Current Trends Featured Blog Post March 1, 2024

The Severe Electrician Shortage in America: Is There an End in Sight?

9 Min. Read

The electrical trade is burdened by a labor shortage that began over a decade ago as a generation of electricians looks to retire. With a new wave of technology increasing the demand for electricians, electrical contractors must solve the labor shortage for their company by re-imagining their business as more technology- and sustainability-oriented to attract the next generation of electricians looking for financial security, job resiliency, and the benefits a trade can bring.

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March 1, 2024

The Severe Electrician Shortage in America: Is There an End in Sight?

9 Min. Read

The electrical trade is burdened by a labor shortage that began over a decade ago as a generation of electricians looks to retire. With a new wave of technology increasing the demand for electricians, electrical contractors must solve the labor shortage for their company by re-imagining their business as more technology- and sustainability-oriented to attract the next generation of electricians looking for financial security, job resiliency, and the benefits a trade can bring.

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February 29, 2024

How to Get a Permit for a Commercial EV Charging Station Installation in 2024

7 Min. Read

Commercial EV charging station installation has many benefits, ranging from additional revenue to increased employee satisfaction. However, before you can reap these advantages, it’s crucial to file the necessary documentation and receive the correct permits to avoid additional expenses or repairs for improper work and lengthy, drawn-out building inspections. In this article, we outline the permit process and key regulations for commercial EV charging stations.

 

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February 28, 2024

EV Battery Charging Best Practices to Maintain Your Car's Battery Health

11 Min. Read

Electric vehicles are typically long-term investments made with the intention of driving and enjoying the car for years to come. How you choose to care for and maintain that investment will significantly impact the lifetime cost, experience, and overall value of your vehicle. Ensure the longevity of your electric vehicle’s battery and receive the most value from your electric car with these EV charging best practices.

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February 26, 2024

Qmerit to the Rescue After Poor Installation Sparks Home EV Charging “Nightmare” (Video)

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Watch how Qmerit partnered with Tom Moloughney of YouTube’s “State of Charge” channel to help out a homeowner who took to the internet for advice on fixing a home EV charger installation gone wrong. Bottom line: Make sure your installer is an EV charging specialist like the certified electricians who make up Qmerit’s unrivaled national network.

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February 23, 2024

Are EV Charging Stations Universal?

9 Min. Read

Upgrading a multifamily or commercial property with EV chargers is a great option and will help build your business and attract customers. There are different types of EV charging stations available and understanding these levels of EV chargers will help you determine which EV charging strategy is best for your property. In this article, we explore EV charging types and answer, “Are EV charging stations universal?”.

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February 22, 2024

How to Plan for a Solar-Powered EV Charging Station Installation in Your Home

6 Min. Read

Residential solar is more affordable and efficient than ever, and a growing number of EV owners are taking advantage of innovative technologies and incentives to invest in an advanced electrification solution that makes solar-powered EV charging accessible at the residential level. Our latest article discusses how to plan for a solar-powered EV charging station installation in your home.

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February 21, 2024

The Influence of EV Demand on Urban Multifamily Buildings in 2024

6 Min. Read

The surge in EV adoption is prompting multifamily property owners to consider the impact on their property. As EV demand rises, the need for charging infrastructures in urban multifamily settings becomes crucial. In this article, we explore the key considerations for multifamily property owners installing EV chargers to support the growing EV demand of their residents and tenants.

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February 20, 2024

A Utilities’ Guide to Navigating Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Challenges

7 Min. Read

EV adoption rates are rising faster than ever, bolstered by various federal and state initiatives. While this changing landscape presents utilities with many opportunities, it also poses its fair share of challenges. So how can energy providers cope with the increased demand and what role do customers play? This article presents five tips to help utilities navigate electric vehicle infrastructure challenges head-on and emerge as leaders of the electrification process.

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February 16, 2024

What is the Future of Home Solar Panels in 2024 and Beyond?

6 Min. Read

The solar industry is changing rapidly, powered by a strong demand and groundbreaking innovations. In this article, we discuss the latest trends shaping the future of solar, explore what is a solar panel, and consider recent innovation in solar technology from new PV materials to the integration with smart energy systems and smart electrical panels.

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February 15, 2024

Electrification of Transportation and the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO): A Fleet Perspective

7 Min. Read

For fleet managers, electrification represents significant cost savings. However, it’s also an upfront investment that requires careful consideration, starting with calculating your expected total cost of ownership. Our latest article explores the total cost of ownership for an EV fleet and how to reconcile initial costs with long-term savings by going electric.

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February 14, 2024

The Multifamily Property Guide to Reducing Solar Panel Installation Costs

9 Min. Read

A growing number of multifamily properties are taking advantage of lower costs and increased performance to invest in solar energy. As a multifamily property owner or manager, you can offer a sustainable perk while reducing operating costs by investing in solar panels. Our latest article discusses how to effectively plan and reduce costs for solar panel installation at your property.

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February 13, 2024

The Energy-Efficient Home: Why and When to Upgrade Your Electrical Panel

8 Min. Read

Your electrical panel is a vital component of your home’s electrical infrastructure. As your panel ages or your electrification needs change, a panel upgrade might become a necessity. Here’s what you need to know about why and when to upgrade your electrical panel.

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February 9, 2024

An EV Charging Maintenance Guide for Commercial Building Owners

5 Min. Read

Commercial building owners can stand out as a local tech-forward sustainability leader, gain revenue, and offer an appealing perk for employees and customers with EV charging stations. However, EV charging equipment requires maintenance to remain operational and efficient. In this article, we discuss what it takes to develop a comprehensive maintenance plan for a safe and reliable EV charging experience to help you make the most of your commercial EV charger installation for years to come.

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February 8, 2024

Key Electric Car Statistics and Charging Trends You Should Know in 2024

7 Min. Read

The future of transportation is electric and with government incentives and environmental concerns propelling EV adoption, electric vehicle sales are hitting record-breaking milestones. Expanding EV charging infrastructure is crucial to supporting this growing movement in the transition to electrification. Stay informed on evolving trends with the latest statistics on electric cars and EV chargers.

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February 7, 2024

Charging at Home: Can Your Home Handle a Fast EV Charging Station Upgrade?

8 Min. Read

Is your home ready for fast, overnight EV charging? Maximize your at-home EV charging experience with updated electrical infrastructure as we discuss the importance of choosing the right location for your charger and explore key considerations when selecting and installing a Level 2 EV charger in your home. If you’re looking to upgrade your EV charger installation, check out this guide to learn more.

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February 6, 2024

The Cost of Updating Your Electrical Panel: What You Need to Know

10 Min. Read

Electrical panels are a key component of your home’s electrical system. These devices draw power from the grid and distribute it to the different appliances while preventing overloading. In this article, we discuss the importance of panel maintenance and when to consider a panel upgrade.

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February 2, 2024

The Homeowner's Guide to EV Adoption and EV Charger Installation

7 Min. Read

EV adoption is on the rise and so is the need for convenient and affordable EV charging. For most EV owners, at-home charging is the most relevant option that fits their needs and offers a cost-effective solution to charging their electric vehicle. This article explores what getting your home ready for EV charging entails and explore what to consider for your EV charger installation for a seamless EV adoption journey.

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February 1, 2024

How Are Government Policies Shaping EV Adoption Rates?

8 Min. Read

EV adoption has tripled in the last 3 years and more than 1 million EVs were sold in the U.S. in 2023. In this blog post, we explore how federal incentives are actively supporting EV sales, research, and the development of a nationwide EV charging infrastructure and cover what EV drivers should know about the Inflation Reduction Act and other government policies shaping EV adoption, EV charger installation, and the electric vehicle landscape.

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January 31, 2024

Your Guide to California's EV Rebates and EV Charging Incentives

8 Min. Read

With some of the best incentives in the U.S. for EV adoption and EV charger installation, California makes it easy for residents of the state to go electric. Californians need to understand what incentives are available and how they can access these savings. In this article, we discuss current California EV incentives and upcoming changes to these programs and explore how these incentives have supported EV adoption to make the Golden State the friendliest state for EVs.

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January 30, 2024

2024 EV Tax Credit Requirement Updates - What You Need to Know Now

9 Min. Read

The Inflation Reduction Act introduced some changes to the EV tax credit rule, and new requirements in 2024 are changing how EV tax credits can be used and which EVs qualify for savings. In this article, we’ll discuss the latest changes to the EV tax credit requirements that make buying an electric vehicle more accessible than ever before. When it comes to the latest EV incentives, here’s what you need to know.

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January 26, 2024

California Electrification Statistics

9 Min. Read

With more than 93,000 EV charging stations and ZEVs representing 25% of new vehicle sales, California EV statistics reveal the extent of EV adoption in the Golden State. In this article, we share exciting data and discuss EV ownership and the state of EV charging in California. Learn more about making the most of your EV in the Golden State.

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January 25, 2024

The Commercial EV Charging Station Maintenance Guide for Electrical Contractors

7 Min. Read

There has never been a more exciting time to be an electrical contractor. As EV infrastructure continues to evolve at a breakneck pace, commercial electrical contractors will play a pivotal role in ensuring the reliability, safety, and longevity of commercial EV charger installation and maintenance. Our latest article outlines five key tips for streamlining your EV charging station maintenance and elevating your expertise.

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January 24, 2024

EV Maintenance Strategies and Solutions for Successful Fleet Electrification

8 Min. Read

An electric vehicle fleet maintenance plan is a key component for managing costs and improving uptime for your EV fleet. In this article, we explore the different elements of a successful maintenance plan for an electrified fleet, ranging from predictive maintenance and battery health to driver training and EV charger installation safety.

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January 23, 2024

Understanding California's Electric Vehicle and EV Charging Laws

7 Min. Read

California is at the forefront of EV adoption and is leading the U.S. when it comes to EV charger installation, building a resilient energy grid, and passing legislation to support the electrification movement. In this article, we explore California EV law and how the state has successfully created a strong legal framework that supports access to EV charging while encouraging Californians to go electric.

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January 18, 2024

Understanding and Overcoming the Gender Gap in Electric Vehicle Adoption: What's Behind the Divide?

12 Min. Read

When it comes to purchasing a new vehicle, men are almost twice as likely to buy an EV than women. A deeper dive into EV buying decisions uncovers why women are more hesitant to drive electric. With greater priorities of practicality, affordable pricing, safety, and the environment, our latest article explores what is driving the gender gap in electric vehicle adoption and how auto manufacturers and EV charger installation will have a big role to play in the future of sustainable transportation in America.

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January 17, 2024

The Top Emerging Building Electrification Trends for Electrical Contractors

7 Min. Read

Building electrification is transforming building ownership and management. A growing number of residential and commercial customers are investing in energy transition technologies and solutions such as electric heat, smart technologies, battery storage, and EV charger installation. In this blog post, we explore the latest building-electrification trends and how contractors can take advantage of these opportunities to build their business for the future.

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January 16, 2024

Electric Vehicle Charging in Maryland

11 Min. Read

Maryland is at the forefront of the electric vehicle (EV) movement. Among the top 10 U.S. states when it comes to the number of public charging stations and EV ownership, it’s easy to go electric in Maryland. But even with plenty of incentives, a dedicated public charging infrastructure, and plans for an electrified future, there are still plenty of challenges you might face as you navigate EV ownership in the Old Line State. Learn more about driving electric in Maryland to make the most of your EV and EV charging experience with our latest guide.

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January 11, 2024

Electrification for Commercial Properties: Improvements for 2024

11 Min. Read

As the electrification of commercial properties continues to gain acceptance, there is a transformative potential for property owners looking to improve their buildings in 2024. Discover how switching to energy transition technologies, such as heat pumps, solar panels, and battery storage and EV charger installation can enhance efficiency, safety, and financial performance for your business. Learn how to become and energy leader, save money, improve tenant comfort, and support sustainability in Qmerit’s latest blog.

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January 10, 2024

Wiring up for Efficiency: How to Capitalize on Your Expertise as an Electrical Contractor in Fleet EV Charger Installation

10 Min. Read

As more business recognize the value of electrification and fleet managers begin upgrading to EV fleets, electrical contractors are faced with an emerging market and rapidly growing opportunities. In this article, contractors will learn the motivations fleet managers have for switching to EVs, why the skills electrical contractors can provide fleet operators are so crucial, and where electrical contractors can further obtain the EV charging installation skills necessary to work with fleet managers. Unlock new opportunities as an electrician with Qmerit.

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January 9, 2024

Exploring the Future of Electric Vehicle Fleet Management

8 Min. Read

Fleet management is more important than ever as more fleet managers adopt EVs. From developing a reliable charging strategy to incorporating the latest technology, developing a modern fleet management process will support your electrification project. In this article, we discuss how electrification is changing fleet management and how fleet managers can adapt their business to support the future with electric vehicle fleet management.

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January 4, 2024

How Long Does It Take to Charge an EV at Home?

10 Min. Read

Charging is an important consideration for those looking into an EV purchase, and for many, EV charging is actually one of the more crucial aspects of EV ownership. For a majority of EV owners, investing in an at-home Level 2 charging station remains the most cost-effective and practical solution. In this article, we discuss the different options available for charging at home and compare public and at-home charging, including cost, convenience, and long-term benefits.

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January 3, 2024

How to Set Apart Your Commercial Electrical Contractor Business in Today’s Energy Landscape

7 Min. Read

The renewable energy market is creating new opportunities for electric contractors and the potential is limitless. However, contractors must modernize their businesses to take advantage of these opportunities. In this article, we discuss the top strategies electric contractors can adopt to thrive in today’s energy landscape, including adopting new technologies, building sustainable business processes, or forming new partnerships. Learn more about setting your electrical contracting business ahead of the competition.

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January 2, 2024

Plugging In: A Renter's Guide to Apartment EV Charging

6 Min. Read

Few rental properties have historically made EV charging available to tenants, but this trend is rapidly changing and residents can proactively work with their apartment or multifamily complex to expand EV charging access for their community. Learn more about overcoming common barriers to adopting EV charging in apartments, the costs and benefits of EV charger installation, and different strategies tenants can use to help convince property owners to invest in EV charging in our latest electrification article on a renter’s guide to apartment EV charging.

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December 28, 2023

The Smart Grid Connection: How Energy Storage in EVs Contributes to Grid Stability and Flexibility

5 Min. Read

Electric vehicles with bi-directional energy flow can act as distributed energy resources, sending power back to the grid through vehicle-to-grid technology. Enhancing grid resilience and creating potential revenue, your EVs can be converted into virtual power plants with this innovative technology. From buying power during off-peak and selling during peak times to integrating EVs with microgrids and solar arrays to amplify your renewable power supply, smart grids and EVs are changing the energy industry.

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December 27, 2023

How Many Amps Are Required for a Level 2 Charging Station?

7 Min. Read

For a majority of EV owners, at-home charging with a Level 2 station remains the most convenient charging solution. Upgrading your home with a Level 2 charging station is more accessible than you might think, but there are some important considerations. Learn more about the requirements for installing a Level 2 charger as we discuss common questions about amperage needs, dedicated circuits, and more.

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December 26, 2023

Decoding California's Electric Vehicle Charging Requirements: A Comprehensive Guide for Utilities

7 Min. Read

California is leading the way in terms of EV adoption, and the Golden State has a bold plan to go electric by 2035. The state is actively supporting this drastic plan by adopting mandates, incentives, and other regulatory measures that foster electrification but create a challenging environment for energy providers. Learn how California is setting a precedent for creating a legal framework for electrification and how utilities can tackle compliance challenges while supporting the state’s climate goals.

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December 22, 2023

Boosting Your Sustainability: Methods and Tools for Tracking Your EV Energy Consumption

4 Min. Read

As an EV driver, gaining visibility over your vehicle’s energy consumption has many benefits, ranging from optimizing charging to tracking battery degradation. With different methods to collect charging data, such as your vehicle’s onboard system, companion apps, smart energy monitors, and more, it’s easier than ever before to understand and optimize your EV’s energy usage to make the most of your electric vehicle. When it comes to understanding your energy usage, here’s what you need to know.

