A new power supply that can be used in remote areas is expected to be available for the first time in early 2018.
Key points:A company called Power Supply is making a home-scale power supply to provide power to remote homesThe company says it will be available in Australia from early next yearPower Supply is based in the USA, but has offices in Australia, New Zealand and GermanyThe company, based in Arizona, said it had spent the past three years developing the power supply and was now ready to build it.
“Our design was to provide a low cost, reliable and portable home-based power supply with a low energy footprint, and to provide enough power to serve the entire remote community,” CEO Brian Dutton said.
“We are extremely pleased with the quality and efficiency of our design and are ready to put the final touches on the Power Supply.”
The Power Supply unit will be installed in a single room, with two sets of cabinets stacked to form the roof of the room.
The cabinets are designed to house six of the six Power Supply units.
The company said the Power Supply units will be able to be installed by homeowners, but it did not provide any further details.
The power supply has an output of 900W and is designed to run for about four weeks.
The Power Supplex units will last for four to five years.
Power Supply will be manufactured in the United States, but the company has offices around the world.
Mr Dutton also said the company had been approached by some large electricity producers who were interested in using the product.
“The potential to help remote communities to improve energy efficiency, cut carbon emissions and reduce reliance on imported electricity is huge,” Mr Dutton added.
“This is why we are investing in Power Supply, as it has the potential to reduce our carbon emissions, reduce the carbon footprint and improve energy security.”‘
It was a lot of fun’The PowerSupply unit will cost $US30,000 to build.
Mr Pinto said the product was developed for remote people, but he would also like to see it used in homes for people who live in remote communities.
“It was actually a lot fun to work on this and it was a good learning experience for me, and I’m looking forward to having more people work on it,” he said.
The US company says the product will be used for homes, businesses and government buildings in the future.
“In the future, we will be adding more power to homes to provide local access to energy and to power the local community, providing the same benefits as our Power Supply but for less money,” Mr Pinto told AAP.