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Energy Efficient

Novocastrian Electrical in association with our suppliers are able to provide our existing and new clients with options for reducing electrical energy consumption. 

Novocastrian Electrical can provide energy efficient solutions and alternatives that can help you save money, become more energy efficient, reduce your carbon footprint and play your part in helping the environment.

  • Energy Efficient Lighting
  • Hot Water Systems
  • PV Grid Systems
  • Energy Monitoring


Increasing energy costs are beginning to impact our day to day living. Our skilled technicians and electricians can assist our clients across Newcastle, Port Stephens and the Hunter Valley in ways of saving energy, creating clean energy and saving money on your electricity bill.

Novocastrian Electrical can also assist in energy auditing of factories, offices, housing and almost any facility that uses electricity. Our highly trained staff will visit your premises, carry out a full and extensive audit, and provide a range of options and initiatives to assist you in saving money and the environment. We will provide some inexpensive ways to change the way you think and also some more elaborate strategies on how to save energy or generate electricity using renewable energy.

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Capabilities

Solar Power

Utilize your roof space to generate your own power

When you install a grid connected solar system to your house you start to save money on your electricity cost. How much you save is determined by :

  • the size of the system installed
  • how it is installed
  • the electricity your household currently consumes
  • your location
  • the weather

A grid connected system supplies your house with electricity first and if there is any left over that is pushed out onto the grid or if you need a bit extra that is taken from the Grid. This type of system has been in operation for over 20years however since global warming and now climate change became an issue solar power was the best alternative available for renewable energy. It is extremely low maintenance, and cost effective.

System Components

The System has the Solar Panels at the source extracting power from the sun’s energy and converting it to DC power. This DC power is fed into an Inverter, the heart of the system, converting to 240volt AC power ready for your house to use.

The panels are ideally mounted on a north facing roof fixed to certified rails. The roof can be tile or tin, pitched or flat. On flat roofs a tilt system needs to be installed to pitch the panels at a more efficient angle to the sun to improve the output of your system. All Rails and mountings will be manufactured from Anodised Aluminium and 304 stainless steel.

You could also mount the panels on a pole or ground frame if your roof is not suitable or has tree shadows affecting it.

Maintenance

The maintenance requirements for your system are minimal as there are NO moving parts and the special glass on the quality panels is self cleaning so every time it rains they are cleaned. All you need to do is monitor the inverter to ensure it is still producing this helps you see how much your saving.

Warranty

The Panels come with a 25year performance warranty.

The Inverters come with a 5 year warranty extendible for a fee

Your System Size and Cost

To calculate the correct system for you Novocastrian Electrical will require some information and arrange a site visit to access

  • Your average daily consumption found on current power bill if possible the last 4 bills
  • Inspect  your roof and aspect in relation to the sun

Using this information Novocastrian Electrical can calculate the size of the system that will fit on your roof and the size of the system this will meet your current usage.

You may have some options which we can discuss with you during our site visit.

Our price will include the installation of the required metering.

Capabilities

Power Factor Correction

Novocastrian Electrical can provide solutions in regards to power factor correction.

First step is to examine the clients current energy consumption over a  period time by installing data loggers on the electrical supply.

The information captured by the data loggers can be provided to the client in a report form along with recommendation on how the clinet can improve or reduce energy consumption.

One very important aspect of improving quality of supply is the control of power factor. Low power factor means poor electrical efficiency. The lower the power factor, the higher the apparent power drawn from the distribution network. This means that the supply company must install larger generation capacity, larger size transmission lines and cables, transformers and other distribution system devices, which otherwise would not be necessary. This results in a much higher capital expenditures and operating costs for the Electricity Supply Company, which in many cases is passed on to the consumer in the form of higher tariff rates. This is the main reason behind why the Electricity Supply Companies in modern economies demand reduction of the reactive load in their networks via improvement of the power factor.

 

Solutions

Power factor correction capacitors

A poor power factor can be improved by adding power factor correction capacitors to the plant’s distribution system. Correction capacitors provide needed reactive power (kVAr) to the load. Therefore, the Electricity Supply Company is freed from having to supply it.

Power factor correction capacitors reduce the total current supplied by the Electricity Supply Company to the load and as a result the distribution system capacity is increased.

Filter reactors

In most cases it is necessary to reduce the effects of the harmonic currents. One way of reducing harmonic currents is to install an inductance (filter reactor) in series with the capacitor.

The filter reactors protect the electrical installations and equipment but it does not eliminate the harmonics.

The reactor value should be calculated and designed in order to reduce the resonant frequency of the circuit to a value lower than that of the lowest harmonic in the system.

A capacitor equipped with a filter reactor is protected from harmonics regardless of the layout of the network to which it is connected. Except in some cases when switching in steps the inductance and capacitance values could add up to equal one of the harmonic frequencies in the system causing resonance.

Power loss reduction

Distribution system losses are also reduced through power factor correction by reducing the total load current in the system.

Voltage improvement

Power factor capacitors decrease distribution system voltage drops and fluctuations during the start of large inductive loads.

Where should the power factor correction equipment be installed

After determining the required size capacitor in kVAr, the next step is to decide on the location for installation of the capacitor bank.

It is difficult to set definite guidelines for location of capacitor installation. However, the following general rule should be kept in mind: As close as possible to the main switchboard.

