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EBMag PHOTOS from Solar Canada 2014

The Canadian Solar Industries Association just wrapped up Solar Canada 2014, where practitioners and the curious come to learn of advancements in solar energy technology and policy. >> Read full article

Copper thieves strike the Goulds substation

“These vandals have not only compromised the integrity and reliability of our electricity system, but they have shown absolutely no regard for the safety of our employees and the general public while putting themselves at risk of severe injury or death,” said Newfoundland Power’s Gary Murray. >> Read full article

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Open up a can of spray-on solar power

Open up a can of spray-on solar power

Pretty soon, powering your tablet could be as simple as wrapping it in cling wrap. Illan Kramer and his colleagues have invented a new way to spray solar cells onto flexible surfaces, which they feel is a major step toward making spray-on solar cells easy and cheap to manufacture. >> Learn More…


General Cable launches North American catalogues app

Designed for distributors, contractors, electricians, EPCs and other wire and cable pros, General Cable says its new North American catalogues app is a quick and easy way to view all of its products in one location. >> Read full article

Eaton’s Cooper Lighting Portfolio surface-mount LED luminaire

Eaton’s Cooper Lighting division says its new Portfolio surface-mount LED luminaire incorporates patented WaveStream technology, promising uniform, glare-free illumination for standard and high-ceiling applications. >> Read full article

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Chris Bell finds oldest Klein side-cutting pliers in Canada

Chris Bell finds oldest Klein side-cutting pliers in Canada

Klein Tools set out to find Canada’s oldest pair of Klein side-cutting pliers, and ended up finding them in Winnipeg, Man., with the great-grandson of an employee of The Northern Electric Co. >> Learn more...

 Event Calendar 

IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop (ESW)

Date & Location: January 26-30, 2015 • Louisville, Ky.
Info: The workshop provides a forum for “changing and advancing the electrical safety culture to enable sustainable improvement in eliminating electrical incidents, injuries and fatalities”. >> More Info

NEMRA Annual Conference

Date & Location: January 28-31, 2015 • San Diego, Calif.
Info: The annual conference of the National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA) is also attended by members of CEMRA (Canadian Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association). >> More Info

Electrical Inspectors Assoc. of Alberta Technical Conference

Date & Location: February 6-7, 2015 • Edmonton, Alta.
Info: The details of EIAA’s annual technical conference are being finalized, so visit the website for updates. >> More Info

EFC Electrical Council Ontario Region Gala

Date & Location: February 6, 2015 • Brampton, Ont.
Info: The Electrical Council (Ontario Region) of Electro-Federation Canada is hosting its annual winter gala at the Pearson Convention Centre. >> More Info