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June 14, 2017

Energy and CleanTech Startup Pitch at Plug and Play

by @ 4:42 pm. Filed under ALL, Green energy
 

Thursday, July 13, 2017 
SCV Young Professionals (YP) and Consumer Electronics Society (CE)
Subject: Energy and CleanTech Startup Pitch at Plug and Play
– startup? Want to know the latest trends in energy and CleanTech? Come see start-ups in Energy and CleanTech pitch to a panel of VCs and Incubators. Meet leaders in the energy and CleanTech industry …
Speakers/ panelists: Steve Jordan, Chair, IEEE Power and Energy Society; Raghuram Madabushi, Director, GE Ventures; Alex Au, CTO, NEXTracker; Drew Baglino, VP of Technology (Energy), Tesla; Jackson Zhang, Principal, Baruch Future Ventures; Edwin Liu, Sr VP, Nexant 
Time: 1:30: Registration; 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm: Presentations / Panel; 6:00 to 7:00 pm: Networking reception 
Cost: IEEE Members: $20; Non-members: $30 Use Promo Code “10-OFF-IEEE” for $10 off.
Location: Plug and Play Sunnyvale, 440 North Wolfe Road, Sunnyvale 
Event Details: https://goo.gl/Vyn7Ge 

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June 13, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS – Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronics Systems & Steep Transistors Workshop

by @ 9:21 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Green energy
 
CALL FOR PAPERS

Berkeley2017Calling for papers for the Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems & Steep Transistors Workshop. The focus of the papers should be the radical reduction of power consumption in information processing systems – from devices to systems. This event will feature a mixture of oral and poster presentations. The organizing committee invites submission of papers in the following areas:

* The Systems Benefits of Lower Operating Voltage
* Steep Tunneling Transistors
* Steep Negative-Capacitance Gate Transistors
* Nano-Mechanical Switching
* Magnetic Switching, Magneto-Resistive Drive Current
* 3D-Integration to Save Energy
* Low-Energy Short-Distance Optical Communication
* Electrochemical Switching
* Cryogenic and Superconducting Computing
* New Analog Machines to Solve Digital Problems

Abstract Submission Deadline: Sunday July 2, 2017. Submit papers to e3s-center.org/events/e3s-symposium/e3s-sym-call.htm

 

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June 8, 2017

by @ 6:37 pm. Filed under ALL, Green energy
 

SCUSanta Clara University Graduate Engineering 
            Engineering with a Mission

Open University is for those engineers who wish to update their skills or learn new technologies without pursuing a specific degree may enroll in the School of Engineering or you may consider applying to our most recent Certificate in Renewable Energy or Frugal Innovation. The intent is to help equip professionals in Silicon Valley with the knowledge that will help them advance in their present career. To obtain more information please contact Stacey Tinker at stinker@scu.edu or call 408-554-4313.

 

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May 24, 2017

Community Solar and Net Metering Update

by @ 12:02 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy, PhotoVoltaics
 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 
SCV PhotoVoltaic Chapter(PV) 
Subject: Community Solar and Net Metering Update
– SVCE is a community-owned public agency that acquires 100% carbon-free electricity at prices lower than PG&E, rooftop solar customers in select Santa Clara county communities … 
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill Rd, Palo Alto 
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-photovoltaic/event/2017-06/ 

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April 13, 2017

Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) – A Building Block of Microgrid

by @ 2:12 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy, Industrial Applications
 

Thursday, May 18, 2017 
OEB – Industry Applications Society (IAS) 
Subject: Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) – A Building Block of Microgrid
– interconnected loads and distributed energy resources (DER), can operate in parallel with the grid or in an intentional islanded mode, Solar, wind, fuel cell, and Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) … 
Speaker: Dr. Yazhou (Joel) Liu, Ph.D., Power System Engineering Specialist, Eaton 
Time: 5:30 pm: Registration, networking, no-host social; 6:15 pm: Presentation; 7:15 pm: Dinner; 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm: Presentation continues
Cost: $10 for all 
Location: Eaton Hayward Facility, 20923 Cabot Blvd, Hayward
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/45089 

