2 Solar Articles – Integrated and Water

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I came across two solar articles from the New York Times.  I found them interesting because the first one is about solar panels that are integrated into the building. “The new materials are part of the building itself, not an addition, and they are taking photovoltaics to the next level — an aesthetic one,” said […]

Electronic Engineering Technician Jobs

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Many people want jobs that don’t require going to school for four years.  They also want a job that pays well.  Here is one that this Yahoo HotJobs website found: Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technician Companies that design, test, and sell electrical and electronics devices need professionals to staff their labs. You won’t need a master’s […]

$71.96

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$71.96 is what my electric bill with 22 days of solar.  We generated 1020 kWh of power, and purchased an additional 530 kWh for a total of 1550 kWh.  The solar system was down for 5 days due to a blown fuse which Solar City came out and replaced for free since it is a lease, […]

More Feedback from “an all too familiar letter”

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The other day I wrote about Vino Scott’s feedback letter.  I also promised Julie Formen’s of OP-TEC response.   12.     Response from Julie Forman, Associate Director of Partnerships and Communications, OP-TEC:  National Center for Optics and Photonics Education My name is Julie Foreman and I am with the National Center for Optics and Photonics Education.  We are […]

Google investing heavily into Mirriors

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When I first read the title, I thought it had to deal with server farms.  How wrong I was when I read the article. SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google is disappointed with the lack of breakthrough investment ideas in the green technology sector but the company is working to develop its own new mirror technology […]

Feedback from “an all too familier letter”

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The ETD  list server response was great for the “all too familier letter” that was posted August 11 that had been sent out to the ETD list serve.  The letter was written by  Vino Scott, Professor & EET Dept. Chair of New England Institute of Technology.  Below are the responses that he recieve and compiled. […]

Pigeions faster at transmitting data than telkom

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If you think our broadband system is slow, it is probably much faster than South Africa’s telkom system. Local news agency SAPA reported the 11-month-old pigeon, Winston, took one hour and eight minutes to fly the 80 km (50 miles) from Unlimited IT’s offices near Pietermaritzburg to the coastal city of Durban with a data […]

Education Challenges in the 21st Century – Part 1

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Changing the Conversation - Cathleen Barton, U.S. Education Manager for Intel Corporation, was a keynote presenter at the HI-TEC 2009 event. Her presentation titled, “Education Challenges in the 21st Century”, has inspired a series of articles that will be featured in this series of our @matec newsletter’s “Focus on Education” section. We will also post the articles […]

World’s Largest Solar Plant?

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In case you missed the news, First Solar has been given the go-ahead to start planning the building of the world’s largest solar plant in China – Under a memorandum of understanding with the Chinese government, First Solar will build a 2-gigawatt power plant, enough to power about 3 million Chinese households, at Ordos City, […]

Energy Utilization Webinar

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I just got done having a rehearsal for the upcoming NetWorks Energy Utilization webinar next Friday, September 11 at 10 MST.  Below is a description: Modern society runs on electricity, and as standards of living increase worldwide, electricity represents the fastest growing form of energy use. This growth, coupled with ongoing advances in technology, presents […]

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