B&K Precision is offering three new models of its high power programmable DC power supplies, models PVS10005, PVS60085, and PVS60085MR. The new PVS Series delivers output power up to 5.1 kW. The company says they deliver excellent regulation, low noise, and fast transient response times. All models provide a built-in solar array simulator (SAS) function to generate photovoltaic I-V curves. Offering high-power density in a compact 2U form factor, these DC power supplies are suitable for high voltage testing up to 1000 V, motor inverter testing, and solar array testing applications.
Leaning on experience and data from various K-12 cities and projects, the author pursues some less conventional design approaches. They may revolve around radiant heating and/or cooling, but depending on school size and other factors, the smart use of heat recovery, DOAS, and improved central plants could also put a project on the HVAC honor roll.