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December 21, 2023

A Fleet Manager's Guide to Navigating the Complex Landscape of Electric Vehicle Fleet Management

7 Min. Read

Cost savings and operating efficiencies are drawing attention to EV fleets and EV fleet management systems, as more companies seek ways to reach their environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) goals. In short, sustainability is good for business—attracting and retaining business and meeting financial and operational goals. Learn how to navigate electric vehicle fleet management with this easy-to-use guide on understanding the basics of fleet management.

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December 20, 2023

Exploring the Impact of Utilities - Are Electric Fleet Vehicles the Key to Reducing Emissions?

9 Min. Read

The shift to EVs seems inevitable now—much to the benefit of the environment and electric utilities. American utilities cannot afford to wait for demand to build or risk failing to meet energy needs in the near future. The success of electrification in your region will require utilities to eliminate barriers to the widespread acceptance of EVs. In this article, we explore the crucial role utilities play in fostering EV fleets and encouraging the general public to go electric to reduce emissions and build a more sustainable energy future.

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December 19, 2023

How Electric Vehicle Fleet Charging Infrastructure is Driving Sustainability Forward

12 Min. Read

Businesses and municipalities are increasingly adopting electric vehicles for environmental and economic benefits, with EVs expected to comprise a significant portion of U.S. fleets by 2030. Success in this transition depends on effective EV charging infrastructure, balancing on-site and public charging options. While there are incentives and cost savings, strategic planning and maintenance of the charging infrastructure are crucial to maximize these benefits and support the shift toward sustainability.

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December 15, 2023

Your Guide to Implementing a Commercial Electric Vehicle Charging Station

7 Min. Read

Demand for EV charging is on the rise. For businesses, there is an opportunity to offer a unique perk to employees and customers by developing an EV charging infrastructure. From picking the right location for EV charging to comparing different charging solutions and understanding the importance of working with a professional, this article covers the practical considerations for commercial property owners and managers looking to install EV chargers on their property.

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December 14, 2023

The Economic and Environmental Benefits of Adopting a Fleet of Electric Vehicles

6 Min. Read

Fleet electrification has obvious benefits for businesses in terms of fuel savings, lower maintenance costs, and improved brand image. However, fleet electrification can also contribute to a greener economy by lowering harmful greenhouse gas emissions and prompting energy providers to amp up their energy production capacities with clean projects. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the multifaceted benefits of replacing gas-powered fleet vehicles with EVs.

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December 13, 2023

Ready To Charge Up Your Business? Exploring the Potential of EV Charging Opportunities for Electrical Contractors

6 Min. Read

EV adoption is surging, creating a significant need for public and private charging. For electrical contractors, exploring EV charging opportunities is a sound strategy for the future, but this new business model requires acquiring new skills and certifications. In this blog post, we explore the future of EV charging and how contractors can pursue these exciting opportunities.

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December 12, 2023

Empowering Commutes: Navigating the Future of Workplace EV Charging with Utilities and Collaborative Solutions

8 Min. Read

The demand for EV charging at work is growing, but employers often face barriers to implementation. Utilities can address these barriers by offering incentives and building partnerships with local players. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the increasingly important role of utilities in supporting business electrification and bringing workplace charging to the community.

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December 7, 2023

What Is a Level 3 Electric Vehicle Charger?

12 Min. Read

Level 3 or Direct Current Fast Charging stations are the fastest option for refilling an EV battery on a road trip. In this blog post, we discuss the different levels of EV charging, why DC Fast charging is convenient when traveling, and why Level 2 charging remains a better option for your daily needs. Find out more about electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) charging station types, realistic driver needs, and upgrading your home with Level 2 charging.

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December 6, 2023

Empowering Sustainable Fleets: Utilities’ Role in Accelerating Electric Vehicle Fleet Conversion

7 Min. Read

The interest in fleet electrification is growing, but there are still some obstacles to electric vehicle fleet conversion. Utilities can play a central role in widespread EV adoption at the fleet level by offering incentives, developing a modern energy infrastructure, and forming partnerships. Read on to learn more about why utilities will be essential players in the future of fleet electrification.

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December 5, 2023

What Factors Affect Home EV Charging Speed?

5 Min. Read

Selecting an EV charger with the right charging speed to meet your driving needs is critical to successful EV ownership. There are several options when it comes to buying an EVSE and understanding the basics of EV charging technology will help you make an informed decision and purchase a charger that fits your driving habits and preferences. In this article, we’ll cover the key factors that can impact your EV charging speed and electric vehicle experience, whether you’re charging at home or on-the-go.

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December 1, 2023

Factors That Impact EV Charger Installation Costs

8 Min. Read

EV adoption is on the rise, and with the added convenience and cost-savings of at-home EV charging, more electric vehicle owners are investing in EV charger installation to maximize their experience and savings. While costs can vary depending on your home, in this article we discuss the costs of installing a residential Level 2 EV charging station and the different factors that can influence your EV charger installation, ranging from panel upgrades to installation complexities.

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November 30, 2023

How Can an Electric Vehicle Fleet Management System Benefit Your Business?

6 Min. Read

EV fleets are gaining more attention as a result of ongoing cost benefits and strong federal, state, and utility purchase incentives. EV fleets need technology-enabled electric vehicle fleet management systems to realize the cost and operating benefits. If you are a fleet manager looking to transition to an electric vehicle fleet, read this blog and contact  Qmerit to start the conversation.

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November 29, 2023

Electrical Compatibility and Safety Considerations for EV Charging

6 Min. Read

How do electric vehicle charging stations work? In this article, we’ll discuss the different types of EV charging stations and explore the technologies that allow vehicles and charging equipment to communicate. We’ll also explore how adopting a common charging standard addresses the issue of compatibility and how a qualified electrician can implement best practices and follow NEC requirements to create a safe at-home EV charging solution.

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November 28, 2023

Driving Environmental Initiatives: The Role of Electric Vehicle Fleets in Corporate Sustainability

8 Min. Read

More businesses are investing in ESG and net-zero programs, but there is a push to adopt measures that create tangible and measurable benefits. If you operate a fleet, switching to EVs is one of the most effective steps you can take to reduce your emissions and overall environmental impact. Learn more about how EVs support corporate sustainability goals and enhance business operations in our latest article.

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November 22, 2023

The Tipping Point in EV Charging Standards: What Consumers Need to Know

6 Min. Read

Adoption of the North American Charging Standard marks a pivotal shift in the electric vehicle landscape and EV charging infrastructure. As major automakers adopt NACS, EV owners face new considerations, from adapter usage to equipment upgrades. Learn how this transition will create a more standardized and accessible EV charging ecosystem in our latest electrification article.

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November 21, 2023

EV Charging Installation 101: What Electrical Contractors Should Know

13 Min. Read

The escalating growth of the EV market is elevating the need for new EV charging station installation contractors. As the energy transition gains traction and more people install electrification technologies, electricians have the opportunity to enter new markets and expand their business offerings. Learn about the surging EV market and the role of electrical contractors in building a national network of EV charging stations in homes and commercial settings across the country in our latest article.

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November 20, 2023

Exploring the Advantages of Commercial Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

7 Min. Read

Evaluating the benefits of installing EV charging stations at your commercial buildings is crucial in meeting your ESG and commercial electrification goals, as well as supporting the transition of gas-powered vehicles to EVs. From enhancing your building’s future prospects to generating new revenue streams, commercial EV charging offers multifaceted advantages. Discover how EV charging stations can align with your business objectives while delivering community-wide value in our latest commercial electrification guide.

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November 17, 2023

Energy Storage Systems: Understanding the Duration and Limitations of Energy Storage Capacity

8 Min. Read

Integrating renewable energy sources into the grid effectively requires excess energy to be captured so the power stored can be deployed when the sun isn’t shining, or the wind isn’t blowing. Adopting energy storage systems is critical to creating a more flexible, sustainable electricity grid. Learn about energy storage systems, their utilization and durations, and other practical considerations in our latest article.

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November 16, 2023

Exploring Cutting-Edge Solutions for Commercial Electrical Contractors

6 Min. Read

The U.S. energy infrastructure is going through a significant change with electrification, creating opportunities for contractors. As a commercial contractor, consider exploring modern solutions and acquiring new skills to prepare for the future. In this blog post, we explore different areas to focus on, ranging from renewable energy to smart energy management, and the IoT.

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November 15, 2023

EV Charger Installation Preparation Checklist - What You Need To Know

6 Min. Read

Proper planning is crucial when upgrading your home with an EV charging station. Learn more about practical considerations such as assessing your home’s unique configuration and why load calculations matter. We’ll also discuss different charger types, potential compatibility issues, and questions about working with a certified electrician or obtaining the necessary electrical permits.

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November 14, 2023

Energy Storage Batteries Can Power Your Home and Future

12 Min. Read

The energy storage market is growing at a fast pace as businesses, utilities, and homeowners look toward sustainable energy solutions. In this article we explore the residential battery sector and discuss how home energy storage solutions can increase resiliency, facilitate access to clean energy, and help you reduce your energy bills. Learn more about the current trends in residential energy storage, top home battery products, and home energy storage batteries can power your home and future in our latest electrification article.

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November 10, 2023

Integrating Microgrids into the Existing Grid and EV Charging Infrastructure

5 Min. Read

Uncover the impact of microgrids on EV charging infrastructure and explore the innovations that shape electric vehicle charging in our latest electrification article. From smart grid technology to community projects, discover the success stories, challenges in grid integration, and potential cost savings, resilience, and the pivotal role of microgrids in the EV revolution. When it comes to integrating microgrids into the existing grid and EV charging infrastructure, here’s what you need to know.

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November 9, 2023

Making the Right EV Charging Connection for Your Plug-In Hybrid Car’s Best Performance

5 Min. Read

Plug-in hybrid car owners may not be ready for a fully electric vehicle today, but they may purchase one in the future. Investing in the right EV charging connection early on can save you time and money later. Many EV and PHEV owners already prefer Level 2 charging at-home. When it comes to speed, convenience, flexibility, and long-term savings, here’s what you need to know to make the right EV charging connection for your plug-in hybrid car’s best performance.

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November 8, 2023

Four Strategies to Improve Your Contractor Profit Margin

7 Min. Read

In today’s dynamic landscape, electrical contractors face challenges and opportunities as the energy industry evolves and electrification and energy transition technologies continue to gain traction. But improving your profit margins and realizing business growth requires innovative strategies and a commitment to excellence. In this article we cover the key steps for electricians looking to boost their profit margins and realize business growth.

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November 7, 2023

The Role of Microgrids in the Future of Electrification

6 Min. Read

Microgrids are gaining prominence as a solution for evolving energy needs with rising electric vehicle (EV) adoption. These systems facilitate local energy production, integrating solar, wind, and batteries. Amidst increasing EV demand and industrial electrification, microgrids offer resilience and decentralization. They enhance energy management, renewables integration, and grid readiness for EV charging. As EVs and microgrids grow, they’ll significantly shape our future energy landscape.

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November 3, 2023

Electric Vehicle Charging in Washington State

8 Min. Read

Washington State’s push for electric vehicle charging infrastructure and state-wide incentives for purchasing and maintaining EVs have helped to make it one of the best states for owning and driving an EV. In this article, we’ll take a look at the key points to consider when charging an electric vehicle in Washington and cover everything you need to know about charging locations, utility rates, electrification incentives, and staying safe on the road when driving an EV in the Evergreen State.

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November 2, 2023

The Future of EV Charging Infrastructure

7 Min. Read

EV adoption prompts diverse global EV charging infrastructure, economic activity, and societal benefits. The U.S. is charging ahead with a target of 500,000 stations, but challenges like distribution and upfront costs need to be addressed. China leads the charge with 1 million EV chargers, while Europe faces challenges of station scarcity, range anxiety, and high prices. Read more in our latest electrification article about the future of EV charging infrastructure!

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November 1, 2023

What Is Included in a Home EV Charger Installation?

6 Min. Read

For current and prospective EV owners, investing in an at-home charging solution represents an upfront cost. It’s important to understand the different factors that influence the cost of upgrading your home with a Level 2 EV charger installation and why you should hire a licensed and experienced electrician. In this article, we’ll discuss the cost of each component and go over the most common electrical upgrades that result in additional costs so you can make an informed decision for your at-home EV charging station installation.

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October 31, 2023

How to Know When It’s Time for an Electric Panel Upgrade: Assessing Your Home and EV Charger Installation

6 Min. Read

As more and more homeowners undergo household electrification to decrease their carbon footprint, electrical consumption is set to significantly increase. Converting appliances, devices, heating and cooling systems, and vehicles from gas power to electric will increase the load and your current electric panel may be insufficient. From understanding your panel’s capacity to recognizing when an upgrade is essential, our latest article provides a comprehensive guide on electric panel upgrades and safety.

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October 27, 2023

Comparing Long-Term Cost Analysis of EV Home Charging vs. Public Charging

6 Min. Read

The cost of charging an EV can vary based on your personal driving habits and geographic area. While most EV owners rely on at-home charging to take advantage of lower residential electricity rates, leveraging the growing public charging network has some advantages. Here, you’ll learn more about the cost of charging at home and on the road and explore additional costs linked to EV ownership.

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October 26, 2023

The Impact of Certified Electrician-Installed EV Chargers on Home Value

8 Min. Read

Installing a home EV charger will add value to a home as well as help protect the environment. The use of certified installers is essential to assuring prospective buyers of the quality of the charger station and easy future expansion. Certified installers have all the training needed to ensure proper installation and long, trouble-free operation. Qmerit’s unique Certified Installation Network is your key to lasting quality and value preservation.

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October 25, 2023

Ensuring Tenant Satisfaction: Best Practices for Managing EV Charging Stations in Multifamily Properties

6 Min. Read

As electric vehicle (EV) ownership among residents of multifamily properties continues to rise, EV charging stations are transitioning from amenities to necessities. Many multifamily owners or property managers hesitate to install such equipment because of the perceived difficulty in managing them. This article offers tips to address those concerns. Discover how to leverage EV chargers for tenant satisfaction and higher property value.

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October 24, 2023

Electric Vehicle Charging in Pennsylvania

9 Min. Read

The national EV charging network is growing quickly, but distribution remains unequal. As a traveler or resident considering an EV purchase in Pennsylvania, it’s important to know that EV chargers are mostly available in urban areas and a few state parks. Learn more about the state of EV charging in Pennsylvania and how the state is actively investing in developing its charging infrastructure through the NEVI program.

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October 20, 2023

Understanding the Efficiency of Energy Storage Systems - Key Factors and Performance Metrics

7 Min. Read

Achieving sustainable energy combines renewable power generation with energy storage capabilities. The resulting combo helps capitalize on decarbonization efforts, ensure grid stability during peak demand as well as outages, and enable a more energy-resilient future. Learn more about types of energy storage systems as well as efficiency metrics to help balance demand and integrate renewable energy at residential or grid levels.

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October 19, 2023

Adapting Community Solar Programs for Multifamily EV Charging

5 Min. Read

As the transition to clean energy in communities accelerates, the demand for renewable energy and electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in residential areas also rises. Multifamily property owners and managers can greatly benefit from integrating community solar programs with EV charging. Find out how to adapt such projects and the cost savings, reduced carbon emissions, and enhanced property appeal they bring.

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October 18, 2023

How Multifamily Property Owners Can Benefit From State and Federal Incentives for EV Charging

7 Min. Read

Discover how multifamily property owners can leverage state and federal incentives to support the deployment of EV charging infrastructure. This article highlights key incentives available to property owners, providing insights into tax credits, grants, and rebates that can enhance property appeal and offset installation and maintenance costs. Learn about eligibility requirements, utility programs, and planning for successful installations in Qmerit’s latest multifamily electrification article.

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October 17, 2023

Finding and Using EV Charging Rebates and Tax Credits

5 Min. Read

As electric vehicle (EV) popularity rises, so does the need for charging stations, but costs can be a major barrier, especially if additional electrical work is needed to support the EV charger. There are many rebates and other incentive programs for EV charger installation, including local incentives, utility programs, and federal tax credits. Learn more about finding and using EV charging rebates and tax credits with Qmerit’s latest electrification guide.

