The NEW FORCE in Power Savings

Optimise my Solar System

When we invest our hard earned money, we want to make sure that we have put it in a place where we get the best return. Investing in a sustainable future is a great investment to protect our costs of living, however you may want to take a deeper look in to what this means for you?

Energy efficiency and renewable energy are said to be the “twin pillars” to a sustainable energy future. Therefore if we don’t bridge the gap between the two then we will be chasing a never ending target. What this means to the solar power investor, they need to find ways to optimise their solar investment and let their money start working hard for them and protect their investment for the long term outcome.

PowerwoRx e3 is an excellent addition to any solar panel installation regardless of the configuration including the use of reverse metering (where electricity is feed back in to the grid by the end user). By optimising my solar system with energy efficient technologies you are reducing your base load consumption. This could give you a great opportunity to export more power back in to the grid and providing bigger credits on your electrical account optimising your solar investment.

By optimising my solar system with PowerwoRx e3 you will provide center protection of the sensitive inverter from higher than normal voltage rises. This is accomplished by a device called an MOV (metal oxide varistor) which prevents the spike from potentially damaging the expensive electronics inside the inverter. If my panels have a 25 year life span you will want your inverter to last as long as it can also.

Harmonics are more prevalent in a solar generated power system due to the nature of how the AC waveform is created by the inverter. These harmonics waste electricity, and are damaging to appliances and electronics our home. PowerwoRx e3 significantly reduces harmonics and noise in the system providing peace of mind to know that everything my system produces you are utilising efficiently.

If you haven’t already invested in solar panels then this is a great way to start. By reducing your energy consumption with PowerwoRx e3 you will give yourself a true base load consumption to correctly size the amount of panels you need, while protecting any further investment in renewable energy.

This is what is known as “putting the horse before the cart”.


Top 5 things you need to consider before installing PowerwoRx e3 Clean Energy System

 1. Does the PowerwoRx e3 work in any home?

Yes it does! The PowerwoRx is designed to go into any home with a single-phase circuit breaker panel with breaker switches. For homes with the old screw in type fuses, the unit will work but additional hardware will be required. The “energy savings” from PowerwoRx comes from how it deals with inductive loads or to put it in more common terms, how it deals with motor driven appliances.

If you say “yes” to only two or more of the following then you could be saving money on your electric bill right now!

  • Do you have a pool?
  • Do you have a bore?
  • Do you use air conditioning?
  • Is your refrigerator / freezer not EnergyStar rated?
  • Do you have more than one refrigerator / freezer?
  • Is your washer / dryer not EnergyStar rated?
  • Do you have a hot tub or an indoor / outdoor spa?
  • Is your dishwasher not EnergyStar rated?
  • Is your home over 230 Square meters?
  • Do you have more than one TV?
  • Do you have a home theater system?
  • Have you installed a Solar PV system?

If you have answered “yes” to two or more then you should be installing PowerwoRx e3 into your home and should be saving good money by protecting your sensitive electronics and appliances.


2. How much can I expect to save per month by using the PowerwoRx e3?

That depends on many factors. The size of your home, the amount of inductive motor load, and the amount you are paying per kilowatt-hour for electricity, harmonic noise on your electrical lines, surge & spike issues, etc. Based upon customer feedback by far the majority of users are seeing a savings but it is important to point out that some users have seen no energy savings based upon initial power factor above 95%, low harmonics and other factors.

3. How long will the PowerwoRx e3 last?

It has a predicted lifespan of over 20 years and comes with a 10-year warranty.  This claim is based upon the synergy between the three components which protect each other and lessen the de-rating of components which is typical in “capacitor in a box” type products. Units installed in 1993 are still operating today.

4. What is the PowerwoRx e3 Warranty?

The warranty on PowerwoRx e3   is the best in the industry – a full 10 year! The patent pending design and the quality of the components used in the PowerwoRx e3 Whole House Energy Management System lets us offer this industry leading warranty.  No other manufacturer comes close.  Even if the PowerwoRx e3 performs as it should in the event of a lightning strike nearby, and the Industrial rated MOV’s which absorb the energy sacrifice themselves, Iconic Energy Solutions will repair or replace the unit.

In addition, a $25,000 warranty on the homeowners appliances AND electronics is included!  It should be noted that the PowerwoRx only protects against surges on the electrical lines, not on the Telephone or TV Cable. For 100% protection Telephone and Cable surge protectors are needed.

Note:  The $25,000 warranty on the homeowners appliances AND electronics applies to the residential PowerwoRx e3 only. A PowerwoRx e3 installed in a commercial facility is not covered. The commercial 3-phase PowerwoRx have the same industry leading 10-year product warranty, but do not have the appliance/electronics warranty. This is not a liability insurance policy. The PowerwoRx, along with all products offered by Continental Power are insured by a multi-million dollar manufacturer’s liability insurance policy.


5. How long will it take for the PowerwoRx eto pay for itself?

Looking strictly at Energy Savings the product can pay for itself within 2-4 years.  If  you have installed solar PV then the pay back will be faster if you have a good net-feed-In tariff, giving you a greater opportunity to export more power back in to the grid and receive bigger credits on your bill.  This of course depends on individual circumstances, number of appliances and age, electrical costs and usage patterns, the homes power factor as well as other criteria.  The other benefits can turn out to be the biggest benefit of all!  Consider Surge & Spike Protection, as well as the harmful effects of harmonic distortion.  These invisible but very real threats to all electrical appliances and electronics in the home can and will cause premature failure.  Considering the significant investment in these appliances and electronics, often totaling in the 10’s of thousands of dollars, the protection provided by PowerwoRx e3 could be the biggest money-savings benefit of the product.



