Monday, July 27, 2009

How To

Initiative's proposal, How to:

1. Proyect Standard / No visible to the public
1.1. Standard Category 1: Ideal Zone for instalation
1.2. Standard Category 2: Solar panel systems

2. System Design/Visible to the public

2.1. Design Category 1: Integrated to the infraestructure

2.2. Design Category 2: Detailed systems

3. Residential Project
3.1. Size of the infraestructure
3.2. Ideal instalation zone
3.3. Ideal infraestructure zone
3.3.1. Panels

4. Commercial Project
4.1. Size of the infraestructure
4.2. Ideal instalation zone
4.3. Ideal infraestructure zone
4.3.1. Panels

5. Regional solar iradiation study
5.1. Irradiation data
5.2. Temperature data
5.3. Solar collector data
5.4. Total energy system data

6. Marketing Study
6.1. Bussiness that sell solar technologies
6.2. Bussiness that generate energy
6.3. Construction companies
6.4. Resident owners

7. Calculation of Costs

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Solar Technology Systems

My Thoughts on Solar System Technologies:
Global warming impact to our quality and cost of living is large and very catastrophic. Homeowners are well aware of the increasing energy costs to heat, cool and illuminate their homes.

The increasing costs of oil and other fossil fuels are daily headlines. The insatiable demand for energy to fuel world growth guarantees that the cost of these limited fuels will continue to increase.

Political/economic forces will determine the rate of increase for fossil fuels. In addition, the increasing cost of global warming using fossil fuels is slowly being recognized.The world is slowly beginning to understand the urgent need for renewable energy sources. However, each of these alternative energy sources brings major advantages and disadvantages.

An example is wind generated energy. Wind energy is available to the whole world and generates electricity competitively with fossil fuels. The technology is understood and easy to apply. But, there are big objections to a windmill in "my back yard".

Also, the number of birds and bats that will be crushed with wind power generation is not a warming thought. Wind generated electricity is a component of our energy solution and cost are currently comparable to fossil fuels generated electricity. However, because of the above concerns, we need other major solutions to meet our demand for energy sources.This search leads us to solar energy.

The amount of sun energy striking our world in one day is sufficient to supply our energy demands for a year. We will not run out of this source in the foreseeable future. The major barrier to harnessing solar energy has been cost and convenience. For example, drying clothes in a dryer is easier than hanging clothes on an outside line, thus convenience precluded efforts to find more energy efficiency.

We can convert solar energy to electricity but with a major capital cost. Greater acceptance and use of solar energy will lead to lower cost.

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Job Interview at a cafe

My friend Kevelin and I practiced our job interview at a cafe.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Curriculum Vitae - International

To increase the shareholder value and maximizing profit by improving the operational efficiencies and maximum utilization for the available resources.

Keys of success

Integrity & Ethics






Continuous Improvement


Ave. Fuerzas Armadas, Maracaibo-Zulia State, Venezuela
Phone: +99999.1111111 (Ext. 999)Phone (Evening): +9999.2222222Mobile: +999.3333333Fax: +99999.4444444E-Mail:


To find a challenging position to meet my competencies, capabilities, skills, education and experience.


September 2005 -Present:

Project Engineer

1.Establishes production standards of efficiency, minimum wastages and maximum utilization of resources (machines, raw material and manpower).

2. Supervise production processes to ensure implementation of company standards.

3. Prepares annual production plans and obtains approval of Director of production.

4. Coordinates with Sales Managers to: a. Plan production capacities according to yearly sales projections. b.Monitor production vs. sales to review production schedule accordingly. Ensure enough replenishments of finished goods supply. c.Applay effective modification on production plan for timely production of special orders or promotional items.

5. Coordinates with procurement officers to ensure smooth supply of raw materials.

6. Establishes quality control standards and procedures. Ensures strictly adherence to those standards.


Rafael Belloso Chacin University, Maracaibo-Zulia State, Venezuela

Graduated as an Industrial Engineer.


MS Word, MS Excel, Power point, ACCESS, PROJECT, AUTOCAD


Language Level

Spanish Expert

English Expert

Portuguess Begginer


Steel Company +999.55555555

ECO Systems +888.66666666

A Job

Even though the job post requires that the applicant must have 2 plus years of experience, its a field I will like to get into and I would apply for it anyways. A lot of companies would still hire someone with less experience than they require on their posts if they beleive that the individual would be a good fit for the team.


Company MAC
Location: Kearny, NJ 07032
Industries Manufacturing - Other
Job Type: Full Time Employee
Relevant Work Experience
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree

To view the job click on the following link

My Dream Job!

