Energy Solutions Appointed as Distributor for Polar Generator

posted on: Apr 01 2016 in Industrial

Energy Solutions are pleased to announce that they have been appointed as Distributor for Polar Vehicle Generator.  The variable speed mobile generator is perfect for the specialist vehicle industry where Energy Solutions have a well established customer base to whom they supply power and control systems and solutions.

Energy Solutions MD Paul Holland explains what attracted the company to the product: “Polar Generator are designed to be user and eco-friendly; and built to work efficiently under difficult conditions. The unit offers the advantages of smaller size, lower weight, plus the very important addition of variable speed; the unit can run its engine from 1800 to 2800 rpm dependant on load. We know from our experience with the specialist vehicle market that all of this will make them very popular in this area.”

The generators are available to order from Energy Solutions.


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Further info and images from 01634 290772 or 07802 874451

Design Your Own Power, Control and Monitoring Panels

posted on: Mar 16 2016 in

Energy Solutions’ new Blue Seas 360 Panel System - Design & Build Your Own Power, Control and Monitoring Panels

Energy Solutions are delighted to announce that they are now a distributor of Blue Seas 360 Panel Systems.  Energy Solutions has a wide and well-established marine and vehicle customer base for whom this new system offers a unique, cost effective panel design option.

The 360 Panel System uses an open frame to mount a broad selection of modules, allowing multiple functions to be combined in a single panel. This innovative design offers a wide choice of AC and DC panel features; accommodates future changes and permits rapid assembly. With options ranging from battery management to source selection, the 360 Panel System provides unmatched design flexibility.  A Custom 360 Panel can be created in a fraction of the time required by a traditional custom panel build and can be built in any size from a single module to a 25 module panel with 100 circuit breakers.

Head of Sales at Energy Solutions Mark Penny explains the benefit for customers:

“We are really impressed with the Blue Seas 360 system, we have a long history of panel design and build and know how important it is to get the layout and specification absolutely perfect for each project. The Blue Seas system gives customers a vast selection of module options and panel size and they can choose their layout all via a really easy to use design portal.”

“Once logged in, the  panel design is as simple as dragging and dropping modules into the frame. Our Technical Sales team is happy to do this for our customers based on a full discussion of requirements.”

The system is a brilliant option for builders and owners wanting to move away from a mix of different panels, control switches and monitors to consolidated, professional, integrated panels as illustrated below.



Energy Solutions hope the system will be used by existing customers but also feel it will open up new areas for them; Mr Penny concludes: “We hope that this new system will allow us to work with customers who historically didn’t have the budget for our bespoke systems. This option gives them access to our technical team and combines high quality products in an integrated panel at a cost effective price.”

Interested? Here’s what to do: 

  • Email and they will contact you to discuss your requirements.
  • Technical team designs the panel with modules, circuit breakers, and labels - sends you the design and cost to confirm.
  • Once you are happy with the design, the order is placed.

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Further info and images from 01634 290772 or 07802 874451

EasyGrid – Leading Off Grid Power System Now with Victron Colour Control

posted on: Feb 04 2016 in Off grid

Energy Solutions’ EasyGrid range launched in 2015 - the result of 18 months of development and research to manufacture a set of units that would bring off grid power solutions to homes and businesses without a mains grid connection, at a reasonable cost. The units include a number of Victron Energy power products which offer customers reliability and compatibility.

Explains Energy Solutions MD Paul Holland:  “Rather than having to source separate components and have a bespoke system designed,  the EasyGrid series offers customers a pre-configured, self-contained unit; built from durable, high quality components; fully tested and ready to install. We knew from our on-going work with off grid customers that the market is moving towards a more plug and play approach. People want functionality and continuity but do not want to have to become experts in electrical power just to run their homes.”

Moving into 2016 the range has had a upgrade and now each unit will incorporate a Victron Colour Control as standard.

With the addition of this control the EasyGrid has made a significant step forward in functionality. The system now enables full online monitoring via the Victron VRM website (internet connection required). Owners can see all relevant parameter and historic data including battery capacity, power usage and solar input along with many other selectable options. The owner can also set alarms to ensure that the whole system operates at its optimum performance at all times.


With most off grid situations using a generator as well as solar, the benefit of the colour control is it’s new sophisticated generator control and monitoring, with owners able to see:

  • Generator state: Condition that is currently keeping the generator running.
  • Runtime: Generator runtime since last start.
  • Total run time: Accumulated running time since the first start.
  • Time to next test run: When the test run condition is enabled this item shows the time remaining to the next test run.
  • Daily runtime: Page with the running times of last 30 days.

The generator can also be set to run based on the conditions below to ensure that those living and working off grid are never without power.

  • Manual
  • State of charge (SOC) of batteries
  • AC load
  • Battery current
  • Battery voltage

For those living without a mains connection there are additional features the control system offers which can enhance their living conditions - quiet periods can be set which will reduce the chance of the generator starting - particularly at night.  Most importantly period test runs can be set which ensures that when you need the generator it will start!

The new upgraded units have already been pre-ordered by 6 customers in the UK, with the first one  due for delivery this week. Energy Solutions have supplied over 135 off grid power solutions in the UK and many more overseas and believe this upgraded version of EasyGrid will make power for those with no grid connection even more accessible, affordable and functional. Concludes MD Paul Holland “Customers have been happy to wait a little bit longer to get these units with the color control, we are delighted with the response so far and know that this will enhance their off grid power solutions.”

The colour control update is available on the entire EasyGrid range covering the 3000, 5000 and 10,000 units and is available to order from Energy Solutions 01634 290772, 



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For further information, images and interviews please contact: Melanie Lay, 07802 874451