Tuesday, July 19, 2011

ESA Renewables Begins Contract Negotiations for up to 65MW at Intersolar North America

Florida-based turnkey solar solutions provider declares solar industry exhibition a success

Lake Mary, FL., July 19, 2011 – ESA Renewables, a leading turnkey solar system provider, is pleased to announce its success at the Intersolar North America 2011 trade show last week. Relationships developed at the show resulted in contract negotiations for up to 65MW in solar farm installations across the United States. ESA also received a good response from attendees on ESA’s newly debuted renewable energy monitoring system.

“Intersolar was a huge success for ESA Renewables,” said Jeffrey Burkett, President of ESA Renewables. “Not only were we able to showcase our new renewable energy monitoring system and offer live feed, online tutorials, but we came back to Florida with almost 65MW of pending contracts and many new strategic partners.”

The conference and exhibition was held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, July 12-14, 2011. During the solar industry exhibition, ESA Renewables received a good response from attendees on its photovoltaic monitoring system which was unveiled at the show. This proprietary monitoring system can be integrated into any solar installation. It allows for simplified, centralized, reliable and secure data management for solar power plants.

“This solar industry trade show presented ESA Renewables with a huge opportunity in which to interact directly with new strategic partners, expand our business into new market areas and further develop relationships with utility companies who are in the process of implementing solar programs,” said Jeffrey Burkett, ESA Renewables President. “We are very pleased with the outcome.”

About ESA:
Founded in 2002, ESA is a solar engineering company positioned as a leader in the industry providing turnkey solar PV systems globally. ESA owns and operates a diverse portfolio of over 475 solar PV power generating facilities located in the United States, Puerto Rico, Spain, France, and Italy. ESA’s scope of services include: financing, engineering, construction, testing and operation, maintenance and monitoring. For more information about ESA, please visit http://www.esarenewables.com or call 407-268-6455.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Leak Proofing Parts

Porosity problems cause castings, powder metal parts, plastics, ceramics and other porous substrates to leak through the body.  Production management is challenged to solve this problem due to increased production demands, soaring scrap costs as well as quality control.  Inherently, powdered metal parts have high percentages of voids.  After sintering and loss of the wax binders, impregnation improves the machinability of sintered parts. 

Porosity sealants are the solution to leak proofing of parts.  They offer improved machinability and surface quality for painting and plating.  The hardened resins exhibit superior chemical resistance and elevated temperature stability.

Using a porosity sealant, the microscopic voids in the parts where potential leaks occur are filled by the low viscosity resin and sealed permanently.  The parts leave the impregnating process without surface residue and can then be used in production.  

When used in preparation for plating or painting processes, the impregnation process also eliminates absorption of plating materials, like acids, or painting rep solvents, that could later bleed out of the pores causing finishes to discolor, blister, pit or peel.

Porosity sealants promote consistent, rather than intermittent, tool contact on the filled surfaces.  Less shock translates into greater tool life and better dimensional control on impregnated parts.

Porosity sealants also offer superior stability and predictability during the impregnation process.  Comparison to "classic" sealing materials like sodium silicate shows the clear performance superiority of porosity sealing impregnation.  Full and complete sealing, without limitations, is the norm.

HERNON Manufacturing has been committed to delivering world class adhesive, sealant, and impregnation solutions along with precision dispensing systems for nearly four decades.  A long-time member of Central Florida’s industrial manufacturing community, HERNON offers strong brands and technologies, all made in the United States, for a diverse range of industries including:  Energy/Power Generation, Medical, Electronics, Electrical, Automotive, Appliances, Sporting Goods, Ammunition, Communications, Aerospace, Aviation, High Tech Audio, Defense, Fire Suppression, Transportation, and Marine. HERNON Manufacturing is proud to be an ISO-9001 registered company whose products meet or exceed Mil-Specs.  HERNON Manufacturing has been recognized as a top company in Orlando and is listed in the Orlando Business Journal’s 2011 Book of Lists.

Travel Agent Jobs

Getting travel agent job isn’t as hard as you might think. In fact, all of the top paid travel agents have basically followed the same path. They've taken the time to learn about the travel industry, destinations and have either set up their own home business, work with a host agency or have been hired on at a brick and mortar storefront.

