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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. 

Solar-power technology is growing wide and deep through installations and planned projects. New York Gov.

Change is rapid in the digital age, sometimes at a dizzying pace. As that becomes normal, expectations grow for even faster change.

A lot can happen over the course of a year, and that is certainly the case for the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has once again set some aggressive policy goals for the year to come. However, much like the recent past, the intentions are likely to fall short.

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Rhetoric Heats Up In Arizona Solar Controversy

In Arizona, a state that is naturally endowed to support a thriving solar power market, proponents and the state’s utilities are locked in controversy.

Meeting The Home's Demands

Residential demand-side management (DSM) programs aren’t a new concept. As far back as the 1970s energy crisis, electric utilities had programs enabling separate rates for customers’ water heaters (which was then a typical home’s biggest energy user).

Marketing Your Capabilities Hands-On

Many electrical contractors devote a lot of resources to advertising and marketing their businesses. However, there is much to be said for basic promotion, which can be less expensive and more effective than traditional marketing efforts, in some circumstances.

Fluke 1730 three-phase energy logger
Cool Tools: Power Quality Testers

Productivity loss, equipment damage, facility downtime and increased energy use are only some of the problems that poor power quality (PQ) can create.

$54 Million Green-Energy Ponzi Schemers Charged

In early September, three people were charged with running a $54 million Ponzi scheme that promised green-energy technology, according to the U.S. News and World Report.

The Fight Against Invisibility: Finding a New Workforce

While employment in the construction sector has generally enjoyed steady growth over the last 20 months, one element has remained stubbornly weak: the number of skilled workers. The problem is not new, and it persists.

Tracking Growth In Energy Storage 

Energy storage is indispensable to renewable power’s success. Increasingly, it is also becoming a prominent feature in the appeal of electric vehicles. Storage works at the wholesale and retail levels by facilitating grid stabilization and home energy management.