Novocastrian Electrical in association with our suppliers are able to provide our existing and new clients with options for reducing electrical energy consumption through the supply and installation of:
Efficient lighting can help to reduce your energy consumption. Novocastrian Electrical has delivered major cost savings to our customers through the design and installation of LED lighting to both new premises and retro fitting existing lighting systems.
Our suppliers provide a range of light fittings perfect for all commercial applications, offices, car parks, factories, warehouses etc.
The financial benefit is reflected on your power bill as well as reducing ongoing maintenance costs for the lighting installation.
All lighting supplied and installed meets all Australian Standards
Registered under NSW Energy Saving Scheme.
We will visit your business and conduct a free lighting assessment.
We will provide you with an energy savings assessment and a written quote.
We will arrange for the supply and installation of the lights and complete the paperwork to create the ESC.
Utilize your roof space to generate your own power
When you install a grid connected solar system to your house you start to save money on your electricity cost. How much you save is determined by :
- the size of the system installed
- how it is installed
- the electricity your household currently consumes
- your location
- the weather
A grid connected system supplies your house with electricity first and if there is any left over that is pushed out onto the grid or if you need a bit extra that is taken from the Grid. This type of system has been in operation for over 20years however since global warming and now climate change became an issue solar power was the best alternative available for renewable energy. It is extremely low maintenance, and cost effective.
The System has the Solar Panels at the source extracting power from the sun’s energy and converting it to DC power. This DC power is fed into an Inverter, the heart of the system, converting to 240volt AC power ready for your house to use.
The panels are ideally mounted on a north facing roof fixed to certified rails. The roof can be tile or tin, pitched or flat. On flat roofs a tilt system needs to be installed to pitch the panels at a more efficient angle to the sun to improve the output of your system. All Rails and mountings will be manufactured from Anodised Aluminium and 304 stainless steel.
You could also mount the panels on a pole or ground frame if your roof is not suitable or has tree shadows affecting it.
The maintenance requirements for your system are minimal as there are NO moving parts and the special glass on the quality panels is self cleaning so every time it rains they are cleaned. All you need to do is monitor the inverter to ensure it is still producing this helps you see how much your saving.
The Panels come with a 25year performance warranty.
The Inverters come with a 5 year warranty extendible for a fee
Your System Size and Cost
To calculate the correct system for you Novocastrian Electrical will require some information and arrange a site visit to access
- Your average daily consumption found on current power bill if possible the last 4 bills
- Inspect your roof and aspect in relation to the sun
Using this information Novocastrian Electrical can calculate the size of the system that will fit on your roof and the size of the system this will meet your current usage.
You may have some options which we can discuss with you during our site visit.
Our price will include the installation of the required metering.
Novocastrian Electrical can provide solutions in regards to power factor correction.
First step is to examine the clients current energy consumption over a period time by installing data loggers on the electrical supply.
The information captured by the data loggers can be provided to the client in a report form along with recommendation on how the clinet can improve or reduce energy consumption.
One very important aspect of improving quality of supply is the control of power factor. Low power factor means poor electrical efficiency. The lower the power factor, the higher the apparent power drawn from the distribution network. This means that the supply company must install larger generation capacity, larger size transmission lines and cables, transformers and other distribution system devices, which otherwise would not be necessary. This results in a much higher capital expenditures and operating costs for the Electricity Supply Company, which in many cases is passed on to the consumer in the form of higher tariff rates. This is the main reason behind why the Electricity Supply Companies in modern economies demand reduction of the reactive load in their networks via improvement of the power factor.
Power factor correction capacitors
A poor power factor can be improved by adding power factor correction capacitors to the plant’s distribution system. Correction capacitors provide needed reactive power (kVAr) to the load. Therefore, the Electricity Supply Company is freed from having to supply it.
Power factor correction capacitors reduce the total current supplied by the Electricity Supply Company to the load and as a result the distribution system capacity is increased.
In most cases it is necessary to reduce the effects of the harmonic currents. One way of reducing harmonic currents is to install an inductance (filter reactor) in series with the capacitor.
The filter reactors protect the electrical installations and equipment but it does not eliminate the harmonics.
The reactor value should be calculated and designed in order to reduce the resonant frequency of the circuit to a value lower than that of the lowest harmonic in the system.
A capacitor equipped with a filter reactor is protected from harmonics regardless of the layout of the network to which it is connected. Except in some cases when switching in steps the inductance and capacitance values could add up to equal one of the harmonic frequencies in the system causing resonance.
Power loss reduction
Distribution system losses are also reduced through power factor correction by reducing the total load current in the system.
Power factor capacitors decrease distribution system voltage drops and fluctuations during the start of large inductive loads.
Where should the power factor correction equipment be installed
After determining the required size capacitor in kVAr, the next step is to decide on the location for installation of the capacitor bank.
It is difficult to set definite guidelines for location of capacitor installation. However, the following general rule should be kept in mind: As close as possible to the main switchboard.