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October 13, 2023

Electric Vehicle Charging in Illinois

7 Min. Read

Electric vehicle (EV) adoption rates continue to rise, and EV charging stations are being deployed on a mass scale. Even so, progress varies significantly from state to state. This article explores the current EV environment in Illinois and what owning and charging an electric vehicle involves, whether at your residence or on the go. With tips and information on Illinois EV charging, maximize your travel planning efforts and seamless EV ownership in the Prairie State.

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October 12, 2023

Preparing for Your Second Electric Vehicle (EV)

5 Min. Read

As the popularity of electric vehicles (EVs) grows, many owners are considering purchasing a second EV. Whether you’re upgrading to a different model or preparing for two EVs in the home, this article will assist you in assessing your driving habits, optimizing your home charging setups, and choosing a second EV model that suits your personal needs. Make the most of your purchase by planning ahead with our latest guide for EV adoption and home electrification.

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October 11, 2023

Electrification Expansion: What It Takes to Be an Electrician in This Booming Market

11 Min. Read

There is a growing shift towards electrification, aiming to replace fossil fuels and lower emissions. This transition presents opportunities for electricians to learn renewable energy integration, EV charging infrastructure, battery storage, and microgrids. With a need to adapt to changing regulations and safety standards and opportunities for collaborating with automakers and suppliers, a renewable energy electrician can leverage training, platforms, and strategic partnerships to successfully navigate this evolving landscape.

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October 10, 2023

Benefits of Panel Upgrades – Enhancing Your Property's Safety, Efficiency, and Value

5 Min. Read

In today’s high-energy consumption world with demand for technology that improves our daily lives, upgrading electrical panels is crucial. Older panels can pose safety risks, while modern options provide real-time energy data, remote control, and improved safety and regulation standards. But before upgrading, it’s essential to seek professional advice, consider your panel size, and understand smart panel advantages. Here’s what you need to know before considering a panel upgrade and why it might be time to replace your electrical system.

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October 6, 2023

Leveraging Bidirectional Charging To Maximize Fleet Electrification

8 Min. Read

Fleet electrification is pivotal for modern businesses, and bidirectional charging can offer transformative benefits. Unlike traditional charging, bidirectional technology turns EVs into mobile energy storage, allowing energy to return to the grid at a profit or to the business, creating utility savings during peak hours. From boosting energy resilience and offering cost savings, to environmental perks and a better ROI on electrification, this article covers the value of electrifying your fleet with bidirectional capabilities.

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October 5, 2023

How Utilities Can Encourage Electrification in Low-Income Communities

8 Min. Read

Utilities are poised to take a lead role in bringing energy equity to America with electrification.With substantial federal, state, and local funding available, there is an incredible opportunity for utilities to provide a solution to their customers. Utilities can capitalize on this paradigm shift to create a win-win with low-income customers, driving energy equity, lowering utility fuel costs, driving new revenues, and improving customers’ lives. This article will take you through the funding landscape and explain how utilities can succeed in creating energy equity.

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October 4, 2023

How Does Fleet Electrification Support ESG Goals?

9 Min. Read

Amid growing climate change concerns, businesses are embracing Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles, with fleet electrification as a key strategy. As transportation significantly contributes to emissions and eCommerce continues to expand, cleaner transit is increasingly vital. Fleet electrification combats greenwashing, meets regulatory standards, promotes a sustainable supply chain, and mitigates energy costs. Learn more about meeting your ESG goals with electric vehicle adoption in our latest fleet electrification article.

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October 3, 2023

Utilities’ Role in Developing and Deploying Microgrid Technology

5 Min. Read

The U.S. energy infrastructure faces challenges due to increasing electrical needs, EV adoption, and aging systems. Microgrids can offer local power solutions, boosting grid resiliency and increasing energy production capacity, and utilities are at the core of supporting this transition. By shaping regulations, adopting new business models, and partnering with EV charging providers, utilities can help can pave the way for a more resilient and sustainable energy future with microgrid technology.

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September 29, 2023

Electric Vehicle Charging in Michigan

8 Min. Read

The rollout of new EV charging stations in Michigan has begun, increasing the number of EV charging stations in most areas, and EV trips are now achievable with preparation and charging planning. Navigate EV ownership and travel within your state with ease by understanding your options. Read the latest on the current state of EV charging and plan ahead to make your EV ownership and travel in the Great Lake State seamless.

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September 28, 2023

Electric Vehicle Charging in Florida

7 Min. Read

The landscape of EV ownership in Florida is rapidly evolving as EV adoption surges and charging networks continue to expand. From innovative initiatives by local utilities and major attractions, Florida is quickly becoming a hotspot for electric vehicles travelling across the state. Learn more about the incentives, legislation, and travel tips that make driving electric in the Sunshine State a popular option.

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September 27, 2023

Evaluating Total Cost of Ownership for Electric Fleets

7 Min. Read

In this article, we’ll unleash the potential of electric vehicles (EVs) in fleet management. You’ll discover the impact of the total cost of ownership (TCO), from acquisition and incentives to vehicle selection and maintenance savings. We’ll also explore the advantages of bidirectional charging, seamless infrastructure, and energy management. You can optimize your TCO with tailored charging solutions by embracing the electric future of fleet management and securing a competitive edge in the industry.

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September 26, 2023

Fleet Electrification - Best Practices for Charging Infrastructure Deployment

10 Min. Read

Transitioning your fleet to electric vehicles (EVs) presents both environmental and financial advantages. Effective strategies include meticulous charging infrastructure planning, careful range assessment, and the incorporation of renewable energy sources. Here’s what you need to know about transitioning your fleet and supporting an electric fleet with comprehensive charging solutions and fleet management software.

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September 22, 2023

Electric Vehicle Charging in Georgia

8 Min. Read

Are you planning a trip to Georgia? For EV owners, travel requires careful planning around the availability of EV charging. In the following article, we’ll discuss how Georgia compares to other states regarding EV charging infrastructure development. With current efforts to build Alternative Fuels Corridors and encourage the creation of a private charging network through incentives, here’s what you need to know about owning and driving an electric vehicle in the Peach State.

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September 21, 2023

5-Step Pre-Buy EV Checklist – A Detailed Guide for Future Electric Vehicle Owners

12 Min. Read

Buying a new car is a major investment and there are several smart steps to follow before you commit, especially as a first-time EV owner. From understanding your driving needs to knowing key features you need and unlocking savings and other incentives to selecting an EV charger that meets your charging needs, taking the time to weigh your options can be a game changer for your electric vehicle experience. Learn more about the 5 key considerations in Qmerit’s latest guide for future EV owners.

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September 20, 2023

Prepare and Deploy the Electric Fleet with this EV Charger Installation Guide for Electrical Contractors

8 Min. Read

With the surge in businesses opting for EV fleets, electrical contractors are pivotal for EV charger installation, and it is crucial to have a deep understanding of EV charger types, as well as the demands of specific installation nuances and safety recommendations. With advanced EV charger knowledge, you can offer insights and EVSE recommendations to your clients to maximize their fleet efficiency. Learn more about preparing and deploying EV fleet charging infrastructure in our latest fleet electrification guide for electrical contractors.

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September 19, 2023

Home Electrification Made Easy: Embracing Renewable Energy Efforts at Home

10 Min. Read

Homeowners are exploring uncommon methods to combat rising energy costs and carbon footprints, and while energy-efficient appliances are a start, genuine energy independence for homeowners requires a shift towards renewable energy, including solar and wind. Learn more about the steps homeowners can take in electrifying their homes in our latest guide on whole home electrification. From switching appliances, upgrading your lighting, or driving an electric vehicle, here’s what you need to know.

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September 15, 2023

5 Common Objections to Commercial Fleet Electrification

7 Min. Read

Global EV fleets are projected to be worth $325 billion by 2028. The possibility of potential benefits is driving this move, from sustainability to cost savings, yet some objections persist. Explore the five common complaints and how savvy fleet managers overcome them. Discover why many are steering toward electrification for reduced emissions and higher cost benefits. Get the details in our latest article, and learn how our experience in electrified fleets can help you!

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September 14, 2023

Auto Shows and EVs: Where the Auto Industry is Heading in 2023 and Beyond

9 Min. Read

International auto shows are great places to view, drive, and fully experience the newest models with the latest technology, especially as electric vehicles continue to rise in popularity. Recent shows in Shanghai, Chicago, and New York were no exception, with EVs starring amidst a surging global EV market. With an impressive lineup of EVs offering strong performance, improved range, affordable options, and increased charging convenience. Tour these great shows in our latest blog.

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September 12, 2023

Workplace EV Charging – Benefits for Employee Retention and Corporate Sustainability

6 Min. Read

From attracting talent that shares your environmental values to shaping your brand image around your ESG goals, offering EV charging at your place of business goes a long way in demonstrating your commitment to sustainability. EV charging is emerging as a compelling differentiator as more consumers seek sustainable brands. Let’s examine the benefits of electrification, incentives, and other considerations.

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September 8, 2023

Is Battery Storage and Solar Integration the Right Choice for Your Needs?

5 Min. Read

With a strong drive for sustainability and advancing technology, solar arrays integrated with battery storage are becoming more common among “prosumers” – users who consume and supply their electric power. In addition to lowering your carbon footprint, solar integration reduces utility costs, protects against grid outages, and even provides a source of revenue to prosumers who sell excess power back to the grid. Read more about the benefits of solar and battery storage to determine if this option is right for you.

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September 7, 2023

Overcoming Installation Challenges and Empowering Multifamily EV Charging Success

5 Min. Read

As the world shifts towards electrification, EV adoption rates continue to grow. EV charging stations in apartments, condos, and other multifamily communities are increasingly essential and property owners should take advantage of this incredible opportunity. In our latest article, we share tips on overcoming installation challenges, selecting the correct charging solutions, and navigating EV incentives.

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September 6, 2023

The Role of Energy Storage in Commercial EV Charging Systems

6 Min. Read

EV adoption is up, and commercial buildings can position themselves as electrification leaders by investing in charging solutions. There is a strong demand for commercial EV charging between fleets, employees, customers, and tenants. Still, the current energy infrastructure is creating challenges for charging electric vehicles at this scale. Here’s how local energy storage solutions can address these challenges.

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September 5, 2023

How Multifamily Properties Can Leverage EV Charging Stations to Attract Tenants

6 Min. Read

As the demand for electric vehicles continues to rise, EV charging infrastructure is fast becoming an important amenity for multifamily properties. Adding EV chargers to a commercial property offers a unique way to differentiate your business from the competition. Learn more about how multifamily properties can meet the growing demand for EV chargers, enhance their property value and attract tenants, and successfully implement an EV charging station installation.

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August 31, 2023

Strategies and Solutions for Fleet Operators Addressing Range Anxiety

7 Min. Read

EV range anxiety is a challenge that stands in the way of fleet electrification, but many fleet managers are tackling this obstacle by taking a strategic approach to EV fleet management. From choosing suitable EV models for your fleet, building a solid EV charging infrastructure for your business, and using EV fleet management technology to maximize your fleet performance, learn more about addressing range anxiety in our latest fleet electrification article.

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August 30, 2023

How Electric Fleets Can Benefit from Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Technology

5 Min. Read

Vehicle-to-grid or V2G technology allows fleet managers to discharge the energy stored into EV batteries to the grid. As utility providers face increasing pressure to develop an energy-efficient infrastructure that can meet high demand levels, local energy storage solutions, such as V2G, are emerging as a viable solution for supplementing the grid. For fleet managers, leveraging V2G can help manage costs, support sustainability goals, and improve resiliency.

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August 29, 2023

The Importance of Proper Training for Electrical Contractors in the EV Charging Sector

5 Min. Read

With growing demand for reliable EV charging infrastructure, the role of qualified electrical contractors in installation and maintenance is increasingly vital. There is a need for expanded electrical education, especially as the technology continues to evolve. Support your electrical contracting business and ensure your electricians are up to date with training in EV charger installations and other electrification technologies.

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August 24, 2023

Embracing Smart EV Charging Solutions Opportunities for Electrical Contractors

6 Min. Read

EV adoption is accelerating. Now is the right time for electrical contractors to look into expanding their services to include EV charging station installation. From obtaining additional training to keeping up with the latest regulations, contractors must establish themselves as experts to secure market shares and create a clear path forward with this new electrification service.

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August 22, 2023

The Role of Utilities in Supporting Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

5 Min. Read

Utilities are essential in developing electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure growth and supporting whole home electrification. By providing incentive programs, collaborating with EV charging providers, and embracing grid modernization and renewable energy integration, EV charging stations can be more accessible. Learn how utilities can accelerate the growth of EV infrastructure and build a more resilient grid in this article.

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August 17, 2023

How Electrical Contractors Can Stay Ahead of the EV Charging Market

5 Min. Read

As EV ownership rises, electrical contractors must expand their knowledge of EV technology and infrastructure. Specialized education, apprenticeships, and partnerships with experienced companies can boost your business growth. To attract talent and build a customer base, contractors should embrace new technologies and establish themselves through successful projects and referrals.

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August 10, 2023

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Trends for Electrical Contractors

7 Min. Read

Ongoing energy efficiency trends are changing electrification and the installation processes for new technologies. Electrical contractors must stay updated on these evolving technologies and safety standards to ensure they are able to provide customers with safe, high-quality, and efficient installations. Learn more about the key trends in energy efficiency and renewable energy in our latest electrification article.

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August 8, 2023

Implementing Utility Demand Response Programs for Managing EV Charging Loads

4 Min. Read

Demand response programs play a crucial role in managing EV charging loads and supporting grid stability. Implementing strategies such as time-of-use pricing, smart grid technologies, and direct load control can help utilities more effectively support EV charging energy demands in their region. Learn how to implement demand response programs to improve grid stability and reliability in our latest utility electrification article.

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August 3, 2023

Choosing the Right EV Charging Stations for Your Commercial Property

6 Min. Read

With the rise of electric vehicles and accompanying charging demand, commercial property owners must choose suitable charging stations to meet their customer, business, and employee needs. With a better understanding of the differences between Level 2 and Level 3 chargers, including charging speeds, power requirements, costs, and return on investment, discover how to determine the best fit for your property in our latest article.

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August 1, 2023

Why EV Fleets Adopt Overnight At Home Charging for Drivers

7 Min. Read

Recent trends in electrification show a strong push for overnight at-home charging, and fleet managers should consider how this charging model can impact and benefit their business. From alleviating driver concerns to expanding your fleet range, charging at-home will become increasingly important for fleets as more electric vehicles enter the market and the need for chargers continues to grow exponentially. Discover best practices, tips, and the latest solutions for EV fleet charging in our latest guide for fleet electrification.

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July 28, 2023

How to Maximize Your EV Driving Range

5 Min. Read

With range often one of the primary considerations for EV owners, many drivers are looking to optimize their driving range for efficient and sustainable travel. By proactively maintaining your vehicle, planning ahead with routes, and utilizing home charging with supplemental public charging, you can unlock the full potential and benefits of driving electric, making the most of your vehicle while contributing to a more sustainable future. Learn more about maximizing your EV range and driving experience in our latest article.

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July 27, 2023

Electrification and Sustainable Transportation - The Future of Trains, Boats, Airplanes, and More

8 Min. Read

A massive transformation is taking place in vehicles of all kinds, including airplanes, trains, and boats, as the world seeks to reduce carbon emissions and electrification drives demand for sustainable transportation. Spurred on by major innovations in electric motors and batteries, the world is pushing to go all-electric as early as 2030 and the future of mobility is electric. Learn more about the latest electrification trends in mobility.

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July 25, 2023

EV Charging System Design and Maintenance for Electrical Contractors

7 Min. Read

As electric vehicles gain popularity and the demand for reliable charging infrastructure increases, electrical contractors must understand the design, installation, and maintenance of these systems to meet safety standards and customer expectations. From understanding key factors in system design and legal requirements to offering reliable maintenance plans, here’s what you need to know to meet safety standards, exceed customer expectations, and stay ahead of the energy transition.

