AC/Solar Power Blending – Maximize Free Solar Power Without Compromising Performance
Seamlessly blending energy between a solar array and the power grid is ideally suited for applications that require 24/7 or some night time operation. In addition, power blending is a cost effective way to intelligently supplement solar power with controllable night time operation without the expense of adding batteries. In high energy cost areas this allows for both power firming during the day and full nighttime operation while consuming as little power from the grid as possible.
Blending also can introduce the opportunity for Power Factor Correction. In addition to correcting for “dirty power” power factor correction prevents a system from presenting reactive power to the grid. For installations with several inductive motors, eliminating reactive power can significantly reduce electricity charges from your local utility.