3 07, 2019

Extend your solar PV array & go off-grid this summer

By | July 3rd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Extend your solar PV array & go off-grid this summer

Another Solar PV array extension and Tesla battery storage system installed by our engineers recently, despite the changes to the FiT subsidy tariff. The installation featured here comprises an additional 6kWp of solar PV and incorporates Solar Edge optimisers to combat shade implications and maximise annual solar yield. By extending your original solar PV system, you [...]

4 06, 2019

Do you monitor your Solar PV generation online?

By | June 4th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Do you monitor your Solar PV generation online?

Most Solar PV arrays can now be monitored in real-time, giving you valuable insight into your generation and system yield to help you manage your power usage profile. In the early days of solar PV (installations between 2010 and 2016) very few systems were equipped with online monitoring capabilities. These days, a simple upgrade to [...]

30 05, 2019

Electrical Periodic Inspection-Test & Inspect

By | May 30th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Electrical Periodic Inspection-Test & Inspect

All electrical installations should be inspected and tested regularly to confirm their condition for continued use. Faulty and old wiring is one of the main causes for electrical fires. The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, which cover electrical safety testing, place responsibility on the employer to protect the health and safety of employees and visitors [...]

1 04, 2019

Tesla delivery update

By | April 1st, 2019|News|Comments Off on Tesla delivery update

Powerwall 2, Tesla's home battery storage solution is set to become a regular on the solar storage scene during 2019. Having proven its credentials since its launch in 2017, long lead times for delivery have seen customers interest waiver, however assurances from Tesla that regular shipments can be expected throughout the summer months have fuelled [...]

20 03, 2019

The end of FiT – what’s next?

By | March 20th, 2019|News|Comments Off on The end of FiT – what’s next?

As expected we have seen a very busy and frenzied start to March as the FiT Tariff subsidy closure peaks the interest of companies and homeowners who have been sitting on the solar fence. Whilst Solar PV installations after 1st April 2019 may no longer be eligible for the government subsidy there are schemes under [...]

19 12, 2018

FiT to finish…..Order soon for installation before the deadline

By | December 19th, 2018|News|Comments Off on FiT to finish…..Order soon for installation before the deadline

The government subsidy in the form of the Feed in Tariff may be scheduled to end for new installations after March 2019, but there is still time to make the most of the tariffs available. Solar PV still makes sense for both domestic and commercial markets. A typical household system can generate upto 4,000 kilowatt [...]

14 11, 2018

#HappiZappi EV Charging

By | November 14th, 2018|News|Comments Off on #HappiZappi EV Charging

The Zappi Charger  - Power your EV with or without solar PV Installing a Zappi EV charger, from MyEnergi allows EV owners to power their car utilising excess solar PV power from their roof, charging their car for FREE...but that’s not all. If you have yet to take advantage of the benefits of solar PV, [...]

12 09, 2018

EV charging in Somerset

By | September 12th, 2018|News|Comments Off on EV charging in Somerset

Knowing where to get your next charge is a real consideration for Electric Vehicle owners. Whilst car manufacturers are working hard to improve the distance their cars can travel between charges, the UK chargepoint infrastructure still remains an owners largest concern. Forest Electrical are OLEV approved installers, for both domestic and commercial systems and we [...]

6 06, 2018

Beware of scam solar offers

By | June 6th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Beware of scam solar offers

We have recently been made aware, by several of our loyal customers, of a postal campaign informing them that their solar PV system may be faulty and must be serviced, inspected and/or should be upgraded.   Some clients have also been informed that Forest Electrical Services are no longer conducting work on Solar PV installations and [...]

31 01, 2018

Tesla Powerwall 2 – Are you storing your solar?

By | January 31st, 2018|News|Comments Off on Tesla Powerwall 2 – Are you storing your solar?

January 2018 has proved to be a busy start to the New Year for the team of engineers at Forest Electrical Services Ltd, with more solar PV and Tesla Powerwall 2 home storage battery installations. Capable of storing up to 13.5kWp of solar generation, customers benefit from vastly increased solar self-consumption, supplying households with free [...]

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