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Wallpaper From Beyond the Van Allen Belt

Wallpaper From Beyond the Van Allen Belt

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Once a month or so I change the wallpaper on my office PC, but over the years I’ve found myself returning again and again to NASA’s Earth_Lights, a mosaic of our nighttime home viewed from Earth’s orbit.

Initially, I was drawn to the mosaic out of curiosity and by the sheer  … Read More

Energy Audits Provide First Step Toward Sustainability

Energy Audits Provide First Step Toward Sustainability

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Energy audits and assessments are wide-ranging first steps to creating energy-efficient business models and supporting sustainable practices. By assessing energy usage, analyzing internal processes, and calculating energy inefficiencies, audits provide a custom blueprint to help businesses of all types recognize opportunities to achieve immediate and long-lasting financial savings. Insight derived  … Read More

New Technology Improves Switchgear Performance

New Technology Improves Switchgear Performance

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It’s no secret to the manufacturers who provide switchgear that their products are in ever-greater demand today. That’s because switchgear plays such a critical role in the operation of uninterruptable power supply systems. And these days, there are more end-users than ever—data centers, hospitals,financial institutions, manufacturers—that can’t afford to lose  … Read More

Energy Management Systems

Energy Management Systems

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The common denominator among those employing energy management approaches is rising energy costs, points out Damian Smith, president/chief engineer for Total Energy Concepts. “It’s a hot topic as far as financials go, because it’s a direct expense that affects the bottom line,” he says. “When your costs go up on  … Read More

Why You Never Can Have Too Many Options

Why You Never Can Have Too Many Options

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Hurricanes, songbirds, vandals, earthquakes, tornadoes, hackers, terrorists, idiots, and even butterflies are but a small sample of hundreds of threats to which electric grids are subject.

Somewhere around noon this past September 25th, some jerk decided to display his marksmanship by plunking a bunch of large caliber ammo into Garkane Energy’s  … Read More

Environmental Control Technology Improves Brewery’s Quality

Environmental Control Technology Improves Brewery’s Quality

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Allagash Brewing Co. of Portland, ME, is one of the premier craft brewers in the United States. Founded in 1995 to handcraft “the best Belgian-inspired beers in the world,” the company produces more than a dozen year-round and seasonal beers that are sold around the country.  … Read More



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