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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 the utility sector, not many issues cause industry stakeholders more anxiety than the aging infrastructure and continuously increasing demand. Around the country, utilities are investing heavily to keep up with degradation and power-hungry consumers.


Beginning this month, we are taking a fresh look at Ideas That Work. This column has been part of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Magazine for many years, and most submitted ideas have been time saving and practical.

It isn’t often that an electrical contractor (EC) literally goes airborne during system testing and commissioning.

Wind, rain, wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, heavy snowfalls, ice and falling trees are all potential causes of unpredictable and often prolonged power outages.

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Ideas That Work: Marking Attic Holes, Unsticking Glue and More
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Every month, we pick the top four Ideas That Work submitted by you, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR readers.

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Technology Streamlining 
Workflow In The Field

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The bread and butter 
of digital innovation is its ability to save. Doing things electronically almost always means doing them faster and at lower cost. This axiom of modern innovation has altered every industry and type of operation.


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The EPA To Curb Power Plant Emissions

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Every conflict has to have an antagonist, and in the ongoing war against global warming, nothing takes the heat like coal.


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Can Solar Panels Revolutionize Roads And Parking Lots?

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Are roads, parking lots and driveways covered with solar panels that feed power back into the grid actually feasible, or does it sound like a green-dream?

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World’s Largest Photovoltaic Solar Plant Now Operational

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The new king in solar photovoltaic (PV) facilities is located on 2,400 acres of land between Phoenix and Yuma, Ariz. Called Agua Caliente, it is now operational as the world’s largest PV solar facility at 290 megawatts (MW).


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Los Angeles Apartments Soaking Up The Sun

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In the ongoing narrative of renewable power, success is often measured in superlatives.
 The stories that get top billing often describe massive wind-farm developments, science-fiction-like discoveries and major breakthroughs. A recent project in Los Angeles is no exception.


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Google Looks To The Stars

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The Internet is all about innovation, using digital technology to break molds. No company exemplifies this idea more than Google, the search engine company that has become, through its own innovation, so much more than that.


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