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 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
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
April 2009
Anyone who has ever played in the surf knows the crushing power of waves, and many have schemed of ways to harness that energy and convert it into electricity. Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell both toyed with the notion. Today, however, dozens of companies with various technological approaches are attempting to tap ocean power. READ MORE
March 2009
The Institutes of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Standard Association’s P1901 Working Group recently approved Panasonic’s Wavelet Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) technology baseline standards to allow it to coexist with broadband over power line (BPL) technologies. READ MORE
March 2009
New York Regional Interconnect (NYRI), a private company, is trying to build a 190-mile high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line from upstate New York to just outside New York City. In August 2008, the New York Public Service Commission (NYPSC) approved an NYRI application to move the project forward into the public hearing phase. READ MORE
Indoor energy harvesting is not a new idea, but it has been difficult to achieve. Think of all the direct and indirect sunlight that enters buildings everyday, and then find a way to collect that solar energy and convert it into useful electricity. READ MORE
ABB, a power and automation technology company, recently announced a breakthrough in the ability to interrupt direct current (DC). It solved a 100-year-old electrical engineering puzzle that paves the way for a more efficient, reliable electric supply system. READ MORE
According to a new study, 52 percent of U.S. consumers surveyed said that Internet service was their home’s most important utility. The survey, conducted by Harris Interactive for Verizon, polled 2,292 adults aged 18 and over. READ MORE