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Tesla Powerwall 2 – For a sustainable home powered by Tesla

The Tesla Powerwall 2 is a powerful and stylish way to manage the electricity both used and created in your home. Most commonly installed as part of a Solar PV project the Powerwall 2 can store up to 13.5kW of electricity. This means you can store electricity generated during the day when the sun is shining for use later at night, or on days which are overcast.

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Princes LHS are now an EPVS Certified Member

Princes LHS are now a certified member of the Energy Performance Validation Scheme. Our EPVS Certified membership means that we follow measured and industry-accepted standards when estimating efficiency, performance levels and cost-savings for a wide range of renewable products. This ensures we continue to provide you with an accurate and honest evaluation of the benefits your purchase will achieve.

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The benefits of installing solar panels to your home

As climate concerns continue to grow, renewable energy solutions like solar panels are increasing in popularity. Solar panels are an easy way to channel the sun’s energy and create electricity you can use to run your home. There are many benefits of solar panels including reduced costs and carbon footprint and our solar panel systems can be created to suit your needs. We help build a quote and assess your system needs to get the best solar panel solution for your home.

Help the environment

One of the main benefits of solar panels is their environmental benefits. Solar energy doesn’t produce greenhouse gases or emit carbon dioxide which helps people reduce their carbon footprint. With fossil fuels becoming scarcer, solar panels also guarantee you have energy for your home and can be used even when there are clouds. By using solar panels to power your home, you can save an estimated 1 tonne of CO2 every year and help to contribute towards carbon-neutral goals.

Add value to your home

Whilst solar panels can be expensive to install, they also add value to your home which can be up to £30,000. Your solar panels can become a new selling point for future owners who may be interested in renewable energy and increase the selling price. This can also offset the cost of installation and reduce the break-even time and is a worthwhile consideration if you are considering selling your home at any point in the future.

Reduce those energy bills

The cost of living has soared in the last 12 months and there’s no end in sight at the moment. Energy bills have risen dramatically and running your home is increasingly expensive. By using the sun’s energy to run your home, solar panels allow you to save up to £600 a year on your energy bills and make you less reliant on the grid. This also protects you from future energy price rises and helps maximise your investment.

Store excess energy

Solar panels generate energy during the day for your home but in the dark, produce nothing. Installing battery storage allows you to store any excess energy generated during the day when energy usage is lower to use in the evenings and reduce your need to pay for energy. Storing your energy maximises the efficiency of your system and multiples batteries can be installed at any time to increase your storage further.

Make money by selling back

Not only can you save money on your bills, but you can also make money by selling your excess energy back to the grid. Domestic customers can be paid an agreed rate to buy your excess power when you aren’t using it. As the price of energy increases, these rates are rising and are likely to continue in the future, reducing your costs further.

There are a number of benefits to installing solar panels as part of a full Solar PV system. We can create a bespoke quote to supply, install and set up a system based on your own energy needs. For more information about our renewable energy solutions, contact our team using the contact form here, or by calling 01691 624336.

Am I eligible for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme?

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) was launched in April 2022 and is administered by the energy regulator OFGEM. The BUS scheme is part of a wide range of decarbonising and energy-saving plans by the UK government. It is hoped the scheme will allow up to 90000 homes in England and Wales to install low-carbon heat technology and reduce carbon emissions.

It is available to homes in England and Wales and provides a financial grant that can be used against the cost of installing a heat pump or biomass boiler to replace a fossil fuel heating system.

You can get one grant per property. Grants are available for –

  • £5000 towards an air-source heat pump
  • £6000 towards a ground source heat pump
  • £5000 towards a biomass boiler

What is a Heat Pump?

An air or ground-source heat pump will be the best option for most people. You can learn more about what a heat pump is and how it can help to heat your home and reduce your energy bills on our website here. If you prefer to see something before you commit you can visit the Low Carbon Homes Showroom in Ellesmere where a number of heat-pump devices (air-source and ground-source) are set up and ready for demonstration. Visit the showroom website here to learn more and arrange a visit.

How do you apply for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme?

If you decide to go ahead and install a heat pump in your home. There are two stages you need to go through to make a successful application.

1. Before you apply to the BUS scheme

You will need to find an MCS-accredited installer to help you apply to the BUS scheme. Princes LHS are MCS accredited so that we can help you every step of the way.
A few eligibility checks are carried out and OFGEM will confirm your consent to the scheme conditions. Once OFGEM is satisfied with your application and has your consent, the grant approval will be given through your chosen MCS-accredited installer.

2. After your heat pump has been installed

Once your new equipment has been installed and is working, the installer provides evidence to OFGEM that the work has been completed. OFGEM will then assess the installation and pay the grant amount to the installer on your behalf.

So – would I be eligible?

To be successful in your Boiler Upgrade Scheme application, it must meet the following criteria –

  • The installer must be MCS certified
  • Your new heat pump or biomass boiler must be replacing a fossil-fuelled system
  • Your home must have a current EPC certificate (issued in the last 10 years) without recommendations to install cavity wall insulation (unless exempt)
  • Biomass boilers can only be installed in rural areas and not in properties connected to mains gas.
  • Heat pumps and biomass boilers must meet approved standards
  • There is a 45kwth total capacity limit
  • Domestic and non-domestic buildings are eligible including self-build homes.

