Power Factor is the functional unit of measurement for the efficiency level of all the solar power devices. In other words, it is the measure of how efficiently power is used by the system. It is a numerical value between 0 to 1. Higher the power factor, higher the efficiency of the solar power devices.
For instance, with power factor of 0.8 there is 80% of electricity provided to equipment effectively, however 20% is wasted power. This power wastage is an avoidable cost. Preferably, the power factor needs to be as close to 1 to ensure that your business is using energy resourcefully.
Target Solar is continuously working towards creating awareness about the use of efficient energy resources in an optimum manner without wasting them at any cost.
Automatic Power Factor Correction
A power factor corrector is a smart device which has a plethora of correction capacitors attached to it. These extensive capacitors analyse and controls the value of the power factor, which are switched by the contactors. A standard regular monitors the functioning of contractors and tracks the value of power factor from all the electronic areas. As per the loading and power factors of a network, a power factor controller switches the required blocks of automatic power factor correction capacitors to ensure that the power factor maintains above a nominated value.