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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. 

For 129 years, the Statue of Liberty has towered over New York Harbor as a symbol of freedom. In July, a lighting change gave the iconic landmark a brighter look.


AEMC 5233 Trms digital multimeter with function for nonelectric contact testing

In recent years, there has been a trend to increase functionality of many tools and testers that electricians use. The idea is that, if one tool can do multiple tasks, electricians will need fewer tools, which can mean a lighter tool belt or box.

San Diego Gas & Electric’s (SDG&E) microgrid supplied electricity to 2,800 customers in Borrego Springs in San Diego County, Calif., on May 21, 2015, during planned grid maintenance. This marked the first time a U.S.

Chris Nichols, Vice President of Special Projects, Sequoyah Electric

“Sequoyah” may look like an alternate spelling for the species of majestic trees that grace the landscape of the western United States.

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An EC's View Of California's Title 24
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“Sprig” is a nickname for the Pintail Duck, a breed that is particularly admired for its trim form, great agility, unending endurance and flying speed, which can reach up to 65 miles per hour.

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Greenlee AutoBend 3D uses BendWorks software.
Cool Tools: Conduit Benders
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From the time wires were first placed in protective pipes, electricians have been bending conduit to take cable where it needs to go. Early hand benders allowed pipe to be effectively bent without walls collapsing.

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Ideas That Work: Attractive Solutions: Suction Cups and Magnets
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Every month, we pick the top Ideas That Work submitted by you, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR readers.

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Driving Home The Need To Fix The Highway Trust Fund
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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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Tesla Introduces Mass-Market Battery Systems
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On April 30, 2015, Tesla Motors announced that it is releasing a new line of stationary rechargeable lithium-ion batteries for homes and commercial buildings.

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Batteries Could Transform Utilities

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The age of renewables is all about change, not only in the way we generate electricity but also the way we live and function. The acceptance of alternative-energy sources has affected how we view the environment, drive our cars and run our households.

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Modesto Takes Lighting Efficiency To The Streets With New LEDs

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In the race for greater energy efficiency, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are taking on a widening role. The conversion to LEDs is well underway in the home, where they are quickly displacing compact fluorescent lamps, which are a recent replacement for incandescent lamps.


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