Five Testing Considerations for Grid-Connected Solar Farms

By the end of 2016, according to Fortune Magazine, more than 70 percent of the solar power consumed in the United States came from grid-connected solar farms. The remaining 30 … Continue reading “Five Testing Considerations for Grid-Connected Solar Farms”


Load Testing Solar PV Power Plants

The commissioning process for solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants is one of the most crucial stages in the development of new solar farms. Load testing for solar farms allows contractors … Continue reading “Load Testing Solar PV Power Plants”


Trends in Resistive Load Bank Design

Experienced load bank providers offer complete solutions to address your commissioning and preventative maintenance requirements. With an extensive inventory of load bank solutions and specific industry expertise, they can provide … Continue reading “Trends in Resistive Load Bank Design”


Top Considerations for Solar Farm Testing with Load Banks

The U.S. is experiencing a boom in solar farms. During 2016, analysts estimated operators installed 14 gigawatts of solar panels, and 70% of these installations were utility-scale solar farms. This … Continue reading “Top Considerations for Solar Farm Testing with Load Banks”


Best Practices of Commissioning, Load Testing, and Facility Optimization

Maximize reliability, availability, and efficiency of the primary and backup power supply systems at mission critical facilities with the following best practices. Through these best practices, facility management will optimize … Continue reading “Best Practices of Commissioning, Load Testing, and Facility Optimization”


What to Look for in Resistive Load Bank Rentals

When you need resistive load bank rentals to test and commission your critical power systems, you want to partner with a proven provider that offers the most advanced solutions. The right … Continue reading “What to Look for in Resistive Load Bank Rentals”


How Are Solar Farms Tested?

As soon as the construction phase of a solar PV power plant build and commissioning is complete, comprehensive solar farm testing may begin. Load testing for solar systems, a process … Continue reading “How Are Solar Farms Tested?”


Resistive vs Reactive – Reasons to Choose Reactive Load Bank Testing Solutions

Backup systems remain critical to business success. In the event of an unexpected power outage, you need to know your backup systems will fully function and your operation will continue … Continue reading “Resistive vs Reactive – Reasons to Choose Reactive Load Bank Testing Solutions”


Using Resistive Load Banks for Testing Generators

Your generators serve as a reliable power source during an emergency. When you lose power from the grid, your operation can come to a standstill without a dependable backup system. … Continue reading “Using Resistive Load Banks for Testing Generators”


Load Testing for Solar Farms

Operators of newly constructed solar farms need to begin producing commercial power as quickly as possible. Using load bank solutions to expedite the commissioning process helps EPC firms meet production … Continue reading “Load Testing for Solar Farms”


Join Us December 6 at POWER-GEN to Learn More About Solar Energy

ComRent’s Director of Utility Compliance and Solutions, Mark Siira, will be attending this year’s POWER-GEN Conference in Las Vegas from December 5-7, which is expected to have over 20,000 individuals from … Continue reading “Join Us December 6 at POWER-GEN to Learn More About Solar Energy”


What to look for in Utility Power Station Commissioning Equipment

  During power station commissioning, you need fast, economical, and predictable load to simulate load expected in operation of the syste. Rather than using the line load as a reference … Continue reading “What to look for in Utility Power Station Commissioning Equipment”


The Difference Between Inductive and Capacitive Load Bank Solutions

Are you familiar with the different types of reactive load bank solutions? A reactive load bank simulates systems affected by electric motors or other electromagnetic devices on a power network. … Continue reading “The Difference Between Inductive and Capacitive Load Bank Solutions”


Resistive vs Reactive – Reasons to Choose Reactive Load Bank Testing Solutions

Fully functional backup systems remain critical to business success. In the event of an unexpected power outage, you need to know your operation will continue seamlessly. However, many facilities managers … Continue reading “Resistive vs Reactive – Reasons to Choose Reactive Load Bank Testing Solutions”


The Different Types of Load Bank Testing Solutions

Load bank testing solutions include load banks that test the operation of an electrical system. Load banks control the total load, power factor and schedule during the test. Many of … Continue reading “The Different Types of Load Bank Testing Solutions”


PV Solar Facility Commissioning: Save Time and Money Using Load Bank Testing

Designing and building a solar energy plant is a capital-intensive project that requires coordination of labor, components, schedules and regulatory compliance which produces costs in the millions of dollars. According … Continue reading “PV Solar Facility Commissioning: Save Time and Money Using Load Bank Testing”


Proper Load Testing and Commissioning Deliver Data Center Benefits

The most successful testing and commissioning of a data center requires you develop your plan as early as possible. By preparing your commissioning plan early in the project, such as … Continue reading “Proper Load Testing and Commissioning Deliver Data Center Benefits”


Load Bank Testing for all Data Center Tiers

The moment your data center fails…. you start paying the price. You can lose an average of $138,000 for every hour your data center is out of commission. Find out … Continue reading “Load Bank Testing for all Data Center Tiers”


10 Trends that Will Impact Your Data Center in 2016

Looking ahead to the future of data centers and the evolution of technology, here are 10 trends to know that can impact your data center in the coming year. 1. Higher … Continue reading “10 Trends that Will Impact Your Data Center in 2016”


Why Use Portable Load Banks?

Portable load banks streamline load testing in a variety of applications. From small to large kW ratings, portable load banks are convenient, reliable and only need to be on your … Continue reading “Why Use Portable Load Banks?”


Here’s Why Utilities Say They Use Load Banks in Substation Testing and Start Up

New utility facilities must be tested before going live to verify proper operations of relays and power protection. Operators can test their new facilities in one of two ways: use … Continue reading “Here’s Why Utilities Say They Use Load Banks in Substation Testing and Start Up”


Why Conduct Load Bank Testing?

Whenever critical electrical systems are deployed, load bank testing ensures the reliability of these systems. Basically, a load bank supplies an artificial load to a variety of equipment, including generators, … Continue reading “Why Conduct Load Bank Testing?”


Why big data servers stay on-premises in data centers

While the rest of the world may be moving to the cloud, the growth of compute- and I/O-intensive analytics have kept much of their big data workloads for data centers … Continue reading “Why big data servers stay on-premises in data centers”


Top 5 Benefits for Load Testing Your Data Center

How long could your data center operation survive a power outage without suffering debilitating consequences? The answer, unfortunately, is not long at all for most operations. According to findings in … Continue reading “Top 5 Benefits for Load Testing Your Data Center”

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