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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. 

In April 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced an initiative to increase the number of trained solar workers in the United States.

Progress in the renewable-energy industry is often measured in outsized terms—the best, the biggest, the fastest and the cheapest. When it comes to packing a wallop of solar potential, no place does it like Nevada.


Determining how much of the National Electrical Code (NEC) estimators should know depends on several factors, including how much they initially knew when they became estimators, the type of work they are bidding, who they are working for, the completeness of the bid documents, and their goals as est

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Washington, D.C., is famous for its traffic circles—and infamous for decision-makers who seem to be stuck in them, going round and round and getting nowhere.


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Organizations Assemble Renewable-Energy-Jobs Data

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The benefits of renewable power extend beyond reducing carbon emissions and encouraging energy independence in the United States. The transition to an alternative-energy environment also creates valuable jobs.


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Tab For Affordable Care Act Continues To Decrease

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has seen its share of battles since President Barack Obama signed it into law five years ago, and many of the sticking points have been about the cost of the program. Since becoming a law, however, the projected costs have diminished significantly.


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Labor Shortage May Slow Construction
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For years, the industry has foretold of the inevitable shortage of skilled construction workers. According to a new survey, the projected labor shortage may be complex and due to a confluence of factors.


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Apple, Google Announce Major Purchases Of Renewable Power

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Nothing says you have arrived more than an endorsement by a Fortune 500 corporation. In the race to capture the hearts and minds of American consumers, renewable power has arguably reached critical mass. 


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Let's Get Technical
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Before I get started, I want to let you know that the following is based on my experience with three software packages. While the basic concepts are the same for most software in this category, the specifics of how they work may be different.
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Key Ratios
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In the first two columns of this series, I defined working capital, reviewed its underlying components and analyzed some of the factors affecting the rate at which it cycles through your business.

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Fact-Checking Previous Predictions
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Thomas Edison got it wrong. He predicted that everyone who pinned their hopes on the future of alternating current was just wasting their time.

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