The plumbing community has a vital role in advocating to governments and promoting to the broader community the link between good quality plumbing, health, environmental sustainability and, increasingly, economic prosperity.
After the Federal Government recently committed Australia to a goal of net zero emissions by 2050 – aligning us with more than 130 countries who have either set or are considering the same target – attention has turned to innovative ways that households and businesses alike can support the push to a more sustainable future.
From Dromana on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, Energy Smart Water is kicking goals with a range of energy-efficient technologies that give customers the freedom to decide where their excess energy is used while also reducing the cost of energy bills.
Although Australia has a strong uptake of solar solutions, past figures have shown a large portion of home-generated energy is either wasted or fed back to the grid for little return.
That’s where Energy Smart Water comes in. Their locally manufactured ENERMAX SMARTcube watertank uses hygienic heat exchange technology and acts as a thermal battery, allowing
excess energy from sources like photovoltaic rooftop systems to heat water and store until needed.
The linearly controlled AC.THOR Photovoltaic Power Manager takes things a step further by diverting excess energy towards underfloor heating, pools and spas or electric vehicle charging to ultimately support optimized Photovoltaic self-consumption.
Products like these, and the ROSC20 which produces an off-grid hot water solution, are making a difference not only to the environment but to the hip pocket of customers.
Energy Smart Water Director Norm Anderson, also Vice-President of Master Plumbers’ Board, says the flexibility afforded to customers is a key selling point of the products.
“If you manage your energy properly, you don’t need battery storage. You put it to work in hot water.”
For more information, visit www.esw.net.au