TOWNSVILLE & NORTH QUEENSLAND SOLAR COMPANY - NQ SOLAR
NQ Solar can be found at the Hyde Park Shopping Centre in Townsville, North Queensland and specialises in clean, green, renewable power for your home or business. We sell photovoltaic grid connect solar power systems, stand-alone solar systems, hot water heat pumps, generators, regulators, and anything else required for small to large energy systems.
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Located on the North Queensland coast, Townsville is Australia's largest tropical city. With a population of around 150,000, Townsville is a vibrant and growing regional centre. The region is characterised as a tropical savannah climate, with fine, sunny weather for most of the year. In fact, Townsville receives more sunshine than most other cities in Australia, with an average of 300 sunny days every year.
GREEN POWER IN THE TOWNSVILLE REGION
Townsville Solar City
Townsville is one of the Australian Government's Solar Cities.
Townsville has an increasing need for electricity generation to support its booming population and with over 300 days of sunshine every year, it was identified as the perfect place to create a solar city. The Townsville Solar City project will focus on Magnetic Island and the city of Townsville, including Rocky Springs and Riverway and the Townsville Central Business District.
As part of the solar city program, a large number of homes on Magnetic Island have been fitted with solar energy systems. Magnetic Island is now generating 285 kilowatts of renewable energy for the electricity grid through photovoltaic solar systems that local residents and businesses host on their roofs. A further 100-kilowatt solar park is also progressing on the island.
The solar cities project will reduce Townsville's carbon emissions by 50,000 tonnes over seven years - which is equal to taking about 1700 cars off the road.
Strand Wind Project
As part of the Sustainable Townsville Initiative, a wind turbine was built on the Townsville Strand in 2008.
The turbine's wind-rotors are designed to produce a maximum of 6kW, and is calculated to produce an average of 16kW a day (enough to power a small house). The turbine reduces Townsville's carbon emissions by around 6.3 tonnes each year.
SOLAR FOR TOWNSVILLE HOMES
NQ Solar can help Townsville and North Queensland residents and business with any enquiry into solar electricity. We specialise in photovoltaic grid connect systems and stand-alone solar systems.
Grid Connect solar systems are now more affordable than ever, and with generous Government incentives now available, it's never been easier to cut your family's carbon footprint, as well as your quarterly power bill. The Solar Credits Scheme provides generous upfront discounts on the installation of solar power, based on the value of Small-scale Technology Certificates. The scheme is NOT means tested, and is available for residential, commercial and investment properties. To find out how you can take advantage of the incentives on offer and begin generating your own clean, green energy, call NQ Solar today!
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HEAT PUMP TECHNOLOGY
A hot water heat pump can help you save up to 68% off your hot water heating costs. At NQ Solar, we sell the Stiebel Eltron heat pump.
The Stiebel Eltron Heat Pump is proven superior German technology and is the most efficient domestic heat pump on the market. The heat pump absorbs the heat from the ambient air, which is then transferred to the refrigerant within the heat pump. The refrigerant is compressed, which heats it to a high temperature. It is this heat that is transferred into the water to provide hot water. It works on similar principles as an air-conditioner but in reverse. 68% less electricity is required to provide hot water compared to a standard electric system. The heat pump is also much cheaper to install than a solar hot water system.
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