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Voltage Optimisation now Available to Homeowners

For the first time ever, homeowners can now reap the benefits of voltage optimisation, which delivers immediate and significant money and energy savings across the whole home, without compromising their quality of living.

Voltage Optimisation now Available to Homeowners

The low-cost VPhase unit, which has been developed by VPhase plc, part of Energetix Group, in conjunction with Liverpool University, is now in mass production for homeowners and SMEs and is being supported by a nationwide consumer awareness campaign.

VPhase has an agreement with Scottish & Southern Energy and Ofgem for a Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) Demonstration Action that will determine the lifetime carbon dioxide savings of VPhase. VPhase is also working with British Gas on routes to market the product through British Gas’s existing supply channels.

The new smart technology uses voltage optimisation technology to reduce the incoming voltage and manage it to a stable level, normally 220V in the UK. The result is considerable reductions to electricity costs, energy wasting and carbon emissions from generation sources. It can be easily fitted by a qualified electrician and will save energy across a wide range of appliances throughout the home.

The principle of reducing voltage to save energy is not a new one. The commercial industry has been using voltage optimisation to reduce electricity costs for years. The problem is it has not been cost effective on a domestic scale, until now.

VPhase CEO Dr. Lee Juby commented: "Many electrical appliances will work more efficiently and use less electricity at a much lower voltage. If every household in the UK used voltage optimisation, a typical home could save carbon emissions of 270kg every year – the equivalent of taking 2.3 million cars off the road.

"Based on our back to back tests, on appliances such as fridges and freezers a VPhase unit can deliver a massive saving of 17%, incandescent light bulbs can show savings of 15%, and even energy saving light bulbs can save 10% with VPhase. Once installed it requires no maintenance. It’s simply a matter of fit, forget and save money instantly."

The VPhase unit is fitted next to a fuse box and operates on socket outlets and lighting circuits. The amount of energy saved will vary depending on the incoming voltage and type of appliances in the house.

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