Awaura Synergy - Warming and eco-powering our deep south Awaura Synergy - Warming and eco-powering our deep south

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Solar PV

Solar PV

The huge advances in Solar Photovoltaic (Solar PV) technology represent a real opportunity for the farms of the Deep South. Now, it’s totally viable to harness the sun’s power. With our long daylight hours, and the large amount of farm buildings and space to support solar panels, solar power generation is a logical choice for farmers looking to become more self-sufficient and avoid ever-increasing power bills from the power companies.

The team at Awarua Synergy are experts in helping farmers find the right Solar PV solutions to maximise the productivity off existing roof space, consistently generating the power you need off homesteads, cottages, sheds, barns and out-buildings. We’ve searched the world for the best Solar PV products and solutions for the farms of the Deep South, and now we’re helping hundreds of farms in Southland and Otago capitalise on emergent technology that can potentially even pay for itself in just a few years – or even sooner.

 

For more information on the products we use check out Solar Electricity Page

 

Join the farmers already benefiting from Solar PV technology – Email us right now, or call us on 0800 WARM SOUTH today to arrange a free, no-obligation farm visit.

 

 

Call your expert team at Awarua Synergy on
0800 WARM SOUTH for a FREE, unconditional assessment.

Energy Tip:

Run heat pump in “Heat” mode not in Auto, if you going out switch off, clean filters regular, get professional to do internal clean every 2 years.

Did you know:

Every $1 spent on insulation equates to a $4 return on investment

Energy Tip:

Open windows on opposite side of house to create cross ventilation

Did you know:

Damp air is harder to heat

Did you know:

Damp air causes respiratory problems

Did you know:

Recommended temperature for bedrooms should be 16-18 degrees

Did you know:

Cleaning mould with white vinegar kills it

Energy Tip:

Limit in door plants to prevent moisture

Energy Tip:

If you have mould growing inside your house clean it with white vinegar as this kills it and then try and ventilate daily by opening windows

Energy Tip:

Opening windows for 20 minutes per day to ventilate will help get rid of trapped moisture and stale air, making your home easier to heat

Did you know:

Insulation Government study (Motu report) shows 5 to 1 benefit from investment, primarily in terms of health outcomes and reduced hospital admissions

Energy Tip:

On average heating is the largest energy use in the home, in colder parts of NZ can account for 40% or more, so ensure you have the correct heating source and size

Energy Tip:

Check hot water temperature, make sure it’s at 55 degrees at the tap (60 degrees at the Hot Water Cylinder)

Did you know:

Recommended temperature for living rooms should be 18-22 degrees

Did you know:

Insulating a home is an investment for future generations who live in the house

Did you know:

NZ homes are expensive to run, we spent approx $250m on inadequate heating

Energy Tip:

Wrapping how water cylinders and lagging pipes can help reduce electricity costs of heating hot water

Did you know:

Insulation makes your home warmer, drier and healthier….and it lasts for generations

Energy Tip:

Don’t add unnecessary moisture

Did you know:

Opening windows 20 minutes per day exchanges air making home easier to heat

Did you know:

Drying clothes inside creates 5 litres of moisture per day

Energy Tip:

Choose the right sized externally vented extractor fan for the job, a fan to small wont remove moist air and a fan too large can create draughts, ensure you have automatic controls, such as a timer which runs for 20 minutes after it is turned off.

Did you know:

At 3% inflation, household energy bills are set to double again in the next 20 years

Energy Tip:

Ensure oven, fridge and freezer seals are tight and don’t have any air gaps, to test them place a piece of paper in the appliance door and close, if the paper falls out consider replacing seals to stop the energy leaks.

Did you know:

NZ has one of the highest rates of asthma in the OEDC that's 1 in 4 children, costing us about $4 billion per year

Energy Tip:

Consider window security stays so the house can be ventilated when not at home

Did you know:

Un-flued gas heaters create 1 litre of moisture per hour

Did you know:

Cold damp homes mean more Asthma

Did you know:

Warmer drier homes = fewer hospital admissions

Energy Tip:

Consider efficient heating, such as heat pumps, wood burners, wetbacks

Energy Tip:

Un-flued portable gas heaters can cause a huge amount of moisture and toxic fumes in the air, leading to moisture problems resulting in mould issues

Energy Tip:

Make sure insulation is installed correctly as the performance can drop.

Energy Tip:

A reminder to organise your firewood during summer ready for next winter, to ensure its nice and dry, ready for burning

Energy Tip:

Place beds on internal walls away from windows, especially new born babies, young children or anyone with respiratory conditions.

Energy Tip:

Draught proofing or sealing up draught’s can reduce heat lost, check doors, windows, cat doors and unused chimneys

Did you know:

Recommended temperature for utility or laundry rooms should be 14-16 degrees

Did you know:

Space heating is 36% of household energy use

Energy Tip:

Close of unused rooms so that you are not wasting energy heating them

Energy Tip:

When cooking ensure other parts of the house are closed, if doors are left open the warm moist

Energy Tip:

When opening curtains ensure they are pulled back or tied back as far as possible, any window not exposed to the free solar gain of the sun, decreases free heating your home can use.

Did you know:

The current average rate of increase in electricity prices is 8.5%

Energy Tip:

Curtains are your windows insulation. Three layers are best and make sure that they hang below the window or to the floor.

Energy Tip:

If your shower fills a 10 litre bucket in less than a minute, fit a shower flow restrictor to cut hot water costs significantly.

Energy Tip:

Use kitchen extractors when cooking or use pot lids, extractors for bathroom must run 20 minutes after your shower to remove moisture

Energy Tip:

Open curtains during the day to allow the sun to heat your home and then close them just before sunset

Energy Tip:

Net curtains prevent free solar gain from the sun to heat your home, only use if necessary

Did you know:

Hot water heating is 38% of household energy use

Energy Tip:

Insulation reduces heat loss, did you know indoor temperatures below 16 degrees affects respiratory function in vulnerable people and temperatures below 12 degrees affect heart function

Energy Tip:

Cross ventilating by opening two windows in a room can help exchange fresh air faster, if there is fog outside wait until the fog has lifted to prevent extra moisture entering the home

Energy Tip:

Don’t dry cloth inside, each load will release 5-6 litres of water vapour, damp air is harder and more expensive to heat

Energy Tip:

If you’re going away on holiday, turn off you hot water cylinder and any standby appliances, even if its just for a short time, it will save energy and money.

Energy Tip:

Don’t fill your kettle right up every time – just boil the amount of water you need

Did you know:

Cold homes contribute to 1600 extra deaths in NZ per year