If you have an existing Solar PV panel installation and would like to further extend its usefulness, we have the skills and experience to help. Whether your original Solar installation was designed with Solar Battery storage in mind or not, BTM’s highly trained electricians can make some simple changes to allow you to store your energy. If solar battery storage was not initially considered, then the inverter on your existing system may need to be replaced with a compatible model or a storage inverter will need to be added. Our highly trained solar electricians will be happy to advise you on the suitability of your current set up and talk you through your options.

Read more about Solar Battery Storage here

There are two main types of plug that are commonly used: Type 1 & Type 2

Type 2 plugs are the most commonly used and we believe the best option, but the type of plug you use depends which vehicle you have

Both types of plug can charge up to 32 amps but the type 2 plug also allows for 3 phase charging if your installation has this option. This enables faster charging in some situations.

Previously the government ran a feed-in tariff for households generating solar energy. The scheme ended in 2019 as solar panels and their installation costs fell. Many customers will ask if it is still worthwhile having a solar energy system fitted. The answer is a resounding yes! With the introduction of new, efficient and cost-effective battery systems, solar power production still means significant savings on your energy bill. The solar energy market is enjoying a period of massive growth that demonstrates it’s viability and testifies to the money saving benefits. As experienced solar battery storage installers in Essex, BTM Solutions can demonstrate these benefits and show you the potential savings of the system you select.

You can read more about solar Battery Storage on our blog post here: https://www.btmsolutions.co.uk/blog/solar-battery-storage-installer

Before you can begin any installation there are a few basic considerations. You will need to ascertain whether your roof is suitable for a solar panel installation. This is determined by position – ideally South facing, amount of shading and suitability of building materials. Most solar PV installations do not require planning permission however, if you live in a conservation area or in a listed building you will need to speak to your council’s planning department.

You can read more about Solar Panels on our blog post here: https://www.btmsolutions.co.uk/blog/solar-pv-installer-near-me

Electrical needs arise in homes for many reasons.

A new home may need additional wiring or more outlets to accommodate the electrical demands of modern appliances.

While an older home might need new circuits installed because it has outgrown its current circuit capacity.

No matter why you think your house may be suffering from a lack of electric supply, installing more circuits is the best way to ensure your appliances are getting the power they need.

Electricity is amazing. It can flow through insulation, glass and tons of other materials that are typically thought to be insulators. While electricity has no issue with rain or snow falling on it, the moisture in those elements does cause problems for cords plugged into outlets.

Electrical regs says you shouldn’t use an extension cord outdoors when there is a risk of it being exposed to falling rain or snow. Electrical components in the cord and plug can be compromised by water which presents an increased danger of shock, electrocution, fire and explosion from moisture getting into electrical connections. If you want to use cords outdoors when there is no chance for precipitation then make sure they are rated as weatherproof, have a watertight connection between the cord and plug, or are specifically designed for outside use.

A qualified electrician (and on occasions apprentices) will arrive on time to undertake electrical work. They will possess the required skills and experience and will be employees (not sub-contractors) of BTM solutions. We take extra care to screen all applicants prior to employment so you can rest assured that they are proven professionals.

We will be happy to discuss your requirements and depending on the nature of the job, will either schedule a suitable time, or for emergencies arrange for an electrician to attend as soon as we can.
We try and give specific time slots in which we aim to arrive and we will always keep you informed every step of the way. We are nearly always on time but if delayed we will keep you informed.

We will be happy to discuss your requirements. You can book or ask us a question online here

On most occasions yes, we are happy to provide you with a free estimate or quotation. This may be provided verbally when you call us, or in writing and we may have to visit your premises depending on the type of work required.

We carry out all electrical types of installation, maintenance, inspection and testing work on single phase or 3 phase systems. This can range from the installation of extra sockets and lights, renovations, new builds and large commercial contract work – we have electricians and a pricing structure to suit all types of electrical work.

We will discuss your particular requirements and will advise on pricing. We are happy on most occasions to provide estimates or quotations free of charge.

We carry out full scope electrical for domestic, commercial and industrial customers. This can range from householders, landlords, shops, letting/estate agents, housing associations, high street stores including commercial companies. 


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