Rick Laezman

Freelance Writer

Rick Laezman is a Los Angeles-based freelancer writer. He has a passion for renewable power. He may be reached at richardlaezman@msn.com.

Articles by Rick Laezman

May 2016
Offering an antidote to the variable nature of wind and solar, storage has emerged as an essential ingredient to the success of renewable power. Notwithstanding the publicity surrounding breakthrough products, such as Tesla’s PowerWall, the marriage of storage with solar installations has yet to get much traction. READ MORE
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May 2016
Renewable industries have registered steady growth for several years. 2015 and the first part of 2016 have been no exception. Wind power has made great gains. According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the first quarter of 2016 was the most productive first quarter of installations for the industry since 2012. READ MORE
May 2016
When it comes to harnessing the power of the sun, there’s a lot more to it than just throwing down a towel and catching some rays. Ask J.M. Electrical Co. Inc. The Lynnfield, Mass., contractor with 140 electricians just completed an installation that was anything but typical.
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May 2016
It could be said that the green movement has mastered the art of the possible, lauding every technological breakthrough as an innovative way for society to reduce harmful pollutants, harness renewable-energy sources and allow us to live comfortably in a digital age.
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May 2016
The success of one technology often feeds another. For example, renewable power and energy storage have each other to thank, in many respects, for their combined rising popularity. Storage helps meet the needs of renewables, and their growth, in turn, increases the demand for more storage.
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May 2016
Like the desert in summer, the solar power controversy in Arizona continues to sizzle. The drama involving Arizona Public Service (APS), net metering and solar power has been well documented. Now, a new storyline has emerged.
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May 2016
It should come as no surprise that cities are at the forefront of society’s movement toward a more energy-efficient, green and technologically driven future.
 Collectively referred to as “smart cities,” market research firm Navigant Research has documented their growth. It is predicting robust expansion in the global market.
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April 2016
The digital age has given us plenty of new lingo. From smartphones to the Internet of Things (IoT), the growth of technology has also created its own vocabulary. Now, it is time to add the term “smart state” to our digital dictionary.
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April 2016
Digital technology has made us more dependent on our electronic devices, and it has made us hungrier 
for power.
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