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People lucky enough to be on the roads at 7am in Burlington, Vermont might catch sight of NRG Systems mechanical engineer Paul Smith on his way to work:

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How does a fast-moving high-tech company keep its feet on the ground? One way, for us at NRG Systems, is to plant them firmly at that intersection where science and technology meet the humanities – literature, the arts, history, philosophy, and the social sciences. The humanities aren’t just academic disciplines.

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Last month I attended the Solar Power International conference in Dallas, TX -- North America’s largest solar industry trade show with 24,000 attendees -- to gain greater insight about the industry we recently entered with our complete solar resource assessment (SRA) system.

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If you didn’t notice the announcement of Clean Energy Innovation, a new report and interactive website by Google's philanthropic arm, or like me, you didn’t immediately check it out, you need to do it now. Go ahead; I’ll wait.

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Supply chain impact

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In an earlier blog post, I wrote about the return-on-investment of condition based maintenance (CBM) for wind turbines. For those who would like a primer on CBM and the value it provides, start there. But for those who want to learn more about the nitty gritty of CBM, keep reading...

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As WINDPOWER 2011 grows closer and closer, I wonder what the “news” from the show will be. On one hand, we must acknowledge that wind energy has hit a trough in the U.S. New installed capacity in 2010 was down 40% from the prior year and it may take several...

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-----------------------------------------------------Phil Pouech is Director of Manufacturing at NRG Systems.

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Owen Clay speaking with his engineering team

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I strongly believe (always have) that every person wants to do a good job when they come to work. In life in general, we want to be better tomorrow than we are today – this is just human nature. As you advance in your career, you naturally aim to succeed.

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