The Section 201 trade case has injected a lot of uncertainty into America’s solar market. It’s hard to plan with the threat of new tariffs. It’s even harder to plan in this political environment. But the solar industry is used to uncertainty. That’s why so many people call it the “solar coaster.” Beyond trade wars, the industry has routinely dealt with uncertainty around tax credits, the stimulus program, state mandates and incentives, and now, the prospect of a tax reform bill in Congress.
In this week's jobs roundup, we start in the world of power and automation…and elevators. Judy Marks is leaving her post as CEO of Siemens USA to become president of United Technology Corp’s elevator and escalator manufacturing business, Otis. She was also the global CEO of Siemens’ Dresser-Rand division, which provides rotating equipment to the power, oil and gas industries.
This week we start in the world of batteries, where fundraising and personnel moves are helping startups pivot and expand in the nascent industry. Ryan Hanley has left Tesla where he was director of grid services to join Advanced Microgrid Solutions as chief product officer. The behind-the-meter battery provider recently raised $34 million in a series B to expand into new markets outside California, and to scale up its Armada software to integrate buildings and batteries to be grid resources.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".