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

May 2010
Oceans cover more than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, which potentially makes them the world’s largest solar-energy collector and energy-storage system. According to the National Renewable Energy Lab, if less than one-tenth of 1 percent of this energy could be converted into electricity, it could supply more than 20 times the total electricity used in the United States in a single day. READ MORE
April 2010
It’s an iconic landmark that dominates New York’s Coney Island skyline—the world famous Wonder Wheel. The 150-foot-tall, 90-year-old Ferris wheel at Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park will be going solar this summer with the installation of two, 30-watt photovoltaic panels atop each of its 16 swinging cars. READ MORE
April 2010
One of 22 Shriners Hospitals across the country offering specialized, intensive treatment to children with serious orthopedic issues at no cost, the Erie, Pa., Shriners Hospital can now save money on its utility bill and help more kids. READ MORE
March 2010
Nowadays, school districts are hard pressed to reduce operating expenses and come up with large capital outlays without jeopardizing academic standards. Connecticut’s New Haven Public Schools (NHPS) found a sure-fire way not only to reduce electricity and heating costs, but to also become energy independent and a bit greener. This district contracted with Aegis Energy Services Inc. READ MORE
March 2010
Every year, the amount of electricity used by information and communications technology (ICT) equipment increases substantially. To power ICT equipment to serve telecommunications carriers, wireless operators, Internet providers and large data centers, electricity is converted from commercial alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC). READ MORE
March 2010
Adding more wind energy to the grid accomplishes several objectives: it reduces reliance on imported energy, adds pollution-free generation and creates desperately needed jobs. The Southwest Power Pool (SPP) is aggressively planning to bring wind power from where it is best generated to where it is most needed. READ MORE
February 2010
Electrical contractors are hoping that large numbers of all-electric and hybrid vehicles (EVs) will result in new business installing home and commercial charging systems. But when will it happen, and what will the volume be? In mid-December, the U.S. National Research Council (NRC), the principal operating agency of the U.S. READ MORE
February 2010
A new study by Emerging Energy Research (EER), an analyst of renewable-energy markets, forecasts substantial growth during the next 10 years for global offshore wind. During the past eight years, offshore wind developed from approximately 70 megawatts (MW) installed to about 1.5 gigawatts (GW) today, but the study expects it to grow to nearly 45 GW by 2020. READ MORE
February 2010
The 160-mile, 345-kilovolt (kV) LaSalle Transmission Project, intended to connect Indiana and Illinois, is underway. It will connect three existing 345-kV substations operated by the PJM Regional Transmission Operator. The line is routed through areas that have potential for wind development and currently have limited high-voltage transmission capacity. READ MORE

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