Direct Grid-Tie vs Battery Based Home Solar Energy Systems

December 16, 2009
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Direct Grid-Tie vs Battery Based Home Solar Energy Systems By Bruce Clancy The direct grid-tie solar system is the simplest system to install and will meet the needs of most people since the majority of the population lives on a very reliable grid. In areas where commercial power is unreliable, or power is required...
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PPE For Electrical Safety in the Workplace

December 16, 2009
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PPE For Electrical Safety in the Workplace By Chad Wilson NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace provides guidelines for best practices in procedures, programs and clothing for on-the-job electrical safety. Prior to selection of flame resistant clothing for a specific task, a qualified hazard assessor must evaluate the level of protection...
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Comply With OSHA Electrical Safety Regulations and Reduce Electrical Injuries With NFPA 70E Training

December 16, 2009
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Comply With OSHA Electrical Safety Regulations and Reduce Electrical Injuries With NFPA 70E Training By Chris Robertson Whether you’re an employee in the electrical field or a company owner that employs electrical workers, constant training is needed to keep up to date on safety and electrical laws. Electrical work is a very dangerous occupation,...
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Electrical Power Tools Safety

December 16, 2009
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Electrical Power Tools Safety By Vic Sunshine Electricity typically travels in a carefully directed closed-system. Electrical shock can occur when the body becomes part of this system, or creates a new system path. The actual damage from shock is from current flow (amperes). As little as 50 milliamperes (or 1/20th of an ampere) can...
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Green Living, Green Technologies: Things to Be Thankful For

It's nearly Thanksgiving, the second of the "big" holidays that break up the last three months of the year. One of the most common family traditions is listing the things for which we are thankful. These are mostly items such as "family," "friends" or "good health." (I'm particularly thankful for the birth of my...
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10 Resources to Help You Save Energy Now

A lot of the feedback that I see about the Energy Savers.gov site says, "This is great, but way too detailed. I just want to know what's easy and what I can do now!" And that makes sense; EnergySavers.gov has a lot of information about a lot of topics—you can learn about buying efficient...
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