PV solar shutter
Plug ’n Save Energy Products has announced the launch of the PV Solar Shutter, a custom-designed power-producing window shutter. Set in design-friendly bamboo louvers, the PV cells collect power from the sun and, using grid tie inverter technology, channel it directly into the building’s electrical system. PV Solar Shutters are portable and install like a conventional window covering so they can be used in those places not historically suitable for solar installations within office buildings and rental units.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.