Optimal Energy Solutions’ Sallyanne Bond says that the new solar technology would reduce power usage for heating and cooling systems, which is currently over one third of the household power bills.
“Householders could save between 30 to 50 per cent on their power bills by embracing this new solar technology,” says Ms Bond.
“With the impending introduction of carbon tax in July 2012, reports suggest that it could add a further $130 to our electricity bills,” she said.
Ms Bond says that this new evolution of air-conditioning is providing Australians with an energy saving system which takes heat from the surrounding air (thermal energy) to provide cost-effective, clean, green air-conditioning.Article continues below…
According to Optimal Energy Solutions, the new system called ICE SOLAIR Solar Hybrid can pay for itself in just a few years by reducing the power consumption by up to 50 per cent compared to a comparable standard inverter air-conditioning system.
The solar hybrid air-conditioneroffers the following benefits:
- Can reduce pressure on electricity grids, reducing the power demand over summer
- Minimises blackouts during heatwaves
- Solar hybrid air-conditioners can be ducted throughout homes or offices or replace existing aged split or wall units
- Full reverse-cycle air conditioner
- Warm in winter and cool in summer
- Manufactured to the highest international standard.
As a result of its own power management audit conducted in 2010, Prescott College in Adelaide engaged Optimal Energy Solutions to install an ICE SOLAIR hybrid air-conditioning system throughout the administration block of the well-known South Australian education complex. The college is confident of saving 30 per cent of its air-conditioning bills and recoup the complete cost of the installation within five years.