All Blog Posts Tagged 'the' (17)

Utilizing CAD from Concept through Production

The journey of a product development right from concept development to final production has significantly reduced with computer applications like CAD and CAM, enabling design engineers and manufacturers to remain cost-effective.…


Added by Hiral Patel on September 19, 2016 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Choosing the Right Outsourcing Partner for Paper to CAD Conversion

Paper to CAD conversion is increasingly becoming a popular outsourcing service for manufacturers to restore design information of old and obsolete parts digitally. While the process of CAD conversion can be performed in-house, most companies prefer to offshore these activities to engineering consultants that offer cost-effective solutions.…


Added by Kashyap Vyas on April 22, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

Does solar really work in my state?

I found this really great infographic on I think it gives a really nice rundown of where solar could work.

Home Solar Power Discounts - One Block Off the… Continue

Added by Kathie Zipp on September 2, 2011 at 7:20am — No Comments

Groupon featured deal: solar power?

As everyone in this office knows, good deals is my middle name. I'm subscribed for all those freebie and coupon sites so I can get my half-price soup and sandwhich for lunch or treat myself to an affordable facial. 


But an online special for solar power?


I recently read on …


Added by Kathie Zipp on July 25, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Players in lowering the cost of solar panels

If solar is to become competitive with other forms of energy production, we must find ways to reduce the cost of manufacturing it domestically.

I recently read an interesting article on this subject on The article explains that the newly formed U.S.…


Added by Kathie Zipp on May 10, 2011 at 8:21am — No Comments

Live the Dream 2011

Had a discussion  today and got a chance to help the Entrepreneur connect with some potential suppliers for a really cool consumer product - be interesting to see his plan come in....



Added by Scott McCafferty on February 27, 2011 at 9:12pm — No Comments

Kathie's Question of the Day: Do you think the U.S. will reach 80% renewable energy by 2035?

In President Obama's State of the Union Address last night he presented his goal for 80% of the nation's energy to come from renewable energy sources by 2035. 


But do you think this goal is…


Added by Kathie Zipp on January 26, 2011 at 2:01pm — 2 Comments

Kathie's Question of the day: What do you think about our renewable relations with China?

At a recent summit Chinese President Hu Jintao and President Barack Obama met to discuss disputes between the world’s two largest economies and energy consumers. Particularly, China’s wind power subsidies and its slowdown in exports of rare earths minerals, used in everything from wind turbines to cell phones,…


Added by Kathie Zipp on January 20, 2011 at 8:12am — 4 Comments

Kathie's question of the day: What renewable energy source is most promising?

Happy Friday to all, and happy Thanksgiving because I'm going to be out of town for the next week visiting with family. Since I won't be here to pick your brains for awhile, let's leave on a challenging note:

One article I recently read made the point that although there is an aggressive movement toward renewable energy,…

Added by Kathie Zipp on November 19, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Kathie's Question of the day: What makes a permitting process effective?

Here's one for all you who like to look at the legal side of things.

Virginia has adopted a new permitting process to make it easier to develop wind projects.…

Added by Kathie Zipp on November 18, 2010 at 8:41am — No Comments

Kathie's question of the day: If you were a millionaire, would your dream be green?

Here's a fun one for a Wednesday.

This guy spent 1 million building Britain's first all-electric super car. That's about 2 million U.S. dollars worth of engineering…

Added by Kathie Zipp on November 17, 2010 at 9:31am — 7 Comments

Kathie's question of the day: is the U.S. wind industry slowing down or picking up?

Happy hump day everyone. By lunch today we'll have made it to the halfway point in our work week. But to keep those braincells sharp enough to make it to Friday I have a question to spark some stimulation.

Is the U.S. wind industry slowing down or picking up?

If you listened to AWEA's webcast last Friday, you'll know…

Added by Kathie Zipp on November 10, 2010 at 8:13am — No Comments

Sound intelligence in the search for wind power

The wind industry’s need for wind measurement has grown beyond the 60-m reach of standard meteorological (“met”) masts. To reduce uncertainty for wind projects that can cost anywhere from $100 million to $1 billion, the industry needs data from the entire rotor sweep that can’t be gleaned from 60, 80, or even…


Added by Kathie Zipp on October 11, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Welding challenges in the fabrication of offshore wind towers

Although the U.S. wind industry seems forever changing, one of its constants is a goal to lower costs by placing turbines in windier areas, which today means offshore. To take advantage of…


Added by Kathie Zipp on October 5, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Direct drive needs only half the parts of conventional wind turbines

You get the impression that wind-turbine OEMs are shying away from designs that use gearboxes. Take the Siemens SWT-3.0-101 DD for…


Added by Kathie Zipp on October 4, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

More MW makes wind farm one of the UK’s largest

A Scottish wind farm recently received 60 additional 2.3-MW turbines, provided by Siemens, adding 183 MW to the farm. The addition brings Crystal Rig’s total capacity to 200 MW, making it one of the largest onshore wind farms in the UK. Torger Lien, CEO of… Continue

Added by Kathie Zipp on September 14, 2010 at 1:31pm — No Comments

EverGlow Recycles Your Lighting with (non-electrical) Photoluminescent Emergency Lighting

EverGlow manufactures (non-electrical) photoluminescent emergency lighting - code approved exit signs, exit path markings, etc. To learn more, visit

Emergency lighting, that lighting which operates when normal lighting fails, is traditionally electrical - using incandescent or fluorescent lamps, LEDs, or other electroluminescent or electrocapacitive lighting technologies. There are two non-electrical lighting technologies…


Added by Charles V. Barlow on February 14, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

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