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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. 

Like so many innovations of the digital age, electric vehicles (EVs) promise to transform the way we do seemingly mundane things, such as driving a car.


Solar-power researchers are always trying to squeeze more power out of their devices. After all, more power from solar cells effectively lowers the overall cost, and a more cost-effective cell will make solar photovoltaics more competitive with other forms of electrical generation.


An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is typically used to protect electrical equipment where an unexpected power disruption could cause injuries, business disruption or data loss.

The evolution of lighting technology is touching every aspect of society. Smart technology and alternative sources of energy are similarly expanding their reach, leading to a range of innovations even in street lighting.


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Power management company Eaton recently released its 2013 Blackout Tracker Annual Report. For the fifth year, California topped the list of states with the most power outages, followed by Texas and Michigan.

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MIT’s Liquid-Metal Energy-Storage Technology Could Boost Solar

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A group of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) say liquid metals could provide the solution to the solar energy-storage problem, ensuring that the power is available at all times and not just when the sun is shining. 


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Many of us bring our work home. One weekend, my young daughter was watching me do a takeoff; I was counting, measuring and highlighting the plans as I went. She got very excited and, with big, round eyes, asked me, “Daddy, is that what you do at work?

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Who Do You Think You're Talking To?
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Basic corporate law states you do not have a contract with a corporation until you have reached an agreement with an authorized representative. The same is true with satisfying a contract’s written notice requirements.

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