Smoke Detector and CO Alarm

Smoke Detector and CO Alarm

Smoke Detector With Carbon Monoxide Alarm

 

Our recent electrical work at a client’s home included general electrical work wiring in this awesome smoke and CO alarm.

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General Electrical Needs

Remember that our team are qualified, experienced, awesome electricians! Yes our passion is renewable energy and we love solar, but we are also happy to help out with your general electrical needs. Especially when we are already out installing your amazing new solar system!

We recently completed an awesome solar system for a client on the Mornington Peninsula that asked us to help with some electrical work while we were there. The old switchboard was a little dated and dangerous, so we upgraded to a brand new one while completely refitting all of the lighting from the old halogen style bulbs. They also had some of the Google Nest Smoke and CO alarms that needed hard wiring throughout the property for a little extra peace of mind.

The Nest Protect has been redesigned from the inside out by Google. It has an industrial-grade smoke sensor, tests itself automatically, and lasts up to a decade. It’s also the first home alarm you can hush from your phone without any extra hardware required. And just like the original Nest Protect, it tells you what’s wrong and can even alert your phone. Carbon monoxide is poisonous, but you can’t see it or smell it. That’s why Nest Protect has a long-lasting carbon monoxide sensor as part of this fantastic product.

You can purchase the product direct from the Google store and we can happily install for you, or if you prepare we can source product options for you and install them while on site with any other electrical needs.

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Power your home in an outage with a generator transfer switch

Power your home in an outage with a generator transfer switch

Power your home in an outage with a Generator Transfer Switch

 

Keep the important things running during an outage with a generator transfer switch!

Home Energy Solutions

A Generator Transfer Switch is an alternative for a battery

The popularity of battery storage options such as the Tesla Powerwall have continued to grow in recent years and we are including a battery with almost a quarter of our solar installations now. However, a battery is not always affordable or the right option for everyone. A more affordable option is to install a generator transfer switch.

Everyone can benefit from a battery storage solution for their home or business, who wouldn’t want to use the energy stored from their solar panels at night or during an outage!? Sometimes the cost is prohibitive and the return on investment is too long for it to be the right decision.

If you are one of the many people who want to have the benefit of a battery back up especially during an outage, then there are other options to consider. A generator transfer switch is something we have installed for clients a number of times in recent months, it is becoming more popular as the available generator options improve.

What is a generator transfer switch?

A generator transfer switch is an electrical device that switches the power from your electrical utility to your generator, and vice versa. It is usually installed next to the electric panel in your home by a professional such as Dunton Group. A transfer switch makes it easy and convenient to power your home. When the power goes out, you simply flip the switch to “Generator Power,” connect your generator, and start the generator. There’s no need to mess with multiple extension cords.

A transfer switch lets you use your home’s wiring system to power any appliance in your home with your generator quickly and easily. This includes items like a stove or a water pump, ceiling fans, and other appliances are hard wired into your home. A transfer switch is the easiest and safest way to connect these items to the generator.

A transfer switch can also increase the usefulness of your generator. A transfer switch makes power management very easy to do. You can easily turn on and off various circuits to accommodate changing power needs.

New Technology In Generator Power

As the demand for renewable energy grows so does the new technology available for us to enjoy! The latest options in solar generators is really exciting to us at Dunton Group, you can store power in a portable power station and then use it to power your home or business in an outage.

You can even take your portable solar generator with you if you go camping or a day at the park.

At some point, the power will likely go out in your home. Extreme weather events, natural disasters, and ageing electricity grid failures could leave your family in the dark at any time. A home backup power solution can be a huge help in any of these situations. A home battery backup system or a backup generator can both help meet your household’s essential electricity needs in the event of a power outage. 

A traditional home generator produces electricity by burning fuel rather than storing it for later use. Typically, you connect a generator to your existing wiring and turn it on manually when the power goes out. More sophisticated models may automatically kick in when an outage is detected. In recent years there has been an advancement in solar generators that can be powered without the need for using fossil fuels. Some such generators can integrate directly into a home or motorhome’s main circuit for uninterrupted power and increased reliability.

For more information or to discuss if this is a good option for your circumstances please contact a member of the Dunton Group team.

 

a house during an outage still has power because of the generator transfer switch

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Awards & Recognition

Dunton Group are proud to have been recognised with some prestigious awards throughout 2022, including the Trades & Services section at the Mornington Peninsula Business Excellence Awards and Australian National Tesla Installation Excellence Award.