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July 21, 2023

EV Charger Maintenance Costs Don't Need to Break the Bank

8 Min. Read

For many EV drivers, how they charge is one of the most important aspects of driving an electric vehicle. Understanding the differences in maintenance needs between different charging station levels is essential, and by implementing preventative maintenance with a licensed electrician, you can save money and time when it comes to charging at home. By regularly inspecting and servicing their charging stations, EV owners can ensure smooth operations and avoid costly repairs.

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July 20, 2023

A Utility's Guide to the Implementation of Smart Grid Technologies

7 Min. Read

With an evolving world of electrification technologies and the global shift towards a sustainable future, utilities now have the ability to empower their customers and strengthen the power grid. The implementation of smart grid technologies has the power to transform utilities as we know them. Understanding these technologies and their applications is vital for utilities seeking to join the transition toward a more energy resilient future.

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July 18, 2023

Commercial Property Owners Can Future Proof Their Investment with EV Charging Solutions

6 Min. Read

The future is electric and the need for charging infrastructure will only continue to grow as electric vehicle adoption continues to drive demand. Unlocking the potential of EV charging for your commercial property can boost your revenue, attract customers, build your reputation, and lead your company into the future. With a better understanding of EV charging solutions and their benefits, property owners can make informed decisions as they seek to install EV chargers at their property.

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July 14, 2023

What You Need to Know About Electrification Licenses and Permits as an Electrical Contractor

6 Min. Read

With the continued expansion of the renewable energy transition comes new expectations for electrical contractors. As the fastest-growing energy source in the United States, electrical contractors who don’t have the licensing and permits for renewable energy technology are missing an incredible opportunity to grow their business and support customers in their area. Learn more about these technologies and building your business with our latest article.

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July 12, 2023

EV Charging Solutions for Your Fleet: A Guide to Unlocking the Full Potential of Electric Mobility

8 Min. Read

The world is shifting to electric vehicles and fleet owners are increasingly faced with the challenge of finding the right EV charging station solutions. Fleet charging strategies play a crucial role in maximizing efficiency, reducing downtime, and lowering maintenance costs. Understanding key considerations for evaluating EV charging station solutions can help you navigate the transition to electric mobility and ensure the success of your fleet operations for years to come.

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July 11, 2023

Understanding the Latest in EV Charging Technology for Multifamily Properties

10 Min. Read

As the demand for EV ownership and charging access rises, property owners and managers have an opportunity to capitalize on this trend by providing charging solutions to their multifamily buildings and communities. By using the latest EV charging technology and exploring how different solutions can benefit their residents and business, property owners can build their business for the future. Learn more in our latest article!

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July 7, 2023

The Rise of Solar Energy Industry and EV Charging Stations

6 Min. Read

As the world increasingly prioritizes environmental impact, solar energy and electric vehicle charging stations have emerged as key players, especially as solar EV charger solutions become more popular. These emerging technologies and trends are helping us to optimize energy infrastructure as we strive toward a more sustainable future. In this article, we explore the connection between these two fields and discuss their importance in creating a resilient energy and transportation ecosystem.

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July 6, 2023

Best Practices for Your EV Charger Installation

5 Min. Read

From selecting the right charger to understanding electrical requirements, installing an electric vehicle charger correctly can make a major difference in your EV experience. With the proper tips, tricks, and a licensed professional, you can optimize your charging experience while ensuring safety and efficiency. Learn more about best practices for your EV charging station installation in our latest electrification guide, and make the most of your time, money, and electric car experience.

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June 29, 2023

Seasonal EV Charger Maintenance Tips for Electrical Contractors

9 Min. Read

As an electrical contractor, establishing maintenance contracts and offering professional services will not only strengthen your business but also ensure customer satisfaction and long-term cost savings. Extreme temperatures and other weather conditions can impact charging performance and create potential risks. Find out the crucial maintenance steps to keep your customers satisfied and their EV chargers safe and efficient year-round.

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June 27, 2023

How Has the Inflation Reduction Act Evolved for EVs?

7 Min. Read

Recent changes to the Inflation Reduction Act are revolutionizing the world of electric vehicles and renewable energy. From enhanced tax credits to new eligibility criteria, the IRA aims to accelerate the transition to sustainable living. Understanding the specifics of the EV tax credits you can qualify for under the Inflation Reduction Act can impact your decision to go electric. Learn more about IRA incentives and updates in our latest electrification article.

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June 22, 2023

How Fleet Managers Can Stay Ahead of the Ever-Evolving Automotive Industry

6 Min. Read

As electrification and automotive technologies continue their rapid growth, it’s crucial for fleet managers to stay ahead of the curve. With safety advancements, remote management, and cabin tech upgrades, electric vehicles are the fleets of the future. Whether you’re a seasoned fleet manager or new to the industry, this article equips you with the knowledge and insights necessary to navigate the ever-changing landscape of fleet management.

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June 20, 2023

Make the Most of Your Parking Lot with Renewable Energy

9 Min. Read

Owners and facility managers often overlook the untapped potential of their parking lots. By integrating electric vehicle (EV) chargers and solar panels into parking lot infrastructure, businesses can unlock a range of benefits. This article explores the advantages of electrifying parking structures, including employee benefits, marketability, customer convenience, and financial returns. Discover how your parking lot can become a valuable asset and contribute to a sustainable future.

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June 15, 2023

Strides to Strengthen the Electrical Grid

7 Min. Read

As the world embraces electrification technologies and renewable energy, the need for a resilient grid becomes increasingly vital. In this article, we explore different strategies to fortify the electrical grid, with a focus on the evolution and innovation of technology advancing this movement and the Inflation Reduction Act and its incentives. Learn how these measures are driving the energy transition and fostering economic growth while also ensuring a resilient grid for the future.

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June 13, 2023

Paying for Multifamily Utility Upgrades and Amenities

6 Min. Read

From smart appliances and energy-efficient upgrades to electric vehicle charging stations, owners and property managers of multifamily buildings can increase their property sustainability ratings, save money, and boost revenue with electrification upgrades. Discover how the latest trends in energy-efficient technology and amenities can make a difference in your community and explore incentives and savings you can unlock with these upgrades in our latest article.

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June 8, 2023

Modernizing Electric Vehicle Charging: Strategies and Solutions for Electrical Contractors

6 Min. Read

With the increasing demand for EVs and the need for charging stations, skilled electricians can capitalize on this market opportunity, meet the demand for EV charging stations, and boost their profitability. Learn about the complexities of installations, required expertise, permitting procedures, and cost considerations and explore the benefits of becoming an EV charging infrastructure expert in this article.

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June 6, 2023

Electrification is Key to the Multifamily Home of the Future

8 Min. Read

Multifamily housing is increasingly adopting electrification technologies to create smarter, more efficient, and climate-friendly homes. These technologies such as EV chargers, solar panels, heat pumps, and smart panels offer numerous benefits. From attracting tenants, reducing pollution, boosting revenue, and enhancing energy efficiency, by embracing electrification, multifamily property owners can enhance their properties’ marketability and build their business for the future.

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June 1, 2023

Modernizing Your Fleet with Electric Vehicles

8 Min. Read

Transitioning to an electric vehicle (EV) fleet involves careful evaluation of factors such as fuel costs, infrastructure setup, maintenance expenses, reduced emissions, and employee conveniences. This article explores these crucial considerations for fleet managers. By assessing vehicle type, quantity, and charging capabilities, fleet managers can make informed decisions aligned with their operational needs and financial goals.

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May 30, 2023

Top Five Ways the 2023 NEC Will Impact EV Charging Station Installation Contractors

8 Min. Read

The 2023 National Electrical Code (NEC) is set to revolutionize the landscape for electricians who offer EV charging station installation services. In this article, we cover the key updates and regulations that will directly affect contractors working in the rapidly expanding field of electric vehicle infrastructure. From enhanced safety standards to new requirements for electrical systems, stay ahead of the curve and learn how these NEC updates will impact your work as an EV charging station installation contractor.

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May 25, 2023

The Benefits of Electrification Upgrades in Multifamily Properties

8 Min. Read

In an era of increasing environmental awareness, multifamily properties are finding themselves at the forefront of a sustainable energy revolution. As the demand for clean energy intensifies, property owners are recognizing the significant benefits of electrification upgrades. In our latest article, we cover the transformative potential of electrification in multifamily properties, exploring how these upgrades not only reduce carbon emissions but also enhance resident satisfaction, improve operational efficiency, and contribute to long-term cost savings.

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May 23, 2023

Five Tips for Confidently Going Solar

5 Min. Read

Harnessing the sun’s energy through solar panels has become an increasingly popular choice for homeowners seeking long-term financial savings and a more sustainable lifestyle. However, the process of going solar can seem overwhelming, leaving many unsure of where to start. From comparing quotes and understanding incentives to selecting the right payment option and exploring the benefits of solar + storage, this guide will empower you to make an informed decision that not only reduces your carbon footprint but also saves you tens of thousands of dollars in the years to come.

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May 11, 2023

Why EV Owners Should Consider Solar

4 Min. Read

Are you an electric vehicle (EV) owner looking to maximize the benefits of your eco-friendly ride? In this article, we delve into the power of solar energy and how it can revolutionize your EV ownership experience. Discover how going solar can reduce your electricity bill, shrink your carbon footprint, and grant you greater energy independence. From determining the ideal number of solar panels for your EV charging needs to enjoying a hassle-free solar experience as your continue your electrification journey, here are some top benefits and pro tips for becoming a prosumer in today’s energy landscape.

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May 9, 2023

How Often Does My EV Charger Need Maintenance?

7 Min. Read

If you own an electric vehicle (EV), you’re probably well-versed in the maintenance needs of your car. But what about your EV charging station? In this article, we’ll explore the often-overlooked topic of maintaining your Level 2 EV home charger. Discover why regular maintenance is crucial and gain practical tips and insights to maximize your EV charger’s performance and lifespan. By adopting a proactive maintenance approach, you’ll not only save time and money but also ensure a safe, hassle-free, and enjoyable EV charging experience for years to come.

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May 3, 2023

Electrification in Texas: How to Charge Your Electric Vehicle in the Lone Star State

8 Min. Read

Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular, and Texas is no exception. With the second-largest used EV market in the country and the second-highest number of EV registrations, the Lone Star State ranks among the top four states in the U.S. for EV ownership. In this article, we’ll take a look at the key points to consider when charging an electric vehicle in Texas and cover everything you need to know about charging locations, utility rates, electrification incentives, and staying safe on the road when driving an EV deep in the heart of Texas.

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April 27, 2023

Why Your Next Multifamily Property Upgrade Should Include EV Charger Installations

8 Min. Read

The future of transportation is electric and multifamily property owners must prepare to meet the growing demand for electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Installing charging stations will allow you to stay competitive with newer properties, attract and retain tenants, create a new revenue stream, and decrease your carbon footprint. In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of EV charging stations for both property owners and residents and discuss how to anticipate and meet the growing demand for EV infrastructure in multifamily properties.

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April 25, 2023

Charging Solutions for EV Fleets

10 Min. Read

As electric vehicles become more affordable and their range and performance continue to improve, many companies are considering the transition to an electric fleet. While EVs offer numerous benefits, such as lower operating costs and reduced emissions, the need for appropriate charging infrastructure can present a challenge to EV adoption. In this article, we will explore the importance of considering charging needs when upgrading to an electric fleet and offer insights on how companies can ensure a smooth transition.

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April 20, 2023

Equitable EV Ownership Is Critical for a Green Future

7 Min. Read

With the increasing popularity of EVs and roughly 30% of American owners living in apartments or condos, there is a growing need for charging stations in these communities. This article aims to guide property owners in understanding the steps involved in adding charging stations to their properties and why equitable EV ownership and charging accessibility matters to their residents, their businesses, and the environment. 

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April 18, 2023

How Bidirectional Charging Can Revolutionize Your Company's Electric Fleet

7 Min. Read

Bidirectional charging will revolutionize the way we produce and consume energy. This innovative charging technology allows electric vehicles to not only charge from the grid but also send electricity back, making them mobile energy sources that can save companies money on utility bills and provide backup power. Discover if bidirectional charging is right for your electric fleet and learn how you can embrace the energy transition with EVs and a better way of EV charging.

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April 13, 2023

Home Solar 101: Your Guide to All Things Solar

6 Min. Read

Switching to solar can save you money on your electricity bills and help reduce your carbon footprint. Solar energy has become increasingly accessible and affordable with improving technology and incentive programs. In this article, we will discuss the basics of home solar panels, including costs, incentives, and whether your home is suitable for solar. Understand these factors to confidently explore your options and make an informed decision when it comes to solar panels for your home.

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April 11, 2023

Top Trends for Smart Electric Panels in 2023

6 Min. Read

Smart electric panels are becoming increasingly popular in homes as the continued electrification of homes drives growth in demand. Allowing for centralized monitoring and optimization of energy use and cost, these panels make it easier to manage energy usage. With the shift to renewable energy, particularly solar, to generate eco-friendly electricity, homes and businesses are transitioning to sustainable energy sources. Here are the top trends in smart electric panel electrification for 2023.

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April 6, 2023

Electrification in New York: An Essential Guide to Charging Your Electric Vehicle in the Empire State

9 Min. Read

New York state is currently one of the most EV-friendly states in the US, offering government incentives, an extensive charging infrastructure, and a diverse and rapidly increasing range of available EV models. Whether you are planning to purchase an electric automobile or truck, or already own one and are planning an extended excursion, here’s what you need to know about EV charging in the Empire State.

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April 4, 2023

A Bright Future for EVs if Enough Electricians Can Be Found

6 Min. Read

Electrical contractors have every reason to feel optimistic. The shift to renewable energy sources and electric vehicles (EVs) is increasing demand for their services, particularly for those skilled workers knowledgeable about EV charging stations, battery storage, and renewable energy. As supply and demand continue increasing, the electric infrastructure must be prepared to support this next wave of electrification, and more electricians are needed.

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March 28, 2023

Which EV Charging Options Are Best for Mixed-Use and Multifamily Properties?

10 Min. Read

Rapidly increasing demand for Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations in commercial, mixed-use, and multifamily properties along with the variety of charging options are creating some uncertainty among property owners as to which option will best suit their needs. This article will help you navigate the options available so you can make an informed decision as you seek to install EV charging at your property.

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March 24, 2023

Top 5 Challenges Faced by EV Charging Station Installation Contractors

5 Min. Read

As the world shifts towards more sustainable energy sources, the adoption of electric vehicles is on the rise. With this surge in popularity and increasing demand for electric vehicles, electrical service contractors are now facing an influx of requests to install EV charging stations for homeowners and businesses alike. In this article, we explore the top five challenges that electrical service contractors face when installing EV charging stations and how they can overcome them.

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March 21, 2023

How to Evaluate Which EV Charging Station Solution Fits Your Electric Vehicle Fleet Needs

7 Min. Read

Wanting to equip your company with electric fleet vehicles to save money, impress customers, and minimize your carbon footprint? To maximize your fleet, finding the right EV charging station solution is important. Understanding your options and determining your charging strategy will ensure a successful transition as you join the electrification movement and adopt a cost-effective and sustainable fleet model.

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March 16, 2023

Plan Ahead Effectively: How to Charge Your EV in Cold Weather

6 Min. Read

 Range anxiety can be one of the greatest worries a new EV driver faces as they learn to adapt to charging practices and become more familiar with a different kind of vehicle. One question frequently asked is: does cold weather affect EV charging? In this article, we’ll explore how temperatures can impact your electric driving experience and how various methods can be utilized to minimize these challenges. 

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March 14, 2023

How to Install an EV Charger at Home

7 Min. Read

With the ever-increasing demand for electric vehicles (EVs), the importance of EV home charging has become even more significant. Charging an EV at home offers several advantages, including the convenience of an overnight charge, cost-effectiveness, and peace of mind that a charger will be available when you need it most. Whether you will be operating your vehicle for work, a regular commute, or pleasure, the most convenient and affordable solution is to install an EV charger at home.

