Tesla?

The biggest news in the EV space over the last few months has been the launch of the Jaguar I-PACE, the first electric car from Jaguar Land-Rover. We saw it for the first time 'in the flesh' at the

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Fuel Included at Fully Charged Live

As promised, we showed our faces at Fully Charged Live at Silverstone on Saturday. This was the first exhibition and conference launched by Robert Llewellyn off the back of his Fully Charged...

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Fully Charged Live Event

We're going to be at the Fully Charged Live show this Saturday at Silverstone - and we'd love to see you there!

 

I first met Robert Llewellyn (star of Red Dwarf and Scrapheap Challenge) 5 years...

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PowerBanx: Living Without an Electricity Bill - Days 6 and 7 - First Week Summary

This is about Days 6 and 7 of owning a PowerBanx home battery, and a summary of the result of a week running our house with one. On Day 1 I explained how It charges up from our solar panels during...

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PowerBanx: Living Without an Electricity Bill - Day 5

My experience on Day 1 with a PowerBanx home battery showed that it's perfectly possible to run a house with using any grid electricity, i.e. for free. However, my experiences on Day 2 and Day 3...

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