The PV inverters were required to operate with a power factor of 0.8 to maintain satisfactory voltages on the South Australian Power Network.
What we did
To maintain a power factor of 0.8 required a 600 kVAR reactor bank to be installed at the site.
Captech designed and manufactured a variable and switched 600 kVAR reactor bank to provide reactive VARs to the network. The reactor bank has 12 x 50 kVAR reactor steps which are switched by the customer’s PLC depending on the amount of reactive power required by the network.
Uniquely in this case Captech were required to design a reactor bank which had the opposite function of a capacitor bank and was required to provide an inductive load to help stabilise the network.
Yates Electrical Services
600 kVAR Reactor Bank
- Maintained a power factor of 0.80 as per customer specifications
- Custom built unit to create an unconventional outcome
- Helping providing solar power to the South Australian network