Commercial Solar & Storage

LOXONE ALL-IN-ONE SYSTEM

A Loxone Smart Home takes care of tasks around your home automatically, freeing up your time for the more important things in life. It’s living as you’ve always known it, but better.

Loxone is a 360° smart home solution: from lighting and heating control to security, blinds, music and energy management, your whole home can be intelligently automated. Whether you‘re building, renovating, extending, or just looking to improve your home, we have both wired and wireless solutions to choose from. All this whilst keeping your data private to only you.

Step 1 - Allow enough space: The distribution board is at the heart of your Loxone Smart Home, with the Loxone Miniserver as the brain. To ensure that you and your home are well-prepared for the future, we recommend that you allocate 20% of the space in your distribution board as a reserve for future expansion when planning your electrical installation.

Step 2 - Plan for renewable energy sources: Whether you are considering solar panels, a heat pump or just a simple boiler, we recommend that you install cable conduit to locations such as your loft and the rear of your house to accommodate future technologies. Consider adding energy meters at this stage to monitor consumption.

Step 3 - Think switches: Switches should be in easily accessible locations. This doesn’t always have to be next to doors – how about a switch above the work surface in the kitchen? You should also consider how many switches you use. One switch can have many functions and less is often more.

Step 5 - Control sockets: By controlling sockets in key locations, you can stop devices using power on standby when you’re not using them. Not every socket in your Smart Home needs to be controlled though, we recommend that you use a ring main for the majority. After all, you can upgrade any socket to be switchable with a Smart Socket Air at any time.

Step 7 - Charge your electric car: Fossil fuels are a finite resource. To be prepared for the years to come, we recommend planning ahead by installing cable conduit to your garage or drive so that you can have a charging station for your future electric car.

Step 10 - Get in Touch: The installation of your Loxone Smart Home should be planned and carried out by experts. With us you’re in safe hands, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Step 9: Sensors are the eyes and ears of your Loxone Smart Home. To enjoy the smartest features, we recommend a minimum set of sensors that are essential in and around your home. The includes switches, motion and temperature sensors in every room, as well as window and door contacts. For outside we suggest wind and rain sensors, as well as door contacts on the garage door.

Step 8 - Don't forget the garden: It is all too easy to forget about the garden when you are busy building your house. To ensure you won’t have to sit in the dark, we recommend that you either install a cable conduit or even make an allowance for a separate sub distribution board. This will allow you to think about garden lights, irrigation and more when your house is finished.

Step 6: Use future-proof cableUse future-proof cableUse future-proof cableUse future-proof cableWe strongly recommend using a data rated cable such as r all sensors and your network. This will ensure that you are not limited by what you install now in ten years’ time, but have peace of mind that no matter how technology progresses, your house is ready for it.

Step 4 - Consider AV & networking: To deal with rising data demands from music and video streaming, we recommend that you install a wired network throughout your house, especially in locations where you may have a TV. For maximum flexibility and future-proofing, we suggest that you also run your speaker cables back to a central point for the audio distribution.

The great thing about a Loxone Smart Home is that you can choose exactly what you’d like to automate. The system can control just your lighting or heating, for example, or alternatively, it can manage your whole home – from multiroom audio to intelligent electric car charging.

How does it do this? With the Loxone Miniserver. The Miniserver is the heart of your home, enabling intelligent communication between different systems and devices in the home including the heating, lighting, blinds, windows and doors, locks, cameras, music, appliances and switches.

LOXONE Miniserver

The Loxone Miniserver offers the ultimate Smart Home experience. This miniserver is wired into the distribution board making it ideal for New Builds. In a Loxone Smart Home, everything is managed from central nerve centre: the Miniserver. From switches and simple sensors, to lighting, heating, and even complex systems such as solar, everything is brought together centrally. This allows for simpler control and more intelligent automation of your home.

LOXONE Miniserver Go

The Miniserver Go, based on Loxone Air technology, is the intelligent heart of your wireless smart home perfect for retrofitting into homes. The Miniserver Go can communicate via Loxone Air technology, as well as via Ethernet connection and Loxone Link. It’s easily expandable and can grow with your home. Benefits of the Miniserver Go include low energy consumption, reliable bi-direction signals and the ability to place it anywhere.

commercial solar - Is your business energy efficient?

Renewable energy and solar power for commercial properties

Big or small, your business can benefit from solar energy. Rising electricity costs and good roof space provided by commercial properties make a solar panel system a sensible investment. Whether your business is looking to save money, reduce its carbon footprint or secure its future energy supply, we provide expert commercial solar installations with proven high yielding solar panels.

Are roof or ground solar panels right for my business?

Roof: Utilize your roof space to generate energy to power your growing business. We can help to assess your solar, battery and EV needs: using your energy consumption profile, we provide recommendations for the optimum system size to reduce your energy bills by the maximum amount that the roof space will allow, then design a solar panel system to your exact specifications.

We’ll work with you to design a system that both meets your energy needs and reduces the environmental impact of your business – all whilst taking advantage of previously unused roof space.

Ground: A ground-mounted solar system is ideal where there is a high local energy demand to directly supply but limited roof space. A ground-mounted array will sit on a bespoke frame, designed specifically for the ground conditions of your business.

This type of commercial solar PV system also has a minimal environmental impact and can safely be combined with wildlife and animals grazing around your business. Using our experience in commercial solar panel design, we’ll create a system that integrates completely into the surrounding area.

Ground-mounted commercial solar panel systems take longer to develop than rooftop systems as they need planning permission, alongside various ground condition and topographical surveys as part of the feasibility assessment.

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Commercial Solar in action

We have installed a 50kW ground mounted system for Chatsworth Farm Shop. This provides them with a reliable, efficient and eco-friendly renewable energy solution.

How we can install solar systems:

In-Roof Solar Panels

Custom Solar Installation

Flat Roof Solar Panels

On-Roof Solar Panels

Commercial Solar Panels

Ground Mount Solar Panels

Battery Storage

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Our battery storage solutions are perfect for construction sites, mining, telecommunications, On / Off Grid applications, industry, commercial buildings, residential properties, energy providers, Local Energy Communities and EV Charging. They can also be combined with Renewable Energies.

We have partnered with Green Power to bring you a diverse range of battery storage options, suitable for buildings and projects of any size.

Car Charging

The Zappi intelligent electric vehicle charger is the first of its kind. This smart device enables you to charge your electric car with surplus energy generated from your PV panels or wind turbine. Zappi has 3 charge modes, the cleverest being our ECO & ECO+ modes, which maximise the effectiveness of your microgeneration􀆟on system. You can charge your car with surplus energy, enjoy a full graphic display and view listings of your savings from date of installation.

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