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Low power factor cost is expensive and inefficient. Many utility companies charge you an additional fee if your power factor is less than 0.95. A low power factor also reduces your electrical systems distribution capacity by increasing current flow and causing voltage drops. Here we describe power factor and explain how you can improve your power factor and reduce your electric bills and enhance your electrical systems capacity

What is Power Factor

To understand power factor, visualize a horse pulling a railroad car down a railway track. Because the railroad ties are uneven, the horse must pull the car from the side of the track. The horse is pulling the railroad car at an angle to the direction of the cars travel. The power required to move the car down the track is working (real) power. The effort of the horse is the total (apparent) power. Because of the angle of the horses pull, not all of the horse's effort is used to move the car down the track. The car will not move sideways; therefore, the sideways pull of the horse is wasted effort or nonworking (reactive) power. The angle of the horses pull is related to power factor, which is defined as the ratio of real (working) power to apparent (total) power. If the horse is led closer to the center of the track, the angle of side pull decreases and the real power approaches the value of the apparent power. Therefore, the ratio of real power to apparent power (the power factor) approaches one. As the power factor approaches one the reactive (nonworking) power approaches zero.

Power Factor = Real Power
bbbbbbbbbbbbApparent Power
For example, using the power triangle illustrated below, if
Real power = 100kW
Apparent power = 142kW
Power Factor = 100/142=0.70 or 70%
This indicates that only 70% of the current provided by the electrical utility is being used to produce useful work.

Cause of Low Power Factor

Low power factor is caused by inductive loads (such as transformers, electrical motors, and high-intensity discharge lighting), which are major portion of the power consumed in residential, commercial and industrial complexes. Unlike resistive loads that create heat by consuming kilowatts, inductive loads require the current to create a magnetic field, and the magnetic field produces the desired work. The total or apparent power required by an inductive device is composite of the following:" Real power (measured in kilowatts, kW)
" Reactive power, the nonworking power caused by the magnetizing current, required to operate the device (measured in kilovars, kVAR). Reactive power required by inductive loads increases the amount of apparent power (measured in kilovolt amps, kVA) in your distribution system. The increase in reactive and apparent power causes the power factor to decrease.

Why Improve Your Power Factor

Some of the benefits of improving your power factor are as follows:
" Your utility bill will be smaller. Low power factor requires an increase in the electric utilities generation and transmission capacity to handle the reactive power component caused by inductive loads. Utilities usually charge a penalty fee to customers with power factors less that 0.95. You can avoid this additional fee by increasing your power factor.
" Your electrical systems branch capacity will increase. Uncorrected power factor will cause power losses in your distribution system. You may experience voltage drops as power losses increase. Excessive voltage drops can cause overheating and premature failures of motors and other inductive devices." You will be socially responsible by reducing your carbon footprint

Correcting Your Power Factor

Some strategies for correcting your power factor are:
" Install capacitors in your AC circuit to decrease the magnitude of reactive power. Installing a Power Save 1200, 3200 or 3400 will accomplish this.
" Minimize operation or idling or lightly loaded motors.
" Avoid operation of equipment above its rated voltage.
" Replace standard motors as they burn out with energystar, energy-efficient motors. Even with energy-efficient motors, however, the power factor is significantly affective by variations in load. A motor must be operated near its rated capacity to realize the benefits of a high power factor design.

As shown, reactive power(measured in kVARs) caused by inductance always acts at a 90 degree angle to real power.
Capacitors store kVARs and release energy opposing the reactive energy caused by the inductor. This implies that inductance and capacitance react 180 degrees to each other. The presence of both in the same circuit results in continuous alternating transfer of energy between the capacitor and inductor, thereby reducing the current flow from the generator to the circuit. When the circuit is balanced, all the energy released by the inductor is absorbed by the capacitor.

