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Peak Energy Saver

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Blanchette Jan 16, 2014. 21 Replies

Is any one familiar with the Peak Energy Saver from www.peakenergytech.com  The unit is intended to store energy from motors used in the home and then…Continue

 

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Bob Blanchette replied to Paul Stevens's discussion Peak Energy Saver
"4 out of 400K? All 4 are most likely large industrial customers with 3 phase power. There is absolutely no reason for any residential customer to be concerned about this. I've never seen/heard of any time of PF charge on single phase power."
Jan 16, 2014
Curt Kinder replied to Paul Stevens's discussion Peak Energy Saver
"Well, I work with the conservation guys at a big local electric utility. One of them told me, by way of agreeing that residential power factor correction is a complete scam, that out of their 400,000 (yes - four hundred thousand) electric customers,…"
Jan 16, 2014
Planet Man replied to Paul Stevens's discussion Peak Energy Saver
"I like your phrase horsefeathers though here in the UK we may say rockin' horse dung!.... joking aside though I can only vouch for how industrial 3phase sites are billed here, the US may be different billing. So installing PFC equipment will…"
Jan 15, 2014
Curt Kinder replied to Paul Stevens's discussion Peak Energy Saver
"Horsefeathers! Improving a building or plant's power factor does NOTHING for individual motors. I sincerely hope you are not hawking your views for personal gain."
Jan 14, 2014
Planet Man replied to Paul Stevens's discussion Peak Energy Saver
"Unfortuantely that is not the whole picture. Granted billing is in KW however improving power factor will have a saving as motors will now be operating optimally hence be more efficent so last longer with less maintenance. Because also KVA is closer…"
Jan 13, 2014
Curt Kinder replied to Paul Stevens's discussion Peak Energy Saver
"Power Factor Correction is ONLY worth considering for electricity users who are penalized (billed) for inadequate power factor by the utility. All others are billed for kW, not KVA, so it is a complete waste of money for all others to fall prey to…"
Jan 13, 2014
Planet Man replied to Paul Stevens's discussion Peak Energy Saver
"Power factor correction is old, well established technnlogy which is widely used across industry and larger electricity power users. However this technology is used to reduce wasted power to bring KVA closer to KW and is not used for the above…"
Jan 13, 2014
Bob Bruns replied to Paul Stevens's discussion Peak Energy Saver
"Your welcome Fred. Good luck to you."
May 2, 2013
Fred Stratton replied to Paul Stevens's discussion Peak Energy Saver
"Thanks Bob.  This providing me a quick uptake on the whole issue...greatly appreciated! "
May 2, 2013
Bob Bruns replied to Paul Stevens's discussion Peak Energy Saver
"By residential solar, you mean Photo Voltaic I will assume, where the energy from the sun is converted to electric power. The conversion is to DC, direct current, for which power factor is not applicable. There is a second device, called an…"
May 2, 2013
Fred Stratton replied to Paul Stevens's discussion Peak Energy Saver
"I sure as heck agree with all the statements about the deceptive 'pitch' on this kind of device.  Do they have any application in residential solar applications?  Just wondering."
May 2, 2013
Bob Blanchette replied to Paul Stevens's discussion Peak Energy Saver
"Unless your utility bills you for low power factor (I've not seen one that does for residential) this device will save no money. On commercial applications a simple capacitor wired across the motor leads or power line is what is used to correct…"
Apr 28, 2013
Curt Kinder replied to Paul Stevens's discussion Peak Energy Saver
"Joe, You are kidding, right?"
Apr 28, 2013
Joe Romero replied to Paul Stevens's discussion Peak Energy Saver
"It is looking like a good deal, but I am sorry to say that I do not know about this and I am curious to find more about this. Thank you for taking our attention to this. I am going to find out more and will be back here with detail information, but…"
Apr 28, 2013
Bob Bruns replied to Paul Stevens's discussion Peak Energy Saver
"I did see a demo of this system recently. Classic KVAR scam. They claim now that reducing current on the neutral conductor is proof of "recycling" energy. Its a new pitch and they had a few people at their booth. It is only a new variation…"
Apr 27, 2013
Curt Kinder replied to Paul Stevens's discussion Peak Energy Saver
"Likely snake oil Sounds like yet another variation on notorious power factor correction devices"
Apr 25, 2013

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