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
Gone are the days when home security systems were labor-intensive to install and provided no safety or security if the homeowner forgot to set the alarm.

| March 2011
A new national energy standard took effect on Dec. 30, 2010. On that day, all states had to certify to the U.S.

| March 2011
Dominion Virginia Power proposed a pilot program to offer time-of-day pricing options to encourage off-peak charging of electric vehicles, taking another step in supporting th

| March 2011
You’re thinking, “I’m glad that’s finally over. Never again!” Yes, an arc flash calculation study can be quite overwhelming, especially your first one.

| 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