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Greenearth Energy sees potential of HID lighting technology on 65% energy savings

Greenearth Energy (ASX: GER) has acheived a 65% energy efficiency result in partnership with Ambulance Victoria by undertaking a Metrolight High Intensity Discharge (HID) lighting equipment upgrade.

The company's subsidiary Greenearth Energy Efficiency achieved the result by converting Ambulance Victoria’s depot in Melbourne to HID lighting equipment and conducting an optimisation trial.

As a converted factory, the Ambulance Victoria depot had a simple garage lighting system that was inefficient, inflexible and costly to run. The new technology is far more efficient, generating more light per watt than dated technology, which loses a significant amount of energy as heat.

The new system provides flexible and highly efficient lights combined with a simple and smart control system that delivers light effectively. Pre and post installation monitoring of the lighting system’s electricity consumption conservatively estimates the savings to be 65%.

Mark Miller, Greenearth's managing director, said “with energy savings and the resultant CO2 emissions reductions on this scale, coupled with the flow on benefits of reduced maintenance using the Metrolight technology, we are confident that our technology has the potential to deliver substantial savings to Australian industry at this critical time.

"With literally thousands of similar sites nationally we believe our technology solution has enormous potential within the Australian market."

A partnership established with Israeli based Metrolight Limited has provided Greenearth Energy Efficiency with leading edge lighting efficiency products to deploy throughout Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, selected Asian markets and the wider Pacific Rim.

As the company's renewable and energy efficiency technologies continue to gain momentum, Greenearth Energy has also recently received a significant boost with the introduction of the Australian Government's Clean Energy Future package.

Greenearth Energy shares rose 18.42% to $0.09 in trading this morning.