I have a vision of a world that I have not yet seen. I beleive that we have a great journey ahead of us. As the professionals of the future we must develop responsible and friendly energy technologies that will truly preserve earth´s resouces and carry our future generations to come into a healthy and safe environment. A dream job for me is to be a part of a growing company in the field of Renewable Technologies where I can help the world be a better place.


Company: Ameresco Inc.
Location: Tempe, AZ 85280
Industry: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technology
Job Type: Full Time

To view the job click on the following link

Cover Letter

Carolina Zambrano
Av. Fuerzas Armadas
Maracaibo-Zulia State
Venezuela - 4002

Cell 999-999-9999
E-mail -

Project Engineer

Tempe, Arizona

June 28th, 2009

Dear Ms. Smith,

I am interested in applying for the Project Engineer position you have recently posted under Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technology on

I have learned that AMERESCO, has developed over $4 billion in energy savings solutions that help its customers utilize green, clean, and sustainable resources. As the largest independent energy services company in North America that continues to lead the industry into a smarter, greener future from conservation to renewable energy, I believe that AMERESCO is a company for the new generations I can grow with.

In environmental field studies, I have developed a project research study at the Rafael Belloso Chacin University called The Green Energy Savings Program that lead the school to $2 million dollars in energy savings and cost reduction of its facilities and had a great positive impact in the community.

Almost two years of experience working in the Human Resources Department with KM Logistics as a Bilingual Spanish-English Recruiter and GM assistant, I beleive that I have acquired a great set of skills and the background necesary to be a great adition to your engineers team and be an asset to your company.

I look forward to hearing from you soon and hope that you agree that my qualifications seem to be a match for this position. If so, I hope to schedule an interview at a mutually convenient time.

Thank you for your consideration.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Computer Interfaces

Speaker David Merrill is an MIT grad student in the Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT´s Media Lab. He and his fellow students work on new technologiesthat give us more and better abilities to do things we want to do. David´s main interst now is the Siftable Project, and this is the subject of his TEDTalk.

New technologies make our life´s easier, our jobs more productive, reason why its important to be aware of all the new emerging technologies.

For more information on David´s Merrill´s work, click on this link:

True Leadership

A leader is a person who by force of example, talents or qualities plays a directing role, wields commanding influence, or has a following in any sphere of activity or thought.

A true leader is one who maintains an uncompromising adherence to an internalized, but otherwise generally accepted code of moral values, a true leader is sincere, honest and a great communiator, he avoids deception and shalllowness of any kind in all situations.

True Leaders...

1. Know who they are.

2. Are genuine.

3. Are responsible.

4. Have integrity.

5. Are caring.


7. Are open to change

8. Value the contributions of others.

9. Are courageous!


Even though no one is perfect, true leaders are authentic!

We all must seek and cultivate these qualities if we want to be sucessful managers.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

County Runs on BioDiesel

Maricopa County leadership services one of the fastest growing populations in the USA. As a responsible organization, Maricopa County is also committed to ensuring the quality of life in the provision of those services, specifically as they relate to air quality and the environment.
One of the largest contributors of air pollution is exhaust from motor vehicles. Not satisfied with just minimizing emissions from its own large fleet, Maricopa County looked for ways to lead other agencies of the community to solutions.

In an effort to help lower emissions and utilize available natural resources, Maricopa County implemented the use of biodiesel. Produced from domestic and renewable resources, biodiesel contains no petroleum itself but can be blended with petroleum diesel. Biodiesel is an alternative fuel that requires no special infrastructure and is simple to use, biodegradable, nontoxic, and essentially free of sulfur and aromatics.

Maricopa County continues to be a leader in many other great initiatives throughout the county and strives to support local or national initiatives that improve quality of life within the community.


Equipment Services, a department that functions for the Maricopa County and it's other departments, has made a positive impact on the community by implementing the use of bio fuels in their fleets of vehicles. Their mission is to provide vehicles, equipment and fuel services to employees and departments of the County so they can have transportation and equipment that is needed to perform their jobs.
Maricopa County implementing the use of biodiesel, is an example to other communities on the commitment and quality of life and the provision of its services, specifically on the issues of air quality and the environment.

This county has looked for ways to improve its services, minimizing emissions from its own large fleet, utilizing available natural resources while leading other agencies of the community to solutions.

Biodiesel is an alternative fuel that requires no special infrastructure and is simple to use, biodegradable, nontoxic, and essentially free of sulfur and aromatics.
To learn more about this green initiative click here:


1. The County has looked for ways to lead other agencies in the comunity to solutions.
Here "lead" is a verb, and its subject is "Maricopa County"

Main Entry: lead
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: guide physically
Synonyms: accompany, attend, be responsible for, chaperone, coerce, compel, conduct, convey, convoy, direct, drive, escort, find a way, force, get, go along with, guard, impel, induce, manage, pass along, persuade, pilot, point out, point the way, precede, prevail, protect, quarterback, route, safeguard, see, shepherd, show, show around, show in, show the way, span, squire, steer, traverse, usher, watch over
Antonyms: follow

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2. This County has looked for ways to improve its services.
Here "improve" is verb and "The County" is a subject.

