Fin 370 Week 2 Team Assignment Walmart Pharmacy

Wind solar turbine

At present the state of the planet is of huge concern, the environmental crisis is certainly spurring on some amazing innovation in the field of renewable energy systems. The truth of global warming demands that we aggressively pursue innovative methods to produce clean affordable energy while restoring our environment’s health. Solar power and wind power are the two main available sources of power on our planet. Both are renewable energy sources and are abundant all year round in all areas, but still produce less than 5% of the world’s electric power.

We are now capable to combine the most powerful and abundant forces of nature, available to all of us every day. Take for example this very interesting device – a vertical axis wind turbine embedded with solar cells. So if the sun’s shining, but the wind is not blowing you’ve still got juice; and vice-versa. If you have both that is even better.

Although solar power or wind power alone can fluctuate but when used together they provide a reliable source of energy. In many areas once the sun is strongest the wind speed is low and while the wind speed is highest the sun is often the weakest as in winter. The ideal solution is to join these two forms of energy sources to create a constant energy flow. This hybrid system balances out the fluctuations in these powers to give a more smooth flow.

A German company has created the first integrated solar vertical axis wind turbine. The company, Bluenergy AG, based their design on sailing engineering. Elements Projected to Comprise the First Generation Bluenergy Solarwind™ Turbine are:

  1. Solar cell Encapsulation technology: Solar cells are covered by layers of pure fluoropolymer (a clear film) in spite of standard glass or aluminum. In order to increase the efficiency of the solar cells, the cell’s surface has a Dendrite system which absorbs the sun light from all angles.
  2. Double-helix shaped Wind Vanes:  The wind rotor is rotated by two spiral-formed vanes. According to the site, the installation costs comparatively little, produces no noise and can be easily maintained from ground level.
  3. Generator: The generator has rare earth magnets functional on its rotor, providing high efficiency. The fixed winding of the rotor is constantly activated through these magnets, so that the generator straight away delivers power even at low revolutions per minute.
  4. Inverter: The inverter merges the solar electricity and wind generated electrically into one current. The output is standard AC current.
  5. Bearings: The Turbine Axis: The axis is a hollow, re-enforced steel pole, using a double frictionless bearing system to reduce resistance, while increasing efficiency. This unique bearing system permits self-stabilization of the rotating turbine, so that even in very high winds, the heavy material stresses and loads are reduced and remain completely balanced.

How it works

The solar wind turbine generator uses solar panels to collect light and convert it to energy along with wind turbines to collect energy from the wind. Solar wind charge controllers control the charging of the energy before it is stored in the battery banks. An inverter, positioned in the battery bank, alters the current from DC (direct current) to AC (alternating current which is the type of power used in the majority homes and businesses).

Advantages of solar wind turbine:

  1. Utilization of wind and sun energy makes it a unique and beautiful design.
  2. The device is harmless for people, animals and nature.
  3. Uses winds from all directions.
  4. Totally noiseless (no sounds besides the wind) because of its spiral shape and the speed of rotation does not exceed the wind speed.
  5. It starts charging with very low wind speeds.
  6. It does not require shutdown during heavy storms; highest RPMs yield highest electricity output.
  7. It requires low maintenance and repair cost.
  8. The generator is located in the base on the ground, hence requires easy maintenance, system monitoring, and replacement of all parts.
  9. No repairs or replacements at tall heights, as compared to traditional turbines in which propellers and generators are mounted on tall towers.
  10. No cranes are needed as it includes Hydraulic up-righting of the turbine from the ground.
  11. No operating or fuels costs are needed as both the solar radiation and the winds are provided by Nature.
  12. Consistent energy generation throughout the year (during winter from more wind, during summer from more sun)

Facts:

  1. Using solar cells on the wind vanes increases the power output of the wind turbine by approximately 30-35% and allows electricity to be made even when the wind is calm.[#1]
  2. Both the wind and solar energies are renewable energy sources and are abundant all year round in all areas, but still produce less than 5% of the world’s electric power.
  3. Solar wind turbine produces about 50% more electricity than traditional horizontal propeller turbines, higher yield from both low and high wind speeds and from the solar cells.[#2]
  4. Solar wind turbine only needs winds of 4mph to start spinning, its power rated for speeds of up to 90mph!
  5. In Solar wind turbine, solar cells are cooled by the rotation, maintaining electrical generation efficiency.
  6. In Solar wind turbine no gears are needed as contact-free current flows from the rotation of the wind vanes into the generator.
  7. The system of Solar wind turbine comes with an inverter in the base that will deliver either 120v or 240v AC into a home or net metered directly into the grid.
  8. The Solar wind turbine is harmless for people, animals and nature.
  9. Current models of solar wind turbine range in output from 2KW for homes to 8KW for commercial use.[#3]

