About Tom Lombardo
Tom Lombardo
Dr. Tom Lombardo is an engineer, a professor, a certified Professional Energy Manager, and an armchair philosopher. Tom teaches engineering, microcontrollers, and sustainable energy systems. In his spare time he makes somewhat recognizable sounds with an acoustic guitar.

You can contact Tom via Twitter at @DrTomLombardo or connect with him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/tlombardo. Tom also maintains the Sustainable Energy Today page on Facebook.

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An Engineer Speculates on the Tesla/SolarCity Solar Roof
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Nice Microgrid: Solar, Storage, and Reliability
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Inside Siemens' Record-Breaking Electric Aircraft Motor
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$20M Carbon XPRIZE
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Caterpillar's Microgrid Technology Suite
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The Smart Grid will come with varying rate plans. This analysis can help you choose the best plan fo...
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For savvy consumers, this combination of technology can reduce electric bills.
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Fast Wireless EV Charging
Wireless EV charging offers convenience, but is that enough to justify the added expense? Maybe ther...
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