Utility-scale solar inverter
Eaton’s Power Xpert Solar 1500 kW inverter for utility-scale solar applications is designed to convert dc power into clean ac and to improve plant levelized cost of energy.
Eaton’s Power Xpert Solar 1500 kW inverter for utility-scale solar applications is designed to convert dc power into clean ac and to improve plant levelized cost of energy. It has been engineered to reduce installation costs, boost reliability, and improve plant uptime by using a skid-less inverter station. The inverter is designed to use a medium-voltage pad-mount transformer, which is connected to the inverter via a direct-coupled throat connection, reducing cable requirements, pad size, and commissioning time. It is outdoor-rated and features a wide maximum power point tracking voltage range.
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.