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

July 2011
Of the approximately 1 million transformers used by U.S. electric utilities, only about 2 percent are currently monitored. As the grid becomes smarter and the ability to access and monitor information from networks of distribution transformers and overhead lines develops, utilities will be able to realize savings, improve efficiency and reliability, and avoid large unnecessary capital costs. READ MORE
July 2011
As cars become more energy- and emissions-efficient, so are the factories that make them. General Motors recently announced two such projects that will bring renewable energy and more sustainable operation to its Michigan automobile assembly plants. READ MORE
July 2011
A May report from Pike Research forecasts that, between 2010 and 2015, more than 1.3 million plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) will be purchased for use in fleet operations, with nearly 400,000 vehicles being sold annually by the end of 2015. Pike is a market research and consulting firm that analyzes global clean-technology markets. READ MORE
June 2011
Spring roared in like an angry lion, crashing through many states, including North Carolina. The state experienced its worst tornadoes in more than 20 years. The severe weather killed 24 people, injured hundreds, destroyed and damaged buildings, and knocked down transmission and distribution lines. READ MORE
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

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