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April 12, 2017

Advanced Control of Distributed Energy Resources 

by @ 2:11 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy
 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 
SF Power and Energy Society (PES) 
Subject: Advanced Control of Distributed Energy Resources 
– system integration and dynamic performance of modern DERs: solar, wind, storage, and others, contribution to the grid’s reliability and efficiency, and their resilience toward grid faults and disturbances … 
Speaker: Slavko Vasilic, Ph.D. P.E., Technical Expert, Schneider Electric
Time: 11:45 am: Registration, networking, and lunch; 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm: Presentation 
Cost: IEEE Members: $5, Non Members: $10, Payments to be made in person (cash or check) at the event. 
Location:
California Public Utilities Commission, 505 Van Ness Avenue, Golden Gate Room, San Francisco
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/45008 

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April 10, 2017

Reinventing America’s Electricity System 

by @ 3:13 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy, Industrial Applications
 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 
SCV Power and Energy Society / Industrial Applications Society (PES/IAS) 
Subject: Reinventing America’s Electricity System 
– Hear first-hand from the project leader of The Future of Solar and The Future of Natural Gas what tomorrow may look like!… 
Speaker: Dr. Frank O’Sullivan, Director of Research & Analysis, MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) 
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, networking, and dinner; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm: Presentation 
Cost: MITCNC members: $30, IEEE members: $35, Non members: $45; Use promotion code: IEEE418 on the MIT Site 
Location: PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto 
Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/2017/04/09/reinventing-americas-electricity-system/ 

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March 31, 2017

DER Integration Issues/Opportunities and Potential Solutions

by @ 1:21 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy, Industrial Applications
 

Thursday, April 20, 2017 
OEB Industry Applications Society (IAS)
Subject: DER Integration Issues/Opportunities and Potential Solutions 
– PV, various power system challenges with intermittent renewables, focusing on the existing radial distribution system design, and pose some potential solutions… 
Speaker: Chase Sun, PE, Grid Integration and Innovation, Principal Engineer, PG&E 
Time: 5:30 pm: No-host social; 6:15 pm: Presentation; 7:15 pm: Dinner; 8:00 pm: Presentation continues; 9:00 pm: Adjourn 
Cost: Free 
Location: Zio Fraedos, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/44797 
Please make reservations by April 17 by contacting Luis Soria via email: lmsq@pge.com or telephone: (415) 793-7909

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March 30, 2017

SPECIAL FULL-DAY WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT: “Energy Harvesting is Out of the Lab” 

by @ 10:21 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy
 

Thursday, April 20, 2017 
SCV Power Electronics Society (PELS) 
Subject: SPECIAL FULL-DAY WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT: “Energy Harvesting is Out of the Lab” 
– Powering your applications with free, ambient energy by the utilization of EH solutions is no longer an academic lab experiment nor producing a negligible amount of power to be practical for today’s applications… 
Time: 8:30 am: Registration; 9:00 am to 3:45 pm: Workshop Sessions; 3:45 to 5:00 pm: Functional Demo Expo (also at breaks though day)
Cost: $60 PELS Members / $80 IEEE Members / $100 Non?IEEE / $0 Students (PRICE INCREASES 4/7/17) 
Location: On Semi, 3001 Stender Way, Santa Clara, https://goo.gl/maps/ctUAtVH6mkn
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pels/index.html 
TOTAL REGISTRATION LIMITED TO 50 PEOPLE, STUDENTS LIMITED TO 5 PEOPLE

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March 14, 2017

Solar Growth in 2017 and Beyond

by @ 3:15 pm. Filed under ALL, Green energy
 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 
SCV PhotoVoltaic Society 
Subject: Solar Growth in 2017 and Beyond
Speaker: Paula Mints 
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking, check in, refreshments; 7:00 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free 
Location: PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto 
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-photovoltaic/event/02-2017/ 

