Interactive Energy Grids™ and Alternative Power Systems
Automation and Entertainment’s team is at the forefront of residential micro-grid design and build. Offering you the latest in grid or off-grid power systems that reduce energy costs using alternative power solutions. You will never be at the mercy of the utility company again with our state-of-the-art Residential Interactive Energy Grid™.
What’s an “Interactive Energy Grid”?
Common Micro-grids are small-scale versions of the centralized electricity system (the public grid). They achieve site specific power goals, such as reliability, carbon emission reduction, diversification of energy sources, and/or cost reduction. Unlike the utility based power grid and common micro-grids implementations, our Interactive Energy Grids™ (IEG’s) not only generate, distribute, and regulate the flow of Electrical power (kWH’s) and heat (BTU’s) they also control the use of energy throughout the residence’s infrastructure.
Our proprietary Artificial intelligence controls act like an “energy broker” always making use of the most economically viable power source and seeing to the most efficient use of that power given the situation.
Interactive Energy Grids™ and Alternative Power Systems
Automation and Entertainment is a specialist in producing turn-key residential and small commercial power systems, either on-grid or off-grid enabling your firm to offer clients proven and tested clean electricity & heat at a fraction of the cost per KWH of utility supplied electricity.
A&e’s Interactive Energy Grid™ systems are designed to provide uninterrupted clean, efficient, low cost energy to meet the most demanding customers’ needs. Utilizing the latest Cogeneration power systems in conjunction with appropriate alternative and/or renewable energy sources. A&e can design and implement an Interactive Energy Grid™ to meet the needs of your customer so they will never be at the mercy of the local utility company again.
Our energy services include:
Complete systems design and installation
Including ROI calculations
Energy audits and response plans
Residential and small commercial Smart Micro-grid power systems
On-grid or off-grid
Clean, low-cost uninterruptable power and heat
Alternative and/or Renewable energy systems
Battery back-up systems
Critical systems only
Intelligent controls designed to reduce or eliminate unnecessary power use.
Complete power-down of all A/V equipment when not in use
One button, whole house “away mode” turns off everything that is not necessary
Arms security systems sets lighting to low consumption mode and secures entries
Optimized lighting and HVAC controls
Intelligent irrigation programming
Reduced consumption pool/spa programming
Ultra-low power LED Lighting systems
Zero power green theaters
Thermally optimized window coverings
Application of qualified “green” A/V components
Low power TV replacement
Cogeneration Power Systems
Cogeneration systems are a reliable, very low-cost per KWH/BTU energy source. Cogeneration, also known as Combined Heat & Power, is the production of heat and electricity from a single source of fuel. These systems are powered by an internal combustion engine or gas turbine, are highly efficient at generating electricity and capturing heat that would otherwise been wasted converting it into useful thermal energy. The heat generated by the cogenerator is used for domestic hot water, house radiant heating systems, as well as pool and spa heating.
Alternative or “Green” power systems
As part of A&e's complete energy efficiency offering we can design and implement appropriate Alternative Power systems to help lower client’s cost–of-ownership and provide solutions for achieving a sustainable lifestyle.
Solar PV systems
Solar Hot Water
Other Alternative / Renewable Energy Systems
Automation and Entertainment also has experience with other Alternative and Off-Grid power solutions including Cogeneration systems, Residential Fuel Cells, Wind Power and battery energy storage systems. We are always researching and evaluating new technologies, products and manufacturers to ensure we have the appropriate energy solution that’s the most efficient and reliable possible. Alternative and Renewable power systems are often site dependent so whether you project is on or off “grid” we can design a solution that’s right for your home that is reliable and will pay for itself many times over.
Uninterruptible Power Solutions
In order to provide a truly secure and reliable environment Automation and Entertainment designs and installs Uninterruptible Power Solutions and power conditioning systems for all critical systems to ensure the reliability and longevity of all the sophisticated electronic systems. Whether it’s a grid power outage, lightning strikes, or a brownout your customers investment is protected.
Automation and Entertainment’s experience and expertise with home controls can help. Designing and implementing intelligent controls, efficient and/or renewable energy systems can lower or even eliminate a property’s carbon footprint without sacrificing enjoyment or security.
Contact us today, we’re here to help you make your customers’ dreams a reality
So what is a Cogeneration Power System & what are its benefits?
Cogeneration, also known as Combined Heat & Power, is the production of heat and electricity from a single source of fuel. The system powered by a gas turbine, is highly efficient at capturing heat that would otherwise been wasted and coverts it into useful thermal energy for on-site use.
A typical grid tied home captures only 30% of the energy actually generated due to the wasted heat energy and transmission loses. Cogen systems improve energy efficiency from a meager 30% energy capture rate to a whopping 90% while reducing carbon emissions seamlessly producing and supplying hot water for heating.
For a large home that runs many high end systems, has a pool, a home theater and/or other critical electrical systems. Cogen systems can save thousands of dollars a month in electricity costs and create a very enticing return on investment (ROI).
They burn natural gas (or propane) which is much cleaner than other fossil fuels and therefore reduces the environmental impact in the form of reduced CO2 emissions.
Can be designed to provide the entire property with a reliable power source free from the utility company’s power outages.
Cogeneration systems are also an excellent choice for reliable and efficient off-grid power needs.