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

June 2011
Light has both electric and magnetic effects, but until a recent discovery by physicists at the University of Michigan (UM), scientists believed the magnetic properties of light were so weak that it would be useless for practical applications. Stephen Rand, UM professor of applied physics, and his colleagues have turned that theory upside down. READ MORE
June 2011
The city of Rock Port, Mo. holds the distinction of being the first community in the United States to be totally powered by wind energy. As the county seat of Atchison County, which forms the northwestern tip of the state, the 1,300 residents of Rock Port currently use approximately 13 million kilowatts of electricity per year. READ MORE
April 2011
The U.S. wind power industry appears to be ready for a new period of growth after nearly becoming a victim of its own success. Early this century, thousands of new wind turbines were installed, but by 2008, the nation’s aging grid became overwhelmed. READ MORE
April 2011
In 2010, the United STates represented less than 6 percent of world photovoltaics (PV) installations. Yet, the United States is well-positioned to become the focus of the global PV industry during 2011, according to a white paper released recently by international solar power developer Enfinity. The report, “The U.S. READ MORE
March 2011
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
March 2011
For decades, utility operators have been searching for a way to automatically conduct physical inspections of overhead transmission lines. Now, because of aging infrastructure, the need is greater than ever to identify potential failures before they disrupt service and require line personnel or electricians to make repairs. READ MORE
March 2011
In late January, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), working with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), unveiled a prototype of a new, six-bay electric vehicle charging station at the EPRI laboratory in Knoxville, Tenn. It is among the first stations in the United States to incorporate solar generation, grid power, battery storage and energy monitoring technology in the same design. READ MORE
February 2011
Humans have been using biomass energy since we began burning wood to keep warm and cook food. Wood is still the largest source of bioenergy; others include food crops, grassy and woody plants, residues from agriculture and forestry, oil-rich algae, and even methane gas from industrial wastes, sewage treatment plants and landfills. READ MORE
February 2011
By 2020, the city and county of San Francisco is planning to be 100 percent powered by green energy. Talk about a highly ambitious energy plan. READ MORE

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