Why get electrical support for renewable energy infrastructure?
As we continue to move into the 21st century, more and more businesses are embracing renewable energy and incorporating systems into their existing infrastructure. While this can yield many benefits, renewable energy infrastructure still requires support in order for it to function efficiently. Continue reading for insights from experienced factory engineers on the importance of electrical support for renewable energy infrastructure, as well as maintenance best practices.
The importance of electrical infrastructure
All manufacturing businesses, or any businesses that makes use of manufacturing processes, will utilise a range of electrical infrastructure that is directly responsible for powering key processes. In addition, this power is used to supply utilities that contribute to the overall efficiency of the business. Common examples include air movement systems, refrigerators, water supply, heat and steam generators. When the supply of electricity to just one of these systems fails, it can have a knock-on effect and drag down the efficiency of your whole operation.
The primary challenge facing renewable energy infrastructure is ensuring it can be integrated properly with a business’s existing non-renewable infrastructure. This can be especially difficult where equipment is very outdated in comparison to more modern renewable systems. The maintenance work for renewable energy components can also require engineers with specialist knowledge for the same reason.
What counts as renewable energy infrastructure?
Renewable energy infrastructure refers to the physical assets that can be used to generate, store, and transfer energy created through renewable means. There can be many different parts and components involved in this, which will scale according to the size of the business’ infrastructure. For instance, a solar PV system will consist of a solar panel array, battery bank, charge controller, solar inverter, utility meter, and an electrical grid. At FESS, we can offer a specialist electrical installation service for renewable energy infrastructure as part of our mechanical and engineering services. This will ensure the system has been installed correctly and it functions efficiently.
Other examples of renewable infrastructure that are frequently used by manufacturing businesses include:
- Heat pumps (environmental heat).
- Wind turbines.
- Biomass power.
Electrical support for renewable infrastructure
Electrical engineering services for renewable infrastructure must operate on multiple angles to ensure all systems are working as they should, without drops in efficiency. Our engineers can conduct testing of new installations, power distribution boards, and portable application testing (PAT). This is enhanced by thermographic imaging surveys, which allow for non-invasive inspection of delicate components. With ongoing support for renewable infrastructure, your business can access the following benefits.
Electrical support from multi-engineers such as those in the FESS team enables your business to use energy in the most efficient way possible. As these systems are typically used in core manufacturing processes, these services can enable many operational benefits. This includes improving productivity, ensuring work is completed according to schedule, and decreasing costs. We also have a great deal of experience in providing services for supporting the functionality of utilities and sustainable solutions.
Ability to expand
Oftentimes, renewable energy provides an additional source of power on top of a business’s other systems. Also, certain types of renewable power are designed to be stored for long periods and used when it’s needed. This is the case with solar power, as there is a specific time when it can be gathered. When these energy systems work efficiently, you will be safe in the knowledge that your energy infrastructure can facilitate new projects that demand more power.
Lower carbon footprint
Making efficient use of renewable systems and the electricity produced therein will reduce the carbon footprint of your business. This can instil an improved moral standpoint in your operations by lowering the impact on the local environment. Having a functioning and effective renewable energy infrastructure can also be an effective strategy for attracting and retaining employees.
Bespoke electrical support services
Our commercial electrical services are tailored to the infrastructure of your business. This enables us to support your operations in a way that achieves maximum efficiency alongside the other benefits that come with using renewable energy infrastructure. Our engineers and consults possess the knowledge necessary to work with technology at the forefront of the renewables industry. Book a free site survey and a member of our friendly team will assess the health of your infrastructure. We can then formulate a plan for integrating renewable systems, monitoring, and maintaining them as is necessary during our electrical support service.