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March 9, 2023

It’s Time To Install EV Charging In Multifamily Buildings

8 Min. Read

Are you a multifamily property owner or manager looking to attract environmentally conscious tenants, improve your marketing, and boost your revenue? Installing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations may be the solution you’ve been searching for. Check out this roadmap to help you seamlessly navigate the process of installing EV charging stations and reap the benefits of electrification for your property today. The future is electric and it’s time to electrify your community amenities!

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March 7, 2023

Bidirectional Charging Can Make America EV-Ready and Usher in a New Energy Era

3 Min. Read

The electric vehicle (EV) sector is experiencing a surge in growth with increasing EV registrations nationwide. As the momentum for EVs continues, the question arises of how the nation’s grid and charging infrastructure will handle the increase in EV usage. Bidirectional charging technology provides a potential solution by allowing EVs to store electrical power and export it to the grid during periods of peak-energy demand, turning EVs into a net-positive for the grid.

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March 2, 2023

How Much Does It Cost to Charge an EV?

6 Min. Read

Have you ever wondering how much it costs to charge an electric vehicle as opposed to fueling up an internal-combustion engine? Where and how you choose to charge up your EV can drastically impact your cost savings, time spent at a charging station, and even effect your EV battery health. Here’s what you need to know about calculating the cost of charging an EV and information on optimizing your EV charging experience.

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February 28, 2023

California Takes the Lead: EV Adoption and Electrification Initiatives of the Golden State

7 Min. Read

In less than 12 years, California intends to turn away from the current standard mode of transportation in favor of clean energy and electric vehicles. The 2035 EV initiative comes with its own challenges as California works to expand upon and improve its existing charging infrastructure to meet the growing demand. Here are impacts Californians can expect with continued electrification goals in the state.

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February 23, 2023

What You Need to Know About Installing a Rural Home Energy Storage System

6 Min. Read

The need for off-grid energy storage systems continues to rise, particularly in rural communities with aging infrastructure and unreliable grid connections. Storing electricity off-grid provides a solution for remote and unconnected homes and for homes with unreliable service. Here’s what you should consider when selecting a home energy storage system.

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February 14, 2023

The Electrifying Question: How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Vehicle (EV)?

5 Min. Read

Electric vehicle (EV) owners who are new to electrification may have many questions when it comes to charging their cars and maintaining the battery health of their vehicle. Several variables will impact how long it takes to charge an EV and it’s important to understand how charging conditions can also affect charging rates.

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February 9, 2023

EV Inevitability: What the 2035 Auto-Manufacturer Commitment Means for Utilities

9 Min. Read

The auto industry is responding to modern needs by manufacturing electric vehicles (EVs) and many automakers have committed to reduce carbon emissions by producing only hybrid and electric cars by 2035. Utilities will need to consider the impact the EV revolution will have on demand patterns and integrate EV charging and load-shifting capabilities into grid planning.

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February 7, 2023

The Time for the Electrification of Public Transportation Has Arrived

5 Min. Read

When you think of public transit, heavy rail, subways, buses, light rail, and streetcars likely come to mind, but rideshare, taxi cabs, limousines, and shuttles are also headed to an electric transition. As we move into a more electrified future, utilities will play a vital role in the adoption of electric vehicles for public transportation.

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February 2, 2023

Determining Which Commercial EV Charging Station Fits Your Needs

8 Min. Read

Installing commercial electric vehicle (EV) charging stations is increasingly popular among property owners. This article outlines the key factors such as costs and maintenance, potential liability and insurance, ongoing revenue, identification of target consumers, and user payment methods, to help property owners make informed decisions when installing EV charging stations.

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January 31, 2023

The Importance of Load Calculations When Installing an EV Charger

5 Min. Read

At-home charging remains the most convenient solution for EV owners. Upgrading your home’s electrical system to support a Level 2 EV charging station, regardless of the project scope, requires planning, load calculations, and an expert with specific training in electrical work and EV charger safety requirements.

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January 24, 2023

Finding a Solution to the Current Electrician Shortage

6 Min. Read

As experienced electricians are retiring and demand is increasing, there are not enough people entering the workforce, leading to a shortage of qualified electrical workers. This gap will only widen with the proliferation of electrification technologies such as electric vehicle charging, battery storage, load management, panel upgrades, and other renewable energy product integration requirements.

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January 19, 2023

Own a Multifamily Property? Here's Why You Should Install an EV Charger

3 Min. Read

Utilizing incentives — including tax credits, rebates and incentives from government agencies and your utility — can prove the most efficient way to offer EV chargers at multifamily housing. Get the most out of electrification incentive and rebate programs by understanding what options are available and how you can apply them at your property.

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January 17, 2023

Load Shedding Can Be a Viable Panel Upgrade Alternative for EV Charging

6 Min. Read

Residential and commercial electrification projects, such as installing EV charging stations, often result in increased energy consumption and an increased load on existing electrical panels. While a panel upgrade has traditionally been the solution for this situation, contractors and their customers should consider and discuss load shedding as a viable alternative.

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December 27, 2022

Preparing Rural America for Electrification

4 Min. Read

Electric vehicle sales have continued to exponentially grow in 2022 as electrification becomes a greater part of our lives, but the challenges facing electrification in urban areas are vastly different than those experienced in rural areas. It’s time for rural Americans to invest in electrification and join the energy transition for a more resilient future.

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December 22, 2022

Preparing Electric Vehicle Fleets for the Rising Cost of Charging Equipment

5 Min. Read

Inflation is causing many businesses to reassess their spending and plans. The desirable environmental benefits of fleet electrification now come with a higher price tag as the cost of materials and charging components continue to rise.  Electrifying your vehicle fleet can be challenging, but progress toward the further expansion of vehicles and their necessary charging components continues at a rapid pace.

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December 20, 2022

Top Challenges for EV Owners Living in Multifamily Buildings

4 Min. Read

Electric vehicle (EV) ownership is on the rise and electrification is following suit, but many EV owners, especially those who rent, may still find themselves wondering where they will find consistent charging for their vehicles. Building owners can use multifamily charging solutions as an opportunity to embrace innovation, decrease their carbon footprint, and earn government and utility incentives.

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December 15, 2022

Implications of EV Chargers for Commercial Real Estate

5 Min. Read

Higher rates of EV adoption are resulting in increased demand for charging. At-home charging is emerging as a go-to solution for a majority of EV owners, but there are opportunities to explore in the commercial real estate market as well. By offering EV charging to tenants, employees, hotel guests, or shoppers, you can establish yourself as an electrification leader.

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December 13, 2022

The Top 5 Rural Electrification Challenges

5 Min. Read

Rural electrification is a more complex challenge than the electrification of urban and suburban areas and addressing it is becoming a greater necessity. An adequate rural power supply is a must for agricultural automation, electric vehicle (EV) charging, efficient HVAC systems, and all-electric appliances, and it’s important to examine the electric resiliency of these rural areas.

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December 9, 2022

How Will the IRA Impact Homeowner Costs for EV Charger Installations?

4 Min. Read

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) introduced several tax credits and incentives designed to support the transition to clean energy. There are various ways the legislation enables you to earn a home charging IRA credit for EV charger installations. What does the IRA mean for homeowners considering installing an EV charger at home?

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December 1, 2022

How Does EV Adoption Impact Utilities?

6 Min. Read

As electric vehicle (EV) adoption continues to increase, utilities face a number of new challenges alongside new opportunities. Advances in EV technology have reduced range concerns as a major roadblock to expansion of the EV market share, but concerns remain about the impact of electric vehicles on utilities, particularly when it comes to power grid capacity and reliability.

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November 29, 2022

Planning Your Fleet Electrification

4 Min. Read

Making the switch to electric vehicles (EVs) represents a significant shift in a fleet’s business model, but it also comes with other advantages. From cutting costs to reducing your carbon footprint, fleet electrification will shape the future of your organization, however, a successful transition to an electric fleet calls for thorough planning and proper execution.

 

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November 22, 2022

Traveling With Your Electric Vehicle

6 Min. Read

The idea of a road trip or any distance travel with an EV can initially seem daunting, however, EV travel is becoming easier due to increasing battery ranges and the increase of charging stations. Whether you are traveling for the holidays, hitting the road for a fun fall excursion, or simply taking the scenic route, here are some key tips to keep in mind as you head out on your next electric adventure.

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November 15, 2022

How Often Does My Home EV Charger Need Maintenance?

4 Min. Read

Maintaining an electric vehicle (EV) charger is crucial for getting the most efficiency out of your system. Maintenance will ensure that all EV charging components are working efficiently and charging your vehicle at the correct speed. Read more on how often your EV charger should be serviced and why you should consider hiring a professional to help.

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November 10, 2022

Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 and Its Impact on Fleets

4 Min. Read

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 is the country’s single largest investment in climate and energy to date and features changes in federal tax credit incentives for those switching to electric vehicles. For fleet managers and drivers considering purchasing an electric vehicle (EV), these tax credit changes may have a huge impact on your EV purchase plans.

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November 8, 2022

Innovations in Electric Vehicle Charging for Multifamily Dwellings

6 Min. Read

Plans for constructing a nationwide charging network are already underway; however, at-home charging will likely remain a more convenient option for many electric vehicle (EV) drivers. There is an opportunity for multifamily dwellings to stand out and prepare for the future of electrification by embracing the latest innovations in EV charging.

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November 3, 2022

EV Adoption Is Good Business for Building Owners

4 Min. Read

EV sales are increasingly replacing combustion engine vehicles, and EV sales account for 6% of all new vehicle sales with forecasts predicting more than 50% of all car sales to be EV by 2030. This rapid adoption allows building owners to strengthen their brands, increase revenue sources, and attract talent, all while reducing their carbon footprint.

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November 1, 2022

Are EV Chargers Safe for My Home?

4 Min. Read

Driving an EV has many benefits, between reducing costs linked to gas and maintenance or reducing one’s environmental footprint, and more consumers are adopting EVs as a result. That said, there are some important considerations regarding EV charger safety for those contemplating an EV purchase or a Level 2 charger installation.

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October 27, 2022

How Can Your Electricians Add Value on Every Service Call?

4 Min. Read

Service calls are an excellent opportunity to interact face-to-face with customers, providing value and a need for your expertise in installation, repairs, and maintenance.  You can add value and build long-term relationships through practices such as educating customers and engaging with them to better understand their electrification needs.

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October 25, 2022

5 Common Misconceptions About Multifamily EV Charging

5 Min. Read

EV charging stations are an excellent amenity to attract and retain residents already driving EVs or looking to make the switch to an electric vehicle in the future. Property management and ownership might be discouraged by several commonly propagated EV charging myths and misconceptions, missing out on the benefits of adding this valuable amenity as a result.

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October 20, 2022

How Can You Organically Grow Your Workforce?

4 Min. Read

The demand for electricians is rapidly growing and the skilled workforce is aging. As a result, electrical contractors trying to recruit new workers face a highly competitive job market. It is important to think about ways to organically grow and train your workforce. Even small contracting firms need to create hiring strategies to avoid finding themselves short-staffed.

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October 18, 2022

Four Benefits of the Inflation Reduction Act for Homeowners

4 Min. Read

The Inflation Reduction Act is a plan with an unprecedented scope designed to tackle a number of issues, ranging from rising healthcare costs to stagnant salaries. This extensive project includes measures that promote electrification and clean energy projects. For homeowners, some of these measures will translate into savings and opportunities.

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October 14, 2022

How the Electrification of Transportation Will Change the Utility Business

5 Min. Read

EV adoption is accelerating rapidly as more consumers, commercial fleets, and public transport systems are embracing electric vehicles. Now is the right time for utility companies to embrace this increased demand and, with the right strategies in place, become a driver of change and growth.

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October 11, 2022

Main Electric Panel Review is a Must for EV Owners

5 Min. Read

Roughly 80% percent of electric vehicle owners charge their EVs at home, but the Level 1 charger provided with the car is usually inadequate and EV owners often upgrade to an @Home Level 2 charger for greater convenience. Depending on the Level 2 EV charger specifications, a new electric panel may be required.

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October 6, 2022

Why You Shouldn't Fully Charge Your EV

2 Min. Read

EV batteries rely on complex chemical reactions to store energy and power your vehicle. Ensuring that these reactions take place in optimal conditions will extend your driving range and preserve your battery’s lifespan. Maintaining your battery charge within a safe threshold can protect this important component.

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October 4, 2022

How to Charge Multiple Electric Vehicles at Home

4 Min. Read

More people are purchasing electric vehicles (EVs) or planning to than ever before, and new models will be flooding showrooms in the coming months. While the transition to a first EV is a big step, multicar households should think ahead to being a two (or more) electric car family.

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September 29, 2022

Do I Need a Permit to Install an EV Charger At Home?

3 Min. Read

As EV adoption numbers continue to rise, drivers are opting for the convenience of at-home charging. Charging an EV overnight at home is affordable, practical, and convenient, however, the installation process requires some research and preparation. For example, do you need a permit to install an at-home EV charger?

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September 27, 2022

Are EV Charging Stations Profitable?

3 Min. Read

An EV charging station is an amenity that can make your multifamily or commercial property significantly more appealing. Due to the upfront cost of the installation, it is important to consider the ROI of the project. Let’s take a closer look at costs and revenues.

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September 22, 2022

What Makes EVs Safer Than Gasoline-Powered Vehicles?

3 Min. Read

There are many economic, ecological, and practical advantages in switching to an electric vehicle. You’ll save money on “fueling” and maintenance, reduce your environmental impact and carbon footprint, and EVs may also be considered safer than traditional gas-powered cars.

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September 20, 2022

Is It Safe to Charge an EV in the Rain?

3 Min. Read

Avoiding water and electricity is sound advice in nearly all situations, but this lesson in safety does not apply to plugging in and charging an EV in the rain thanks to the ingenuity of safety features added to EV chargers.

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September 13, 2022

Reasons for Fleet Managers to Switch to EV Beyond Saving Money at the “Pump”

5 Min. Read

EVs are much cheaper to “fuel up” than gasoline vehicles. This is only one of the many benefits fleet managers recognize when they shepherd their companies into this sector of the electrification movement.

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September 8, 2022

Creating a Positive ROI for Multifamily EV Charging Stations

6 Min. Read

Electric vehicle (EV) charging can be an attractive amenity for your residents and is an investment worth close investigation by multifamily property owners and management companies.

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September 6, 2022

Get the Most out of Your Nanogrid with a Smart Panel

5 Min. Read

On average, electricity prices have gone up 10% in the US in the past two years, and many homeowners are switching to green technologies to mitigate this.

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September 1, 2022

How to Determine the Best Location to Install Your EV Charging Station

5 Min. Read

You will want to maximize your convenience by installing your charger in an optimal location for your EV charging needs.

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August 30, 2022

Why You Need a Licensed Electrician for Home Electrification Projects

6 Min. Read

Even with some prior electrical experience, attempting to install complex electrification systems is not advisable without the appropriate training.

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August 26, 2022

How a Nanogrid Can Increase the Value of your Home

5 Min. Read

A Nanogrid can represent a significant upfront investment for a homeowner; however, it is an upgrade that will improve the value of your home. This article will explain and explore nanogrids and how they generate economic value for you.

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August 23, 2022

Maintenance Plans are Critical for Home Electrification

4 Min. Read

A maintenance agreement is a contract between a homeowner and a certified electrical partner that includes all aspects of the operations and maintenance of a home electrification system. This will have a maintenance plan, scheduled payments, response times in case of failures, and pre-set rates for repairs.

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August 16, 2022

Residential Emergency Generators vs Electric Battery Storage for Your Home: Evaluating the Options

5 Min. Read

The two most common options for backup power are emergency generators and electric battery storage. This article will dive into detail in comparing the pros and cons of each system and tell you more about how Qmerit can help.

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August 11, 2022

Five Components You Need for an Effective Nanogrid

4 Min. Read

A nanogrid can help support electrification while making you more independent from the grid. Whether you decide to build your nanogrid at once or invest in one component at a time, the following elements will help you design a system adapted to your needs.

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August 4, 2022

How to Determine the Best Spot for EV Charging Stations Installation

4 Min. Read

As a homeowner who has just purchased a new EV, you will likely now be in the market for a level 2 charging station. Of course, you will want to maximize your convenience by placing your charger in an optimal location for EV charging.

