In The Know

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September 13, 2011

What are the advantages of a larger distribution software company? We'll soon find out.

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September 6, 2011

Republican House members call for investigation into DOE loan awarded to Solyndra.

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August 30, 2011

Overcoming roadblocks and red tape on international design and engineering projects.

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August 22, 2011

The design of luminaires for solid-state lighting is still part black art. The best approach starts with the light output and an artistic arrangement of LEDs.

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August 16, 2011

Like the telecoms, electric utilities need to start thinking about how to develop and package smart grid benefits like typical consumer products.

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August 9, 2011

From a societal perspective, smart grid is an effort to bring sanity to the use of energy. Then there is the consumer perspective: The buzz is all about environmental sustainability, energy conservation, and carbon footprint. However, do building owners and managers see a need for it?

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August 2, 2011

Like other energy systems, a PV system requires troubleshooting on occasion. The strategy you choose for identifying the trouble source is key to your success.

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July 25, 2011

To encourage the expansion of green communities, cities and counties are offering a wide variety of incentives to developers to support sustainable design and construction.

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July 17, 2011

A truly smart grid will never materialize without the automation of the less glamorous energy transmission and distribution components.