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

October 2014
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.
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October 2014
As society undergoes profound changes in its relationship with electrical power, so does the need to train the professionals who install the technology that delivers and harnesses it.
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October 2014
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.
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October 2014
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.
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October 2014
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.
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September 2014
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.
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September 2014
Solar-power researchers are always trying to squeeze more power out of their devices. After all, more power from solar cells effectively lowers the overall cost, and a more cost-effective cell will make solar photovoltaics more competitive with other forms of electrical generation.
 One company claims to have come up with a system that could propel solar into another dimension of efficiency.
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September 2014
The evolution of lighting technology is touching every aspect of society. Smart technology and alternative sources of energy are similarly expanding their reach, leading to a range of innovations even in street lighting.
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September 2014
The modern movement toward more sustainable-energy practices has touched almost every aspect of our daily lives. From renewable power to electric vehicles (EVs), few of these changes have gone unnoticed, and the trend affects almost everyone in one way or another.
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