Archives – December, 2011

University of Minnesota’s “Smart Grid Sandbox”

The University of Minnesota’s “Smart Grid Sandbox” is getting some nice nods from high places – such as the IEEE, the world’s largest professional association advancing technology for humanity. According to the IEEE

The University of Minnesota has built a microgrid at its Morris campus that is a microcosm of what eventually could be the norm everywhere. The campus, highly reliant on locally generated renewable energy, is almost self-sustaining in terms of energy and net-zero in terms of carbon. The next step will be to reduce energy use and improve efficiency, with the introduction of time-of-day pricing schemes.

For folks who are in the Morris area at all, I think we all envision wind and wind turbines as great opportunities in that area, but that’s not all that’s happening…

Today, the Morris campus’s renewable energy resources include a biomass gasification plant fueled by crop residues from nearby farms, solar thermal panels, a solar photovoltaic system, and two 1.65MW wind turbines. Even before the second turbine was installed last February, wind was meeting half of the campus’s needs; now it can provide 70 percent on average, and 100 percent on exceptionally good days.

December 20, 2011

JANUARY 2012 REDWOOD TRAINING :: Using Facebook Effectively

Training: Using Facebook Effectively
Thursday, January 12th

Explore ways your business can use social media and online networking tools to communicate with customers.

While the Yellow Pages and traditional websites are still useful for advertising your business or community information, many business owners are beginning to interact with their customers through websites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.  These methods can help you reach new and hard-to-reach audiences.  This class will explore basic fundamentals of popular social networking, examples of use for, and the potential benefits social media could bring to your business and community.

Training Registration (Click Here)

December 16, 2011

JANUARY 2012 REDWOOD WEBINAR :: Stats in Facebook (general & what you can find out)

Webinar: Stats in Facebook (general & what you can find out)
Thursday Jan 5th :: 12:00 pm – 1:00 PM


Facebook provides page owners with a tremendous amount of information on their fans, interactions and exposure. This session will provide an overview of what you can find and how it can help you make the most of your social networks

December 16, 2011

Facebook for Businesses: Archived

Thanks to those who attended the webinar on building Facebook Pages. For those who didn’t or those who want a refresher , we are posting the slides .

December 16, 2011

Creating a Facebook Page for your Business

Thursday, December 15th – 12:00 noon – 1:00 PM

There are more than 800 million active users on Facebook and more than half log into Facebook every day. It’s a place to connect with existing customer or make connections to potential new customers. But there’s definitely a right way to do it – both in terms of Facebook policies and to make the most of the different types of connection. Join us for an introduction to the different types of Facebook accounts (user, group, page, event…) and instruction on how to create a page.

December 8, 2011