Ok – so there’s more than a little self interest in me writing about this, mainly because I’m the marketing manager tasked with promoting a domestic voltage optimisation product in the UK. However, even if I weren’t working in the industry, I think the green credentials of the technology are such that it should be more widely known about and considered as a viable green technology.

I’ve created a LinkedIn group here: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?mostPopular=&gid=3216180 which I’m hoping will be one of many touch points for the general public to find out more about voltage optimisation.

To put it concisely, voltage optimisation is a proven scientific approach to lowering and regulating incoming voltage into a property, and in doing so the household will use less electricity, which will cost less, result in fewer CO2 emissions and potentially prolong the useful life of domestic appliances.

In the UK, everyone thinks the voltage is set at 240V – whereas in reality it actually varies and typically is higher than this. in the region of 242V to 245V.

However, since the early 90’s all electrical appliances in the UK have had to be able to work across the EU rang of voltages – which is 207V to 253V.

What this means is that with a voltage optimistion unit in place, the incoming voltage can be reduced to a lower level and still be well within the EU guidelines.

Voltage Optimisation will actually stabilise the incoming voltage too, smoothing out peaks and troughs of supply, meaning the voltage is more regulated too. This means less stress on appliances and electrical equipment, effectively extending their useful life.

But the problem is that whilst everyone knows about solar power, wind power or even loft and cavity wall insulation – few people have actually heard of voltage optimisation. So, that’s what the LinkedIn group is aiming to do… raise the profile and get people talking about voltage optimisation. It should have its place on the green agenda and that’s what I’m aiming to do.

Feel free to join the LinkedIn group – it’s open to everyone!

I’ll be posting more commentary as and when I have time…

…and if anyone has any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.