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Kent Whitfield

Kent Whitfield is a R&D manager for Underwriters Laboratories at the corporate headquarters located in Northbrook, Illinois. For the past twelve years he has been actively involved in all aspects of alternative energy systems from testing and certification through manufacture and design. Mr. Whitfield has a master's degree in mechanical engineering and is a registered professional engineer in Illinois.


Utility-interactive Static Power Inverters

What do fuel cells, photovoltaics, and some wind turbines have in common? If they are supplying electricity to a facility and are also capable of supplying excess energy back to the local utility, it is likely they contain a utility-interactive static power inverter. In fact, the static power inverter is one of the major keys to the future success and growth of all alternative energy technologies.