Energy efficiency starts with how much effort
you have to put in to maintenance and harvesting from your property. An example would be placing a kitchen garden
on the other side of the house from the kitchen, not very efficient! Cutting roadways into the side of hills means
you will always have water flow and landslide issues. Using the natural contours reduces road maintenance and your
energy requirements! The simple placement of infrastructure can change how you effectively use your energy,
giving you a far better quality of life.
Hot water options that alleviate the angle
issue by good design are available at great prices with long warranty. Evacuated tube technology is
by far the most efficient and cost effective hot water option available
today. There is no drain on your solar
electricity and you can retrofit these into your existing hot water system for massive savings. Your sure to
find a local supplier!
Imagine diverting some of the steam from the
hot water into a turbine that is connected to an alternator?
efficiency in the design and use of work, living and building spaces is imperative.
Buildings need to be orientated to the sun to maximise free solar energy. Correct building
orientation will also make heating and cooling much more effective and less costly by utilising seasonal
wind, rain and sun angles to your advantage.
This design is a great start to maximising the sun's energy no matter
where you live on the planet.
In the southern hemisphere, optimal
position for the solar panels is to face true north, which is 11 degrees west of magnetic
Solar power panels should be at an
approximate incline of 28 degrees. Of course the further away from the sun you travel the incline must increase.
This maximises the shorter days of winter & lower angle of the sun.
Biogas Production is an emerging source of power,
heat, cooking gas and organic fertiliser as a bi-product. A tonne of food waste can
produce about 300 kilowatt hours of energy.
If Bio Gas sounds like a good fit for you. Contact Vincent at
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