Free Energy

The size and location of your property will determine if wind, sun and/or water can be harnessed for long term generation. A significant benefit can be achieved from the members’ own power generation using the sun. And the results mean real cash savings.

In the bank or on the roof?

In the bank… change to “Bank interest rates change with the need to manage Inflation and interest is taxed. The concept of ‘Money’ is not associate with any specific value, it is a digital record in a computer, and only has value when exchanged for some other item. Actual KWS have a direct value consistent with use, in some instances, KWS would be invaluable, but normally value is in direct benefits from KWS use.

Solar to match the load

It may seem obvious, but there is little point in buying more than you can use of anything. All KWS are identical, all have the same value, consistent with use, KWS we generate, are the same value as KWS we Import, and are the same value of KWS we export, the ‘value’ of all KWS is identical. Yet we pay for KWS with 44 different rates that cover, Energy, Lines, Delivery and Retail; actually 44 different rates are listed. In additiona the Energy component is not based of cost of generation, but on Energy Trading managed by NZX and ASX, that has no direct relationship with generation costs.

The same is true for Solar, installing more than you can use means the excess goes to the grid, good for the power companies with limited benefit for you. Your excess would go to the nearest point, the closest neighbour, the power company charges them between 26 and 32cents a kWh, and pay you less than half of that for the grid feed in.

It is easy to work out your load from the latest power account, use an average monthly use for the year divide by 30 (days in a month) to get an average daily use, divide by 24 (hours) to get an average hourly load.

The same applies for commercial such a schools or offices, or super markets. In such cases the load is usually more, especially during the day, so the benefit can be quite significant.

Solar IS free power, and the return, the saving in power use, will offset the initial cost in 5 years or less.

As an example a 3 kW Solar system for a rent-to-own contract would be about $200 a month, after 5 years you would own it completely, and would get another 15 years of saving about $300 a year.

That is not to say “one size fits all”, but it is easy for us to work out specific details, at no charge!