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Perhaps we don’t have that much in common. Ah, but we do. Personal brands are we. Our agendas may differ—better job, more clients, book sales, or (your goal here)—but we seek the same things: recognition, respect, influence and success.
You, my friend, are a brand.
A photographer. Life coach. Presentation expert. Alternative energy entrepreneur. Website developer. Skin care clinician. These are six simplified profiles of clients who have hired me recently to help them create more effective online marketing by developing their personal brand.
This is no trend. It’s social media, publishing, marketing, sales, work, play, passion and everything you read about all rolled into one.
I realize now it’s what I’ve been doing (and sometimes struggling with) since I went to work for myself. Or is it? It’s probably more accurate to say it’s what I’ve been doing since my bar mitzvah—defining the man I am.
With that in mind, I submit to you personal branding is something you need to understand. It’s something you need to develop deliberately—even if what you’ve been doing and saying to this day has been largely accidental.
Photo: Green Mountain Power. Rutland, Vt., site of Green Mountain Power's pilot city project where 6 megawatts of solar power will be installed by 2017. At a time when some forecasts for the future of electrical utilities see ...
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"We are now in the age of visual information where visual content plays a role in every part of life. As 65 percent of the population are visual learners, images are clearly key to engaging people in eLearning courses."
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A solar installation built on a former 29-acre municipal landfill that has since been capped and covered with soil in the town of Scituate, Massachusetts has been chosen from a pool of 21 finalists to receive a 2014 "Photovoltaic Project of Distinction" award from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA).
The 3 MW, 12.5-acre "Scituate Solar I" project makes Scituate the first town in the United States to operate 100 percent of its city-owned facilities with renewable energy. The project features 10,560 polysilicon panels and includes design and engineering considerations that maintain the integrity of the sensitive landfill cap. An online monitoring system that measures the project's real-time and cumulative energy output is accessible to teachers, students and the general public.
Scituate Solar is expected to produce 3.825 million kilowatt-hours per year and save the town $200,000 a year from net metering.
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When most people say they're building a "web app" they're talking about writing source code that describes an application that will run on the server and send rendered HTML to the browser. This definition seems a bit narrow and limiting. Plus, when I think of my favorite web apps they don't fit neatly into that box. The best web apps often have multiple interfaces and clients, some native, some web. Most play nicely with or completely integrate with other services. Generally web apps are good at solving some specific problem or provide some specific benefit and use the web to tie it all together.
Wearable electronics are quickly becoming the fashion. And there could soon be a way to power those electronics indefinitely, now that scientists in China have developed a solar cell ‘textile’ that could be woven into clothes. The textile retains a power-generation efficiency close to 1% even after been bent more than 200 times, and can be illuminated from both sides.
Scientists have been looking into flexible solar cells for decades, partly for coating irregularly shaped objects but also for integrating into wearable fabrics. One popular line of investigation has been dye-sensitized solar cells, in which a pigment absorbs sunlight to generate electrons and their positive counterparts, holes, before passing on those charges to inexpensive semiconductors. These solar cells are cheap and flexible, but the liquid nature of their pigments means that they must be well sealed. Bend a dye-sensitized solar cell more than a few times and the seals are likely to break, destroying its light-harvesting properties.
That is why Huisheng Peng at Fudan University in Shanghai and colleagues have been exploring another option: polymer solar cells. Although their maximum efficiencies fall below 10% – about half that of crystalline silicon, the most prevalent solar cell – polymer solar cells are lightweight, flexible and easy to manufacture. Peng and colleagues’ solar cell textile consists of microscopic interwoven metal wires coated with an active polymer (to absorb the sunlight), titanium dioxide nanotubes (to conduct the electrons) and another active polymer (to conduct the holes). The researches coated each side of the textile with transparent, conductive sheets of carbon nanotubes, which complete the circuit.
Because of the textile’s symmetry, the cell can be illuminated on either side. In tests it exhibited a maximum efficiency of 1.08%, which varied by less than 0.03% after 200 cycles of bending. However, the textile is currently only about the size of a fingernail. ‘The main difficulties encountered are how to scale up the solar-cell textile while maintaining high energy-conversion efficiencies,’ says Peng.
Materials scientist Anyuan Cao, who was not involved with the work, believes the results are interesting, particularly the use of carbon nanotube sheets to allow illumination from both sides. But he warns that wearable solar cells are still some way off. ‘Current textiles demonstrated in laboratories are too small and have low energy conversion efficiencies,’ says Cao, who is based at Peking University in China.
‘The materials involved and the fabrication processes are still expensive. Practical use not only requires that the textiles should withstand simple bending, but also that they should sustain much more complex deformations such as folding and twisting, even under dynamic conditions.’
Z Zhang et al, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2014, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201407688
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While the world watches the nerve-racking matches being played inside, our eyes are completely dazed by what's going on outside the Mineirão stadium. This 1965 soccer stadium in Belo Horizonte was recently equipped with a whopping 6,000 solar panels on its roof just in time for the international competition. An initiative by local electricity company CEMIG, this is the first ever World Cup stadium completely powered by the sun.
Originally built in 1965, the public listed Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto is one of this year’s World Cup venues. Topped with 6,000 rooftop solar panels, it doubles as a complete photovoltaic solar plant (USF) capable of supplying power to 1,200 households. The plant was built by the Minas Gerais State Electricity Company (CEMIG), in partnership with German bank kfW and Minas Arena, the group that manages the Mineirão.
Because the panels produce more energy than is necessary to power the stadium (1,600 megawatts-hour per year), 10 percent of the remaining power goes directly to regular consumers.
Although the Mineirão is the First World Cup stadium completely supplied by solar power, is not the first one in the world. This idea takes inspiration from Germany’s Freiburg and Switzerland’s Bern stadium, which also works thanks to the brightest star.
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Authors pick their favorite sci-fi TV shows and movies USA TODAY I love talking with other science-fiction, fantasy and paranormal authors about their favorite things, be it books, movies, alien creatures … today, I'm asking: What's your favorite...
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