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Month: February 2012

New NEMA Engineering Bulletin would be a valuable adjunct to photovoltaic (PV) training

New NEMA Engineering Bulletin would be a valuable adjunct to photovoltaic (PV) training

Recently, UL in conjunction with several North Central Texas inspection authorities held a one-day training session on photovoltaic and supporting emerging technologies, including panel discussions on electrical requirement. As more of these training sessions are conducted around the country, UL should consider including as a handout, the newly posted NEMA Engineering Bulletin 103, Photovoltaic Wiring Methods. This Bulletin offers a concise summary of Article 690 wiring methods permitted Read more [...]
Congressional Review Act: Great Idea, Limited Success

Congressional Review Act: Great Idea, Limited Success

The Congressional Review Act (Public Law 104-121), enacted in 1996 as part of the "Contract with America," allows Congress to review, by means of an expedited legislative process, new federal regulations issued by government agencies. In addition, the law provides a mechanism whereby Congress can overrule a regulation by passage of a joint resolution. Measures of disapproval cannot be filibustered in the Senate, so they can be cleared with simple majority votes in each chamber of Congress. Read more [...]
What?! There are more than just environmental benefits of electric vehicles?

What?! There are more than just environmental benefits of electric vehicles?

Sure, most of us are aware of the environmental benefits associated with electric vehicles, but do you know about the other advantages of this clean, energy-efficient technology? Check out NEMA’s latest podcast, “What are the short- and long-term benefits of investing in electric vehicles?” This is the first in a series of electric vehicle (EV) and electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) podcasts. I talk with Michael Mahan, Product General Manager of EV Infrastructure at GE Energy’s Read more [...]