Electrical Contractor Magazine

July 2011: Control Systems

 

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

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July 2011
Home automation is where the worlds of information technology (IT) professionals and electrical contractors come together. READ MORE
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As part of the Obama administration’s SunShot Initiative to make solar energy cost-competitive with fossil fuels within the decade, U.S. READ MORE
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By adding the right amount of heat, researchers have developed a method that improves the electrical capacity and recharging lifetime of sodium-ion rechargeable batteries, wh READ MORE
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). READ MORE
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 READ MORE

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