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IREC issues statement on net metering ruling.

June 13, 2012

According to IREC, unanimous vote by California Public Utilities Commission clarifying methodology for calculating State's 5% net metering cap will dramatically expand opportunities for California ratepayers to go solar. Vote brings to an end a discussion initiated by IREC in November 2009 concerning how to calculate cap. Under methodology adopted by Commission, more than 2,000 additional megawatts of solar can be installed under state's net metering program. Read More

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SAE announces dates for 2013 World Congress and beyond.

June 13, 2012

Scheduled for April 16-18, SAE 2013 World Congress will be hosted by Chrysler with ZF as Tier One Strategic Supplier. Mircea Gradu, Vice President Powertrain Transmission and Driveline Engineering, Head of Virtual Analysis at Chrysler Group LLC, will serve as Chair for the event. Future dates include: April 8-10 in 2014, April 21-23 in 2015, and April 12-14 in 2016. Read More

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Standard to Assist Disabled during disaster or emergency.

June 12, 2012

Proposed new standard, ASTM WK37628, Guide for Preparing for the Impact of Disasters/Emergencies on Local Residents/Visitors That Have Disabilities, will provide planning guidance for helping those with disabilities in disaster or emergency situation. According to E54.02 vice chairman Russell Salter, contents of this standard will help first responders and communities become more aware of concerns and issues of people with disabilities in planning for and surviving a disaster. Read More

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Fluid Power Workforce Summit combines with CCEFP Annual Meeting.

June 12, 2012

Registration is open for National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) Workforce Summit and the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) Annual Meeting. Collaboratively connecting students and industry, NFPA and CCEFP will present one event dedicated to education, research, and connections. Speed meetings, resume exchange, customized presentations, industry networking kiosks, poster sessions, and elevator pitches will take place September 24-26, 2012 in Urbana-Champaign, IL. Read More

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Martha C. Anderson to discuss Mapping Water Use from Space.

June 12, 2012

On Thursday, June 14, public is invited to free lecture titled "Mapping Water Use from Space," which will be presented at the Library of Congress. Martha C. Anderson, a research physical scientist at USDA's Agricultural Research Service, will discuss mapping techniques and uses for satellite-derived evapotranspiration, providing examples in western U.S. water management, drought monitoring, and international applications in food and water security. Read More

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HI enlists participants to review Rotodynamic Pump draft.

June 12, 2012

Under ANSI approval, Hydraulic Institute is seeking qualified individuals to participate in review process of newly completed standard for Rotodynamic Vertical Pumps. Standard provides design/application information, including principle features of pump type and necessary precautions for proper use. Document includes information applicable to vertical diffuser and submersible motor deep well and short-set pumps that are driven by vertical electric motors or horizontal engines with right angle gears. Read More

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NEMA Responds to Homeland Security Appropriations bill passage.

June 12, 2012

NEMA responded to House of Representatives' passage of H.R. 5855, fiscal year 2013 Homeland Security Appropriations bill. Citing NEMA-member technologies as critical to air travel security, NEMA VP of Government Relations Kyle Pitsor praised areas of investments in Homeland Security appropriations bill. He also expressed pleasure regarding "continued support for efforts at the border to protect intellectual property rights by Customs and Border Protection." Read More

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Stencil Design Guidelines have been updated with new materials.

June 12, 2012

To help designers and board assemblers address challenges of working with new materials and smaller, finer-pitch components, IPC-7525B provides guidelines for design and fabrication of stencils for solder paste and SMT adhesive with discussion on through-hole and mixed technology. This updated standard includes differences for tin-lead and lead-free solder paste, overprint, 2-print, and step stencil designs. Example order form and inspection checklist are also included. Read More