Mike Breslin

Freelance Writer

Mike Breslin is a freelance writer based in New Jersey. He has 30-years experience writing for newspapers, magazines, multimedia and video production companies with concentration on business, energy, environmental and technical subjects. Mike is author of the sea adventure novels Found At Sea, Mystery of the Fjord Tide and Riddle of the Atlantis Moon. His short stories are posted on AmazonShorts.com.

Articles by Mike Breslin

December 2013
Most people in the utility industry agree that a major objective of the smart grid is increased storage capacity. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recently took a major step in that direction by setting targets for state investor-owned utilities to procure 1.325 gigawatts (GW) of cost-effective energy storage by 2020. READ MORE
December 2013
The Open Charge Alliance (OCA), a global consortium of public and private electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure leaders with more than 10,000 installations worldwide, recently announced a new charter and issued a call for new international members.
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December 2013
In the future, windows may not only serve the primary functions of allowing light indoors and conserving heat or cooling, but they may also capture enough solar power to meet all of a building’s energy needs. In other words, windows of the future may pull double duty as solar collectors.
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November 2013
Fast-charging technologies are essential to the growth of electric vehicle (EV) use. Fortunately, the number of worldwide fast-charge stations is projected to expand. According to a report from IHS Automotive, the industry will grow by a factor of more than 100 times from 2012 to 2020.
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November 2013
More Americans are installing wind turbines near their homes, farms and businesses to generate their own energy, concludes a report by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). READ MORE
November 2013
A Domino’s Pizza outlet in Dover, N.J., secured a place in energy history when it recently completed the most 
energy-efficient restaurant lighting retrofit in the world. Vanguard Energy Services, an authorized dealer of Independence light-emitting diode (LED) tubes and fixtures handled the retrofit to break the previous restaurant record set in 2010 for an Applebee’s in Newtown, Pa.
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October 2013
MISO, the regional transmission organization responsible for maintaining reliable transmission of power in 15 states and the Canadian province of Manitoba, recently became one of the first grid operators in North America to use new synchrophasor technology for real-time system monitoring and analysis. This is a major milestone in furthering the U.S. READ MORE
October 2013
With the goal of reducing power consumption of the ever-expanding population of high-density data centers, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) recently investigated the energy-reduction potential at three U.S. data centers. READ MORE
October 2013
At the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), researchers recently released findings from a study of light-emitting diode (LED) street lighting technology. What they found should be of interest to electrical contractors.
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