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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. 

Electri International, a foundation that supports electrical industry research, released “Customer Side Smart Grid Installations—Preparing for the Future,” a report that examines how implementation of the smart-grid technology is changing the nature of the electrical distribution system in the Unite

Hardt at his Chicago-area offices

Forty-one years ago, when David A. Hardt sat down with his brother Bill and a friend to discuss his future, he was at a crossroads.


As renewable energy strives 
to become more competitive with traditional sources, success is measured in a variety of ways. By one of these measures, wind power is coming on strong.

Reality television, despite its smarmy nature, is cathartic for the viewers who wish they could say whatever they wanted to whenever they wanted to, without the usual filters of tact and diplomacy we use at home and at work.

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Wireless-Power-Transmission Market Worth $17.04 Billion By 2020

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According to a report by MarketsandMarkets research firm, the wireless-power-transmission market will reach $17.04 billion by 2020, growing at a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 60.49 percent from 2014 to 2020.


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Nano Technology Could Be 
the Next Big Thing In Solar Power

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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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Utility Drones Buzz Into East San Diego County

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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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Tesla Motors And Panasonic To Build Battery Gigafactory

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In July, Tesla Motors and Panasonic signed a cooperation agreement to build a large-scale battery manufacturing plant in the United States. They call it the “Gigafactory.”


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Unique Microgrid To Provide Vermont Town With Resilient Power

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An unusual, groundbreaking solar plus energy-storage microgrid project in Rutland, Vt., was recently announced. The Stafford Hill Solar Farm is being developed by Green Mountain Power in collaboration with Dynapower and GroSolar.

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LEED Enters A New Era Of Cooperation With Chemical Industry

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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.

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Architects Commit To Carbon-Neutral Buildings

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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.


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