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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. 

Since 1978, many politicians have won seats in Congress with a little help from NECA.

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Massachusetts is still recovering from a winter full of heavy snowstorms; however, thanks to a new major solar power project, sunlight will now never be far from the minds of the state’s residents.


The federal Miller Act has been around since the mid-1930s. You would think that, by now, all questions about its application would have been resolved by the courts. Unfortunately, hundreds of lawsuits remain that involve interpretations of the Miller Act.


As the electrical industry fully 
embraces the digital age, the needs of utilities and other large equipment users have been transformed. Their demands require a different form of testing to ensure new equipment can function in a highly sophisticated and rapidly changing environment.

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Studies Differ On The Cost Of Solar Power
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Evaluating the cost-
effectiveness of renewable power has always been a fairly simple calculation. As manufacturers lowered their production costs and improved the generating efficiency of their technology, renewables became more cost competitive with conventional sources of power.


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Fuel-Cell Power Ready For Commercial Use

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Mobile lighting systems powered by hydrogen fuel cells are cleaner and quieter and now have a proven track-record in applications like nighttime construction, sports and entertainment events, and airport operations, making them ready for commercialization and broader use.


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Obama Supports Net Neutrality, Opposes Paid Prioritization 

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The political debate over net neutrality rages on with millions of people who have differing vested interests in the future of Internet connectivity in the United States. 


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Cities, Utilities Getting Smarter About Their Power

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As the landscape of power generation and distribution continues to evolve, the needs of those responsible for managing these processes also change. According to recent reports, responsible agents are taking the necessary steps to keep up with a rapidly shifting environment.


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Harvesting Energy By Walking Around

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Imagine a device that fits inside a pair of shoes, harvests the energy leftover from walking and stores it in AAA or watch batteries. At the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (CIMAV) in Chihuahua, Mexico, scientists have done just that. 


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Department Of Energy Invests In Solid-State Lighting Research

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By all accounts, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have emerged as the new, efficient source of lighting, making most consumers forget the short-lived reign of compact fluorescents, which replaced incandescents only a few years ago.


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Moody’s: “Death Spiral” Unlikely

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In light of the trend of utility customers establishing their electricity service independence with distributed generation technology, utility companies have expressed fears of a “death spiral” as they lose money from those customers and face a diminished capability to maintain their transmission sy

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