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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. 

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The Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council Americas has released the results of a survey it commissioned to be conducted by RVA LLC, which shows that fiber deployments in the United States grew 13 percent in 2015.


As we near the year 2020, which is supposed to be the pivotal year where many applications of the Internet of Things (IoT) appear as well as the impact of next-generation 5G networks, the need to be able to sell new complex solutions is critical.

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Powering Education

Antioch Community High School might seem just like any other American school. It has the typical heating system, lighting and amenities, including a heated swimming pool. But the unobtrusive power station in the school parking lot tells another story.


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The Healing Field

Approximately 3,000 American flags flew in Andrews Park in Vacaville, Calif., to memorialize the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and represent the strength and unity of all Americans.


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Building Your Estimating Database

Even with the best software, training and proficient users-a program is only as good as its parts database. A parts database must be accurately built and consistently managed. Just like your company trucks, it is an important tool.


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Power House

Distributed generation (DG) is the process of generating electricity at or near the point of use. Examples include solar energy and wind-powered systems as well as natural gas fueled technologies.


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The PQ Life Cycle

Though the rules of Kirchoff's and Ohm's Laws are always the same, the emphasis on power quality (PQ) changes throughout a facility's life cycle and equipment within.


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Leading the Charge

In today's market, many electrical contractors choose design-build as their project delivery method, and they have solid reasons for doing so. “Essentially you separate yourself from your competition,” said Jim Mackey, president of Evergreen Power Systems, Seattle.


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Trends in UPS Systems

Between a troubled public utility power grid, unprecedented demand for power by a growing population and the need to protect an increasingly digitally dependent economy, everyone from major manufacturing facilities to homeowners are recognizing the need and value of the protection and capabilities


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