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February 16, 2009

Mtg: 300 kW Ground Screw PV Solar Tracking System Design-Build Project

by @ 3:25 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

WEDNESDAY March 11, 2009
OEB Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Darry Conklin, CEO, Renewable Technologies Inc.
Time: Social/Snacks/Drinks/Desert at 5:30 PM, Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cutler-Hammer, 20923 Cabot Blvd., Hayward
RSVP: by email to rsvp@oebpes.org
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0903-oeb-pes.pdf

Photovoltaic solar power systems that use tracking systems have been preferred by many entities with Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) because of their higher efficiency as compared to (more…)

Mtg: Silicon Valley Engineers Week Banquet

by @ 10:24 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY February 19, 2009
Silicon Valley Engineering Council
Honorees: Robert E. Berry, Chairman Emeritus, Space Systems Loral; Dr. Sung-Mo (Steve) Kang, Chancellor, UC-Merced; Dr. Meyya Meyyappan, Center for Nanotechnology, NASA Ames Research Center; Dr. Jimmy Kazuhiro Omura, Technology Strategist, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Time: Reception at 5:00 PM; Dinner at 6:30 PM, Keynote, Engineering Hall of Fame ceremony
Cost: $85
Place: Doubletree Hotel, San Jose
RSVP: using the form on the SVEC website
Web: www.svec.org

Mtg: The Basics of Solar Electricity

by @ 10:23 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Optics/Displays
 

THURSDAY February 19, 2009
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Pete Shoemaker, Renewables Program Coordinator, PG&E Pacific Energy Center
Time: No-host social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM
Cost: $20 for IEEE members; $25 for non-members
Place: Marie Callender’s Restaurant – The Garden Room; 2090 Diamond Blvd (near the Concord Hilton Hotel), Concord
RSVP: by email to Gregg Boltz at gboltz@brwncald.com, (925) 210-2571
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0902-oeb-ias.pdf

Is solar electricity right for you?? Hear from Pete Shoemaker about current market-ready solar power technologies and the key steps necessary to own a solar electric (more…)

Mtg: Kimberlina Solar Thermal Power Plant Project

by @ 10:22 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY February 18, 2009
OEB Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Bill Conlon, Ph.D., Director of Power Engineering, Ausra, Inc
Time: Social/Snacks/Drinks/Desert at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:20 PM
Cost: none
Place: Siemens Energy and Automation Inc, 25821 Industrial Blvd., Ste. 300, Hayward
RSVP: by email to Diep Nguyen, Diep@ieee.org, (510) 267-0441
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/oeb/pes

Ausra, Inc., a Palo Alto-based startup, recently completed construction of the first Solar Thermal Power Plant in California in nearly 20 years.? The Kimberlina Solar Thermal Power Plant near (more…)

Mtg: State of the Heart: Development of the Levacor Ventricular Assist Device

by @ 10:21 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY February 18, 2009
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Phillip Miller, World Heart, Inc
Time: Optional Dinner, NEW LOCATION: Nexus Cafeteria in the Clark Center, 6:15 pm (no host, no reservations); Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Clark Center auditorium, Stanford University
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs

World Heart is a pioneer in the development of Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs) â?? implantable pumps that take over the workload of the diseased heart of patients in end-stage heart (more…)

Mtg: Digital Relay Protection for Motors

by @ 10:19 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

TUESDAY February 17, 2009
SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Gregory B. Rauch, P.E., Matzinger-Keegan Inc. (MKI)
Time: Dinner at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: Dinner to be individually ordered per Coco’s dinner menu plus 20% gratuity. No cost for the presentation.
Place: Cocoâ??s Restaurant, 1206 Oakmead Pkwy, Sunnyvale
RSVP: by email to James Alvers, james.alvers@us.schneider-electric.com (925) 463-7115
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0902-scv-pes+ias.pdf

Microprocessor-based digital protective relays revolutionized power system protection with their introduction in the early 1980â??s.? The primary advantages of digital relays (more…)

Mtg: PCIe-Attached Solid State Storage – The New Memory Tier

by @ 10:17 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY February 17, 2009
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: David Flynn, CTO, Fusion-io
Time: Networking at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

Fusion-io CTO David Flynn will present technical details about how flash memory-based storage systems work, as well as how PCI Express is being used as a much faster access (more…)

Mtg: Future Military Ground Vehicle Fleet: More-Electric Vehicles (and Tour of BAEâ??s Armored Vehicle Prototype Yard)

by @ 10:16 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY February 17, 2009
SCV Vehicular Technology Chapter
Speaker: Don Christian, BAE Systems
Time: Badge-in, pizza, networking at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM; Tour at 7:45 PM
Cost: Suggest $5 donation for pizza
Place: BAE Systems, 2890 DeLaCruz Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: Limited to 40. Must RSVP with ID info (attendeeâ??s full name, country of citizenship & employer), preferably by Mon. February 2nd, to Keiko Costella, keiko.costella@baesystems.com, 408-289-2688. For last minute attendees: to get badges the day of the meeting, US citizens must show a government issued ID. Non-US citizens must show their green card document (no other document will be accepted as a substitute).
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0902-scv-vt.pdf

Future ground, air, and sea vehicles will contain more electronics of all sorts including greater on-board generation capabilities.? This trend is already evident in commercial, personal, and military (more…)

Mtg: Cisco Academy Packet Tracer: A Communications Analysis Tool

by @ 10:15 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY February 17, 2009
SF Communications Chapter
Speaker: Dennis Frezzo, Cisco Systems
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: none (includes complimentary pizza/salad/desert dinner — please RSVP)
Place: California Public Utilities Commission, 505 Van Ness Ave (use Golden Gate entrance), San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Tim Ryan, tryan@ccsf.edu
Web: www.ieee.org/sfcomsoc

The Cisco Networking Academy is a private-public partnership between Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility and approximately 8,000 high schools, community colleges, trade schools, (more…)

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