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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. 

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.


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.


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The Disappearing General Contractor
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There is an expression in the law that most litigation occurs because of missing facts or missing documents.

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Transition Networks and Graybar Expand Distribution Partnership
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Minneapolis, Nov. 11, 200'–Transition Networks, the conversion technology experts, announced an enhanced distribution relationship with Graybar, the leading distributor of telecommunications, networking, and electrical products and services.

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ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Magazine Honored for Best Redesign
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Bethesda, Md., Nov. 1, 200'–ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR magazine was recognized by the magazine publishing industry for its coveted Silver Award in the Best Redesign (B-to-B over 35,000 circulation) category.

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Top Distributors Endorse Industry Data Warehouse Pricing
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The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) released an open letter to the electrical industry urging all electrical manufacturers to begin providing and maintaining accurate and timely pricing data through the Industry Data Warehouse (IDW).

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Government Advisory Board Encourages Deregulation
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Experiences in California and Texas notwithstanding, some members of the energy community are holding fast to their belief in a competitive, deregulated energy market. The Energy Advisory Board (EAB), appointed last year by U.S.

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Terabit, Terabit - Where Have You Been Hiding?
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Tera-what? The title of this article alone may have you reeling through your memory because you just know you remember that term from somewhere. But where? This is not an uncommon response, since the Terabit phenomenon seems to have slipped to the back burner for a while.

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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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