Advanced Energy Blog

Deciding “Yes” on Solar

By Jonathan Susser | June 27, 2020

This article was written by Luke Henry, one of our distributed utility technical specialists. You’ve done the research and have decided to install solar at your home. What’s next to keep the process moving? To know what else to expect[…]

Is it smart to invest in smart home technology?

By Jonathan Susser | June 15, 2020

Approximately 80% of Americans have smartphones, but other forms of smart technology — technology that gives users more ways to customize their home — are growing in popularity. These devices offer new levels of control, freedom and security and can[…]

Practical Solutions to Industrial Power Quality Issues

By Jonathan Susser | June 9, 2020

Power delivery is changing. New technologies, devices and loads are coming online, and utilities cannot always guarantee flawless electricity distribution to industrial facilities. This combination can lead to power quality issues — stemming from both sides of the electric meter[…]

Going Electric in the Warehouse: Electric Forklifts

By Jonathan Susser | June 1, 2020

Forklifts, or lift trucks, are used in a variety of industries — from warehousing and storage to manufacturing to big-box retail to construction — to handle materials and load, unload and transport goods. Traditionally, this equipment has run on an[…]

Applications of GIS in the Electric Utility Sector

By Jonathan Susser | May 27, 2020

From Google Maps to geotagging on Facebook, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have become an everyday part of life. Like other computationally intensive fields, GIS has its roots in the 1960s, an era of rapid technological development in computer science. The[…]

House Hunting for Energy Efficiency

By Jonathan Susser | May 22, 2020

Perhaps another factor in your home search should be energy efficiency. What does an energy efficient home look like? Often, it looks nearly identical to a less efficient home, but there are some strong indicators that a home may have[…]

What to Know Before Installing Solar at Home

By Jonathan Susser | May 20, 2020

This article was written by Luke Henry, one of our distributed utility technical specialists. Looking into home solar can be exciting but also a bit daunting. Below, we outline a few areas worth knowing about, including components, characteristics, locations, sizing,[…]

Advanced Energy’s EASA Allied Membership

By Jonathan Susser | May 19, 2020

The Electrical Apparatus Service Association Inc. (EASA) is the leading international trade organization in electrical and mechanical equipment sales, service and repairs for motors, pumps, generators, drives and more. Each year, EASA’s international convention brings together service centers with motor and[…]

Emissions Quantification Tools Overview

By Jonathan Susser | May 13, 2020

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the electric power sector produced 33% of the country’s total carbon dioxide emissions in 2018. Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions can affect the environment, health and quality of life, and[…]