Travel Agent Job Description
As a travel agent, you are going to have a range of different responsibilities. Even though there are “responsibilities”, the average day as a travel agent can be filled with talk of travel plans to distant places and often you can get caught up in the excitement of your clients vacation planning. Let's face it, it runs circles around most other 9 to 5 jobs.

Here are some normal day-to-day tasks in your travel agent job:
• Consult with clients. Determine their desired travel dates, destinations, preferred transportation method (plane, cruise, tour) and financial situation.
• Calculate totals for all travel fares, accommodations and any supplements.
• Make reservations with desired hotels and book dates of departure and return with chosen transportation companies.
• Create attractive travel itineraries and tour packages for clients.
• Be aware of and offer promotional travel incentives and unadvertised discounts.
• Brief your clients on information related to their chosen destination, such as vaccination requirements, local customs, weather conditions and points of interest.
• Remain in contact with client up to the departure date to answer any relevant questions and to give updates.

Independent Travel Agent Jobs
Travel agent work performed at home is becoming more prevalent with the growth of the internet. Now, more than ever, travel agents can work from the comfort of their home and still deliver exceptional service to their clients.

Independent travel agent jobs differ from the typical travel agent working in an office because although you still work with an established agency, tour operator, or reservation office, this opportunity give you the freedom to work when and where you want to.

Traditional travel agent jobs dictate that the travel agents work in the office very day. When you work from home, “home” can be anywhere… whether it's in a condo overlooking the ocean or at your favorite coffee shop.

To get started on the right foot in an home based job as a independent travel agent, it's important to sign up with the right host agency so that you'll receive all the tips, tools and training you need to be successful.

About Global Travel International
Global Travel International, (GTI) is one of the nations' largest travel agencies. GTI is a debt-free company with more than 17 years success. GTI provides top level travel agent training and support and has helped over 37,000 people become independent travel agents and begin to achieve their goals. Global Travel's agents receive huge travel discounts and commissions on travel bookings. Whether you're looking for a great home based business opportunity part-time, a full-time career or are just looking to save on travel, consider benefiting from the travel agent lifestyle other GTI independent travel agents already enjoy. Learn more about GTI at http://globaltravel.com or call 866-374-9029.

ESA Renewables Completes 1MW Solar Farm in Less Than Three Weeks

North Carolina solar farm quickly begins to generate clean energy through efficient installation

Lake Mary, FL July 8, 2011 – ESA Renewables, LLC, a leading turnkey solar system provider, has completed a 1MW solar farm in North Carolina in just two and one-half weeks.

The 1MW solar farm is installed on Wingate Road in Murphy, North Carolina. The installation consists of approximately 4,340 ground-mounted Canadian Solar modules.

"Prior to construction, ESA needed to moved 26-feet of dirt to level the site for optimal positioning of the solar array. For another company, this might have been considered a difficult solar installation, but our team managed just fine," said Jeffrey Burkett, president of ESA Renewables.

The PV system will produce an estimated 1.3 million kilowatt-hours each year. This clean energy is enough to power more than 150 average sized homes. Using the solar energy generated from this solar installation reduces carbon emissions by 936 tons of CO2 a year - the equivalent of 4,681 trees sequestered annually.
"ESA Renewables prides itself in providing working turnkey systems in the most efficient way possible," added Burkett. "This project is further proof of ESA's commitment to making 'going solar' easy."

The solar farm was designed, engineered, procured, constructed and managed by ESA Renewables, LLC. It created 26 local jobs for this small community of less than 2,000 residents. All of the power generated will be sold back to the Tennessee Valley Authority providing power to the local utility grid. ESA will operate and maintain the farm for the duration of the 10-year contract.

About ESA Renewables, LLC
Located in Lake Mary, FL, ESA Renewables has positioned itself as a leader in the industry providing turnkey solar PV systems globally. ESA owns and operates a diverse portfolio of over 475 solar PV power generating facilities located in the United States, Puerto Rico, Spain and Italy. ESA’s scope of services for these projects include financing, engineering, construction, procurement and commissioning and long term operation and maintenance. With headquarters in Castellon Spain, ESA has additional offices in Florida, Puerto Rico, France and Italy. For more information about ESA Renewables, LLC, please visit www.esarenewables.com or call 407-268-6455.