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

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
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
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
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

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