By optimising and regulating electricity consumption, we strive to reduce the usage and make your site as efficient as possible.
By metering and measuring a sites energy and water usage electronically, we can get an accurate indication of what is being consumed. This information is then used to see what efficiencies and savings can be introduced to the site.
Depending on a factory/building’s energy behaviour (profile); there are some tariffs that are more cost effective than others. In some instances, a solar system could change the cost-effectiveness of the customer. It is recommended to review electricity tariffs on an annual basis.
Upgrading a lighting system can reduce energy consumption in two ways. Since Energy = Power x Time, we can either reduce the lighting system's input wattage or reduce its hours of operation. As the power (KVA) and energy (kWh) are the basic products for which an electric utility charges, significant operating cost savings can result that can pay for the investment and then reduce a desirable return on that investment.
The purpose of demand control systems is to ensure that the maximum contracted power limit is not exceeded. Loads that do not affect the main production process or which are not essential can be disconnected to manage the sites demand. In addition, an electrical demand control program is highly recommended to control or limit maximum demand and increase energy savings.
Voltage optimisation is an energy saving technology that is used to regulate, clean and condition the incoming power supply in order to ensure that the voltage is supplied at an optimal level to the on-site electrical equipment and appliances. Savings of 5-12% can be achieved.
Large savings can be introduced by optimising a sites power factor. Power factor correction is the process of increasing the power factor to near unity without altering the original load. The power factor of a network is a measure of how efficiently the power is used and power factor correction is technology and equipment used to ensure this is as efficient as possible.
To many, the idea of adding heat to the air conditioning/refrigeration cycle appears counterproductive. But we must remember that most air conditioning systems and chillers are essentially heat pumps that cool buildings by moving heat out of them. The vapor compression cycle used in most heat pumps is driven by a high-temperature and/or high-pressure refrigerant. To generate these high temperatures and pressures, electricity is used to drive a compressor. A solar thermal system uses solar energy to reduce the electricity needed for the refrigeration process.
Our patented technology benefits from a unique modular design, generating both solar heat and power from the available space. Using the same collector for combined heat and power production means reduced cost of materials and installation, improving returns and enhancing asset values.