Top 3 Secrets about Electricity-part 2

Top 3 Secrets about electricity and what to do about it…

Now you are on your way to learning the secrets that utility companies and big industry have known for years. You will be able to adopt the same principles to become more sustainable for the future and protecting the environment at the same time, so cool.

Electrical Noise Filtration

3 Top Secrets about ElectricityPowerwoRx e3 technology provides Harmonic Filtration / Noise reduction which has become more important since the 1980′s and almost mandatory in the 21st century due to the proliferation of computers, fax and copy machines and variable speed motors which are known as “non-linear loads”. Non-linear loads ask for the electrical current in a pulse unlike traditional electrical equipment. This pulse use of electrical current creates damaging noise, interference and heat.

Most electrical devices produce electrical noise due to modern electronic power supplies. This noise results in granularity (snow) on viewing screens, hissing and static in audio speakers and headphones, and buzzing of lamps and appliances such as your refrigerator. Noise creates stress on your devices that will lead to diminished electronic life span and damage to your equipment.

We have all heard the saying “they don’t make them like they use to”. Well the quality of the power being supply to our equipment has changed over the last 10-15 years.

The solution is to install the Powerworx e3 which will produce a reduction of electrical noise in your electrical system and will lead to extended electronic and appliance life spans and you’ll likely notice improved clarity from your television and audio systems. Also, the buzzing of lamps and appliances and overall operating temperatures of electronics will be reduced


Top 3 Secrets about Electricity- part 3

Top 3 Secrets about Electricity and what to do about it…

Now you are almost there to Discover the Secrets that Big Industry and Utility Companies have been implementing for years and what we can do about it in our Homes and Businesses.

Energy Savings

3 Top Secrets about ElectricityIn a typical AC electrical system, there is inefficiency in how power is delivered to appliances, electronics and machinery. This inefficiency is caused by a delay between when demand begins to push electrons through the circuit (voltage) and when they actually begin to move (current). The number used to describe the amount of current that isn’t lost in this delay is called Power factor. The average Power factor is about .8 meaning that 20% of energy consumption is wasted on inefficiency.

PowerwoRx e3 system optimises your homes Power Factor thus reducing the amount of energy your motor loads use in the home, such as air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers, pool pumps vacuum cleaners, motors, fans etc. Motor loads (inductive loads) inherently require more energy to do their work compared to other electrical equipment in your home. They will run about 10% cooler and consume just the right amount of energy they need to run efficiently.

The Powerworx e3 Power Factor Optimisation significantly increases the efficiency of your motor load and stores wasted energy resulting in decreased demand and usage of electricity from your utility company. This can equate to cost savings of typically 5% – 15% for you, the homeowner. You’ll be using less electricity, which means you’ll be helping save our environment and you’ll see savings from reductions in kilowatt hours and kilowatt demand.



Top 3 Secrets about Electricity in your home and what to do about it


Top 3 Secrets about Electricity in your home and what to do about it.iconic-e-book-cover

When it comes to electrical use, today’s home is much different than it was even a decade ago. With the top 3 secrets about electricity you will identify what many other Australians have done already. With rising energy costs in the news weekly with no end in sight and the use of electronics continuing to increase our electrical systems need to be more efficient at the same time, provide better quality power. Surges, spikes and electrical noise provide a very real threat to the appliances and electronic devices in our homes. Your expensive electronics and machinery are under constant assault by power surges and spikes, waste of electricity brought on by unused capacity and electrical noise. It is costing you a significant amount of money in not only your power bill but also in the life span of your electrical appliances.

3 Top Secrets about Electricity

Equipment Protection: Everyday electrical surges and spikes run rampant throughout your electrical system. We all know that occasionally a lightning strike could put your entire electronic equipment at risk. Many people turn off or unplug electronics during electrical storms. However aside from the occasional catastrophic power spike there are constant smaller assaults that most people never notice. These smaller surges may manifest in pulsating glow of lights and screens. The damage done by them is slower than a lightning strike but over time, amounts to decreased life span and performance.

Now you can protect your appliances and electronics against spikes and surges with PowerwoRx e3 featuring a Dual-Mode Surge Suppression. PowerwoRx e3 is like having an electronic bodyguard for your home. PowerwoRx e3 technology provides the benefit that will help protect and extend the useful life of your electrical equipment. A combination of harmonic resistant capacitors and metal oxide varistors (MOV’s) give the home owner the maximum protection and peace of mind available on the market today.

PowerwoRx e3 regulates the flow of electricity to protect against common surges in your system to protect your electronic equipment. When a catastrophic spike occurs, PowerwoRx e3 will absorb the entire spike. Even if the PowerwoRx e3 is destroyed by a spike, your system will remain protected. If the powerwoRx e3 fails to protect you are covered with a 10 year $25,000 insurance policy covering the homes electronics and appliances that are connected to the electrical system when protected by the PowerwoRx e3.

on 05.06.2013 at 15:23

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