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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. 

Standards for new technology are necessary to encourage growth and innovation by ensuring interoperability and compatibility of new devices.

In America and around the world, the energy landscape is changing at a swift pace. Change isn’t always easy, but you can count on the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and its members to be at the forefront of those exciting developments. It has been a busy few months.

California has long been known as an energy-conservation pioneer. To lead the way on electrical issues, the state uses a set of rules known as Title 24, Part 6, which is updated every three years. The current rules became mandatory for any project seeking a permit after July 1, 2014.
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Arcadia Electrical Company, Ridgewood, N.Y., installed 341 new lighting fixtures near walkways, playgrounds and parking lots at Polo Grounds Towers in Harlem as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Action Plan (MAP), an initiative to reduce crime and increase neighborhood safety at 15 New York City Housin

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Daytona International Speedway 
Turns Toward Solar Power

In February, the Florida Power and Light Co. (FPL) and Daytona International Speedway (DIS) completed one of American professional sports’ largest solar-power installations.

Image courtesy of NASA
Chicago Announces Plans to Switch to LED Streetlights

The city of Chicago announced The Chicago Smart Lighting Project on Sunday, April 17th.

Passive Wi-Fi Connects With Energy Efficiency

Digital technology has made us more dependent on our electronic devices, and it has made us hungrier 
for power.

Lightfair 2016 Features Integrated Sensors and Color Tuning as Leading Trends

Last week, some of the magazine staff were in San Diego for Lightfair. Of course, if you follow us on Twitter or Instagram, you already know that.

U.S. Energy-Storage Market Charges Forward

When something innovative catches on, other related technology often gets its own boost. In many cases, the success of the two is intertwined, each feeding off of the other. For example, it is hard to imagine the Internet without PCs and vice versa.

Big Talk Surrounds Battery Technology

There is no shortage of blustering and boasting in the digital age, as entrepreneurs and innovators always claim to have invented the next big thing. Elon Musk, founder and CEO of electric-vehicle and battery pioneer Tesla, is known for making his share of boastful claims.