July 2011: Control Systems


“VPP” is the latest electricity-system-of-the-future phrase in the expanding smart-grid lexicon. Virtual power plants...

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| July 2011
Two different instruments that are often described as “works like radar” can test copper and fiber cabling. For copper, it is a time-domain reflectometer (TDR).

| July 2011
Wireless radio frequency (RF) lighting controls, popularized for use in higher end residential applications, are emerging as a viable alternative to hardwired controls in com

| July 2011
Clean Edge released its second annual U.S. Clean Energy Leadership Index.

| July 2011
Lighting evolves based on need. Incandescent made way for brighter fluorescent. Fluorescent made room for solid-state lighting (SSL).

| July 2011
Several of my articles recently have been about low-voltage direct current (DC) powered equipment and telecommunications systems vulnerabilities to power quality phenomena, e