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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. 

As with many long-term investments, the upfront cost of implementation is one of solar power’s biggest challenges. Many companies offer assistance to energy consumers, but the latest is a joint effort to get photovoltaics (PVs) 
on homes.


Scientists at the University of Southern California (USC) have developed an organic, rechargeable battery that could be scaled up for use in power plants, making the energy grid more resilient and efficient by creating large-scale capacity to store energy for use as needed.


The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) established the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training­ Committee (NJATC) in 1941. Dedicated to creating the best electrical workers in the world, it succeeded remarkably.

It’s been said before that all politics are local. Recently, local leaders took that adage and applied it to the pursuit for a new energy society.


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Cashing a check may be seen as accepting a settlement A recent Virginia case highlights the danger of cashing checks that contain notations of “final payment.” In Gelles & Sons v. J. Stack Inc., Gelles performed masonry work worth close to $100,000.

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A Healthy Market in the Healthcare Industry
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As healthcare professionals in local hospitals and nursing homes are now taking advantage of the latest technologies in nurse call paging systems, they are also paving the way for new opportunities for electrical contractors.

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Debt Is Not a Four-Letter Word
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Growth during a recession is not an absurd idea Electrical contractors are a debt-resistant group. Past and future company leaders often clash over whether to assume debt. The former is proud of having no debt, the latter knows that it’s a tool for growth. Who is right? They both are.

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Broadband Opportunities
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The demand for broadband Internet access along with advancing network technology continues to provide unprecedented opportunities for electrical contractors.

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The Economics of Good Care
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Customers warm to people who care about them. There is no question that when homeowners call in electricians, what they are looking for is competent work. However, fair treatment is important to consumers; a sense that we care inspires trust.

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Migrating to Fiber
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Making the smart decision Before upgrading a copper plant to fiber optic cable, evaluate the alternatives. Fiber is great, but expensive. Any time a contractor is asked to pull new cable for a low-voltage installation, there are alternatives the client should hear.

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