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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 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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