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Wind Electric Production — Naturally Occurring and Free for the Taking

Some states have been blessed with incredible natural resources.  Florida has its orange groves while California has its fruits and nuts. Kansas has never-ending...

2015 CE Code Part 1 Changes, Part 7

This is the seventh and final article of a series of articles detailing significant changes the Technical Committee considered for the 2015 Canadian Electrical...

Energy Alternatives and NEC Implications

The world is changing rapidly and becoming more dependent than ever on expanded use of alternative energy systems and reducing and preserving grid-produced energy....

Renewable Energy Systems, Section 64

The 22nd edition of the Canadian Electrical Code, which has been extensively updated to improve safety and address changes in new technology, contains over...

Energy Update: Technology Converts Waste Material into Electricity

A dairy farm in North Troy, Vermont, is using an innovative technology to convert farm waste products, such as manure, into electricity. The project...

Green Goggles Required Beyond This Point

Are you fed up with hearing the word "Green”? Are you ready to put a code proposal in to change the green conductors to...

Charge! EVs Power Up For The Long Haul

When smog kept suffocating three sprawling cities—Los Angeles, Paris, and Tokyo—in the early 1990s, a standardized infrastructure for charging electric vehicles (Evs) was at...

What Changed in Article 690?

Article 690, Solar Photovoltaic Power Systems, has been in the National Electrical Code (NEC) since 1984. An NFPA-appointed Task Group for Article 690 proposed...

Photovoltaic Power Systems and the NEC

Introduction Photovoltaic (PV) systems that generate electricity from sunlight are being installed in ever increasing numbers throughout the United States and the rest of the...
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