March 2011: Residential


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

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

Just a few years ago, home automation control systems were seen as toys for...

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

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

Humans have taken advantage of geothermal heat since the Paleolithic era. In recent years,...

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| March 2011
An Internet search of the topics covered in power quality courses or seminars will likely show that the vast majority of the information disseminated relates to alternating cu

| March 2011
Last month, I promised to resume commenting on the more serious aspects of electrical contracting.

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| March 2011
How can the buyers be assured the cable they are buying will live up to the promised performance and required safety?

| March 2011
If you have a problem related to the National Electrical Code (NEC), are experiencing difficulty in understanding a Code requirement, or are wondering why or if such a require

| 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.