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How Are You Keeping Your Home Cool This Summer?

July 21, 2011 6:29 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

This week, Allison shared her experience of adding insulation to her attic. The result? A better-insulated home with less use of her air conditioning system. It's one of several things she's doing to keep her home cool during the summer (though insulation is effective year round)....

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Minneapolis Just Keeps Setting Records

July 19, 2011 6:26 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

The three most attended SWUGN Summit events have one thing in common - they were all in Minneapolis. We're back here today with 184 SolidWorks users - another new record. I asked the crowd this morning....why? The answer is simple - these SolidWorks users are very interested in learning...

Look Up to See Your Bills Go Down: Making Your Attic More Efficient

July 18, 2011 2:26 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

This year at my house, we have been on a quest to make our attic more energy efficient. I think we realized just how much this unseen area contributes to our overall comfort - not to mention what we pay to heat and cool the house.

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How to Use Web Video to Promote Your Tech Business

July 18, 2011 10:39 am | by by Ian Snead, vzaar.com | Comments

Video is one of the most dynamic and effective ways to communicate to your customers and potential customers. Many tech savvy customers expect to see video and if your site does not provide video, they feel that something is missing.

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Have You Added Value to Your Home with Energy Saving Upgrades?

July 15, 2011 12:28 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

This week, Eric shared his thoughts on Building Value with Energy-Saving Upgrades in Homes and Businesses. He also mentioned the U.S. Department of Energy's Commercial Building Initiative, which is a partnership between the department and industry representatives to encourage the...

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Achieving Higher Reliability and Uptime with Flywheels

July 14, 2011 10:27 am | by Erik Brumbaugh, VYCON (www.vyconenergy.com) | Comments

Virtualization, cloud computing, advanced server technology, mobile apps and the like all have one thing in common: they need to be highly available and the foundation of this availability is power.

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The benefits of the Smart Grid

July 14, 2011 5:31 am | by Walter Garcia-Brooks, Market Development Engineer Manger, TT Electronics / Optek Technology | Comments

The benefits of the Smart Grid in the Unites States are endless, but among the most important benefits is the ability for the electricity supplier to adjust in real time to the user’s demand and in the future to perhaps influence demand.

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New Emphasis at the Largest Printed Electronics Event

July 12, 2011 8:24 am | by Dr. Harry Zervos, Technical Analyst, IDTechEx | Comments

This year's Printed Electronics USA  will take place in Santa Clara on November 30 and December 1. Analysts IDTechEx who organise the largest event on the subject, have paid a lot of attention once more to the end user streams.

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Building Value with Energy-Saving Upgrades in Homes and Businesses

July 12, 2011 7:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

When I’m at a dinner party or going to a baseball game with friends, the conversation sometimes turns to what people are doing to improve their homes. As many of our readers have discovered on their own, improving the energy performance of your home can also make it more comfortable...

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Weatherization Assistance for the Hottest Days

July 11, 2011 10:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

The spring-to-summer transition in Colorado can be anywhere from unnoticeable to shocking. Case in point: the last few weeks we've had afternoon showers, mellow temperatures in the 60s and 70s, and overnight low temperatures in the 50s (read: good sleeping weather). Not anymore. Suddenly...

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Unfinished Symphonies in the World of High-Voltage Gate Drivers

July 11, 2011 6:37 am | by Don Alfano, Director of Applications, Isolation and Machine Interface Products, Silicon Labs | Comments

Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 in B minor, better known as the “Unfinished Symphony,” was started but never finished even though Schubert lived another six years. The completed portion of the Unfinished Symphony was extraordinarily compelling.

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Flywheel Systems Offer a Green Alternative to Power Protection

July 8, 2011 9:33 am | by by Dann McKeraghan, VYCON (www.vyconenergy.com) | Comments

When disaster strikes from harsh weather environments, power surges, or rolling blackouts, mission critical computing systems and manufacturing processes are at the highest risk of going down.

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Have You Seen Renewable Energy Projects While Traveling?

July 7, 2011 6:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Since we blog about energy efficiency and renewable energy, it seems fitting that we would notice it even when we're not at work. This past Tuesday, Chris shared his first-hand views of Hawaii's renewable energy efforts while on vacation, including wind and solar, and did some...

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Celebrating the Future of the Electronics Industry

July 7, 2011 4:43 am | by Jeff Jussel, senior director for global technology, element14 | Comments

Since Newark’s  element14 community launched two years ago, we’re proud of the fact that hundreds of thousands of engineers have used our resources to connect and collaborate with industry experts and peers.

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Positronic’s Blue Connectors are Green

July 6, 2011 10:40 am | by Gino Nanninga, VP of Sales, Positronic Industries, Inc. | Comments

Energy is essential to everyone. Often we do not give thought to where energy comes from or how much we consume until energy is not readily available. Energy has become an area of focus for governments, private industry, and citizens.

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