Renewable power is all about innovation. One new breakthrough begets another, and the cycle persists as we continue to do more with less.
The growth of solar power is no exception, as the technology of photovoltaics (PV) benefits from innovations in cell materials and other component parts. READ MORE
Throughout history, military technology has evolved into far-flung and highly useful civilian applications. The Humvee notwithstanding, consumers have benefitted in many ways from technology that was first applied on the battlefield. READ MORE
Falling somewhat outside ofthe scope of the electrical industry, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design [LEED] green building standard has been embroiled in a long-running controversy with the nation’s chemical manufacturers. That feud recently took an unexpected turn when the two sides discovered they shared a common goal. READ MORE
The fight against greenhouse gases takes commitments from all industries, if for no other reason than their emissions can be traced to so many different sources.
Recognizing the role of the built environment and their own industry in this equation, the world’s architects have made their own commitment to help reverse the trend. READ MORE
We live in an era when electrical power is mostly indispensable. Electricity touches almost every aspect of our daily lives and drives even mundane tasks.
With that dependency comes the need for reliability. In short, having a consistent flow of electricity to the home or office has become a necessity that most of us can no longer do without. READ MORE
In July, the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) for the electrical industry announced a name change to the Electrical Training Alliance (ETA). As the first step in a structural reorganization, the transformation reflects a number of changes, although the mission, goals and objectives remain essentially the same. READ MORE
Almost everyone agrees that saving energy is the right thing to do. Talking about it is one thing, but actually doing it is completely different.
Four utilities in Minnesota have discovered that their customers are up to the task. More important, they have learned that voluntary programs that encourage their customers to save power really do make a difference. READ MORE
Less than one year after raising the ire of solar-power advocates by imposing feed-in tariffs on homeowners with rooftop installations, the Arizona Public Service Co. has come up with a completely different proposal that is likely to generate just as much opposition. READ MORE