Energy efficiency

As people around the world shift towards environmental responsibility, consumers are becoming more thoughtful with their purchase decisions. Conscious consuming is about being aware of the impact on the environment of what we buy.

Products supporting principles of sustainability such as energy efficiency, fair trade, organic farming, and local production are all examples of responsible buying.
There’s also good financial reasons for energy efficiency in the the home as the more energy efficient appliances, the more money you are saving on energy bills.

Save on renewable energy power systems with energy efficiency

Reducing energy consumption is one of the easiest ways to substantially reduce the cost of a renewable energy power system, or to increase the overall percentage of electricity that solar or wind power provides in your home. Here’s an example:

60 watt incandescent light (globe) bulb x 8 hours a day = 480 watt hours
15 watt Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulb x 8 hours a day = 120 watt hours

Just by replacing a single incandescent light globe with a similar intensity energy efficient CFL; you’ve reduced the amount of electricity you need a solar power system to to generate by 360 watt hours a day – the equivalent of a 60 watt solar panel – without sacrificing comfort or convenience.

The same approach can be used with many energy applications around the home, reducing the number of solar panels or wind generators needed, and thus potentially saving you thousands of dollars just by giving a little thought to low-cost energy efficiency based strategies.

EcoPlanet Energy strives to offer comprehensive energy efficient solutions, and therefore is committed to include the following service disciplines:

Solar Thermal

Heating water can account for 15% – 25% of the energy consumed in your home. Reduce your monthly water heating bills by selecting a solar thermal water heater. Solar thermal systems allow you to harness the power of the sun to both heat water and your home.

Solar Electric

When you convert sunlight into electricity you reduce our collective dependence on polluting fossil fuels. Solar can immediately lower your energy costs and protect yourself from rising electricity rates.

Electricity Usage Monitoring

EcoPlanet Energy has a set of tools that help monitor and measure when electricity is used throughout your home or business, so you can better manage your energy consumption and save money.

Energy Star Appliances

Your washer, dryer and refrigerator probably accounts for almost 90% of your appliance energy bill. New Energy Star models can reduce the amount of energy use by half compared to models that are over 10 years old.

Energy Efficient Lighting

Lighting consumes about 10% of a household’s electricity use. Replacing incandescent bulbs with more efficient CFLs and LED lighting can reduce lighting energy use in homes by 50 – 75%.

Energy Efficient Storage

EcoPlanet Energy works with innovative and versatile battery systems that can help you keep the lights on and fridge cold in a power outage or natural disaster while potentially saving you even more on your monthly utility bills.
A fully charged battery will power basic home needs for a few days and a solar powered home can recharge the battery from the sun or wind generator to run indefinitely.

  1. Run your Refrigerator - Make sure you don’t lose all the food in your fridge during a power outage.
  2. Charge your Cell Phone – Stay in touch with loved ones, news, and emergency response when you need it most.
  3. Provide Basic Light – Not being in the dark can make an emergency situation safer and less stressful.
  4. Home Security – Ensure any systems protecting your home and property are up and running.

A fully charged battery provides enough energy for your essential needs during an emergency.