Main Entry: improve
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: make or become better
Synonyms: advance, ameliorate, amend, augment, better, boost, civilize, come around*, convalesce, correct, cultivate, develop, doctor up, edit, elevate, emend, enhance, gain ground*, help, increase, lift, look up*, make strides, meliorate, mend, perk up*, pick up*, polish, progress, promote, purify, raise, rally, recover, rectify, recuperate, refine, reform, revamp, revise, rise, set right, shape up, sharpen, skyrocket*, straighten out*, take off*, touch up*, turn the corner, update, upgrade
Antonyms: damage, decline, decrease, diminish, harm, hurt, injure, weaken, worsen

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3. Maricopa County continues to be a leader in many other great initiatives.
Here "Maricopa County" is the subject, "to be" the verb, "great" is the adjective

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

EPA Proposes Rule for Renewable Fuel Standard


1. EPA: Environmental Protection Agency

"The EPA is proactive when it comes to protecting the environment"
2. Poised: adj.
1.1. Assured; composed.
"She stood poised for the jump"

3. Bolster: tr.v., -stered, -ster·ing, -sters.
3.1. To support or prop up with or as if with a long narrow pillow or cushion.
"The new economical measures will bolster the country's economy"

4. Cellulosic Biofuels: is a biofuel produced from wood, grasses, or the non-edible parts of plants. According to U.S. Department of Energy studies conducted by the Argonne Laboratories of the University of Chicago, one of the benefits of cellulosic ethanol is that it reduces greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 85% over reformulated gasoline. By contrast, starch ethanol (e.g., from corn), which most frequently uses natural gas to provide energy for the process, may not reduce GHG emissions at all depending on how the starch-based feedstock is produced. A study by Nobel Prize winner Paul Crutzen found ethanol produced from corn, and sugarcane had a "net climate warming" effect when compared to oil.

5. Yeoman's work:
5.1. An attendant, servant, or lesser official in a royal or noble household.
5.2. A yeoman of the guard.
5.3. A petty officer performing chiefly clerical duties in the U.S. Navy.
5.4. An assistant or other subordinate, as of a sheriff.
5.5. A diligent, dependable worker.
5.6.A farmer who cultivates his own land, especially a member of a former class of small freeholders in England.

6. RFS: Renewable Fuels Standard.

7. Lifecycle: Refers to the greenhouse gas emissions over the life of the fuels.

8. Biomass-based diesel:
8.1. The total mass of living matter within a given unit of environmental area.
8.2. Plant material, vegetation, or agricultural waste used as a fuel or energy source.


The EPA proposed a new renewable fuel standard that may ultimately prohibit some corn ethanol production processes because of their level of greenhouse gas emissions.

The goal of the standard is to bolster the nation's supply of renewable fuels, poised to reach 36 billion gallons by 2022, as mandated by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.

The EPA proposal spells out two different emission scenarios for a range of biofuels and production methods. One scenario generally favors the ethanol industry, while the other would prohibit all but one corn ethanol production process but accelerate alternatives such as cellulosic biofuels. The EPA has done yeoman's work in developing the framework upon which the expanded Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) will be implemented," Its success is considered very important to the nations economic, environmental and energetic resources.

One source of controversy is how projected land-use change and its environmental impact should figure in setting renewable fuel policy.

The EPA said the Energy Independence and Security Act will establish four categories of renewable fuels: cellulosic biofuels, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuels and total renewable fuel. In 2022, the proposal would require 16 billion gallons of cellulosic biofuels, 15 billion gallons annually of conventional biofuels, 4 billion gallons of advanced biofuels and 1 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel.

To be considered an advanced biofuel, the fuel type must have greenhouse gas emissions that are at least 50 percent lower than those associated with ordinary gasoline. New biofuel plants must produce fuels with emissions that are at least 20 percent lower.

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Professional Interview

I had the pleassure to interview my classmate Dianella. Below are the answers to some of the questions that I presented her with.

Name: Dianella A. Gómez D.


1. Could you please define Engineering in your own words?
R: An engieer desings implements all kinds of projects/proceses.Engineering is the capacity to create and proproduce solutions. Engineers identify problems, analyze and look for opportunities to improve machines, processes, etc.Engineering is the field that allows us to study and apply the technology to improve the quality of our lives.

