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Solar's Missing Muscle.

[fa icon='calendar'] August 16, 2017 10:59 AM / by Dan Lunt posted in Power Quality , Reactive Energy , Power Bills , Solar , Alternative Power , Power Generation

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Robust Power.

There is a form of “robustness” inherent in AC power generated by rotating electro-magnetic fields (spinning generators). Those magnetic fields are a form of very short-term power storage that can fluctuate in reaction to changing loads. This is one form of reactive power or VAR (Volts-Amps-Reactive). VAR provides a level of stability to the power and adds a component of muscle to the power which enhances its transportability across distances.

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Solar and kVAr – What You Need to Know.

[fa icon='calendar'] December 28, 2016 8:03 AM / by Dan Lunt posted in Power Quality , Reactive Energy

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In my last post, I promised to take a closer look at the measures you should take to minimize your demand charges where solar is providing a significant portion of the power consumed, but I need to start by explaining one of the problems created by introducing solar into your system.

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Are You Creating Your Own Power Quality Problems?

[fa icon='calendar'] December 28, 2016 5:01 AM / by Dan Lunt posted in Power Quality , Reactive Energy , Metering

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Well intended sustainability measures can lead to power factor and harmonic distortion problems.

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