In the diagram, the power triangle shows an initial 0.70 power factor for a 100kW (real power) inductive load. The reactive power required by the load is 100kW. By installing a 67kW capacitor, the apparent power is reduced from 142 to 105kVA, resulting in a 26% reduction in current. Power factor is improved to 0.95.

In the horse and railcar analogy, this is equivalent to decreasing the angle the horse is pulling on the railcar by leading the horse closer to the center of the railroad track. Because the side pull is minimized, less total effort is required from the horse to do the same work. GreenerEnergy can provide the assistance you may need to determine the optimum power correction factor and to correctly locate and install your electrical distribution system.


Introduction to Power Save

Power-Save Energy Co. is a manufacturing company dedicated to the sale of energy saving products for homeowners and
commercial purposes. Mr. Forster is an experienced entrepreneur in all facets of business. He has organized and executed the start-up of companies. He has worked under contract in both the private and public company sectors to affect corporate and financial restructuring. As well, Mr. Forster has held senior management level positions at a Fortune 500 company.

The power factor of an AC electric power system is defined as the ratio of the real power to the apparent power, and is a
number between 0 and 1 (frequently expressed as a percentage, e.g. 0.5 pf = 50% pf). Real power is the capacity of the
circuit for performing work in a particular time. Apparent power is the product of the current and voltage of the circuit.
Due to energy stored in the load and returned to the source, or due to a non-linear load that distorts the wave shape
of the current drawn from the source, the apparent power can be greater than the real power. Low-power-factor loads
increase losses in a power distribution system and result in increased energy costs.

Power save 1200 - The Power-Save reduces the amount of power drawn from the utility by storing (in its capacitors)
otherwise lost electricity (watts) caused by the inductive motors in your home. (Some examples of inductive motors are
Air Conditioning units, refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers, pool pumps, vacuum cleaners, furnace
blower motors, fans etc.) The technology applied by the Power-Save Unit supplies that stored electricity back to your
inductive loads, thus causing you to decrease your demand from the utility. If you decrease your demand from the utility,
your meter slows down, and you use less electricity. The thought is, you've already paid for that electricity,
why pay for it and waste it when you can pay for it, store it, and reuse it again. This whole process is called power factor optimization.
The Power-Save 3400 & Power-Save 3200 - Reduce the Amount of Inductive Load in Commercial and Industrial Environments
oReduces electricity required by existing inductive loads
oEnhances capacity of existing electrical system
oEliminates danger of harmful power surges on appliances and sensitive electronic equipment
oReduces harmful effects caused by electrical noise in the electrical system
oElectrical Noise Reduction
oPower Factor Optimization
oVoltage Regulation
oThree Phase
oUtilizes Self-Healing Low Loss Capacitors
o20 Year Design Life
oSurge Suppression - 2000 Joules
oTypical Protection For : Electrical Storms, Lightning Activity and Power oUtility Spikes
oLet Through Voltage - 150V line-to-neutral
oLoad Rating - 20A (this means it discharges up to 20 amps at a time)
oSix-Way Electrical Protection
oEMI / RFI Noise Reduction 0-40dB
oWeight w/ packaging is 10.1 lbs.
oThe PU 3200 is rated for a 200 amp inductive load
oThe PU 3400 is rated for a 400 amp inductive load
oWhen installing the 3200 use a 30 amp three pole breaker
oWhen installing the 3400 use a 40 amp three pole breaker
oEither unit will work in a 208/440 environment
oBoth units are in NEMA 3 rated 7" X 7" X 8" enclosures

If you qualify, Check out our website for more information check out our Products Available Section.

Power Saver 3200/3400 For Industrial & Commercial Applicatoins


The Power-Save 3400 & Power-Save 3200 Reduce the Amount of Inductive Load in Commercial and Industrial Environments

The Many Benefits of the Power-Save 3400 & Power-Save 3200 Include:

- Lowers electric bills up to 25%!
- Reduces electricity required by inductive loads (motors)!
- Enhances capacity of existing electrical system!
- Eliminates harmful power surges!
- Protects appliances and sensitive electronic equipment!
- Reduces harmful effects caused by electrical noise!
- Power Factor Optimization!

