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

February 2011
Solar power has many fine attributes as a clean, renewable-energy source, but the major drawback for large-scale solar power is storing the electricity that is generated during the day so it can be used at night or when the utility needs it. READ MORE
January 2011
After five years of construction—which is considered fast for this type of project—the Trans Bay Cable (TBC) under the San Francisco Bay went into commercial service in late November. The 53-mile underwater cable runs from the city of Pittsburg in Contra Costa County at the outer portion of the East Bay to the city of San Francisco. READ MORE
January 2011
Construction is scheduled to start early this year on the 250-megawatt (MW) California Valley Solar Ranch Project in San Luis Obispo County. This huge new solar-power plant will create approximately 350 jobs during construction, will power about 100,000 homes and will be one of the largest photovoltaic power plants in the world when completed. READ MORE
December 2010
The Solar Foundation, a nonprofit solar education and research organization, recently released a first-of-its-kind review of the solar work force in the United States. The report, “National Solar Jobs Census 2010: A Review of the U.S. Solar Workforce,” found that hiring in that sector is on the rise. READ MORE
December 2010
Are you still installing T12 fluorescent lamps? If so, time is running out on the opportunity for your customers to take advantage of rebates and tax incentives for upgrading to more energy-efficient alternatives. The National Lighting Bureau has estimated that more than 500 million T12 lamps are still in use. READ MORE
December 2010
In October, Fukai Environmental Research Institute announced that it has developed a new low-cost technology capable of generating hydrogen energy. Fukai claims it is possible to generate the amount of hydrogen required to generate 1 kilowatt of electricity for a cost of approximately 18 cents, the world’s lowest cost for hydrogen-power generation. READ MORE
November 2010
Researchers at State University of New York (SUNY), Binghamton, Center for Advanced Microelectronics Manufacturing (CAMM), are giving the factory production of solar-energy cells a modern makeover. Their approach includes the use of “continuous electronic sheets,” which they recently described in the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, published by the American Institute of Physics. READ MORE
November 2010
A new study shows the growth of the green building movement in the United States is quickly propelling the adoption of building information modeling (BIM) software. The report, “Green BIM: How Building Information Modeling is Contributing to Green Design and Construction,” was produced by McGraw-Hill Construction in collaboration with the U.S. READ MORE
November 2010
A new Pew Charitable Trust analysis of U.S. government spending data found that the federal role in the energy sector is significant, although smaller in comparison to other sectors, such as transportation. READ MORE

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