2022 MORNINGTON PENINSULA BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER

2022 NATIONAL TESLA INSTALLATION EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER

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Why Now Is The Time To Go Solar

Why Now Is The Time To Go Solar

Why Now Is The Time To Go Solar!

 

There has never been a better time to invest in renewable energy.

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Why now is the time to go solar

In an era where climate change and environmental sustainability are at the forefront of global concerns, the need for clean and renewable energy sources has never been more pressing. Solar energy, derived from the sun’s abundant and free supply of sunlight, has emerged as a shining solution to meet our ever-increasing energy demands while minimizing our carbon footprint. Now, more than ever, is the time to embrace solar energy and harness its potential to create a brighter and cleaner future for generations to come. Here are 6 reasons why now is the time to harness the power of the sun…

A Renewable Energy Revolution: 

The world is in the midst of an energy revolution, transitioning from fossil fuel dependency to renewable energy sources. Solar power, being a renewable resource, offers a sustainable alternative to traditional energy sources that deplete our planet’s finite reserves. By leveraging solar energy, we can reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and decrease greenhouse gas emissions, mitigating the adverse effects of climate change.

Abundant and Accessible:

The sun is an abundant resource that provides an astonishing amount of energy to Earth every day. The solar energy reaching our planet in just one hour is equivalent to the energy consumed globally for an entire year! With advancements in technology and falling solar panel costs, solar energy is becoming increasingly accessible to individuals, businesses, and communities worldwide. It has the potential to empower communities in remote areas by providing a reliable source of electricity, even where grid connections are challenging.

Environmentally Friendly:

Solar energy is clean and green, producing no harmful emissions or pollution during its operation. By choosing solar power, we can significantly reduce air and water pollution, improving the quality of life and the health of our ecosystems. Unlike fossil fuels, solar energy does not contribute to acid rain, smog formation, or the release of harmful greenhouse gases. By embracing solar energy, we can pave the way for a cleaner and healthier planet for future generations.

Financial Benefits:

Installing solar panels may require an initial investment, but over time, they prove to be a cost-effective energy solution. Once installed, solar energy systems offer significant long-term savings on electricity bills, as sunlight is a free and inexhaustible resource. Moreover, various financial incentives, such as government subsidies and tax credits, are often available to promote the adoption of solar energy systems, making them even more affordable and economically attractive.

Energy Independence and Resilience:

The decentralized nature of solar energy empowers individuals and communities to take control of their energy production and consumption. By generating electricity on-site, solar power offers energy independence, reducing reliance on centralized power grids and vulnerable energy supply chains. This independence enhances resilience in the face of natural disasters, grid failures, or other emergencies, ensuring a continuous and reliable energy supply.

Technological Advancements:

The rapid advancement of solar technology has paved the way for improved efficiency, affordability, and versatility. Innovations like high-efficiency solar panels, solar roof tiles, and energy storage systems have expanded the possibilities for integrating solar energy into our daily lives. As research and development continue to accelerate, we can anticipate even more groundbreaking advancements that will further enhance the effectiveness and attractiveness of solar energy.

Now is the time to embrace solar energy as a crucial part of our energy transition. By harnessing the power of the sun, we can reduce our carbon footprint, protect the environment, and ensure a sustainable future for generations to come. Solar energy offers not only environmental benefits but also economic advantages, energy independence, and resilience. Let us seize the opportunity to tap into this abundant and clean resource and pave the way for a brighter and more sustainable tomorrow.

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Dunton Group are proud to have been recognised with some prestigious awards throughout 2022, including the Trades & Services section at the Mornington Peninsula Business Excellence Awards and Australian National Tesla Installation Excellence Award.

2022 MORNINGTON PENINSULA BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER

2022 NATIONAL TESLA INSTALLATION EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER

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When to talk to the solar installer on a new build or renovation

When to talk to the solar installer on a new build or renovation

If you are planning a new build or a renovation it is absolutely imperative to talk to the solar installer as soon as possible. Include your builder and other trades if needed, but the earlier you can talk to the solar installers the better your install will be.

Clients who are in a position to engage us early in the process enjoy the benefit of a cleaner and often more visually appealing finish. All new builds and most renovations have stages where frames are exposed which allows your solar electrician to run cables through concealed locations such as running cables through a cavity in the walls to avoid external obtrusion and ruing the aesthetics of your nice new build or renovation.

Here is an example of one of our recent prewire projects we finished, the cables run through a cavity so they are hidden from site and the roof cables come through in a location that will be covered by the solar panels and therefore also out of site. From the ground level you will not see any of the solar electrical works avoiding a messy interruption to what is otherwise an amazing aesthetic!

