Last year SunGift hosted a renewable energy event to show those in a variety of industries how the latest battery storage technologies can help future-proof their businesses. With representatives from global leader Tesla on hand, the event demonstrated the unique flexibility of their latest ‘Powerpack’ batteries, which are giving businesses energy security, providing grid services and reducing peak electricity usage, thereby reducing electricity costs significantly.

SunGift was pleased to see that our event at Darts Farm attracted more than 50 businesses from the South West and beyond, many of whom already have solar PV systems in place at their sites and are now looking for the next step to reduce their reliance on energy companies further.


World’s fastest production car

In addition to presentations about the technologies, the event was an opportunity for attendees to test-drive Tesla’s latest range of electric vehicles, which included the fastest production car in the world, the P100 D.  Accelerating from 0-62 mph in as little as 2.5 seconds, the car has a driving range of more than 300 miles before it requires a re-charge.  This allowed guests to see the full life-cycle of generating renewable energy from solar panels, storing it in batteries, charging electric vehicles, and then experiencing the exceptional quality and performance of the vehicles.

We’re in a world where sustainable energy technologies are rapidly advancing, and it’s exciting that SunGift, as a renewable energy company, is at the heart of these latest developments.  A couple of years ago, when the government dramatically reduced the solar Feed-in Tariff, there was a feeling that renewable energy would struggle.  However, the event showed that businesses realise the financial and practical benefits of sustainable energy and are continuing to invest in it.

Recently, an Exeter housing developer, Heritage Homes. became one of the first in the UK to integrate solar PV with Tesla Powerwall 2 energy storage and electric vehicle charging points and other energy efficiency technologies.  Setting new standards of sustainable energy for houses, Heritage Homes worked together with SunGift to fully-integrate the very best new technologies into each individual house. We are very excited to work on many more similar projects in the future.

If you’re interested in energy storage, please email or give us a call 01392 213912.