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August 2, 2022

How Can Multifamily Owners Offset the Cost of EV Charger Installation in Their Properties?

4 Min. Read

EV ownership is surging along with the need for fast and convenient charging solutions. Since most EV drivers prefer to charge their cars at home and many live in multifamily buildings, it may be time to consider EV charger installation at the properties you own or manage.

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July 29, 2022

The Time is Right for Rental Companies to Include EVs

4 Min. Read

It is clear the electrification movement is happening, and car rental companies are getting on board. The three major rental car companies, Hertz Global Holdings, Enterprise Holdings, and Avis Budget Group, have all announced they are adding fully electric vehicles to their lineups.

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July 27, 2022

It's Time to Bust the Myth That Electric Vehicles Are Too Expensive for the Average Driver

4 Min. Read

As inflation rises and households see their budget shrink, you may wonder if switching to an EV is an intelligent financial decision. Let’s look at whether electric vehicles are too expensive or actually compare favorably to gas-powered vehicles in terms of cost of ownership.

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July 20, 2022

How to Assess Interest in EV Charging for Multifamily Buildings

4 Min. Read

Electric vehicle (EV) sales are accelerating, and EV drivers strongly prefer electric car charging at home. These trends will impact your properties and residents, probably sooner rather than later.

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July 14, 2022

EV Charging: A Vital Amenity in the Multifamily Properties of Today and the Future

5 Min. Read

With electric vehicle (EV) adoption on the rise, providing drivers with an EV charger solution that meets their needs in a multifamily space can seem challenging. For owners of multifamily properties, this creates an opportunity to stand out and reduce carbon emissions by exploring EV charging infrastructure options.

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July 12, 2022

Having On-Site EV Charging Solutions at Multifamily Buildings Makes Sense

4 Min. Read

Enterprises have more incentives than just PR; becoming greener has shown an economic payout by reducing the amount of electricity they use. Building owners can rely on the LEED certification program to pave a path forward during this change.

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July 7, 2022

Offering a Maintenance/Safety Agreement for Electrification Customers Makes Sense and Dollars

5 Min. Read

Offering quality installation services will help you stand out as an expert contractor for their electricity project. However, you can grow a steady stream of recurring business and income by offering maintenance and safety agreements to your clients.

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July 1, 2022

Save Money on Hot Water with an Electric Water Heater

4 Min. Read

Did you know that heating water is the second-largest energy expenditure in your home? And did you know that an electric water heater can significantly impact your environmental footprint and utility bills?

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June 28, 2022

Smart Panel Recommendations for 2022

5 Min. Read

A smart electrical panel is something that many homeowners on their path toward electrification opt in to install. If you have already invested or are planning to invest in technology like solar panels and battery storage, it makes even more sense to get the best value on your investment, and that is where a smart panel can come in. These recommendations will help you get the most out of this device.

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June 23, 2022

EV Charging: A Vital Requirement in the Multifamily Properties of Today and the Future

4 Min. Read

With electric vehicle (EV) adoption on the rise, providing drivers with an EV charging solution that meets their needs in a multifamily space can seem challenging. For owners of multifamily properties, there is an opportunity to stand out and reduce carbon emissions by exploring EV charging infrastructure options.

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June 21, 2022

Electrical Supply Chain Challenges for Q3 2022

2 Min. Read

High energy prices and supply chain disruption are affecting most industries. The three major causes are:

  • The global impact of the war in Ukraine.
  • Surprising demand surges after COVID-19.
  • Lingering production and logistics slowdowns from COVID-19.
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June 16, 2022

Is a Smart Panel Right For Your Home?

4 Min. Read

Society is moving away from fossil fuels toward clean electricity created by renewable technologies like solar. With this move, the demand for electricity in the home by using tankless water heaters, electric stoves and ovens, electric heaters, and electric vehicles (EVs) is increasing rapidly. In addition, installing solar panels on rooftops creates its own power. All of these technological advances save homeowners money and are a large part of the solution to climate change.

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June 14, 2022

It’s Time to Get Smart - Your Guide to Smart Electrical Panels, What They Are and Why You Need One

5 Min. Read

Digital features have transformed appliances, cars and so much more. Recent electrical panel technology innovations make advanced digital features available to homeowners. Here’s what you need to know about smart electrical panels and their benefits.

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June 9, 2022

The Future of the Grid is Going Nano

4 Min. Read

If you want to power a single home or building, you might consider using nanogrids, which are small electrical networks designed to power a single home or building. As electrification increases, switching to local infrastructure is a solution that would make sense for many homeowners and businesses.

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June 7, 2022

Nanogrids - The Smaller But Smarter Solution to Rural Electrification

4 Min. Read

As electric vehicle (EV) ownership takes off in cities and suburbs, EV uptake in rural areas lags. Factors such as longer typical driving distances play a part, but access to inexpensive and reliable electricity may be the real culprit.

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June 3, 2022

Installing a Smart Home Panel? Look for These 5 Key Features

4 Min. Read

Smart home panels have several benefits, from giving you more control over your energy usage to prioritizing critical circuits during a power outage or peak hours. However, there are some important considerations. Here’s how you can find the best smart home control panel for your residence.

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May 31, 2022

Are You Ready to Take Advantage of the Growing Demand for Nanogrids?

3 Min. Read

Innovative technology is changing energy production and usage in electric grids around the globe and here in the U.S. For electrical contractors, this trend means new opportunities. Nanogrids are one of the latest advances. Are you ready to support this growing market?

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May 26, 2022

Increase Your Home Energy IQ and Upgrade Your Electrical System With a Smart Panel

4 Min. Read

Many homeowners are investing in electrification or switching to driving an electric vehicle (EV) to reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint. But many homeowners miss the opportunity to get the benefits of upgrading their home’s power system with an electrical panel that has smart features.

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May 24, 2022

What's Next for Electrification? How About EV Trucks, Planes and Ships?

4 Min. Read

When you think about electrification, you probably think about electric cars. But have you thought of electrified logistics, services, and public transit vehicles?

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May 20, 2022

Keep Your EV and Charger Safe From Harm With Surge Protection

4 Min. Read

Today’s modern technology is vulnerable to power surges. Protection from surges is also an important consideration when installing an at-home charger for an electric vehicle (EV). The right device will protect your EV, charger and home electrical system from over-voltage.

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May 18, 2022

How the '70s Oil Crisis Led to the First EVs on the Roads

4 Min. Read

The current race to find cleaner sources of energy echoes another event. Fifty years ago, an oil embargo caused businesses and consumers to rethink their fossil fuel consumption and explore alternatives. This historical event saw the creation of the first electric cars in a century.

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May 12, 2022

Common Electric Vehicle Myths Debunked

4 Min. Read

Whether you’ve purchased an electric vehicle (EV) or are still considering it, you’ve likely heard about the supposed drawbacks and disadvantages of trading in your gasoline-powered car for an electric one. Driving an EV is different from driving a conventional

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May 10, 2022

5 Benefits of an At-Home EV Charging Station Installation

6 Min. Read

You love driving your electric vehicle, but probably do not like having to search for or wait at a public charging station. You’ve probably want to install an EV charging station at home but aren’t completely sure what all the benefits would be. For a homeowner or a multifamily resident, the value of an EV charging station installation and having the freedom to charge at home increases daily!

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May 5, 2022

A Quick Guide for New EV Owners

5 Min. Read

The number of electric vehicle (EV) owners is increasing rapidly. With gas prices so high and a plethora of new car models from which to choose, that trend will only accelerate. If you’re among the many new EV owners, there are some things you should know. This blog highlights a few essential tips.

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May 3, 2022

Bidirectional charging: What is it and What are the Benefits for EV drivers?

5 Min. Read

Bidirectional charging is a relatively new benefit of electric vehicles (EVs), but it’s intriguing, transforming your EV into a home power source and a way to save money. Going bidirectional can save or even make money while benefiting the environment and ensuring additional peace of mind in a power disruption.

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April 28, 2022

How Long Does It Take to Charge a Car Battery With a Portable Charger?

3 Min. Read

The battery is a component you’ll find in both EVs and gas-powered cars. However, the function of the battery in these two applications is very different. While an EV battery acts as the primary source of power, the battery of a gas-powered vehicle provides the initial electricity burst needed to crank the engine.

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April 22, 2022

So, About That Level 1 Charger That Came With Your New Electric Vehicle...

2 Min. Read

Your new electric vehicle (EV) came with a “power cord” known as a Level 1 charger. You may ask if all Level 1 chargers are the same or what the best Level 1 EV charger is. In reality, all Level 1 chargers are similar, so asking which is the best is a bit of a trick question.

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April 20, 2022

A Complete Guide to Electrification

5 Min. Read

Electric vehicles (EVs) and solar panels are the first things that come to mind when electrification comes up. However, homeowners can explore other options to adopt a sustainable and self-reliant lifestyle while lowering energy costs.

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April 15, 2022

Power Your Home and Car With Sunlight, Even at Night

5 Min. Read

Home solar panels have come a long way in efficiency and represent one of the most common forms of renewable electricity. However, their immense strength may be their biggest weakness. When the sun goes down or a storm rolls in, your power stops being generated, but your energy needs are still there. So, how do you ensure your fridge keeps running and your electric vehicle (EV) can be charged at any time? Energy storage technologies are the answer.

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April 7, 2022

Guide to EV Charging, Battery Storage and Bidirectional Charging

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Electric vehicles are here to stay. So, the industry will need to address the challenge of battery storage to meet the demand for EV charging units. This guide will walk you through the EV charging industry and arm you with the information you need.

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April 5, 2022

What Is Involved In Whole Home Electrification?

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The shift from fossil fuels toward renewable energy sources has accelerated the home electrification movement. As a result, many homeowners are converting their homes to go fully electric, saving money and the environment in the process. Here’s what you should know about electrification and what it could mean for your home.

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March 31, 2022

The Current State of the EV Industry and What Comes Next

4 Min. Read

The electric vehicle industry is growing at a rapid pace with automakers actively expanding their EV lineup, federal incentives supporting the development of strong charging infrastructure, and consumers opting for greener forms of transportation.

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March 29, 2022

Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Getting an EV Home Charger (But Were Too Afraid to Ask)

5 Min. Read

Savvy consumers take the time to research before they make big purchasing decisions. Asking the right questions and going to the right source are essential. Deciding to join the electric vehicle (EV) revolution involves more than picking the vehicle. Before you take the plunge into the EV world by installing an EV home charger, this guide aims to answer all of your EV questions.

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March 24, 2022

What to Do When You Need to Charge More Than One Car at Home

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With many U.S. cities at or quickly approaching two vehicles per household, the need for a comprehensive home EV charging solution has grown significantly. As drivers purchase and find value with their first electric vehicle (EV), it is reasonable to expect they will see the advantage of adding additional EVs.

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March 15, 2022

Financing EV Home Charging Installations and Electrification Upgrades

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Home charging is now in reach for EV owners. To accelerate the transition to EVs, the federal government, the majority of states and some municipalities are offering incentives to help offset the costs for buyers. This article will explore charging options, costs, and other considerations of implementing a home EV charging solution.

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March 10, 2022

How long does it take to charge an electric car at a public charging station?

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Media attention on government plans to build an infrastructure to support electric vehicles (EVs) on U.S. highways may have heightened range anxiety in those considering EVs.

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March 3, 2022

Opportunities and Risks in Multifamily EV Charger Station Installations

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The recent surge in demand for electric vehicles is only the beginning of a much bigger trend. It is clear that the demand for electric cars will continue to grow rapidly. EV charging can provide new revenue streams, increase resident satisfaction and add value to your property.

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March 1, 2022

Electrification Service Trends to Expect in 2022

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The electrification market has been growing at a fast pace. There are many opportunities to explore for drivers, commercial fleet managers, service technicians and more. Read on to learn more about the future of electrification.

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February 24, 2022

Key Considerations When Installing an EV Charger

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As electric vehicles (EV) become more popular, EV charging units are being installed in buildings all around the world. Installing an EV charger is not like plugging in a blender. It is an advanced electrical interface.

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February 18, 2022

What Net Zero Means for Electrical Contractors

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Most of the world’s governments made serious commitments to net-zero emissions amid the worldwide pandemic. Almost 20 months into it, we have already seen enormous changes and growth in the renewable energy industry. The trends show no signs of stopping, either.

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February 15, 2022

Exciting Prospects of EV Trucks for Commercial Fleets

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Automakers are now focusing production toward medium- and heavy-duty vehicles and their potential for electrification. This is especially exciting news for fleet managers who are already transitioning light-duty vehicle fleets to electric.

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February 11, 2022

Increase Driver Productivity During Commercial Fleet Electrification

4 Min. Read

Fleet electrification is a crucial step towards eliminating carbon emissions. However, benefits don’t stop there. This investment is an opportunity to rethink your fleet management process.

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February 3, 2022

A Look at New Electric Vehicle Model Rollouts

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Electric vehicles are taking the U.S. automotive market by storm. New model rollouts seem to be announced monthly, and major auto manufacturers have finally joined the race to net zero.

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January 27, 2022

How to Choose an EV Charger That is Right for You

4 Min. Read

EV charging is increasingly becoming a daily part of life for many Americans, Canadians and drivers elsewhere around the globe. Understanding the basics of chargers will help ensure a smooth experience of owning and using an EV.

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December 21, 2021

Get Electrified for the Holidays and Save: Electrification Trends, Tax Credits and More

4 Min. Read

The end of the year is always a great time to think back and reflect on recent accomplishments. And for those who want to adopt some new resolutions, why not look into reducing one’s environmental impact? Thanks to new technologies and a growing range of options, committing to electrification can help reduce your carbon footprint and build a better future.

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December 7, 2021

Traversing the Country in Your EV - Planning your trip with electric charging stations in mind

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Long-distance vacations are a common electric vehicle (EV) travel concern. However, times are changing. Smooth EV travel regionally and even long-distance treks are possible now! Drivers just need to prepare ahead to find electric charging stations and ensure a successful vacation or outing.

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November 30, 2021

Incentives for Electric Vehicle Drivers

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Drivers are getting more excited about electric vehicles (EVs) as every major automaker and some new entrants to the arena introduce new EV models. However, the likelihood of a driver becoming an EV owner varies greatly with perceptions of cost differences, charger accessibility and consumer incentives, particularly in the U.S.

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November 11, 2021

Why You Should Switch to an Electric Vehicle: Incentives for EV Drivers

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Drivers are getting more excited about electric vehicles (EVs) as every major automaker and some new entrants to the arena introduce new EV models. However, the likelihood of a driver becoming an EV owner varies greatly with perceptions of cost differences, charger accessibility and consumer incentives, particularly in the U.S.

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November 4, 2021

Smart Home Trends — An Opportunity for Electrical Businesses

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Homeowners are embracing the new paradigm of smart, automated homes. It’s the electrical planner’s job to ensure that houses are connected, which means taking care of much more than what the job has traditionally entailed.

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October 26, 2021

Are You Positioned for Growth in Renewable Energy? A Checklist for Electrical Contractors

5 Min. Read

Savvy electrical contractors are reaping tremendous rewards by expanding their services in the renewable energy field by learning that embracing new technologies such as solar integration with battery storage in renewable energy is a lucrative undertaking.

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October 5, 2021

Fleet Managers - Which EV Charging Strategy Is Right for You?

4 Min. Read

Electrifying your fleet requires a sound EV charging strategy. Cost, time and convenience are important considerations for building a fleet that is ready to hit the road every morning with a full charge. There are different options to explore, including public EV charging stations and investing in your own infrastructure.

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September 28, 2021

5 Ways for Electrical Contractors to Reliably Increase Profit Margins in 2021

4 Min. Read

2021 has the potential to make or break electrical contractors, given how we’re experiencing both a growth in demand and increasing shortages in electrical supplies and qualified personnel. This is why businesses need to carefully think about their strategy and find reliable ways to increase profit margins in order to come out on top in the next decade. Take a look at a few tips to start you off on the right foot.

