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IEEE 1588 - Precision Time Protocol on the Smart Grid PDF Print E-mail
Written by Rod Kirk   

 

Behind every advancement in the areas of renewable energy and energy management, are some underlying technologies which help make those advancements possible. The IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol is one of those underlying technologies which is helping to make the Smart Grid a reality. This presentation will provide an overview of this technology and some of its uses in the Smart Grid.

 

Rod_KirkRod Kirk, a San Francisco Bay area native, has held various Electrical Engineering positions in numerous companies in the areas of data storage, networks, and motion control. He has a degree from San Jose State University and an Energy Management certificate from De Anza College. Rod is currently providing Technical Writing services for emerging companies.

 

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Making it Green, Making it in USA: Story of a VERY Green Light PDF Print E-mail
Written by Nancy Wahl-Scheurich   

 

Nancy will describe how her tiny start-up went about designing and bringing to market what is arguably the “greenest” desk lamp available today. Nancy Wahl-Scheurich is an LEED AP and Founder and CEO of LittleFootprint Lighting.

 

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A product idea inspired by LEED

From idea to design to production

o   Research

o   Material choices

o   Partners

o   Standards

o   Obstacles & Opportunities

Ongoing Challenges and Victories

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LED Lighting Updates PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alex Mednick and Mei-Ling Shek   

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Interested in LED lighting

or energy efficiency?

 

 

 

  • Quick review of previous talks in Lighting Series.
  • Title 24 Residential Lighting
  • Title 24 Commercial Lighting
  • Rebates
  • Color temperature and CRI in LED lighting

 

Mei-Ling Shek has worked as consultant and as scientist in both academic and industrial startup settings (telecom optoelectronics & low-power solar concentrator).  She has a background in surface science, materials & optics, and hopes to contribute to LED lighting. Her favorite environmental organizations are the Union of Concerned Scientists and Natural Resources Defense Council.

 

Alex  Mednick has a BS Degree in Environmental Planning from UC Davis and a BS Degree in Computer Science from Cal State University, Hayward. Alex has worked in Technical Support at several Hi Tech Companies, most notably, Sun Microsystems,  Epson,  Zoran, and Tibco. Alex recently began consulting for an LED Company, where he has a variety of Business Development and Operations roles to increase the awareness of changes in Title 24 and how it affects local businesses.

 

 
Writing a Business Plan - An Example: the E-Trike PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alberto Sanchez-Chew   

Al_Sanchez-ChewThe E-Trike is a novel yet amazingly practical personal transportation vehicle that promotes health and mobility. The E-Trike is a human powered recumbent tricycle with an electric motor assist.

 

  • Who are the Potential Customers?
  • What is the Future for our product and for individual transportation?
  • Presenting the E-Trike Short Business Plan

 

Al is a Cal Poly Pomona graduate in Mechanical Engineering. A majority of Al’s engineering experience is in aerospace. Al has worked at Lockheed Martin where he worked at both the Lockheed Aeronautics (Skunk Works) division and Missiles and Space division. His aeronautics work included working on: the F-117 Night Hawk, U2 THAAD, FBM NWS, Milstar communication Satellite, and SBIRS programs.

 

Al also worked a number of years at the NASA Ames Research Center (VMS and LADEE program) and in traditional and alternative energy companies.  His experience includes: Varco International, SolarCity and Adaptive Arc.

 

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Intersolar 2014 Kicks off in San Francisco PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gregory Chu   

Intersolar North America, the most attended solar exhibition in the United States kicked off July 7 in San Francisco.

 

An estimated 18,000 attendees are expected to descend upon the Moscone Center  from July 7-10 to meet with over 500 manufacturers, Suppliers, Distributors, Service Providers, System Integrators, Researchers, Analysts and Policy Makers.

 

The exhibition, co-located with SEMICON West since its establishment in 2008, is also being held in conjunction with Solar2014 presented by The American Solar Energy Society.

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