Electrical Contractor Magazine

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
PPL Electric Utilities announced a six-year project to improve electric service for homes and businesses in northeast Pennsylvania and the Pocono Mountains. READ MORE
March 2011
I’m a big fan of the TV quiz show “Jeopardy,” so I was blown away when I saw a demo of Sony’s new Internet TV. READ MORE
March 2011
In fiber optics, there seems to be a lot of confusion about where and how one properly uses an optical time-domain reflectometer (OTDR). READ MORE
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In the fourth quarter of 2010, WiMAX garnered 3.7 million new subscribers, and 5.5 million will be added in 2011, according to the 13th issue of the 4GCounts Quarterly Report READ MORE
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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

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