Australia is poised to become a world leader in the solar power revolution. With wide open skies and abundant sunshine, we can truly show the world the benefits of this safe, environmentally friendly, renewable resource. New data shows that Australia’s solar switchover is happening even more rapidly than some had predicted.
As you might already know, solar power is an environmentally friendly option. Generating solar power does not use fossil fuels, which are a limited resource whose use has been implicated as one of the leading causes of global warming. By contrast, solar panels are virtually maintenance-free and long-lasting, allowing you to generate your own renewable energy for many years to come.
In simple terms, voltage optimisation allows you to take the incoming voltage from the grid, use the amount you need and return the excess to your electricity supplier. Did you know voltage optimisation systems have a 50 year lifespan? Fact: You can improve the efficiency of your equipment by 20-30% by using voltage optimisation.
As electricity costs continue to soar, just opening your bill every month can be painful. That’s why at Corospark, we strive to stand out from our competition. We work hard to make sure your home or business is as energy-efficient as it can possibly be, saving you every available dollar of your hard-earned money.
Australia is experiencing a solar revolution, and for good reason. With wide-open skies and lots of sunshine, we are poised to become a world leader in safe and renewable solar power. Approximately 1 percent of Australia’s electricity is drawn from solar panels, and as prices plummet, more individuals and corporations are likely to switch in the coming years. Yet many people do not understand why solar power is more environmentally friendly than traditional electricity options. Solar energy is one of the most powerful tools in the worldwide fight against global warming. The global warming crisis is caused by numerous factors, but one of the biggest factors is our continued reliance on fossil fuels.
Solar power is big news across Australia, with even major corporations making the switch. For example, furniture giant IKEA began construction in July on the largest single rooftop solar system in Australia, and has pledged that all future Australian stores will also use solar power. But the solar revolution is not limited to only the biggest retail chains. From small businesses to residential customers, Australians are increasingly making the leap. Roughly 1 percent of Australia’s electrical energy is generated by solar power, and the amount of installed photovoltaic capacity in the country has increased dramatically since 2010.
Solar panels are not just an eco-friendly power source: they are an investment. Like any good investor, you should seek to get the maximum return from your venture. With solar panels, the key to ensuring that you maximise your return on investment is maintenance: if your solar panels are well maintained, they should retain a high output for years to come.
September 1, 2014
North Melbourne sparkie outshines the rest in Victoria
North Melbourne electrical contractor Corospark Electrical & Solar has impressed the judges of this year’s Master Electricians Australian (MEA) VIC Excellence Awards, taking out the coveted prize as Commercial Project of the Year for their Voltage Optimisaton project at University of Melbourne.
Corospark will now go on to battle out against the best from around the country, with national winners announced at a gala dinner during MEA’s 2014 Electrical Industry Conference at Noosa in September
With the exception of the United States, most of the world is on a 220 volt electrical system. Despite recent claims of having lowered their voltage to 230V, Australia is still running a 240 volt grid. There have been reports of figures as high as 260 volts being experienced in certain parts of Victoria. The Australian Power Network claim to have reduced the voltage and in 2000, Standards Australia adopted a 230V grid across the entire country. This change provided a tolerance of +10% and -6%, which is consistent with the International Standard for deviance in electrical power. However, with reports of up to 260 volts running through businesses, this change in voltage has clearly not been implemented
Whether it is your desire to go green, evade the rising cost of energy, or a little bit of both, solar panel installation is certainly worth considering for your home or business. The benefits and savings of using solar power can be substantial and can quickly offset the cost of installation.
Perhaps the biggest advantage of installing solar panels on your property is the immediate electricity bill savings. You will start to receive smaller monthly electricity bills from your local utility company, irrespective of how small your installation is.