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March 8, 2017

Foundations of Energy Harvesting and Remotely Powered Communication Systems 

by @ 12:06 am. Filed under ALL, Circuits, Communications, Consumer Electronics, Green energy, Information Theory
 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 
SCV Information Theory Society (ITS), Communications Society (ComSoc), Consumer Electronics(CE), and Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS) 
Subject: Foundations of Energy Harvesting and Remotely Powered Communication Systems 
– Reviews requirements for implementing small low-cost energy-harvesting radios, including information and communication theoretic foundations … 
Speaker: Prof. Ayfer Ozgur Aydin, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, Stanford University, and Member, ISL 
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration, refreshments, and networking; ; 6:30 pm: Presentation; 7:30 pm: Q&A
Cost: Free 
Location: David Packard Electrical Engineering, Room 202, 350 Serra Mall, Stanford 
Event Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/foundations-of-energy-harvesting-and-remotely-powered-communication-systems-tickets-32547386108  

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February 27, 2017

Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC)

by @ 11:26 pm. Filed under ALL, Green energy
 

ghtc-2017-bannerNow in San Jose. Paper submissions due April 23rd.

Now in its 7th year, Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) is the flagship IEEE Conference focusing on innovation, deployment and adaptation of Technology for Humanitarian Goals and Sustainable Development.  Key focus areas that are particularly relevant include (but are not limited to):

* Poverty Alleviation                   * Clean Water & Sanitation 
* Healthcare                               * Connectivity & Communication
* Agriculture & Food Security    * Humanitarian Challenges & Opportunities
* Quality Education                    * Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response & Recovery
* Affordable & Clean Energy     * Other United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Please see our website at 2017.ieeeghtc.org/

 

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January 13, 2017

What Happens When Residential Installation Costs Decline to $2/watt 

by @ 8:23 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy
 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 
SCV PhotoVoltaic Society
Subject: What Happens When Residential Installation Costs Decline to $2/watt 
– low prices have historically led to failures among companies at the bleeding edge, what role will there be for conventional utilities when rooftop power can be generated at less than $0.05/kwh? … …
Speaker: Barry Cinnamon, President, Cinnamon Solar and Spice Solar
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration and Networking; 7:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free
Location: 3333 Coyote Hill Rd, Pake Auditorium, Xerox PARC, Palo Alto
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-photovoltaic/event/2016-12/ 

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January 5, 2017

Engineering Seminar – NEC Code Update, NFPA Codes, Fire Pump Controls & Protection, Title 24 Update 

by @ 1:59 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy, Industrial Applications
 

Friday, February 24th 2016 
SF Industrial Applications Society (IAS) 
Subject: Engineering Seminar – NEC Code Update, NFPA Codes, Fire Pump Controls & Protection, Title 24 Update 
– Fire Pump Controllers, Fire Alarm Systems, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, Emergency Communication Systems, Title 24 – Update for Lighting Professionals, Power Distribution Requirements … 
Speakers: William King & Kevin Shaw, Asco Power Technologies – Firetrol Products, Sagiv Weiss-Ishai, P.E., Fire Protection Education, Sagiv Weiss-Ishai, P.E., Fire Protection Education, Charles Knuffke; Systems VP, WattStopper, Gary Fox, GE 
Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Cost: $250 
Location: Doubletree Hotel, 7050 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton 
Event Details and Reservations: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/42760 

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January 4, 2017

Santa Clara University Graduate Engineering 

by @ 1:28 pm. Filed under ALL, Green energy
 

SCUSanta Clara University Graduate Engineering 
            Engineering with a Mission

Open University is for those engineers who wish to update their skills or learn new technologies without pursuing a specific degree may enroll in the School of Engineering for this upcoming Winter 2017 quarter (January 9, 2017) or you may consider applying to our most recent Certificate in Renewable Energy or Frugal Innovation. The intent is to help equip professionals in Silicon Valley with the knowledge that will help them advance in their present career. To obtain more information please contact Stacey Tinker at stinker@scu.edu or call 408-554-4313.

 

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