Nicholas School Energy Club
Co-Directors: Will Fadrhonc, Patrick Reaves
Finance Director: Andrew Dietrich
Communications Director: Navin Shekar
Fuqua Liaison: Nick Brumleve
Sanford Liaisons: Beth Conlin, Molly Ward
Pratt Liaison: Monica La
Law Liaison: Elizabeth Zander
At-Large Member: Brian Keaveny
11-06-2009 - Dean Series video online
Inaugural speaker Amory Lovins' presentation is now online!
11-06-2009 - MegaWatt Solar Presentation (11/12 at 6:30pm in A158)
Mark Preston will present concentrating photovoltaic technology and how MegaWatt Solar, based just down the road in Hillsborough, will position themselves in the market. Refreshments, of course. Should be a great presentation about an innovative technology and business plan.
MegaWatt Solar specializes in concentrated photovoltaic systems that are used for utility-scale power generation applications. Each Basic Power Unit (BPU) concentrates approximately 20 times typical flat-panel solar energy onto optimized standard photovoltaic cells, producing approximately 1.0 kW of reliable, low-cost DC power.
Dr. Mark A. Preston
Mark Preston joined Megawatt Solar in September 2009 and is currently COO. Mark has more than 25 years experience developing both technology and products around power electronics and electro-mechanical systems. Before joining Megawatt Solar, Mark served in executive roles at GE, Glacier Bay, and Northern Power Systems. At Northern Power Systems Mark led the development of a 100kW direct-drive wind turbine. Mark's experience also includes United Technologies and starting his own business. Mark is the author of more than 10 publications and he has been granted 18 patents. Mark holds a BSME from the University of Massachusetts and a Ph.D. from the University of Sussex.
10-28-2009 - Future of Capitalism (FUQUA, Nov. 5, 4-6pm)
Check out a cool event happening at Fuqua next week:
10-28-2009 - *NEW* - UNC/NC State Course List - see Attachments tab
Allison Herren, a 2nd year MEM, has graciously compiled a list of courses that you can take outside of Duke. Please go to the 'Attachments' tab and check it out. Thanks Allison!!
The next Energy Club meeting is on Wednesday, October 21,2009 at 4:30pm in A158. Come one, come all!! We will be discussing:
1 - Upcoming Events and Field Trips
2 - Elections for E-Club Leadership Positions
3 - Energy Club Happy Hour and Networking Event
See you there. (FOOD will be served!!)
The summary of the kickoff meeting is listed under the "Attachments" tab above. Here is also a summary from that:
"At the first meeting we had some interesting and exciting ideas put forward regarding potential topics. If you are interested in leading in these areas, please contact the person listed next to the area of interest:
NY Trip (Michael Kroon)
Local Energy Company speakers (Jada.TullosAnderson@duke.edu)
Alumni Outreach Career Panel (Corinne)
COP 15 Discussion
ACESA (AKA Waxman-Markey, HR 2454) Bill Discussion
Local Field Trips (Christopher.Benonis@duke.edu)"
Energy Club Kickoff Meeting
What: Nicholas School Energy Club Kickoff Meeting
When: 9/3, 6-7pm
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