Marlena Chertock

Freelance Writer

Marlena Chertock is a former editorial intern at Electrical Contractor magazine who now writes for the magazine as a freelance journalist. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, Marketplace, NBC News, News21, WTOP and The Gazette. Contact her at marlenalynne@gmail.com or @mchertock.

Articles by Marlena Chertock

August 2015
San Diego Gas & Electric’s (SDG&E) microgrid supplied electricity to 2,800 customers in Borrego Springs in San Diego County, Calif., on May 21, 2015, during planned grid maintenance. This marked the first time a U.S. microgrid used renewable energy to power a community, according to SDG&E.
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August 2015
Wind turbines can be installed under bridges to produce electricity, according to a study from a European researchers team, which has been published in the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.
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July 2012
As thousands of attendees gathered at the Lightfair International Conference in Las Vegas on May 10, 53 commercial light-emitting diode (LED) indoor lighting products were recognized and awarded in the fourth annual Next Generation Luminaires (NGL) solid-state lighting design competition. From the recognized products, three were given an additional designation of Best in Class. READ MORE