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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. 

Do you believe that your financial adviser knows more than you do about how to make your money work for you? Do you trust that adviser to be ethical?

Like the desert in summer, the solar power controversy in Arizona continues to sizzle. The drama involving Arizona Public Service (APS), net metering and solar power has been well documented. Now, a new storyline has emerged.

After a recent trade show in Las vegas, some colleagues and I took a road trip to Hoover Dam.

It should come as no surprise that cities are at the forefront of society’s movement toward a more energy-efficient, green and technologically driven future.

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Solar Trains Could Be The Next Electric Vehicles

The evolution of renewable-energy technologies is full of surprises. No industry appears untouched, and new possibilities emerge all the time. For example, the confluence of solar power, storage and electric vehicles is revolutionizing the dynamic of energy consumption and transportation.

New Report Highlights Growth 
in Green Construction

According to a Report by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), based on research conducted by Booz Allen Hamilton, the green building sector is outpacing overall construction growth in the United States and accounted for more than 2.3 million U.S. jobs in 2015.

Infographic: Internet Marketing Lead Generation

Straight North, a Baltimore SEO agency created this “Internet Marketing Lead Generation Ecosystem” infographic.

Lighting The Way Across The Big Four Bridge

As a result of some innovative lighting work, a rusted railroad bridge has become a stunningly eye-appealing destination.

Chris Tuan, professor of civil engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, stands on a slab of conductive concrete that can carry enough electrical current to melt ice during winter storms. Tuan is working with the Federal Aviation Administration and U.S. Strategic Command on multiple applications for his patented concrete mixture.
Conductive Concrete Undergoing FAA Testing, Potential for Expansion

At the University of Nebraska—Lincoln (UNL), scientists have created conductive concrete that can ensure roadways and bridges stay clear during snowstorms.

Los Angeles To Deploy Smart Poles With 
LED Lighting And 4G Mobile Data Transmission

In the digital age, innovation happens quickly and on many fronts. City governments have been some of the biggest agents of this innovation, and the city of Los Angeles is a leader among them.

Google Expands Project Sunroof To 20 Cities

It stands to reason that if we can look up low airfares and bargain hotel prices on the Internet, why not comparison shop for solar panels, too?