Services

Commercial photovoltaic systems

Using photovoltaics to lower commercial energy costs

A solar system on the roof or in an open space of an organization is a profitable investment that helps to permanently reduce energy costs. This is because self-generated solar power is a cost-effective form of energy. Moreover, investing in solar is a sustainable measure that is playing an increasingly important role in communication and cooperation with customers, partners, or constituents.

Advantages of photovoltaics for companies

  • Lower energy costs – Self-produced solar power is extremely cost-effective and reduces the need for expensive electricity from the grid.
  • Reduce CO2 – Solar is a cost-effective means of implementing CO2 targets.
  • Invest strategically – Sustainable energy supply is a topic that can have a positive impact in communications and positioning.

Infrared electrical inspections and diagnostics

Infrared Thermography is a service that uses specialized equipment to capture the infrared energy emitted from the surface of an object and converts it to a temperature. Globalspec uses this toolset to review potential hotspots in commercial electrical hardware. Data is analyzed and a diagnostics is formulized to provide customers with the best in class remedies.

Automation of electrical control systems

The special feature of this system is that the energy supply system functions 100 percent autonomously and off-grid in the event of a grid failure. The stability of the electricity supply is of great importance, especially for companies. Power failures can cause a company to lose important data, for example. That is why it is essential to be self-sufficient even during power failures.

Power factor correction design and installation

Power factor correction is made possible with the use of a controlled electrical configuration of electrical capacitors and inductive reactors, connected to a power distribution center or load source.

The Beer Analogy can be described as the depiction of the influence of poor power factor in an electrical system.

Poor power factor can be effectively reduced with an installed power factor correction system.

KVAR (Apparent power

KW = Real Power (workable power)

KVA = Real Power + Apparent Power

Power Factor = KW / KW + KVAR

Power Factor = Beer / Beer + Foam

Energex / Ergon has sent notifications to the < 100MW/h per annum business industry to inform consumers of their intention to change the way power consumption is to be metered.

The new method of power consumption will be effective as of 1 July 2015. The current tariff is metered KW/h and will change to KVA/h. Penalty rates will be applied to poor power factor and peak demand periods.

Question:
How is this going to affect my business?

Answer:
If your business model makes use of the several of the following equipment, but not reserved to:

  • Electric motors, electric motor driven plant, conveyors, compressor units.
  • Substantial amounts of ballast type lighting (fluorescent) and / or high bay lighting (HID).
  • Medium to large air conditioning or refrigeration units, welders, electric driven punches, press, hoists or cranes.
  • Medium to large data networks or servers.

Your business may have poor power factor or power quality issues.

Question:
How can Globalspec Pty Ltd assist me to determine if my power factor is poor or below the penalty threshold? How do I reduce my peak demand usage?

Answer:
Globalspec Pty Ltd will perform a power quality and consumption analysis of your business electrical supply.

Globalspec can consult and liaise with your business and install power factor correction to reduce your utility power charges due to poor power factor.

Globalspec can provide several power consumption reduction techniques for your businesses, reduce your power usage during peak demand tariff times i.e. maximum demand reduction techniques.

Energy Audits

Globalspec Pty Ltd will conduct a pre-project audit to identify and quantify the energy usage of your business. This includes power quality and peak demand usage.

Time Is Money

A hypothetical project that costs $360 000 today, will cost you $2 282 000 in 5 years.

Low Risk energy saving projects

The solutions are proven in practice so you can invest with a high degree of confidence in obtaining the expected return.

Energy cost mitigation

The combination of a commercial solar photovoltaic system and quality power supply distribution may provide your business with the best possible outcome to reduce your power utility costs

Energy efficient equipment and fixtures

Energy efficient equipment and fixtures play a pivotal role to reduce your operational energy costs.

We may propose to conduct specific energy assessments of your equipment to determine the viability of replacement or retrofitting existing equipment to reduce the energy consumption.

Energy efficient lighting and controlled lighting reduces the overall energy demands of your business.

Specific equipment such as electric boilers and electrical heaters can be replaced with gas fired units that are more energy efficient

Energy efficient production process

Efficient process delivers improved production rates and cost savings in your business

By installing motor control or use of soft starting electrical equipment and other types of control measures for energy hungry process, reduced maximum demand and improved power factor can be achieved.

This will result in decreased consumption of equipment energy and adding to the overall energy efficiency of your business.

Post project monitoring and continuous improvement

Periodical energy assessments of your energy usage to determine the effectiveness of the project and identify possible improvements to further reduce your energy demands after completion of your project.

Globalspec Pty Ltd will conduct a pre-project audit to identify and quantify the energy usage of your business. This includes power quality and peak demand usage.

Time Is Money

A hypothetical project that costs $360 000 today, will cost you $2 282 000 in 5 years.

Low Risk energy saving projects

The solutions are proven in practice so you can invest with a high degree of confidence in obtaining the expected return.

Energy cost mitigation

The combination of a commercial solar photovoltaic system and quality power supply distribution may provide your business with the best possible outcome to reduce your power utility costs

Energy efficient equipment and fixtures

Energy efficient equipment and fixtures play a pivotal role to reduce your operational energy costs.

We may propose to conduct specific energy assessments of your equipment to determine the viability of replacement or retrofitting existing equipment to reduce the energy consumption.

Energy efficient lighting and controlled lighting reduces the overall energy demands of your business.

Specific equipment such as electric boilers and electrical heaters can be replaced with gas fired units that are more energy efficient

Energy efficient production process

Efficient process delivers improved production rates and cost savings in your business

By installing motor control or use of soft starting electrical equipment and other types of control measures for energy hungry process, reduced maximum demand and improved power factor can be achieved.

This will result in decreased consumption of equipment energy and adding to the overall energy efficiency of your business.

Post project monitoring and continuous improvement

Periodical energy assessments of your energy usage to determine the effectiveness of the project and identify possible improvements to further reduce your energy demands after completion of your project.