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Today in the energy industry we have a conundrum. We want to decrease our dependence on fossil fuels because they are dirty and we want to increase our reliance on Renewables because they are clean. This concept seems very simple. Why aren’t we doing it?   The U.S. Electrical Grid simply can’t handle it.   For clarity, the definition of Grid is every wire connected from Generation whether from...

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The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory releases the Energy Flow Chart for the U.S. every year. The latest Energy Flow Chart is here. As we have highlighted previously, the U.S. loses more than 67.8% of the electricity that is generated in our Grid. These losses are categorized as “Rejected Energy.” The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that electricity transmission and distribution losses are 6% annually   US Energy Information...

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Data centers electrical networks are filled with thousands of loads all demanding power at the same time. In this video, we isolate a server rack loaded with various storage arrays and GPU accelerated blade servers and individually review a few of the beneficial effects of subcycle correction. The server rack shows a clear operational difference when subcycle correction is turned on. The first section demonstrates the...

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This is a video of a webcast we did in June 2014. With a great response from our audience, we decided to make the videos available here on our blog so we can gather input for topics and demonstration points for future webcasts. If you wish to participate in an upcoming webcasts, please sign up for our newsletter on the right. Here is a follow up...

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The performance claims of 3DFS Technology have been met with some skepticism, so as a teaser, here is some data of a North Carolina 3 phase facility’s electrical network at the point in the time (05:45) when the Vector Q2 was turned into its correction mode. The data provided was gathered by a Tektronix PA4000 power analyzer - overseen and verified by a Tektronix senior...

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One of the many issues that President Obama holds dear is climate change. He has gone to great lengths to gain support for increased emissions regulations. Thanks to his leadership, the United States has been able to reduce its total carbon pollution more than any other country in the world. Even so, during the 2014 State of the Union, President Obama announced, “But we have...

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We appreciate everybody's interest in why Power Quality is important. There is a more current description of why power quality is important in relation to electrical losses and carbon footprint on our blog here. Thank you for your interest.   Almost everyone in the United States uses electricity. Surprisingly, few of them know that there is a realm of problems associated with the power quality of...

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There is a new movement rising in manufacturing. Years of economic instability and slow growth have prompted businesses to identify their strengths and weaknesses in order to maximize their productivity, specifically reducing downtime, an ailment that can plague a company and bring business to a grinding hault. According to Ben Grimes, Chief Technology Officer at Innovolt,   [qodef_blockquote text="“New technologies that have the potential to drive a...

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In today’s world customers are offered an array of lighting choices.  Several light bulb producers promise tempting energy savings, but beyond the higher cost of bulbs, are you getting anything beyond the promised energy savings? Lighting products can be broken down into three categories:  incandescent, halogen, compact fluorescent (CFL), and LED.  We are going to look at just the 60W or equivalent (on lumen output ≈800)...

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