2. What influenced you to pursue Electronics engineering, industrial ingeneering, computer science engineering or informatics engineering?
R:Industrial engineering - The opportunity to learn different disciplines related to engineering. The ability to produce and transfrer energy.

3. Could you please describe the educational process required to become an Engineer?
R:Initially engineers need to learn basic subject that would allow engineers to perform special evaluations. Algebra, Maths, differential equations, physics, chemistry, etc. One of the areas of studies that I enjoyed the most, were the lab courses because they give you a more hands or applied approach to learning.Later the engineers have the opportunity to take elective to learn specifics on different areas of interest.

4. What are the skills you need to be a good engineer?
R:It helps to be good at math, physics and logical and critical thinking. Understanding how processes flow and cause-effect mind frame.

5. What job considerations were you looking for after you completed your education?
R:I will consider a job in safety and environment areas, management of the quality, design engineering, process evaluations, economics and optimization.

6. What's something of your school life that you enjoy the most?
R:Diversity of people (one of the things that i enjoy the most is sharing with my friends), the lab courses, and I also enjoyed some of my professors a great deal.

7. from your perspective, what is the most difficult part of being an engineering student?
R:Not enought time to learn what I would like.

8. What are your plans for the future?
R:Continue evolving in my career and obtain a job in the engineering field.

9. Point out your most personally gratifying moment in Engineering school.
R: When I aproved Geometry with 10 and Thermofluids with 12, I felt that was the most espectacular and gratifying experience ever.

10. Why would you recommend Engineering as a career?
R: This allows you to be creative, to learn on every project, to improve processes, to create more profits.I would only recommend it to those students that have a passion for problem solving and for making our world a better place to live in.

If you want to know more about dianella, visit her blog at:

Saturday, May 9, 2009

About Green Engineering

Engineers who want to lower the emissions of their products, develop devices that consume less energy, create viable renewable energy technologies, or better understand the global ecosystem need green engineering.

Green engineering is the use of measurement and control techniques to design, develop, and improve products, technologies, and processes that result in environmental and economic benefits. While green may be the focus today, performing green engineering is fundamentally no different than any other type of engineering innovation.

First, you need to measure the variables with which you are concerned, and then you can begin the process of designing or “fixing” products and processes that achieve your desired goal. Green engineering encompasses common measurements such as power quality and consumption; emissions from vehicles and factories, such as mercury and nitrogen oxides; and environmental data, including carbon, temperature, and water quality. National Instruments enables green engineering by providing measurement, automation, and design tools that empower engineers and scientists to first quantify and understand real-world data and, second, correct problems by designing and developing the next generation of products and technologies with improved efficiency and reduced environmental impact.

Graphical System Design Platform enabling Technologies is the technology components required for green engineering are not only accessible but also easier to use and available at a lower price than ever before. Some of the key technologies that enable green engineering include the following:

• Graphical software to measure and fix
• High-speed and high-resolution measurements
• Domain-specific analysis libraries
• FPGAs for advanced control did several case studies of a variety of cases from preserving the costa rican forrest to how mercury emissions are affecting the environment in different locations of the world. found that through the use of green technologies and its applications, power plants will increase in effiency, as well as increase also in profits while lowering costs.

My challenge? Is for all young engineers to begin to see the world in a way that it has yet to be be seen. We need to envision a world that we do not know yet, a world that changes and emerges into new technologies that can ensure the health of our planet and therefore, an enheritance to the new generations to come.

I invite you all to see this link: it has very interesting new information on battery power vehicles and how this new technology is changing the world.

Think about it. Do something about it. Do it now.

Monday, May 4, 2009

About Me

Hello Everyone!

My name is Carolina Zambrano. I was born and raised in Maracaibo, Zulia Estate. I am a student of Industrial Engineering at URBE university in Maracaibo and I am currently on my 6th semester.

I enjoy music, poetry, traveling and spending time with people I love and care about.
I have been able to visit many wonderful places in the world and I have also been able to live in a few countries like: Nashville, USA; Manila, Phillipines; Lima Peru and of course, my country of birth, Venezuela. Being able to meet so many different people have added a great deal of value to my personal life. I am greatful for that. I am greatful to all those people who added value to my life and to those who add value to my life daily. I love to learn about other cultures and I enjoy to learn and listen to their experiences.

English is a very important language today. I love languages and as a hobby I am also currently learning portugess and hungarian. I love to hear music from other contries, I find that fascinating, is like you can feel the¨´soul¨ of those people.

I am excited about my English 7 class because the teacher is very inspiring! She loves to teach and you can see that from the very first class. She challenges me to go to a new level. I appreciate that very much. She made me do this blog, and even though I felt reluctant at first I think that I am really going to enjoy it!

Thank you all for reading!