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Topaz Glitters in the California Sun | The Best Defense Against Downtime | BMW Eyes New Quality Device

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 2014

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
Largest Solar Plant Operating

 

 
Boasting 9 million panels and capable of generating 550 MW, First Solar's Topaz project solar facility is now in full operation in California's San Luis Obispo county. Pacific Gas and Electric is purchasing the output.  

 

 
 
 

 

 

Take Our Survey … Enter to Win an iPad Mini

 

This year, SME, in conjunction with Machines Italia and the Italian Trade Agency, is conducting a survey concerning equipment manufacturers. As you are a seasoned industry professional, we would very much like to include your input.  The survey will just take a few minutes to complete. Please be assured that all responses will be kept strictly confidential and used only in combination with answers from other respondents. In addition, US-based professionals will be automatically entered into a drawing to win one of two iPad minis! Click here to begin.
 
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US to Assess VA's Offshore Wind Plan
 
 
The US Bureau of Offshore Energy Management will assess the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of an offshore 12 MW project proposed by Virginia. This would be a pilot program for the offshore wind industry in the state.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lighting the Way

 

 
The TechFront section of the December issue of Manufacturing Engineering magazine reports on research at Rutgers University that holds the promise of delivering lower-cost rare-earth-free LED lights.  

 

 
 
 

 

 

Modern Machine Tool Company

 

Modern Machine Tool Company was founded in 1916. They are pioneers in the design and manufacturing of precision lathe-type cutoff machines and feeders for metal tube, pipe, rod and bar stock. They have continued to engineer and refine their machines for about 100 years, to give you the maximum speed and accuracy you need to keep up in today's production race. Visit us online at www.modernmachinetool.com
 
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Ethanol on the Rocks?
 
 
 
 
Commercial biofuels may be doomed by falling oil prices.
Money from the Marcellus
 
 
 
 
WPX Energy sold its PA shale operations for $300 million.
 
 

 

 

 
Eaton Supplies NC Solar Arrays

 

 
Eaton will provide electrical distribution equipment and engineering services for two North Carolina 5-MW solar installations. The solar arrays will generate nearly 20-million kWh of electricity annually to power approximately 1200 homes.  

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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