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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. 

DeWalt 12V Max XR lithium-ion battery

All lithium-ion batteries are not the same, and four toolmakers describe here what makes their batteries unique.


The movement toward renewables is about more than just finding new sources of power. More precisely, it is about feeding a growing, insatiable need for power while polluting less.


Constant advances in software and the pressing need to save money and improve operational efficiencies mean electrical contractors must frequently revisit the question of whether to upgrade their fleet, service and time-management software systems.


California has always prided itself on being bigger, better and brighter. Nowhere is this more evident than in the race to break ground in the field of renewable-energy technologies.


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As I was preparing to disembark in the mother country after instructing a tutorial on flicker at the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Power Engineering Society winter meeting, I reflected upon the difficulties with communication, even among English speakers.

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