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Patented Cool

Cool Technologies’ radial vent methods receive patent Cool Technologies, Inc., received a US patent (no. 9,543,809) on February 24 for its radial vent heat pipe system as well as a notice of allowance for a patent in Mexico. “Cooling technologies developed in the 1970s are still the standard in many electric motor and generator designs today,” Tim […]

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Industry News

Sometimes there’s just too much going on. If ‘Mergers & Acquisitions’ were a weekly edition, all of us would die of boredom. However, when important companies make decisions, money moves around, and new ideas come on the market, it can’t be left alone. That’s why the ‘Industry News’ block saves the day every month or […]

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Brighten Your Monday

Innovation Day USA offers an array of productive distractions Spring has sprung, and that means a few things. The weather may not get any more rational, but it should at least get warmer, overall. A number of conventions are upon us. And the season of renewal acts as a symbol for the release of innovations. […]

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Upgridding Illinois

State kicks off ambitious ‘utility of the future’ process The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) approved a process yesterday called “NextGrid” to begin building what it calls “a smarter, more dynamic electric system that allows for greater customer choice and control.” This means more advanced technologies—rooftop solar, electric vehicles, and energy storage—will be deployed at scale due to Illinois’ […]

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Grande Old Time

In NorCal, a one-stop-shop for pumps and motors  This week, our editors came across a nice piece in The Union, a local newspaper serving Nevada County, Calif. It features a family-owned and run shop that combines two established businesses under one roof while keeping both namesakes. Pumps West & Motor Electric, of Grass Valley, Calif., is the result […]

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A Lot of Double A’s

World’s largest battery storage project online in California Battery storage used to just mean that cabinet in the front hallway, where you kept assorted AA’s, 9V’s, flashlights, and that awesome 80s battery-tester that lit up green if the battery in question still worked. Now you need a real estate agent, permits, and multi-million dollar renewable energy […]

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Mergers & Awards

Shermco, AWEA, Allied Reliability, T.F. Hudgins… Shermco wins AWEA award. At the AWEA Operations, Maintenance and Safety Conference, held February 27 through March 2 in San Diego, Shermco Industries was among the recipients AWEA’s Gold Safety and Health Achievement Award. Included was ‘Silver Recognition’ which is based on 3 years of exemplary OSHA reported safety statistics.  Shermco’s […]

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Rise of the Rest

On fourth tour, startup CEOs promote “flyover states” Revolution’s “Rise of the Rest” road trip is finishing off its fourth year in 2017, with former AOL CEO Steve Case spearheading the bus tours as a nationwide effort to work closely with entrepreneurs in emerging startup ecosystems. The biannual tours champion the idea that “high-growth companies can now […]

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A Strong Donation

AFT donates $10,000 to WaterAid Armstrong Fluid Technology announced March 14, 2017 that its employees have donated $10,000 to WaterAid, an international charity dedicated to providing access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation worldwide. The Canadian government added another $30,000 in matching funds to bring the total donation to $40,000. The donations were raised as […]

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Protect Ya Neck

Proposed EPA cuts aim for the jugular of clean and green The White House announced plans on February 28th to reduce the EPA’s budget by 25%. This alone was enough to raise nervousness among fervent supporters of the organization, which includes the entire renewable energy industry. Half a month later, the word on the street […]

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