Cost effective: power alternatives, #power management and environmental monitoring are probably exactly what your company needs but how do you marry all of this and ensure that you use less grid power, better manage which power resources you are using and save money at the same time. Looking through our product war chest we realised that this isn’t as great an ask as it first seems. Not when you combine #renewable energy solutions such as the Inverters/Chargers as well as the Nviromon range from Netshield.
They truly are a match made in heaven – why?
Firstly lets look at the Netshield Inverter/Charger (NIC). This nifty device was developed with SOHO, SME, large enterprise and home users in mind. Not only is the NIC is affordable, but it also comes in six sizes, and is a scalable, flexible power sourcing solution.
When building the NIC we ensured that you could add photo voltaic (PV) panel arrays to the mix, in a bid to help you reduce the cost of, and your dependency on #Eskom power. What’s more our research has proved that with an alternative and renewable energy solution in place you can start seeing ROI within about seven years.
What makes the NIC different is that it able to source its “power feed” from multiple sources. Namely:
• A back-up power utility feed
• A back-up generator
• Or from PV arrays
It then prioritises these, however to ensure it is actually the most cost effective solution for you, it always selects renewable first. You can switch between three modes… Namely: a grid-assisted mode, generator assisted mode or high power deep cycle line interactive UPS application mode (12ms).
Now couple this with features such as over load protection, over voltage protection, under voltage protection, short circuit protection, over temperature protection as well as zero spark connection and forced cooling, as well as its battery level indication, load AC output, grid and generator AC input connection, generator start relay output and a comprehensive LED display – and you really do have the most comprehensive inverter/charger on the market.
Once set up to read your current energy environment, the Nviromon will manage which power feed you use. How? After installation your Nviromon will “hunt” for and instruct your energy environment to run off of renewable sources first, gauge when these are depleted and then move you back onto grid (Eskom) power, without disruptions to your business.
Now lets say your NIC hasn’t charged enough and the loadshedding schedules are running at stage 4. The Nviromon will dynamically detect this and tell your system to start up and revert to a generator, if this is included in your power environment.
The beauty of the system is that it is based on a series of triggers that you can predetermine and programme into the system, it can also be remotely managed. Sit on your couch and check on your power situation? Not only probable but completely doable! Or maybe you have cell masts in Tweebuffelsmeteenskootmorsdoodgeskietfontein? Don’t take the drive – monitor it from your mobile device right from your office.
But its not just a power management solution, the Nviromon is quite notably an environmental monitoring solution that enables remote management of server rooms, or entire business networks, from a single management console and a single device. It can remotely open and close gates, serve as an alarm system when connected to movement sensors and sirens and inform users of power outages as well as other environmental threats outages through an SMS or email.
Match made in heaven? Absolutely. With the NIC you can better bottle your energy and make use of it as a way to reduce costs and then coupled with the Nviromon you can make sure that you take control of your power environment.
In short it is about taking back control of when you have power and how much your power will ultimately cost you – just another step towards a more sustainable model for power management!