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Benefits of Smart Transformers

Award winning technology

Rushlight Awards Winner 2019/20

Powerstar SO-LO is an award winning smart distribution transformer with online remote monitoring capabilities that brings your critical energy infrastructure into the 21st century, providing vital real-time data into it’s operation and performance. Powerstar SO-LO was the winner of the Rushlight Power Generation and Transmission Award 2019-20 due to it’s innovative remote monitoring functionality and how it enables customers to obtain valuable insights into their electricity profile for continued improvements.

The amorphous advantage

The super low loss amorphous core present in our Powerstar SO-LO transformers delivers the highest efficiencies and reduce the number of unnecessary losses, equating to savings on operating costs and reductions in CO2 emissions.

The Powerstar SO-LO amorphous metal distribution transformers (AMDTs) contribute to improving site resilience and can assist in protecting against issues in the grid supply voltage, such as fluctuations. It allows for cost-effective infrastructure upgrades to be carried out with minimal disruption to operations – a huge advantage for many commercial sites.

The benefits of an amorphous core transformer over a traditional CRGO transformer are multiple and include:
  • Up to 75% lower core loss than CRGO transformers
  • Delivers greater consumptions savings, on average, compared to traditional CRGO transformers
  • Contributes towards CSR by reducing CO2 emissions
  • Simple non-invasive energy efficiency system
  • Gain instant energy consumption savings
  • Remote monitoring allows for greater visibility of transformers operations
  • Reduce operating costs
  • An expected lifespan of up to 50 years


The difference at the core of the solution…

Due to the molecular structure of the amorphous core found within the Powerstar SO-LO transformer, it provides reductions to no-load core losses. This is due to the random pattern that the metal atoms form compared to the rigid structure found within silicon steel, combined with a ribbon thickness of only 0.025mm, and high electrical resistivity, it allows for lower hysteresis losses because less energy is wasted during the magnetisation and demagnetisation cycles of the supply current.

Remote monitoring

The main benefit of a smart transformer is the online remote monitoring capabilities. Through this Internet of Things (IoT) enabled technology, Powerstar SO-LO allows 24/7 visibility of asset data to help you better understand how your transformers are performing and identify where further efficiencies can be made to the site’s electricity profile to obtain the best return on investment. Find out more about the remote monitoring functionality here.

Powerstar buyback guarantee

Benefits of smart transformers

Sustainability is at the heart of our business, so with our range of Powerstar SO-LO Transformers we guarantee to buy back and dispose of your old transformer to ensure an effective, risk free, and environmentally friendly solution that minimises disruption to your site’s operation.

Powerstar is a registered ISO 14001 company, and as such we are committed to incorporating sustainable processes across all our business functions in order to manage and influence the positive environmental and social impact of our business activities. This extends to our commitment to continuously exceed our high standard of environmental excellence.

To achieve this, stringent sustainability principles are embedded within all our products and services including our relationship with ethical suppliers and within the communities in which we operate.

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