Walmart Employee Reviews for Pharmacy Intern

Adequate support for Pharmacist and good benefit for intern and tech
Pharmacy Pre-Grad Intern (Current Employee) –  Marion, IA – February 13, 2018
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Walmart Pharmacy provides their Pharmacist with plenty of staff support comparing to other chain community pharmacy. Pharmacist usually has 6 hours of overlap in a normal store and could enjoy an uninterrupted 30 minutes lunch away from the Pharmacy. The management is very supportive of any problem the Pharmacy might experience and provide assistance in a timely manner
The workflow consists of multiple safety checkpoints so tech must perform more steps than other places. Teamwork and communication are vital to reduce the level of stress in the Pharmacy, but with a lot of turnovers, those would pose an issue in creating a stressful working environment.
At Walmart Pharmacy, you have the opportunity to achieve any position you could put your mind to, and it wouldn't limit to just Pharmacy field.
mandatory 15 minutes break for every 4 hour working
Complicated bonus, breakdown communication with management
good environment to work in
Pharmacy Intern (Current Employee) –  Beebe, AR – March 9, 2018
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The work was fast paced, but the pharmacists were great bosses to work under. I have learned so much from interning there and wish I could continue to work there after I graduate.
Pharmacy Grad Intern (Former Employee) –  Ruidoso, NM – February 21, 2018
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I experienced the Walmart slogan " we save people money so they can live better" being used in real life situations while working at Walmart. Also, the doors of the managers were open at all times to employees, with the managers answering every question thrown at them. The Pharmacy manager was easy to talk to. The staff pharmacists and the technicians displayed a great deal of teamwork, which translated into increased level of patient satisfaction.
Great learning experience for pharmacy interns.
Pharmacy Intern (Current Employee) –  Alexandria, MN – January 27, 2018
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This was a great learning experience. Everyone I worked with helped me to learn and grow in the field of pharmacy. I loved being able to interact with the patients.
APPE Rotation /Pharmacy Intern (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TX – January 24, 2018
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Typical day is medium paced. Workplace culture is professional and relaxed. Most enjoyable part of the day is helping new customers with medication questions.
Great company to work for if you have an education
Pharmacy Intern (Former Employee) –  Kunia, HI – January 20, 2018
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Great company to work for if youre a pharmacist. They care about your breaks and they make sure you are well staffed. Very stable company that will probably be around for a while.
Pharmacy Intern (APPE) (Former Employee) –  Saratoga, NY – January 4, 2018
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I would describe a typical day at work as smooth. I would help with controlling the business flow of the store or stock. I learned how to cooperate with customers of different ethnicities. The management team could've been better. The job culture is very friendly. The hardest part of the job is having to pick up the slack for others. I worked with a staff with very few male employees. The most enjoyable part of the job would be the creative ideas the staff would create for the holidays.
Good working environment. Collaborative staff
Pharmacy Intern (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FL – January 2, 2018
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Walmart was a great environment to learn more about how to run a community pharmacy. My supervisor was always helpful and was more than willing to give me more responsibility as my comfort level increased.
Pharmacy Intern (Former Employee) –  North Charleston, SC – November 30, 2017
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I had really good experience with them. I had great managers and really learned a lot while in pharmacy school. There are challenges faced with most corporate pharmacies, but overall I didn't mind. I only left when I was given an opportunity to work at an independent pharmacy.
Lunch breaks, good computer system
Corporate, crowded pharamcy
Pharmacy Intern (Former Employee) –  Topeka, KS – November 28, 2017
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This was the hardest job I have ever had. Training was horrible, I wasn't allowed to write down information to try and remember it, then I was grilled on the information. The staff pharmacists did not have basic compassion for their clientele but they were the managers. For me, the most rewarding part of the job was helping a patient with either OTC or prescription drug information in order to help the patient to meet their needs.
I was able to help patients
Short breaks, cutthroat work environment, non supportive learning environment
Very Secure and proud to be an employed with walmart.
Pharmacy Intern (Current Employee) –  Carpentersville, IL – November 13, 2017
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It is very busy and very fast paced day at walmart. It is also very well cultured and balanced work environment at walmart. The management is amazing and very well organized in the company.
Pharmacy Intern (Current Employee) –  Eddystone, PA – November 8, 2017
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Walmart Pharmacy is actually great, but soon as you exit the pharmacy you return to Walmart and it is chaotic. The customers are really rude, and the lines are always long so they come to the pharmacy to check out which is unfair.
Fast paced learning environment
Pharmacy Intern (Former Employee) –  Halifax County, VA – September 17, 2017
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Completed general pharmacy tasks including prescription input, filling, dispensing, and formulary management. Participated in patient counseling/education and collaborated with providers, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare staff for verbal prescriptions, prescription clarification, and transfers. Ensured confidentiality of information, documentation, and assigned records as required and received/stocked merchandise and pharmacy supplies from distribution centers and suppliers to organize and maintain the pharmacy area.
Better than the other chain pharmacies, but still some downsides
Pharmacy Intern (Former Employee) –  Springfield, IL – August 31, 2017
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Less pressure from management. Less pay in general. They recently are trimming down the hours they are giving to pharmacist. Compared to other chains, the benefits are nicer, especially 401k.
Mandatory 30-min lunch breaks

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