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September 21, 2021

Why At-Home EV Charging Is a Gamechanger for Business Fleet Vehicles

3 Min. Read

As the benefits of transitioning your company’s fleet vehicles to electric continue to grow, making sure that your employees don’t have to spend all day at a charging station is crucial. At-home EV charging enhances productivity throughout the day, and with the right strategy, you can guarantee that all employees start their day fully charged.

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September 14, 2021

How Qmerit Helps Home Based Fleet Managers Take Control of EV Charging Installations

2 Min. Read

While the EV fleet transformation has been limited to larger vehicles, the electrification of light fleet vehicles is catching up as EV charger installations at home allow drivers to wake up to a full battery and hit the road without heading to a centralized facility first.

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September 9, 2021

Train Your Contractors in EVs and Emerging Technologies for More Electrification Jobs

4 Min. Read

While most electrical contractors are on board with the renewable energy transition, they often don’t know where to start with their workforce.  Help your employees deliver new services and tap into emerging technologies for the growing market of electrification jobs.

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September 7, 2021

Handling EV Driver Reimbursements With At-Home EV Fleets

5 Min. Read

Over the past decades, we have gotten used to gas station cards, mileage allowances and similar solutions for driver reimbursement. But now how do we handle EV driver reimbursements?

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August 31, 2021

Helping Your Customers Go Electric: EV Charging Installation Opportunities for Contractors

4 Min. Read

In a unique situation, all auto companies are starting to embrace electric vehicles (EVs). This presents EV opportunities for electrical contractors, enabling them to find new clients in this emergent market.

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August 24, 2021

EV ROI Considerations for Distributed At-Home Fleets

6 Min. Read

Affordable emission-free electric vehicles (EVs) are no longer a sci-fi prospect. Fleet managers across the nation are experimenting with different ways to introduce EVs into their businesses.

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August 17, 2021

How to Become an Electrification Leader in Your Local Market

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Take the right steps in adapting your electrical company to lead the change in your local market, before everyone else catches up.

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August 3, 2021

NEMA 14-50 and GFCI Breakers — Connecting EV Charging Stations

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Recent amendments to the electrical code increase the need for ground fault protection when using NEMA 14-50 outlets and introduce new complications into the process of installing these outlets.

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July 28, 2021

Trends in EV Policies and Regulations That At-Home Fleet Managers Should Know About

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Take a look at this overview of federal and local EV policies that fleet managers should know about on their path to electrification.

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July 6, 2021

Ways to Overcome the Challenges of Fleet Electrification While Upgrading Your Distributed Fleet to EV

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Fleet electrification is gaining popularity as new energy efficiency initiatives are rolling out. But so far it hasn’t been an easy or streamlined process.

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June 30, 2021

Finding New Roles for Electrical Contractors in Emerging Green Energy

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Like a massive destructive wave, the COVID-19 pandemic hit the globe full force in 2020 but the demand for electrical contractors remains strong, and new opportunities are plentiful.

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June 1, 2021

When Are the EVs Coming?

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While the EV market has been growing for years, 2021 is poised to be the year where electric vehicles become mainstream.

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May 3, 2021

This Unique Contractor Scoring System Selects the Best EV Charging Station Installers

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The ABC’s of EV charging stations and installation options.

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May 3, 2021

GM Makes a Big Step Toward Electrification

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General Motors announced their plans to put “Everybody In” an electric vehicle with the introduction of Ultium Charge 360.

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July 30, 2019

A Harvard Business Publishing Case Study: Qmerit and Schneider Electric Partner to Increase Innovation

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Schneider and Qmerit’s joint venture was so successful for both companies that Qmerit received a particular call-out in a case study about Schneider Electric published in the Harvard Business School Review.

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May 10, 2019

Top 5 Takeaways From the NYC Formula E Race

3 Min. Read

As the dominoes continue to fall in favor of Electric Vehicle advancement, we can see from a business standpoint that we should keep a close eye on the EV industry.

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September 12, 2018

Intro to Level 1 and Level 2 EV Charging at Home

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Are you considering switching to an Electric Vehicle?  Ever wondered how you charge an EV at home?

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February 28, 2024

EV Battery Charging Best Practices to Maintain Your Car's Battery Health

Electric vehicles are typically long-term investments made with the intention of driving and enjoying the car for years to come. How you choose to care for and maintain that investment will significantly impact the lifetime cost, experience, and overall value of your vehicle. Ensure the longevity of your electric vehicle’s battery and receive the most value from your electric car with these EV charging best practices.

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February 26, 2024

Qmerit to the Rescue After Poor Installation Sparks Home EV Charging “Nightmare” (Video)

Watch how Qmerit partnered with Tom Moloughney of YouTube’s “State of Charge” channel to help out a homeowner who took to the internet for advice on fixing a home EV charger installation gone wrong. Bottom line: Make sure your installer is an EV charging specialist like the certified electricians who make up Qmerit’s unrivaled national network.

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February 22, 2024

How to Plan for a Solar-Powered EV Charging Station Installation in Your Home

Residential solar is more affordable and efficient than ever, and a growing number of EV owners are taking advantage of innovative technologies and incentives to invest in an advanced electrification solution that makes solar-powered EV charging accessible at the residential level. Our latest article discusses how to plan for a solar-powered EV charging station installation in your home.

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February 20, 2024

A Utilities’ Guide to Navigating Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Challenges

EV adoption rates are rising faster than ever, bolstered by various federal and state initiatives. While this changing landscape presents utilities with many opportunities, it also poses its fair share of challenges. So how can energy providers cope with the increased demand and what role do customers play? This article presents five tips to help utilities navigate electric vehicle infrastructure challenges head-on and emerge as leaders of the electrification process.

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February 16, 2024

What is the Future of Home Solar Panels in 2024 and Beyond?

The solar industry is changing rapidly, powered by a strong demand and groundbreaking innovations. In this article, we discuss the latest trends shaping the future of solar, explore what is a solar panel, and consider recent innovation in solar technology from new PV materials to the integration with smart energy systems and smart electrical panels.

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February 13, 2024

The Energy-Efficient Home: Why and When to Upgrade Your Electrical Panel

Your electrical panel is a vital component of your home’s electrical infrastructure. As your panel ages or your electrification needs change, a panel upgrade might become a necessity. Here’s what you need to know about why and when to upgrade your electrical panel.

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February 8, 2024

Key Electric Car Statistics and Charging Trends You Should Know in 2024

The future of transportation is electric and with government incentives and environmental concerns propelling EV adoption, electric vehicle sales are hitting record-breaking milestones. Expanding EV charging infrastructure is crucial to supporting this growing movement in the transition to electrification. Stay informed on evolving trends with the latest statistics on electric cars and EV chargers.

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February 7, 2024

Charging at Home: Can Your Home Handle a Fast EV Charging Station Upgrade?

Is your home ready for fast, overnight EV charging? Maximize your at-home EV charging experience with updated electrical infrastructure as we discuss the importance of choosing the right location for your charger and explore key considerations when selecting and installing a Level 2 EV charger in your home. If you’re looking to upgrade your EV charger installation, check out this guide to learn more.

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February 6, 2024

The Cost of Updating Your Electrical Panel: What You Need to Know

Electrical panels are a key component of your home’s electrical system. These devices draw power from the grid and distribute it to the different appliances while preventing overloading. In this article, we discuss the importance of panel maintenance and when to consider a panel upgrade.

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February 2, 2024

The Homeowner's Guide to EV Adoption and EV Charger Installation

EV adoption is on the rise and so is the need for convenient and affordable EV charging. For most EV owners, at-home charging is the most relevant option that fits their needs and offers a cost-effective solution to charging their electric vehicle. This article explores what getting your home ready for EV charging entails and explore what to consider for your EV charger installation for a seamless EV adoption journey.

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February 1, 2024

How Are Government Policies Shaping EV Adoption Rates?

EV adoption has tripled in the last 3 years and more than 1 million EVs were sold in the U.S. in 2023. In this blog post, we explore how federal incentives are actively supporting EV sales, research, and the development of a nationwide EV charging infrastructure and cover what EV drivers should know about the Inflation Reduction Act and other government policies shaping EV adoption, EV charger installation, and the electric vehicle landscape.

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January 31, 2024

Your Guide to California's EV Rebates and EV Charging Incentives

With some of the best incentives in the U.S. for EV adoption and EV charger installation, California makes it easy for residents of the state to go electric. Californians need to understand what incentives are available and how they can access these savings. In this article, we discuss current California EV incentives and upcoming changes to these programs and explore how these incentives have supported EV adoption to make the Golden State the friendliest state for EVs.

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January 30, 2024

2024 EV Tax Credit Requirement Updates - What You Need to Know Now

The Inflation Reduction Act introduced some changes to the EV tax credit rule, and new requirements in 2024 are changing how EV tax credits can be used and which EVs qualify for savings. In this article, we’ll discuss the latest changes to the EV tax credit requirements that make buying an electric vehicle more accessible than ever before. When it comes to the latest EV incentives, here’s what you need to know.

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January 26, 2024

California Electrification Statistics

With more than 93,000 EV charging stations and ZEVs representing 25% of new vehicle sales, California EV statistics reveal the extent of EV adoption in the Golden State. In this article, we share exciting data and discuss EV ownership and the state of EV charging in California. Learn more about making the most of your EV in the Golden State.

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January 23, 2024

Understanding California's Electric Vehicle and EV Charging Laws

California is at the forefront of EV adoption and is leading the U.S. when it comes to EV charger installation, building a resilient energy grid, and passing legislation to support the electrification movement. In this article, we explore California EV law and how the state has successfully created a strong legal framework that supports access to EV charging while encouraging Californians to go electric.

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January 18, 2024

Understanding and Overcoming the Gender Gap in Electric Vehicle Adoption: What's Behind the Divide?

When it comes to purchasing a new vehicle, men are almost twice as likely to buy an EV than women. A deeper dive into EV buying decisions uncovers why women are more hesitant to drive electric. With greater priorities of practicality, affordable pricing, safety, and the environment, our latest article explores what is driving the gender gap in electric vehicle adoption and how auto manufacturers and EV charger installation will have a big role to play in the future of sustainable transportation in America.

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January 16, 2024

Electric Vehicle Charging in Maryland

Maryland is at the forefront of the electric vehicle (EV) movement. Among the top 10 U.S. states when it comes to the number of public charging stations and EV ownership, it’s easy to go electric in Maryland. But even with plenty of incentives, a dedicated public charging infrastructure, and plans for an electrified future, there are still plenty of challenges you might face as you navigate EV ownership in the Old Line State. Learn more about driving electric in Maryland to make the most of your EV and EV charging experience with our latest guide.

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January 4, 2024

How Long Does It Take to Charge an EV at Home?

Charging is an important consideration for those looking into an EV purchase, and for many, EV charging is actually one of the more crucial aspects of EV ownership. For a majority of EV owners, investing in an at-home Level 2 charging station remains the most cost-effective and practical solution. In this article, we discuss the different options available for charging at home and compare public and at-home charging, including cost, convenience, and long-term benefits.

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January 2, 2024

Plugging In: A Renter's Guide to Apartment EV Charging

Few rental properties have historically made EV charging available to tenants, but this trend is rapidly changing and residents can proactively work with their apartment or multifamily complex to expand EV charging access for their community. Learn more about overcoming common barriers to adopting EV charging in apartments, the costs and benefits of EV charger installation, and different strategies tenants can use to help convince property owners to invest in EV charging in our latest electrification article on a renter’s guide to apartment EV charging.

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December 28, 2023

The Smart Grid Connection: How Energy Storage in EVs Contributes to Grid Stability and Flexibility

Electric vehicles with bi-directional energy flow can act as distributed energy resources, sending power back to the grid through vehicle-to-grid technology. Enhancing grid resilience and creating potential revenue, your EVs can be converted into virtual power plants with this innovative technology. From buying power during off-peak and selling during peak times to integrating EVs with microgrids and solar arrays to amplify your renewable power supply, smart grids and EVs are changing the energy industry.

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December 27, 2023

How Many Amps Are Required for a Level 2 Charging Station?

For a majority of EV owners, at-home charging with a Level 2 station remains the most convenient charging solution. Upgrading your home with a Level 2 charging station is more accessible than you might think, but there are some important considerations. Learn more about the requirements for installing a Level 2 charger as we discuss common questions about amperage needs, dedicated circuits, and more.

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December 26, 2023

Decoding California's Electric Vehicle Charging Requirements: A Comprehensive Guide for Utilities

California is leading the way in terms of EV adoption, and the Golden State has a bold plan to go electric by 2035. The state is actively supporting this drastic plan by adopting mandates, incentives, and other regulatory measures that foster electrification but create a challenging environment for energy providers. Learn how California is setting a precedent for creating a legal framework for electrification and how utilities can tackle compliance challenges while supporting the state’s climate goals.

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December 22, 2023

Boosting Your Sustainability: Methods and Tools for Tracking Your EV Energy Consumption

As an EV driver, gaining visibility over your vehicle’s energy consumption has many benefits, ranging from optimizing charging to tracking battery degradation. With different methods to collect charging data, such as your vehicle’s onboard system, companion apps, smart energy monitors, and more, it’s easier than ever before to understand and optimize your EV’s energy usage to make the most of your electric vehicle. When it comes to understanding your energy usage, here’s what you need to know.

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December 20, 2023

Exploring the Impact of Utilities - Are Electric Fleet Vehicles the Key to Reducing Emissions?

The shift to EVs seems inevitable now—much to the benefit of the environment and electric utilities. American utilities cannot afford to wait for demand to build or risk failing to meet energy needs in the near future. The success of electrification in your region will require utilities to eliminate barriers to the widespread acceptance of EVs. In this article, we explore the crucial role utilities play in fostering EV fleets and encouraging the general public to go electric to reduce emissions and build a more sustainable energy future.

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December 12, 2023

Empowering Commutes: Navigating the Future of Workplace EV Charging with Utilities and Collaborative Solutions

The demand for EV charging at work is growing, but employers often face barriers to implementation. Utilities can address these barriers by offering incentives and building partnerships with local players. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the increasingly important role of utilities in supporting business electrification and bringing workplace charging to the community.

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December 7, 2023

What Is a Level 3 Electric Vehicle Charger?

Level 3 or Direct Current Fast Charging stations are the fastest option for refilling an EV battery on a road trip. In this blog post, we discuss the different levels of EV charging, why DC Fast charging is convenient when traveling, and why Level 2 charging remains a better option for your daily needs. Find out more about electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) charging station types, realistic driver needs, and upgrading your home with Level 2 charging.

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December 6, 2023

Empowering Sustainable Fleets: Utilities’ Role in Accelerating Electric Vehicle Fleet Conversion

The interest in fleet electrification is growing, but there are still some obstacles to electric vehicle fleet conversion. Utilities can play a central role in widespread EV adoption at the fleet level by offering incentives, developing a modern energy infrastructure, and forming partnerships. Read on to learn more about why utilities will be essential players in the future of fleet electrification.

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December 5, 2023

What Factors Affect Home EV Charging Speed?

Selecting an EV charger with the right charging speed to meet your driving needs is critical to successful EV ownership. There are several options when it comes to buying an EVSE and understanding the basics of EV charging technology will help you make an informed decision and purchase a charger that fits your driving habits and preferences. In this article, we’ll cover the key factors that can impact your EV charging speed and electric vehicle experience, whether you’re charging at home or on-the-go.

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December 1, 2023

Factors That Impact EV Charger Installation Costs

EV adoption is on the rise, and with the added convenience and cost-savings of at-home EV charging, more electric vehicle owners are investing in EV charger installation to maximize their experience and savings. While costs can vary depending on your home, in this article we discuss the costs of installing a residential Level 2 EV charging station and the different factors that can influence your EV charger installation, ranging from panel upgrades to installation complexities.

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November 29, 2023

Electrical Compatibility and Safety Considerations for EV Charging

How do electric vehicle charging stations work? In this article, we’ll discuss the different types of EV charging stations and explore the technologies that allow vehicles and charging equipment to communicate. We’ll also explore how adopting a common charging standard addresses the issue of compatibility and how a qualified electrician can implement best practices and follow NEC requirements to create a safe at-home EV charging solution.

