Here are some of the top electrical industry news items as of August 1, 2020.
Construction Starts “Crushed” by Pandemic in First Half of Year
According to a new report from Dodge Data & Analytics, while commercial and multi-family starts were quite healthy during January and February, the subsequent COVID-19 pandemic and resulting recession have “wreaked havoc” on...
Record Number of U.S. Microgrid Installations in 2019
According to a new report from Wood Mackenzie, 546 microgrids were installed in the United States during 2019, more than during any previous year.
U.S. Begins Quest for a Lunar Nuclear Reactor
What will it realistically take to ready a fission surface power system (FSP)—a small (maybe modular) nuclear reactor—for deployment on the moon by 2027? That’s essentially what Battelle Energy Alliance LLC (BEA), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are asking the private sector in an interesting request for information (RFI) issued on July 23.
For the first time in nearly a decade, nonresidential construction spending is due to dip
A mid-year update to the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Consensus Construction Forecast has found that spending on nonresidential building projects is on the decline and will remain so through 2021.
Pittsburgh Airport Starts Construction on Microgrid
Construction has start on the first-of-its-kind electrical microgrid that will power Pittsburgh International Airport’s terminals, hangars, maintenance buildings and airfield – as well as the Hyatt hotel and Sunoco gas station nearby – once work is complete next summer.