There are a lot of exciting things happening in the world of electrical engineering technology. What might be most exciting is how the potential developments of today will drive tomorrow. For example, how will the technologies of today change what power sources look like in 2064? Luckily, the writers at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering's (commonly called IEEE or I-triple-E) Spectrum magazine recently explored this issue and others as part of a special report that marked the 50th anniversary of the magazine. If everything goes the way they hope, the future could be one of individuals and businesses being able to have more control over their own individual power sources.
July 18, 2014 · By Blog Admin · No Comments
July 17, 2014 · By Kyle Crider · No Comments
Stalin is purported to have said, "A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic." It's kind of like that (but in a positive sense) with jobs…one is a lifeline; a million is a statistic. So what can we say about 6.5 million jobs, in the worldwide renewable energy industry, no less? Can I at least get a "Woo hoo!"?
July 16, 2014 · By Blog Admin · No Comments
Have you ever thought about the power lines and stations that send power to your house? The people who install, maintain and improve our power supply are called power utility technicians and they play a very significant role in society. "I can't think of a more important career mission than pursuing a job in this field," said Patrick Longstreth, a program director at the Ecotech Institute. If you're interested in making a difference by joining this field, Mr. Longstreth offered these six things to know:
July 10, 2014 · By Blog Admin · No Comments
It is hard to believe, but there was a time when no one even thought to question the sustainability of a business. As awareness grew on the significant impact corporations have on people and the planet, pressure was put on businesses to act more responsibly. In order to address consumer concerns, businesses began to look for a way to measure more than just profit, and two more bottom lines were added to the mix. The Triple Bottom Line (TBL) is a framework that allows businesses to measure its sustainable development and make sure it is meeting its goals. Today, a business could never be successful if it completely disregards how its practices impact our world. In the book The Triple Bottom Line, Andrew Savitz writes, "a sustainable business stands an excellent chance of being more successful tomorrow than it is today, and remaining successful, not just for months or even years, but for decades or generations." For these reasons, it is very likely the company you join will use TBL to evaluate its performance.
July 09, 2014 · By Blog Admin · No Comments
You may have heard the buzz around Solar Roadways, a green tech company offering a solution to the increasing energy crisis through solar power. Cofounders, Scott and Julie Brusaw, have received funding from the US Federal Highway Administration and have found supporters around the world, raising over one million dollars through the crowdfunding site, Indiegogo, to build a solar parking lot prototype. They have even gained a mention on George Takei's Facebook page. We recently had the opportunity to speak with Scott, an electrical engineer with over 20 years of industry experience, to learn more about how he made his childhood dream of electric roads a reality, as well as his advice to students interested in starting their own green project.