Trevor Larkum

Founder and CTO of Fuel Included
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Electric Cars Drive Us To A Solar Future

The Rise of Electric Cars

When I ordered my first electric car, a Renault ZOE, in May 2012 it seemed like a step into the great unknown. I started the My Renault ZOE website that summer so owners...

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How Much Solar Power Could My Roof Generate?

Many people want to know how much free electricity and income their home roof could generate if fitted with solar panels - if that includes you, then you've come to the right place.

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Amazon to install Tesla battery alongside 4MWp solar array in latest UK plans

Amazon has submitted plans for a 4MW rooftop solar array to be deployed on its Tilbury fulfilment centre alongside a 3.77MW Tesla battery facility to help power the site, Solar Power Portal can...

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Home Battery System Prices Set to Rise

The last few years have been good for systems based around Lithium-Ion batteries, particularly electric cars and home battery systems like the PowerBanx, with prices falling consistently...

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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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