The National : JUNE-SEPT 2017
DARREN HARRY OAM EGP Energy Solutions Darren Harry has attended three DIA events now, and it was a plea- sure to also meet Matthew Diefenbach from EGP Energy Solutions. Matt has recently relo- cated from Pennsylvania, USA. Darren said he is sometimes referred to as “the Solar Man” but there is more to EGP than solar power. The company has been pursuing natural energy solutions for two years now. In Eastern Australia, trade is down 30 - 40% due to the local recession which has occurred as the mining boom ended. In Queensland, off peak electricity has gone from 9c to 25c and in Victoria from 19 cents to 35 cents. If you have contracts with clients, that stretch for the next two or three years, and your factored in energy costs double - so the $5,000 budgeted energy comes in at $10,000 - you have a problem. Give it a couple of years, that contract becomes a burden, not a money spinner. EGP is centered around saving money on energy consumption, whilst also contributing towards a healthier, more sustainable future through reduced carbon emissions. EGP offers a team of energy specialists providing energy audits, design and installation, service and maintaining advanced energy saving solutions for manufacturers, engineering workshops, hotels, schools, sports clubs, retailors and other business which lead to significantly reduced energy usage and increased company profits. We do this with solar panels, inverters, LED lights, network metering, batteries, system monitoring, energy audit and can help with finance. Energy companies do not like my company. I can put 80% of your outlay back in your pocket. Darren noted that 70% of drycleaners lease their property. “You can also lease the solar panels and equipment to generate electricity. However I need permission from the owner or landlord to place the equipment on theroof.Myjobisnottorunyour machines for free, but to find ways to reduce your power bill. “Why pay an energy company more than you have to, when you could keep money in your pocket? You are daytime traders, this is a no brainer. “I propose to put a system on your roof for five years, the energy leasing system will rent it for two additional years. Can we help your company? There are three factors that come into play: 1. Does your business have available roof space for solar panels? n 2. Do you trade during daylight hours? (Yes.) 3. Do you work where the sun shines? (We have clients in Tasmania.) Darren was asked about battery storage and he said most drycleaners are low profile users, 6am to 3pm, and not too many work nights. Batteries are not yet a good investment, they will be in the future, but not yet. There is not a one shot solution. You may need to change to LED and retrofit the lighting in your plant. This will have immediate identifiable benefits with reduced energy usage, translated into lower power bills. Solar panels produce electricity . If you combine the two, you are immediately ahead. RETHINK HOW YOU SAVE BY CHECKING OUT OUR SERVICES PAGE TO START SAVING TODAY. http://egpenergy.com.au/services/ When we present the DIA WA Seminar Report, you will hear from Russell Rogers, Cloud Nine Dry 40 THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRYCLEANER & LAUNDERER JUNE JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER 2017 Darren Harry, OAM EGP Energy Solutions. DIA Ltd President, George Masselos, deep in conversation with Matthew Diefenbach of EGP Energy Solutions. Matthew and his wife have moved here from the USA.
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