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Dec 18, 2014
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NREL Finds Keys to Promoting Solar Adoption in State Policies

A team of analysts at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) went to work on state solar market policies to better understand why policies in certain states are more successful than in others. Based statistics and detailed case studies, the analysts found that while no standard formula for solar implementation exists, a combination of foundational policies and localized strategies can increase solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in any state....More
Dec 15, 2014
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Regal-Beloit Expands Power Transmission Brands with Deal for Emerson PTS Unit

Emerson Electric, St. Louis, agreed to sell its Power Transmission Solutions business unit to Regal Beloit Corp., Beloit, Wis., giving Regal Beloit, long known for motors, drives, generators, controllers and pumps, a major platform for engagement in the utility transmission and distribution market....More
Dec 12, 2014
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Graybar's Giglio to Retire; Clifford Named Senior Vice President and Elected to Board of Directors

Graybar, St. Louis, announced the retirement of Senior Vice President-Operations Lawrence Giglio, after more than 36 years with the company, and the promotion of Scott Clifford to Senior Vice President-Supply Chain Management, botheffective Feb. 1....More
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Dec 11, 2014
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GE Working on Microgrid Research Project to Improve Grid Reliability in Upstate New York

GE along with National Grid, DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and Clarkson University recently announced a partnership on a research project to improve the reliability and resiliency of electricity delivery in northern New York....More
Dec 9, 2014
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Acuity Brands Looks for OLED Fixtures to Claim Their Share of Lighting Market

Now that The Home Depot has begun offering four Acuity Brands luminaires using organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), the technology appears to be taking its first big step toward the mass market in lighting. This move, combined with news that Korean electronics giant LG Chem has an OLED system capable of producing 100 lumens per watt ready for manufacturers to start integrating into their fixture designs and that other OLED suppliers are close behind, suggests we’ll soon see OLEDs as a major factor in the lighting market....More
Dec 9, 2014
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DOE Looks at U.S.-Based Manufacturing of Solid-State Lighting

"Prospects for U.S.-Based Manufacturing in the SSL Industry" was based insights gathered from DOE-sponsored roundtables and workshops in which lighting industry executives talked about what would lead a company to place its manufacturing and engineering facilities in the United States....More
Dec 8, 2014
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Copper Investing News: 2014 Copper Market Quiets Down After Chinese Shadow Lending Drama

Always enjoy the copper market analysis by the folks at Copper Investing News. In this article they review the major news and trends in the 2014 Copper Market....More
Dec 8, 2014
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Lux Review: The 10 Most Annoying Things About LEDs

Check out this informative and entertaining article about the things that LED manufacturers don’t like to talk about, from our lighting friends across the pond at Lux Review....More
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