Product that is set to change the world of energy showcases in Bristol this week

TH White

A battery that charges using electricity generated from solar panels is making its first UK appearance at an event in Bristol.

The Tesla Powerwall could change how buildings use energy as it will allow homes to store solar energy generated during the day, so that it can be used later in the evening.

As opposed to homeowners having to sell their excess solar energy back to their utility company.

The battery will be on display at an event hosted by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) on Thursday August 6.

CIAT represents Chartered Architectural Technologists in the UK and internationally – a profession which specialises in the technology of architecture focusing on the design of buildings for use and performance.

Wiltshire-based TH White, which advises on and provides a wide range of specialist buildings services products to the construction industry, is the main sponsor for this event.

The event will be an opportunity for the industry to find out more about leading renewable technologies.

It will start with a tour of Bristol’s Floating Harbour and its buildings on The Matthew before moving to the M Shed where TH White’s technology zone will be displayed.

Alex Lockton, general manager for TH White’s Energy, Fire and Security divisions, said: “Tesla and Fronius are leading the way in electric vehicles and batteries and this new Tesla Powerwall technology is set to change the world of energy.

“It isn’t on sale yet here in the UK so this appearance at CIAT’s event is a real coup and, as European Green Capital 2015, Bristol is the perfect host for showcasing this revolutionary green technology.”