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Articles in this section are intended to help electrical contractors grow and improve their businesses, from financial and legal advice to creating a service and maintenance department. You’ll find articles on estimating projects and more below. 

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AllEarth Renewables and Claire Solar Partners have announced the completion of a 2.2-megawatt solar tracker farm in South Burlington, Vt. JA Solar provided multicrystalline 260-watt (W) potential induced degradation-resistant modules for the project.


To sustain your company and maintain a competitive edge takes commitment and planning. Adopting a triple bottom line (TBL) can be that road map to achieving business sustainability.

While solar power is becoming more competitive all the time, the need for government incentives is still strong. Recently, New York state offered developers an incentive to build large projects. Response to that solicitation was overwhelming.


Retirement is a fairly recent concept. Before the 20th century, most people worked until they were physically or mentally unable to do their jobs.

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