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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. 

Husky nine-drawer mobile workbench from Home Depot

Moving supplies, materials and tools to and around job sites can be a time-consuming task that often significantly reduces an electrician’s productivity.


The new king in solar photovoltaic (PV) facilities is located on 2,400 acres of land between Phoenix and Yuma, Ariz. Called Agua Caliente, it is now operational as the world’s largest PV solar facility at 290 megawatts (MW).


As a contractor, you must be able to sell your services to a potential client with a proposal that fully conveys the scope of work you intend to provide while also conveying confidence in your company’s ability to perform the work.

In the ongoing narrative of renewable power, success is often measured in superlatives.
 The stories that get top billing often describe massive wind-farm developments, science-fiction-like discoveries and major breakthroughs. A recent project in Los Angeles is no exception.


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SAN JOSE, Calif.† December 10, 2002† The compelling need to protect modern communication networks in data centers, base stations, and colocation sites from power disturbances is driving the demand for power quality (PQ) equipment and services in North America.

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NY Schoolchildren Receive Lesson in Solar
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By Rick Laezman Schoolchildren in New York State are learning about the benefits of solar power in their own school buildings. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERD) has launched a program to install new solar systems in 50 schools statewide.

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Eaton to Acquire Electrical Division of Delta PLC
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CLEVELAND––Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN) today announced it has signed an agreement to purchase the electrical division of Delta plc for £130 million ($205 million).

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Underground Construction
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Utility providers routinely bury electrical and communications cable and the conduit in which cable is placed for protection. And for years, trenching and vibratory plowing were the primary methods contractors used for underground construction.

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The Test of Reasonableness
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* For referenced figures, please refer to ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR magazine. If the data recorded appears to violate the laws of physics, apply the test of reasonableness to the data before attempting to fix something that isn't real.

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