Re: Power Factor correction issue

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Dear Community Member,

Power Factor Correction panels are generating some power losses, as any electrical equipment.

However, the energy savings resulting from the connection of these panels by far compensates their own losses. For example, by improving the power factor from 0.8 to 0.95, the total power losses in the overall system are reduced by 30%!

The electricity bill can be reduced by three factors:

– reduction of the kWh due to power losses,

– reduction of the kVA demand to the Utility,

– reduction or elimination of the kvarh charge, if any.


You can find on the web many case studies illustrating this.

Best regards,

Jacques Schonek