Knowledge Base

Find answers to common questions, troubleshoot challenges, and learn best practices for optimizing your power systems. Eluminate’s Knowledge Base offers in-depth resources and expert insights.

Why is power quality important?

Imagine you build a fancy new house with expensive appliances. But, the water coming in is dirty or the pressure keeps changing. Those appliances won’t work well, they might even break down, and you’ll waste water.

The power grid is like your water system. Bad power quality is like dirty water – it hurts equipment, disrupts the whole system, and costs extra money to fix. A project manager needs to ensure good power quality so the grid operates reliably, safely, and doesn’t waste energy.

Power Quality Equipment

Power quality equipment, including measurement and monitoring devices, as well as power quality solutions, are essential for ensuring reliable and efficient electrical systems.

By accurately assessing and managing power quality, businesses can prevent costly downtime, equipment damage, and operational inefficiencies caused by voltage fluctuations, harmonics, and other disturbances.

How PV inverters affect power quality

PV inverters are the essential link between solar panels and the electrical grid. They transform the direct current (DC) power generated by solar panels into usable alternating current (AC) power.

While crucial, this conversion process isn’t flawless. Inverters can introduce power quality issues like harmonics (distortions in the AC waveform), voltage fluctuations, and imbalances. These issues can potentially cause problems for sensitive equipment and impact overall grid stability.