Environmentally Sustainable Solutions

At AFN Solutions we are very passionate about preserving the environment

AFN Solutions provides a number of smart solutions that help clients reduce their environmental impact and realise significant cost savings.

Whether it is as simple as recycling or something more advanced like taking your business off the grid with a combination of solar and wind technology there are many more cost-effective renewable solutions, AFN applies our expertise, research and technology to customise sustainable solutions in ways that are more efficient and balanced for now and for the future.

Wind power

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AFN has been involved for some years now in the development of technology for wind power, particularly in “vertical axis wind turbines”. One of the great benefits of this technology is the lower amount of wind required to generate power (as low as 1m/second).

Solar power

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UNSW School of Photovoltaic & Renewable Energy Engineering made a great statement, “The sun and the wind have been ready for 4 billion years. Now we are too.” And they are right!

We are in an exciting time of change where people living in the first world understand that we need to do something meaningful in order to leave something beautiful and lasting for future generations.

AFN has had some great success with deploying technology to customers where they have not been able to get power, we have chosen solar. The newer solar panel technologies are providing far greater efficiency than ever before but there is more to come and what is better, it is being developed right here in Australia!

Energy Storage

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Energy storage is the glue that brings it all together!

For years storage has been the stumbling point for “getting off the grid” with the question being “how do I store the energy I don’t use?” People who are currently selling solar back to the grid probably don’t realise that the energy the grid does not need is simply “bled off” to the ground!
Why do this when you can store and use ALL of your captured sun or wind energy? At AFN we are currently working with Lithium Ion Phosphate (LiPo4) storage technology which is more effective than lead acid storage in every respect, exponentially lighter, with faster charge times, fewer heat considerations, far fewer cells required to do the same job and far longer life cycle.

Aquaponics

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Aquaponics is the integration of plants and fish in the same environment. An aquaponics system uses the water from the fish tank to circulate through a grow bed where the plants are grown.

Nitrifying bacteria convert fish wastes into plant available nutrients. Plants use these nutrients as their main nutrient supply. The fish also benefit from this process, as the water is filtered by the plants, providing the fish with clean water to live in.

– A tank of water full of baby fish (fingerlings)
– A bed of substrate sitting above the tank (acting as a filtration system) for planting the fruit and veg
– A water pumping system powered by the wind and the sun you have captured
– A little bit of hard work for a massive return

It sounds like a very simple solution, but to what extent do you want to take your support of our planet? AFN is, as we speak, setting up experimental aquaponics to develop white papers around community-wide sustainable food source projects so look out for updates!

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To discover what environmentally sustainable solutions AFN Solutions can customise for your business, please call us on 1300 303 876 or use our online enquiry form.