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

August 2009
Harnessing and coordinating the power of wind, solar and battery storage and smoothly integrating these resources with the grid is a formidable technical challenge, but it is crucial to America’s future of mixed-source renewable energy. READ MORE
August 2009
While utilities across the country are plugging in solar and wind, they also are in various stages of installing intelligent grid systems to improve control, conservation and reliability. Critical to these efforts is building bulk and distributed storage capacity. READ MORE
August 2009
Private and government energy experts have long agreed that major upgrades are sorely needed for our nation’s electric transmission infrastructure—-particularly for the Eastern Interconnection, a vast area composed of all the states east of the Rocky Mountains, with the exception of Texas, which is governed by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. READ MORE
July 2009
According to a recent study by Frost & Sullivan, a major international industry research firm, renewable energy is gaining ground in North America as global in-ground fossil fuel reserves continue to dwindle and oil prices fluctuate. In July 2008, oil peaked at $147 per barrel and then fell by more than 70 percent to less than $40. READ MORE
June 2009
The new green economy is expected to decrease the billions of dollars spent each year on foreign oil, reduce carbon emissions and create millions of new jobs for Americans. While solar energy is promising, wind energy is booming. READ MORE
June 2009
Texas is known for doing things big. In this case, a first-of-its-kind application for generating solar electricity by covering a solid waste landfill with a flexible membrane containing photovoltaic (PV) cells. READ MORE
May 2009
New York City certainly has one of the densest arrays of rooftops in the country. This opportunity did not escape Cooper Square Realty and Solar Energy Systems LLC when they decided to install a photovoltaic array atop the Kips Bay Towers, which is home to approximately 4,000 people. READ MORE
May 2009
March is an unpredictable month on the East Coast. On March 1, 2009, a massive late-winter storm deposited heavy snowfalls from North Carolina to New Hampshire. Virginia, which expects more gentle weather at that time of year, was hit particularly hard with 10 to 12 inches. The storm wreaked havoc on the electric grid and called for emergency crews to restore power, working around the clock. READ MORE
May 2009
When scrap copper prices hit an all-time high last spring at more than four dollars a pound, it was a golden age for thieves. Those peak prices were thought to have been driven up by market speculators, but with the economic crisis, copper and other metal prices have dropped precipitously. Many recyclers believe that scrap copper is now in the more realistic trading range of $1.40 to $1.70. READ MORE

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