March 2011: Residential


To borrow a horse-racing metaphor, electric vehicles (EVs) have barely left the starting gate in the

Homeowners, driven by many factors—such as the desire to reduce fossil fuel use, improve the efficie

Just a few years ago, home automation control systems were seen as toys for the tech-savvy rich.

It should come as little surprise that the surGE inrenewable power and the high-tech revolution have

What’s the secret to keeping up on the latest in residential lighting upgrades?

Humans have taken advantage of geothermal heat since the Paleolithic era.

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March 2011
Most of us take our hands for granted; we assume they’ll always be there and will function correctly whenever we need them. READ MORE
March 2011
In late January, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), working with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), unveiled a prototype of a new, six-bay electric vehicle charg READ MORE
March 2011
For decades, utility operators have been searching for a way to automatically conduct physical inspections of overhead transmission lines. READ MORE
March 2011
NFPA 101, the Life Safety Code, and the International Building Code (IBC) require emergency lighting in all commercial and industrial buildings to facilitate emergency egress READ MORE
March 2011
America’s wind industry built 5,115 megawatts (MW) of wind power last year, barely half of 2009’s record pace, but entered 2011 with more than 5,600 MW under construction. READ MORE


March 2011