Your Business

 

 

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. 

Husky nine-drawer mobile workbench from Home Depot

Moving supplies, materials and tools to and around job sites can be a time-consuming task that often significantly reduces an electrician’s productivity.


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).


As a contractor, you must be able to sell your services to a potential client with a proposal that fully conveys the scope of work you intend to provide while also conveying confidence in your company’s ability to perform the work.

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.


More on Your Business

 
World’s Largest Solar Plant Now Fully Operational

| under

The Ivanpah Solar Electricity-Generating System ­located in California’s Mojave Desert became formally operational on Feb. 13, 2014.

READ MORE
 
Energy Use To Drop As Lighting Gets More Efficient

| under

It is a well-established trend that demand for electricity continues to increase as consumers fall in love with their digital devices. Now, that dynamic is about to reverse.


READ MORE
 
West Coast’s First Floating 
Wind Farm In Development

| under

Principle Power, a Seattle company, has been given the go-ahead by state and federal officials to develop plans to build the West Coast’s first offshore, floating wind-energy farm.


READ MORE
 
Energy-Efficiency Improvements At Largest U.S. Arsenal

| under

The US Army recently announced a $61 million infrastructure modernization project at the Rock Island (Illinois) Arsenal (RIA) Joint Manufacturing Technology Center (JMTC), the largest government-owned and operated arsenal in the United States.


READ MORE
 
Burndy offers a selection of battery-powered cutting and crimping tools.
Cool Tools: Battery-Assisted Tools
| under

As hand tools evolved, they have made some routine manual tasks easier with the incorporation of small batteries. Battery-assisted crimping tools and cutters are examples that come to mind.

READ MORE
 
The First Single-Molecule LED

| under

Among the industries seeking ways to make technology smaller, lighting is no exception. Now, a team of scientists at the University of Strasbourg in France has developed the first single-molecule light-emitting diode (LED).


READ MORE
 
Ideas That Work: Rolling MC Spools, Mapping Screw Holes and More
by Staff |
| under

Every month, we pick the top four Ideas That Work submitted by you, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR readers.

READ MORE

Pages