Capabilities

LED Lighting

Efficient lighting can help to reduce your energy consumption. Novocastrian Electrical has delivered major cost savings to our customers through the design and installation of LED lighting to both new premises and retro fitting existing lighting systems.

Our suppliers provide a range of light fittings perfect for all commercial applications, offices, car parks, factories, warehouses etc.

The financial benefit is reflected on your power bill as well as reducing ongoing maintenance costs for the lighting installation.

All  lighting supplied and installed meets all Australian Standards

Registered under NSW Energy Saving Scheme.

We will visit your business and conduct a free lighting assessment.

We will provide you with an energy savings assessment and a written quote.

We will arrange for the supply and installation of the lights and complete the paperwork to create the ESC.

Capabilities

Energy Monitoring

Novocastrian Electrical aims to provide users with information about their consumption patterns and is carried out using Energy Monitoring software that gathers consumption data, analyses it and then provides useful information directly to the client's device.

Testimonials

01

Matt Benson | Chief Executive

Newcastle Racecourse

02

Dave Gebbard - Project Manager | Hunter – New England Region

Public Works Advisory | Department of Regional NSW

03

Sharon Smith - Chief Executive Officer

Hunter Valley Training Company

Many thanks for so promptly sorting the new aircon units in the member’s – they were a god-send on Saturday when we were touching 41 degrees.

— 29/01/2021
Matt Benson | Chief Executive
Newcastle Racecourse

I not long looked at the works at Gloucester Public School as part of the invoicing process.

Just wanted to pass on the appreciation of neat and thorough work that is visible with the photos on MyFlo.

You can obviously see care and effort within the works and it shows with the only things I have made comment on are the linking of the Decals within the boards on Myflo, and a few little photo updates on the Cons Mains Report.

Can you please pass on my gratitude to the guys who carried out the works.

— 24/08/2020
Dave Gebbard - Project Manager | Hunter – New England Region
Public Works Advisory | Department of Regional NSW

It's always great to receive great recognition!

''On behalf of HVTC staff and the board of directors, I am writing to congratulate you on becoming a finalist for the Small Host Employer of the Year at the prestigious 2016 Group Training Association NSW & ACT Awards.

Becoming a finalist is an outstanding achievement and a testament to the quality of supervision and training that Novocastrian Electrical provides to its apprentices.

On behalf of all at HVTC, I'd like to acknowledge your continued support for the training and development of apprentices throughout the Hunter Region.

We are proud to have partnered with Novocastrian Electrical to create a skilled workforce and look forward to continued success in the future.''

— 02/12/2020
Sharon Smith - Chief Executive Officer
Hunter Valley Training Company
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Construction

Novocastrian Electrical has the ability to provide a value for money electrical construction service and solutions through our experienced workforce. 

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Government

Novocastrian Electrical has held maintenance contracts with Port Stephens and Newcastle Councils for many years now. Novocastrian take great pride in servicing the public in both shires. 

Novocastrian Electrical has worked with many other Councils in NSW with the installation of Town Entry and Digital Display Boards.

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Education

Novocastrian Electrical has worked with NET Modular, Ausco, Spotless and University of Newcastle for a number of years completing numerous projects throughout the state of NSW for the Department of Education.

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Corporate

Novocastrian Electrical can provide full maintenance schedules and documentation for your businesses insurance compliance all to Australian Standards. Our reliable and efficient service will ensure the clients facility is operating as intended.  

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Domestic

Novocastrian Electrical experienced tradesman have the skills and resources to undertake works ranging from minor electrical repairs, adding power outlets and electrical renovations at a competitive price.

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Rail

Novocastrian Electrical has work on a wide variety of projects with Sydney Trains and ARTC. Novocastrian Electrical staff hold RISI and ARTC induction qualifications which allows us to work on the ARTC network. Let Novocastrian Electrical be your first choice of Electrical Contractor for Scheduled Maintenance, Electrical Installation and Repairs.

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Construction

Novocastrian Electrical has the ability to provide a value for money electrical construction service and solutions through our experienced workforce. 

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Government

Novocastrian Electrical has held maintenance contracts with Port Stephens and Newcastle Councils for many years now. Novocastrian take great pride in servicing the public in both shires. 

Novocastrian Electrical has worked with many other Councils in NSW with the installation of Town Entry and Digital Display Boards.

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education

Education

Novocastrian Electrical has worked with NET Modular, Ausco, Spotless and University of Newcastle for a number of years completing numerous projects throughout the state of NSW for the Department of Education.

Hunter Water
commercial

Corporate

Novocastrian Electrical can provide full maintenance schedules and documentation for your businesses insurance compliance all to Australian Standards. Our reliable and efficient service will ensure the clients facility is operating as intended.  

Kitchen Lights 2
residential

Domestic

Novocastrian Electrical experienced tradesman have the skills and resources to undertake works ranging from minor electrical repairs, adding power outlets and electrical renovations at a competitive price.

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Rail

Novocastrian Electrical has work on a wide variety of projects with Sydney Trains and ARTC. Novocastrian Electrical staff hold RISI and ARTC induction qualifications which allows us to work on the ARTC network. Let Novocastrian Electrical be your first choice of Electrical Contractor for Scheduled Maintenance, Electrical Installation and Repairs.

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