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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. 

Compact Bosch lithium-ion 12V reciprocating saw

Construction in most trades uses saws to cut off and cut through various materials, and electrical work is no exception. Cordless saws continue to capture a growing share of the market, though there still are applications where corded saws are preferred.

More residential, commercial, industrial and even governmental utility customers are becoming involved in self-generation projects (solar, wind, storage batteries, fuel cells, multisource microgrids, etc.) to reduce the costs associated with electric grid-generated power, as well as to ensure contin

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Lutron Electronics announced it will visit 10 major markets in 2015 with a seminar to help electrical contractors and engineers better meet the customer needs, while complying with energy codes.

In the quest for more sustainable energy practices, no technology is left out of the mix. For example, combined heat and power, also known as co-generation, has been around for many years, mostly in the domain of utilities and the industrial sector.

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