Article below published by Renewable Energy World. Sen. Barack Obama Tours PV Powered Facility in Oregon Oregon, United States [] U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) campaigned in Oregon over the weekend as part of the lead up to the state's Democratic Presidential Primary on May 20. Part of his trip included a tour of PV Powered's manufacturing facility in Bend, Oregon. Sen. Obama called PV Powered the "workshop of the future" and pledged to invest US $150 billion over 10 years in renewable energy, a figure that could help create 5 million new jobs. He also criticized presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Sen. John McCain's stance on energy policy and renewable energy. "He [Sen. McCain] voted repeatedly against mandates to ensure that we use more renewable energy and a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) continues to be blocked in part because people like John McCain aren't interested in it...In my proposals, I've called for a replication of what's being done right here in Oregon, a 25% RPS for the entire nation. That's why I have consistently urged that we go ahead and pass the 30% investment tax credit that is so important for making sure that companies like PV Powered continue to prosper and thrive," Sen. Obama said.

To see Sen. Obama's speech, play the video below.


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Wall Street Journal Article Discusses Skyrocketing Electric Rates

An article appearing in last week's Wall Street Journal discusses how the rising costs of coal and natural gas are causing electric rates to skyrocket in communities across America. In some states, rate increases have already ballooned into the double digits and this may only be the beginning. Click here to read the entire article!

Electricity cost increases are sure to impact your customersfor years to come; especially during the spring and summer months when air conditioners, pool pumps, spas, hot tubs and appliances are working overtime.

The easy-to-install Power-Save 1200 is an extremely cost-effective answer to skyrocketing electric bills. In fact, many customers see a return on investment in just a few months.

Power-Save Shows Significant Results in Grocery Store Application

Energy Stars Inc. of upstate New York just sent to us test results from a Power-Save installation at a local Shoprite Grocery Store. The findings are compelling, detailing a significant reduction in amperage and an increase in power factor (see images below).

Power-Save Off

Power-Save On

"My name is Bernard Connelly, I purchased a power-save 1200 about a year ago and have saved approximately 16% a month in KWHs used. I have also been responsible for seven units being sold to my friends in New York!" - Bernard Connelly, Wake Forest, NC

"After six months of using the power saver my bill keeps dropping. I am on the levelized payment plan and the power company keeps dropping my payment amount. I went from a negative deferred balance to currently $106.02 balance and still growing every month!" - Jayson Huggins, FL

Power-Save 1200 Customer in Maryland Saves 1000 KWH in One Month!
"I am pleasantly surprised! I live in Baltimore county Maryland and BGE is my supplier. Well, my bill this Feb is almost 1000 kwh less than last year and has been running consistently between 500 and 1000 kwh less since the device was installed. Way to go Power Save!...Without the device I would be paying a lot more! Thanks!" - Leighton Evans

Incredible Independent Test Results
"I must admit, I was a bit skeptical about your product, as an electrical engineer friend introduced me to Power-Save a few months ago... While I was testing the unit, I had my friends present. I tested the product on the load side, and I found no difference in the amperage draw to my A/C unit on the circuit conductors directly from the breaker to it. At first, I was disgruntled. After settling down and thinking about what I had just done, I realized my error and clamped my Fluke meter on the mains directly behind the meter registering current draw at the line side of the load center....and BINGO!!!!

On start up, the A/C unit went up to 91 amps and leveled out at 13 without the Power-Save 1200 on. When the Power Save unit was engaged it was a draw of 35 amps and leveled out at 8.75. That pretty much blew everyone away! After that, I tested everything with a motor load in my house. I was astonished at the significant reduction in amperage.

I have had, in addition, a lot of customers complaining of bad power spikes, sags, and all kinds of irregularities from their utilities which could benefit from the unit." - John Turteltaub, San Diego

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