How do I apply?

You will need to appoint an MCS-accredited installer to apply for the scheme, Princes LHS are MCS accredited and since the scheme launched earlier this year, we have helped a number of customers claim a grant under the BUS scheme.

Contact our team here or by calling 01691 624336 and one of our team will help you confirm your eligibility.

Why you should use an MCS accredited company for the installation of renewable energy solutions.

Renewable energy is one of the best ways to power your home by improving your carbon footprint and reducing your household bills and installing them properly is essential for these benefits. The Microgeneration Certificate Scheme provides you with protection by certifying and assessing for microgeneration installations. Princes LHS is an MCS-accredited company and has been since 2011 so you can trust that all installations by us are fully covered. There are many benefits to choosing an MCS-accredited company and it is important to take the time to find the right company for you

Consumer protection

One of the main benefits of MCS accreditation is protection for the consumer. The scheme certifies all installers to ensure they are compliant with all necessary standards and that all jobs are done properly. It also proves protection should you find something wrong with the installation further down the line. All MCS-accredited companies must also offer insurance and warranties to keep you protected after installation. All companies in the scheme must also be a member of a TSI-approved consumer code to provide even more protection.

Higher installation quality

As the scheme assesses installers, a higher level of quality is expected for all installations. Companies under the scheme are experts in renewable energy and our team will install a system that suits the needs of you and your home. Higher installation quality also means fewer maintenance and repair bills further down the line. Our experienced engineers carry out all work to the highest standard every time.

Qualify for financial grants and support

Having a system installed by an MCS-accredited company gives you eligibility to apply for government grants such as the Renewable Heat Incentive to go towards the installation costs. By choosing a company not accredited with the scheme, you risk being ineligible for these grants and therefore receive no money towards your installation costs. We’ll help you qualify for all relevant grants.

Ensure you are mortgage eligible

The Council of Mortgage Lenders has stated that all new and existing solar PV installations must be MCS certified to avoid the risk of being ineligible for a mortgage. By choosing an MCS-accredited and experienced installer like Princes LHS, you know you’re covered no matter what. You’ll also ensure you’re eligible for home insurance policies to keep your property protected.

Competitive finance offers

Many finance companies required MCS certification as a way to prove quality and assurance in an installer. By choosing one of these companies, you may have access to more competitive finance packages to help you pay for your installation in the best way for you. We can advise you on all available options and the best solution for your needs.

MCS-accredited companies offer many benefits to their consumers and with over 10 years accredited, Princes LHS has experience in high-quality installations at competitive prices. Whether you’re looking for a renewable energy solution for your home or your business, you can trust us to offer our guidance and expertise at every step. Get in touch for more information about our installations.


Benefits Of Battery Storage

Increasing innovation and development have helped to improve the technology found in battery storage over the last few years.

Batteries are used to store electricity generated from PV Panels or Wind Generators local to the point of generation. Stored electricity can then be used when it is needed.


– 24/7 backup protection

It will protect your home during a power cut, keeping your lights, wi-fi and refrigerator running.

– No grid connection?

Electrify your home even if it doesn’t have a national grid connection.

– Reduce your grid costs

Solar is already less expensive than on-grid power.

– No wind or sun?

The battery can store energy for future use.

– Monitor your solar energy use

Receive alerts via your smartphone, and monitor your use in real-time.

We can correctly specify the battery size, storage and usable energy capacity it requires to meet your home’s electricity needs.

If you would like to know more about how you can benefit from battery storage then get in touch with one of our experienced team members. We have extensive knowledge about how they can be installed and what the cost will be – you might even benefit from a grant.

Why you should replace your aged boiler with a more energy efficient system

An old boiler must work a lot harder to produce energy, making it less efficient, meaning higher energy bills.
It can also create harmful pollutants!

Replacing your boiler with more energy efficient products can help you to lower you bills and decrease your carbon footprint.

How can I replace my boiler?

Here at Princes LHS, we provide and install systems that can replace or assist your boiler:

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From the initial survey to the final installation, everything is dealt with by our experienced in house team. We have been MCS accredited installing renewable energy systems for over 10 years since 2011, and have been registered as a limited company since 2006.

Get in touch to see how we can help replace your boiler.

Get money off the cost and installation of a heat pump

Did you know you could be eligible for a £6,000 green grant for the installation of a heat pump? In a one off, upfront payment when removing a fossil fuel boiler.

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) was introduced earlier this year and it will run till 2025. The aim of the scheme is to encourage property owners to install low carbon heating systems, heat pumps, to replace their fossil fuel burners.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible for the grant if you live in England or Wales, you own your property and you have an energy performance certificate with no outstanding recommendations for cavity wall or loft insulation.
The grant is not available for social housing, new builds (apart from certain self-builds) or properties that have already had government funding or support for a heat pump or biomass boiler.

How much is the grant?

£5,000 off the cost and installation of an air source heat pump.
£6,000 off the cost and installation of a ground source heat pump.

We are a MCS certified installer, so we can advise on whether you are eligible for the grant. We can also apply for the grant for you.

Give us a call on 01691 624336, email us at or get in touch via our contact form.