Power Factor Correction - Quality Solar Systems

Power Factor Correction

Power Factor Correction

Quality solar systems

Power Factor Correction

Our team of qualified and experienced technicians provides power quality solutions to commercial and industrial customers throughout Australia. We design, install, maintain, and repair Power Factor Correction (PFC) equipment, working closely with some of the best manufacturers in the world. PFC is increasingly used to alleviate technical problems associated with poor power quality, reduce kVA demand charges, and avoid capital outlay when looking to increase capacity. Quality Solar Systems is the experts in PFC, identifying energy management opportunities and designing, implementing, and commissioning solutions that result in cost savings and greater efficiencies.

Benefits of Increasing Your Power Factor

By increasing your power factor, you can reduce your electricity bills through lower monthly demand and capacity charges. Typically, payback periods for PFC range from one to three years. Given the life expectancy of PFC equipment and the potential savings, it can be a very worthwhile investment. It may also help to avoid costly infrastructure upgrades by lowering the existing electrical demand on your system and improving efficiency and stability.

Power Factor Correction

Why Increase Your Power Factor?

Inefficient electricity systems tend to use a large quantity of ‘reactive’ power (kVAr), representing the power lost in operating inductive equipment such as transformers and electric motors. This increases the total power load (kVA) and reduces overall energy efficiency, or ‘power factor’. Power factor is the ratio between your total power load (kVA) and the actual power working for your business (kW). It is measured on a scale from zero to one, with 1.0 representing optimal energy efficiency. If your power factor dips below 0.9, you are not only losing energy and money, but you could also be damaging your electrical equipment.

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Key Features

Lower Demand Charges (Reduce Your Bill)

Utility companies charge large businesses based on the demand they place on the electricity grid. Therefore, if you're facing network demand charges, enhancing your power factor can help reduce these costs.

Enhance Voltage Stability

A low power factor can cause power losses and voltage drops, leading to overheating and equipment failure. It results in a higher current flow, increasing the voltage drop in conductors and potentially lowering voltage at the equipment.

Increase Load Carrying Capabilities

Load factor measures the efficiency of electrical energy usage. A high load factor indicates efficient use, while a low factor suggests underutilization. Aim for a power factor close to 1 for optimal efficiency.

Reduce Power System Losses

Capacitors reduce reactive power circulation, decreasing line current and associated losses. This can save about one-third of line losses, representing around 10% of the total active power transmitted.

Reduce Carbon Footprint

Capacitors can save about 100 kg of CO2 per year for every kVAR of reactive power. This is equivalent to the CO2 released by burning 40 liters of fuel, significantly reducing emissions and improving your carbon footprint.

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Our Finance Options

Finance to Own

Finance the solar system with a Chattel Mortgage to gain immediate ownership. You will make fixed monthly payments, and the system's title will automatically transfer to you at the end of the term. Many small businesses may qualify for an immediate upfront asset tax deduction.

Finance to Own

Finance the solar system with a Chattel Mortgage to gain immediate ownership. You will make fixed monthly payments, and the system's title will automatically transfer to you at the end of the term. Many small businesses may qualify for an immediate upfront asset tax deduction.

Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)

Have a solar system installed at no upfront cost, and pay for the generated energy at a lower rate. The PPA provider handles all warranties and maintenance during the agreement, usually lasting 7-20 years. Ownership of the solar system will transfer to you at the end of the term.

Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)

Have a solar system installed at no upfront cost, and pay for the generated energy at a lower rate. The PPA provider handles all warranties and maintenance during the agreement, usually lasting 7-20 years. Ownership of the solar system will transfer to you at the end of the term.