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Solar Energy Options

Homeowners have an increasingly large number of options for utilizing solar energy to provide power, lighting, and/or lower utility bills. Comprehensive solutions are becoming more and more popular due to improvements in the technology, government financial credits, and the ability to “sell” power back to the utility company. Additionally, a new class of plug and play products has emerged which require little if any installation for uses like garden lighting, shed lighting, or even cell phone charging. Comprehensive systems span grid-tied, hybrid, and off-grid installations. All of these systems involve mounting of solar panels in the sunniest location possible, typically …

Whole Home Energy Management System

Is POWERWORX right for your home? PowerwoRx will work in any home, as long as you have: a circuit breaker panel with breaker switches and not the old screw-in type fuses, and the unit will work on any single-phase electric application for your home. If you say YES to only two or more of the following, then you could be saving a significant amount of money on your electric bill IMMEDIATELY, while protecting and enhancing the lifespan of your valuable electronics and appliances. Is your central air conditioner/heat pump unit 3 years or older? Is your forced air furnace 3 …

Go Solar by Taking Advantage of Solar PV Modularity

Do you know how modularity can help you go solar today? One of the key benefits of photovoltaic technology is that it is modular. The solar array you see on your neighbor’s rooftop is actually several solar panels connected together. And each of those solar panels is made up of many solar cells. To see how modularity can help you go solar today, it will help to understand why modularity is important and learn about some of the key characteristics of solar cells, solar panels and solar arrays. Modularity is the Key! Modularity allows for the construction of solar arrays …

LED Christmas Lights Sparkle Brightly

LED Christmas lights make for stunning, multi-colored holiday displays. From sharp blues, to vibrant reds, LED lights work in a variety of applications and have many benefits. LED Christmas Lights online store stocks a wide variety of products, from tree lights, to outdoor lights, to battery operated lights. And now, LED Christmas lights is featuring a special holiday discount. See offer details below. Types of LED Christmas lights LED Christmas lights come in many varieties, and LED Christmas light store has a wonderful selection of these products. Across the various types, you have a choice of different colors. Perhaps the …

Exciting Home Automation Options

There are many new and exciting options for home upgrades this season in the areas of home automation, home security, and home electronics. Afriel’s online electronics store has a great selection of products, at aggressive prices. And, as an eLocalElectricians visitor, you get an additional electronic discount. See special offer below. Home Automation Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to turn off or dim distant lighting in your home with a remote control, for example the hallway light from your bedroom, or an entry light from your kitchen? Have you ever thought of hitting a button on your TV …

Online and PC Based Software Tools for Arc Flash Analysis: Company Spotlight

Company Spotlight: Every so often, eLocal will showcase a business that can be of additional value to its contractors. This month we focus on ARCAD, an online resource for electricians to find online tools and PC software to aid them in arc flash analysis and label making. Online and PC Based Software Tools for Short Circuit, Arc Flash Analysis and Label Making: A Resource for Professional Electrical Contractors ARCAD helps facilities create safer working environments for individuals who service electrical systems by providing online and PC-based software tools for short circuit and arc flash hazard analysis. NFPA requires that any …