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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 7th.

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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Supercapacitor Technology and Its Applications in Power Grids 

by @ 12:37 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy
 

Thursday, January 26th 2016 
SF Power and Energy Society (PES) 
Subject: Supercapacitor Technology and Its Applications in Power Grids 
– energy storage device has electric properties between a battery and a capacitor, unique value of supercapacitor as clean electricity penetrates into the grid quickly… 
Speaker: Dr. Longhong Li, CEO/CTO, DAE Technologies, Inc., DAE Technolgies, Inc. 
Time: 11:45 am: registration, networking, lunch, 12:00 to 1:00 pm: Presentation 
Cost: $5 for IEEE Members, $10 Non-IEEE 
Location: 505 Van Ness Avenue, Room Number 4200, San Francisco 
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/42961 
As a courtesy, please email our Secretary, Rahul Anilkumar (ranilkumar@quanta-technology.com) no later than the day before the event if you absolutely need to cancel your reservation.

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November 20, 2016

Community Solar 

by @ 8:49 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Green energy
 

Wednesday, December 14th 2016 
SCV PhotoVoltaic Society 
Subject: Community Solar 
– online community solar marketplace that provides software tools for renewable energy developers to develop community scale renewable energy projects and connect consumers with local solar projects… 
Speaker: Aaron Clay, CEO, Sunswarm Solar 
Time:6:30 pm to 8:30 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free 
Location: PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill Rd., Palo Alto 
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-photovoltaic/event/2016-12/ 

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November 10, 2016

Invention of Blue LEDs and Future Solid State Lighting 

by @ 1:45 pm. Filed under ALL, Green energy, Photonics
 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 
SCV Photonics Society 
Subject: Invention of Blue LEDs and Future Solid State Lighting 
– Nobel Laureate Prof. Nakamura discusses the technological breakthroughs that resulted in the invention of high efficient blue LEDs and triggered a fundamental transformation of the lighting technology, remarkable adoption rate of the blue LEDs in common application and future of solid state lighting.. 
Speaker: Prof. Shuji Nakamura, 2014 Nobel Laureate in Physics 
Time: 5.30 to 6.30 pm: Dinner, networking, and registration; 6.30 to 7.30 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free
Location: Intel Auditorium, Intel, Building SC-12, 3600 Juliette Lane, Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos/ 

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October 31, 2016

 Nanotech for Energy, Healthcare and the Environment 

by @ 4:25 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Green energy, NanoEngineering
 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 
SFBA Nanotechnology Council 
Subject: Nanotech for Energy, Healthcare and the Environment 
– 12th annual half-day symposium: Nano-bio interface, Fuel cells, Microfluidic diagnostics, DNA nanotubes and more…
Time: 11:30 am to 5 pm 
Cost: IEEE Members: $35; Non-IEEE Members: $45; In transition / Unemployed: $20; Students: $15
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/sfbanano/ 

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September 16, 2016

Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC)

by @ 6:16 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Consumer Electronics, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Green energy
 
BENEFITING HUMANITY THROUGH INNOVATION

GHTCAre you interested in learning about communications in jungles, or low cost aerial vehicle for crop analysis in emerging countries? Join us in Seattle, Washington on October 13-16, at the 6th IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) and hear the presentations, view the posters, listen to panels and plenaries, speak with exhibitors and discuss how technology can:

* Enable healthcare delivery and provide power and communications in developing countries
* Provide clean water, provide sanitation and improve crop yields
* Improve the timeliness and effectiveness of disaster response
* Assist with training and build capacity needed to improve the standard of living

This year’s conference is dedicated to “Advancing Technology for Humanity”, focusing on key areas including energy, health, disaster management, connectivity, agriculture, and education. Register now at http://ieeeghtc.org/registration/.

 

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August 15, 2016

Metal-Halide Perovskites: The Next Evolution in Photovoltaics

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

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
SCV PhotoVoltaic Society (PVS)
Subject: Metal-Halide Perovskites: The Next Evolution in Photovoltaics
– perovskite is poised to reinvigorate the PV industry, especially when used in tandem with existing technologies …
Speaker: Dr. Colin Bailie, Iris Photovoltaics
Time: 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm: Registration, networking, refreshments; 7:00 to 8:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free
Location: PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-photovoltaic/event/2016-09/?instance_id=32829

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July 30, 2016

SkyTran Development

by @ 8:10 am. Filed under ALL, Green energy
 

Monday, August 22, 2016
SCV Life Members Affinity Group (LMAG)
SkyTran Development
– radically new high-speed transportation system uses Maglev suspension and linear induction drive of 2-man pods, now being installed in Tel Aviv for introduction next year…
Speaker: Dr. Robert Baertsch, NASA “Skytran” Development
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration and networking: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm: Dinner; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: $25 for IEEE LMAG Members; $27 non-members
Location: Michaels at Shoreline Restaurant, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mtn. View
Event Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ieee-scv-lmag-dinner-and-speaker-about-skytran-tickets-26769049949?aff=erelexpmlt

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June 16, 2016

Update your skills with a certificate at Santa Clara University

by @ 4:02 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Green energy
 


SCU            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 fall 2016 quarter or you may consider applying to our most recent Certificate in Renewable Energy. The intent is to help equip professionals in Silicon Valley with the knowledge that will help them advance in their present career or enter the field of renewable energy. To obtain more information please contact Stacey Tinker at stinker@scu.edu or call 408-554-4313.        Santa Clara University Graduate Engineering

 

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May 12, 2016

Peak Power Tracking for Solar Arrays

by @ 12:54 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy, Industrial Applications
 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
SCV Control Systems Society (CSS) and SCV Power & Energy Society and Industrial Applications Society (PES/IAS)
Subject: Peak Power Tracking for Solar Arrays
– major components of such a system and their characteristics and functionality, Different PV loading and power conversion methods and a Perturb-and-Observe peak power tracking scheme …
Speaker:Dr. Ping Hsu, Professor, San Jose State
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking and refreshments; 7:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free with advance registration
Location: Qualcomm Building B, Café, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/

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