What I got out of All-Energy 2017


I was away last week at the All-Energy Conference in Melbourne, it was great to see that the Renewable Energy industry is so active and I had a great time catching up with other business owners and suppliers. There was so much to see and take away that I couldn’t do it all justice in an email so I’ve picked a couple of highlights to tell you about.

 

So here’s my wrap…

Mini Grid’s and Storage Systems:

We saw case studies from electricity retailers on how they are using batteries to support remote networks around Australia and the lessons they have learned, it turns out that one of the most important things is having the right visibility of the systems especially the batteries to maintain a stable grid when consumers and generators kick in and out. So monitoring is very important. The Mini grid trials I thought were particularly interesting where small neighborhoods all use solar and battery systems to work together and reduce their reliance on the main network. I have long thought that this was a good idea so it’s really great to see that those with the resources to do these trials are making it happen!

Mini Grids
 SolaX Power Station

SolaX Power Station:

This is the new offering from SolaX and it is sexy as! Much slimmer than the previous model and they are excellent value as they include as standard…

  • IP54 Cabinet
  • 5KW SK-TL Hybrid Inverter
  • BMU 5000 100Amp charger
  • Emergency Power Supply (EPS) Box
  • Your choice of between 3.3kWh and 13kWh of LG Lithium Batteries
  • 10 Year Battery Warranty
  • Built in Protection Equipment

Like to see one of these bad boys at your place? Give me a bell!

Wind:

I met with an Australian Supplier of wind turbines which is great as I am constantly being asked about wind.

They have 3 main types…

  • DC Marine Grade HAWT
  • AC Ground Mount HAWT
  • DC Ground Mount VAWT

A great addition to any Solar Battery System to keep your batteries charged when the

sun goes down.

VAWT
LiFeP04

GenZ Batteries

genZ LFP Smart Power packs are based on LiFePO4 battery chemistry and have been designed and engineered by us specifically for Australian operating environments, to allow for safer and greater performance from stored energy systems compared with traditional lead acid/gel and other lithium technologies.

A smart Battery Management System (BMS) is built in to every LFP Smart Power pack, allowing for easier recharge and up to 100% depth of discharge for every cycle. The BMS will always protect the cells which is great for constant demand from vital systems. The BMS protects the battery from irregular charge feed and over voltage/over current events making it ideal for solar PV designs. The BMS also monitors internal cell temperature.

  • Australian designed and engineered for Australian conditions

Power Purchase Agreements (PPA)

Want to save on your power bill but don’t have the money upfront? You can buy solar power for an agreed discounted rate, giving you peace of mind and predictable overheads. Perfect for businesses with large daytime loads who want to save money. PPA Solutions are simple, flexible and well priced and we can help you get saving for no upfront cost.

Give me a call and book your initial consultation to see what it means for your business.

Power Purchase Agreements

So my take on this years All-Energy Conference and Trade Show?

Solar is still booming, Australian Homeowners and Businesses are embracing the newest technology and making the switch to their own power for many reasons but the most common one I still think is to reduce energy costs over time but there are more people all the time who want to be part of the change we are seeing in this country.

I want to see every Australian family and local business free of the burden of rising power bills and I would welcome the opportunity to talk with you and to help you into your own secure energy future!

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Ben