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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. 

As the underdogs in the energy world, wind and solar power are constantly trying to make their case against coal and other entrenched forms of power.

Electrical contractors generally use net profit levels as the primary measurement of their success, but cash is the lifeblood of daily operations. Even profitable companies can fail without a healthy cash flow.

While the smart grid is a relatively new concept, it doesn’t take long for the next change to arrive.

According to “The Federal Commitment to Green Building: Experiences and Expectations” report from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the U.S.

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