Here is an example of a job that WE DID NOT DO the photos are from the ‘Crap Solar’ Facebook Group. With a little thought and planning the conduit running up the outside of the house could have been concealed internally providing a neater finish for this brand-new build.

At Dunton Group we work closely with a number of leading local builders who trust that we will provide a quality finish that complements the work they are doing on the property, from new builds to renovations we’re proud to be the preferred solar supplier for builders on the Mornington Peninsula who value quality and understand the importance of maintaining the best possible aesthetics of the property.

If you are planning a new build or renovation or know a builder in the local area that could use the service of a reliable, quality solar installer than we would welcome a conversation about your next project. Please get in touch via the form below or CONTACT US.

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Helping Uncommon Folk Drive Sustainable Social & Environmental Change

Helping Uncommon Folk Drive Sustainable Social & Environmental Change

Solar Installation For The Amazing People At Uncommon Folk  

The team at Dunton Group were incredibly excited to have the opportunity to provide renewable energy for the wonderful people of Uncommon Folk, a social enterprise dedicated to driving social and environmental change for our current and future generations. Part of that process is ‘The Farm’ based in Main Ridge, a 200-acre site where multiple micro businesses can cofunction. A place to promote and encourage regenerative farming practices for a sustainable and innovative future.

Inspiring businesses such as Yolky Dokey and Cherry Road are just a sample of the local businesses benefitting from the work and vision of Uncommon Folk. Something we’re very much aligned with at Dunton Group and we were proud to be the chosen supplier of a 40-panel solar system to provide renewable energy to the site with an estimated CO2 reduction of 26.2 tonnes.

With a generous grant from the Mornington Peninsula Shire, Uncommon Folk have gone above and beyond to ensure the site is able to utilize a renewable energy opportunity. It is pleasing to see environmentally conscious organizations helping to drive a positive change on the Peninsula. Organisations such as Uncommon Folk and Repower Mornington Peninsula are actively exploring ways to provide renewable energy options to as many people in the community as possible. Helping to dramatically reducing the carbon emissions from our beautiful corner of the world.

If you would like to explore the benefits of renewable energy, make sure you get in contact with us for a chat about the options available.

The Dunton Group are strong advocates of the benefits of solar power and green energy, our team are Mornington Peninsula locals who cherish this beautiful corner of the world that we’re lucky enough to call home. By providing homes and businesses with a reliable solar energy solution we’re doing our small bit to help the future of our planet.

All-Energy Australia Exhibition and Conference 2022

All-Energy Australia Exhibition and Conference 2022

All-Energy Australia 2022 – Conference & Exhibition at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center

The team from Dunton Group attended All-Energy Australia recently. Held at Jeff’s Shed, All-Energy is the country’s largest clean energy event. With over 200 speakers, and 250 domestic and international suppliers, All-Energy Australia is a great opportunity to chat to the leading brands and discover the up-and-coming new technology in the renewable energy space.

It was a busy two days, the event had 10 stages filled with back-to-back educational sessions, covering the latest innovations, energy policy, government initiatives and project developments across solar, hydrogen and wind energy, energy storage, electric vehicles and a whole lot more.

  

There was a lot to get excited about with so many new products and technology being released to help power our everyday lives more sustainably. The number of quality Electric Vehicle charging options coming to Australia is something to look forward, for those currently driving an EV you’ll love the features and options becoming standard on all EV chargers. For the rest of us waiting on the right EV to come to market, we can help you prepare your home or business for what’s needed to meet the growing demand in energy requirements.

   

One of the themes that we noticed at the event was the awareness of the challenges our industry is currently facing as the decarbonisation deadline draws nearer, the focus on integrated solutions was pleasing. Recognized companies are looking at a full stack strategy where customers can experience an integrated product family of solar, batteries, energy management platforms, virtual power plants, and electric vehicle chargers into one super solution. We’re excited to be able to offer a fully integrated option in the near future. By making one sleek, integrated product family, we can have an entire solution under a single brand.

We had a fantastic time exploring new technology, meeting new suppliers and catching up with old friends. Stay tuned to our newsletter and social pages for more updates and new solutions coming soon!

If you would like to explore the benefits of renewable energy, make sure you get in contact with us for a chat about the options available.

The Dunton Group are strong advocates of the benefits of solar power and green energy, our team are Mornington Peninsula locals who cherish this beautiful corner of the world that we’re lucky enough to call home. By providing homes and businesses with a reliable solar energy solution we’re doing our small bit to help the future of our planet.