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November 22, 2023

The Tipping Point in EV Charging Standards: What Consumers Need to Know

Adoption of the North American Charging Standard marks a pivotal shift in the electric vehicle landscape and EV charging infrastructure. As major automakers adopt NACS, EV owners face new considerations, from adapter usage to equipment upgrades. Learn how this transition will create a more standardized and accessible EV charging ecosystem in our latest electrification article.

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November 17, 2023

Energy Storage Systems: Understanding the Duration and Limitations of Energy Storage Capacity

Integrating renewable energy sources into the grid effectively requires excess energy to be captured so the power stored can be deployed when the sun isn’t shining, or the wind isn’t blowing. Adopting energy storage systems is critical to creating a more flexible, sustainable electricity grid. Learn about energy storage systems, their utilization and durations, and other practical considerations in our latest article.

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November 15, 2023

EV Charger Installation Preparation Checklist - What You Need To Know

Proper planning is crucial when upgrading your home with an EV charging station. Learn more about practical considerations such as assessing your home’s unique configuration and why load calculations matter. We’ll also discuss different charger types, potential compatibility issues, and questions about working with a certified electrician or obtaining the necessary electrical permits.

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November 14, 2023

Energy Storage Batteries Can Power Your Home and Future

The energy storage market is growing at a fast pace as businesses, utilities, and homeowners look toward sustainable energy solutions. In this article we explore the residential battery sector and discuss how home energy storage solutions can increase resiliency, facilitate access to clean energy, and help you reduce your energy bills. Learn more about the current trends in residential energy storage, top home battery products, and home energy storage batteries can power your home and future in our latest electrification article.

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November 9, 2023

Making the Right EV Charging Connection for Your Plug-In Hybrid Car’s Best Performance

Plug-in hybrid car owners may not be ready for a fully electric vehicle today, but they may purchase one in the future. Investing in the right EV charging connection early on can save you time and money later. Many EV and PHEV owners already prefer Level 2 charging at-home. When it comes to speed, convenience, flexibility, and long-term savings, here’s what you need to know to make the right EV charging connection for your plug-in hybrid car’s best performance.

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November 1, 2023

What Is Included in a Home EV Charger Installation?

For current and prospective EV owners, investing in an at-home charging solution represents an upfront cost. It’s important to understand the different factors that influence the cost of upgrading your home with a Level 2 EV charger installation and why you should hire a licensed and experienced electrician. In this article, we’ll discuss the cost of each component and go over the most common electrical upgrades that result in additional costs so you can make an informed decision for your at-home EV charging station installation.

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October 31, 2023

How to Know When It’s Time for an Electric Panel Upgrade: Assessing Your Home and EV Charger Installation

As more and more homeowners undergo household electrification to decrease their carbon footprint, electrical consumption is set to significantly increase. Converting appliances, devices, heating and cooling systems, and vehicles from gas power to electric will increase the load and your current electric panel may be insufficient. From understanding your panel’s capacity to recognizing when an upgrade is essential, our latest article provides a comprehensive guide on electric panel upgrades and safety.

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October 27, 2023

Comparing Long-Term Cost Analysis of EV Home Charging vs. Public Charging

The cost of charging an EV can vary based on your personal driving habits and geographic area. While most EV owners rely on at-home charging to take advantage of lower residential electricity rates, leveraging the growing public charging network has some advantages. Here, you’ll learn more about the cost of charging at home and on the road and explore additional costs linked to EV ownership.

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October 26, 2023

The Impact of Certified Electrician-Installed EV Chargers on Home Value

Installing a home EV charger will add value to a home as well as help protect the environment. The use of certified installers is essential to assuring prospective buyers of the quality of the charger station and easy future expansion. Certified installers have all the training needed to ensure proper installation and long, trouble-free operation. Qmerit’s unique Certified Installation Network is your key to lasting quality and value preservation.

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October 20, 2023

Understanding the Efficiency of Energy Storage Systems - Key Factors and Performance Metrics

Achieving sustainable energy combines renewable power generation with energy storage capabilities. The resulting combo helps capitalize on decarbonization efforts, ensure grid stability during peak demand as well as outages, and enable a more energy-resilient future. Learn more about types of energy storage systems as well as efficiency metrics to help balance demand and integrate renewable energy at residential or grid levels.

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October 17, 2023

Finding and Using EV Charging Rebates and Tax Credits

As electric vehicle (EV) popularity rises, so does the need for charging stations, but costs can be a major barrier, especially if additional electrical work is needed to support the EV charger. There are many rebates and other incentive programs for EV charger installation, including local incentives, utility programs, and federal tax credits. Learn more about finding and using EV charging rebates and tax credits with Qmerit’s latest electrification guide.

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October 13, 2023

Electric Vehicle Charging in Illinois

Electric vehicle (EV) adoption rates continue to rise, and EV charging stations are being deployed on a mass scale. Even so, progress varies significantly from state to state. This article explores the current EV environment in Illinois and what owning and charging an electric vehicle involves, whether at your residence or on the go. With tips and information on Illinois EV charging, maximize your travel planning efforts and seamless EV ownership in the Prairie State.

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October 12, 2023

Preparing for Your Second Electric Vehicle (EV)

As the popularity of electric vehicles (EVs) grows, many owners are considering purchasing a second EV. Whether you’re upgrading to a different model or preparing for two EVs in the home, this article will assist you in assessing your driving habits, optimizing your home charging setups, and choosing a second EV model that suits your personal needs. Make the most of your purchase by planning ahead with our latest guide for EV adoption and home electrification.

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October 10, 2023

Benefits of Panel Upgrades – Enhancing Your Property's Safety, Efficiency, and Value

In today’s high-energy consumption world with demand for technology that improves our daily lives, upgrading electrical panels is crucial. Older panels can pose safety risks, while modern options provide real-time energy data, remote control, and improved safety and regulation standards. But before upgrading, it’s essential to seek professional advice, consider your panel size, and understand smart panel advantages. Here’s what you need to know before considering a panel upgrade and why it might be time to replace your electrical system.

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October 6, 2023

Leveraging Bidirectional Charging To Maximize Fleet Electrification

Fleet electrification is pivotal for modern businesses, and bidirectional charging can offer transformative benefits. Unlike traditional charging, bidirectional technology turns EVs into mobile energy storage, allowing energy to return to the grid at a profit or to the business, creating utility savings during peak hours. From boosting energy resilience and offering cost savings, to environmental perks and a better ROI on electrification, this article covers the value of electrifying your fleet with bidirectional capabilities.

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October 5, 2023

How Utilities Can Encourage Electrification in Low-Income Communities

Utilities are poised to take a lead role in bringing energy equity to America with electrification.With substantial federal, state, and local funding available, there is an incredible opportunity for utilities to provide a solution to their customers. Utilities can capitalize on this paradigm shift to create a win-win with low-income customers, driving energy equity, lowering utility fuel costs, driving new revenues, and improving customers’ lives. This article will take you through the funding landscape and explain how utilities can succeed in creating energy equity.

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October 3, 2023

Utilities’ Role in Developing and Deploying Microgrid Technology

The U.S. energy infrastructure faces challenges due to increasing electrical needs, EV adoption, and aging systems. Microgrids can offer local power solutions, boosting grid resiliency and increasing energy production capacity, and utilities are at the core of supporting this transition. By shaping regulations, adopting new business models, and partnering with EV charging providers, utilities can help can pave the way for a more resilient and sustainable energy future with microgrid technology.

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September 29, 2023

Electric Vehicle Charging in Michigan

The rollout of new EV charging stations in Michigan has begun, increasing the number of EV charging stations in most areas, and EV trips are now achievable with preparation and charging planning. Navigate EV ownership and travel within your state with ease by understanding your options. Read the latest on the current state of EV charging and plan ahead to make your EV ownership and travel in the Great Lake State seamless.

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September 28, 2023

Electric Vehicle Charging in Florida

The landscape of EV ownership in Florida is rapidly evolving as EV adoption surges and charging networks continue to expand. From innovative initiatives by local utilities and major attractions, Florida is quickly becoming a hotspot for electric vehicles travelling across the state. Learn more about the incentives, legislation, and travel tips that make driving electric in the Sunshine State a popular option.

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September 22, 2023

Electric Vehicle Charging in Georgia

Are you planning a trip to Georgia? For EV owners, travel requires careful planning around the availability of EV charging. In the following article, we’ll discuss how Georgia compares to other states regarding EV charging infrastructure development. With current efforts to build Alternative Fuels Corridors and encourage the creation of a private charging network through incentives, here’s what you need to know about owning and driving an electric vehicle in the Peach State.

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September 21, 2023

5-Step Pre-Buy EV Checklist – A Detailed Guide for Future Electric Vehicle Owners

Buying a new car is a major investment and there are several smart steps to follow before you commit, especially as a first-time EV owner. From understanding your driving needs to knowing key features you need and unlocking savings and other incentives to selecting an EV charger that meets your charging needs, taking the time to weigh your options can be a game changer for your electric vehicle experience. Learn more about the 5 key considerations in Qmerit’s latest guide for future EV owners.

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September 19, 2023

Home Electrification Made Easy: Embracing Renewable Energy Efforts at Home

Homeowners are exploring uncommon methods to combat rising energy costs and carbon footprints, and while energy-efficient appliances are a start, genuine energy independence for homeowners requires a shift towards renewable energy, including solar and wind. Learn more about the steps homeowners can take in electrifying their homes in our latest guide on whole home electrification. From switching appliances, upgrading your lighting, or driving an electric vehicle, here’s what you need to know.

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September 14, 2023

Auto Shows and EVs: Where the Auto Industry is Heading in 2023 and Beyond

International auto shows are great places to view, drive, and fully experience the newest models with the latest technology, especially as electric vehicles continue to rise in popularity. Recent shows in Shanghai, Chicago, and New York were no exception, with EVs starring amidst a surging global EV market. With an impressive lineup of EVs offering strong performance, improved range, affordable options, and increased charging convenience. Tour these great shows in our latest blog.

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September 8, 2023

Is Battery Storage and Solar Integration the Right Choice for Your Needs?

With a strong drive for sustainability and advancing technology, solar arrays integrated with battery storage are becoming more common among “prosumers” – users who consume and supply their electric power. In addition to lowering your carbon footprint, solar integration reduces utility costs, protects against grid outages, and even provides a source of revenue to prosumers who sell excess power back to the grid. Read more about the benefits of solar and battery storage to determine if this option is right for you.

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August 22, 2023

The Role of Utilities in Supporting Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Utilities are essential in developing electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure growth and supporting whole home electrification. By providing incentive programs, collaborating with EV charging providers, and embracing grid modernization and renewable energy integration, EV charging stations can be more accessible. Learn how utilities can accelerate the growth of EV infrastructure and build a more resilient grid in this article.

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August 8, 2023

Implementing Utility Demand Response Programs for Managing EV Charging Loads

Demand response programs play a crucial role in managing EV charging loads and supporting grid stability. Implementing strategies such as time-of-use pricing, smart grid technologies, and direct load control can help utilities more effectively support EV charging energy demands in their region. Learn how to implement demand response programs to improve grid stability and reliability in our latest utility electrification article.

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July 28, 2023

How to Maximize Your EV Driving Range

With range often one of the primary considerations for EV owners, many drivers are looking to optimize their driving range for efficient and sustainable travel. By proactively maintaining your vehicle, planning ahead with routes, and utilizing home charging with supplemental public charging, you can unlock the full potential and benefits of driving electric, making the most of your vehicle while contributing to a more sustainable future. Learn more about maximizing your EV range and driving experience in our latest article.

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July 27, 2023

Electrification and Sustainable Transportation - The Future of Trains, Boats, Airplanes, and More

A massive transformation is taking place in vehicles of all kinds, including airplanes, trains, and boats, as the world seeks to reduce carbon emissions and electrification drives demand for sustainable transportation. Spurred on by major innovations in electric motors and batteries, the world is pushing to go all-electric as early as 2030 and the future of mobility is electric. Learn more about the latest electrification trends in mobility.

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July 21, 2023

EV Charger Maintenance Costs Don't Need to Break the Bank

For many EV drivers, how they charge is one of the most important aspects of driving an electric vehicle. Understanding the differences in maintenance needs between different charging station levels is essential, and by implementing preventative maintenance with a licensed electrician, you can save money and time when it comes to charging at home. By regularly inspecting and servicing their charging stations, EV owners can ensure smooth operations and avoid costly repairs.

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July 20, 2023

A Utility's Guide to the Implementation of Smart Grid Technologies

With an evolving world of electrification technologies and the global shift towards a sustainable future, utilities now have the ability to empower their customers and strengthen the power grid. The implementation of smart grid technologies has the power to transform utilities as we know them. Understanding these technologies and their applications is vital for utilities seeking to join the transition toward a more energy resilient future.

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July 7, 2023

The Rise of Solar Energy Industry and EV Charging Stations

As the world increasingly prioritizes environmental impact, solar energy and electric vehicle charging stations have emerged as key players, especially as solar EV charger solutions become more popular. These emerging technologies and trends are helping us to optimize energy infrastructure as we strive toward a more sustainable future. In this article, we explore the connection between these two fields and discuss their importance in creating a resilient energy and transportation ecosystem.

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July 6, 2023

Best Practices for Your EV Charger Installation

From selecting the right charger to understanding electrical requirements, installing an electric vehicle charger correctly can make a major difference in your EV experience. With the proper tips, tricks, and a licensed professional, you can optimize your charging experience while ensuring safety and efficiency. Learn more about best practices for your EV charging station installation in our latest electrification guide, and make the most of your time, money, and electric car experience.

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June 27, 2023

How Has the Inflation Reduction Act Evolved for EVs?

Recent changes to the Inflation Reduction Act are revolutionizing the world of electric vehicles and renewable energy. From enhanced tax credits to new eligibility criteria, the IRA aims to accelerate the transition to sustainable living. Understanding the specifics of the EV tax credits you can qualify for under the Inflation Reduction Act can impact your decision to go electric. Learn more about IRA incentives and updates in our latest electrification article.

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June 15, 2023

Strides to Strengthen the Electrical Grid

As the world embraces electrification technologies and renewable energy, the need for a resilient grid becomes increasingly vital. In this article, we explore different strategies to fortify the electrical grid, with a focus on the evolution and innovation of technology advancing this movement and the Inflation Reduction Act and its incentives. Learn how these measures are driving the energy transition and fostering economic growth while also ensuring a resilient grid for the future.

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May 23, 2023

Five Tips for Confidently Going Solar

Harnessing the sun’s energy through solar panels has become an increasingly popular choice for homeowners seeking long-term financial savings and a more sustainable lifestyle. However, the process of going solar can seem overwhelming, leaving many unsure of where to start. From comparing quotes and understanding incentives to selecting the right payment option and exploring the benefits of solar + storage, this guide will empower you to make an informed decision that not only reduces your carbon footprint but also saves you tens of thousands of dollars in the years to come.

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May 11, 2023

Why EV Owners Should Consider Solar

Are you an electric vehicle (EV) owner looking to maximize the benefits of your eco-friendly ride? In this article, we delve into the power of solar energy and how it can revolutionize your EV ownership experience. Discover how going solar can reduce your electricity bill, shrink your carbon footprint, and grant you greater energy independence. From determining the ideal number of solar panels for your EV charging needs to enjoying a hassle-free solar experience as your continue your electrification journey, here are some top benefits and pro tips for becoming a prosumer in today’s energy landscape.

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May 9, 2023

How Often Does My EV Charger Need Maintenance?

If you own an electric vehicle (EV), you’re probably well-versed in the maintenance needs of your car. But what about your EV charging station? In this article, we’ll explore the often-overlooked topic of maintaining your Level 2 EV home charger. Discover why regular maintenance is crucial and gain practical tips and insights to maximize your EV charger’s performance and lifespan. By adopting a proactive maintenance approach, you’ll not only save time and money but also ensure a safe, hassle-free, and enjoyable EV charging experience for years to come.

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May 3, 2023

Electrification in Texas: How to Charge Your Electric Vehicle in the Lone Star State

Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular, and Texas is no exception. With the second-largest used EV market in the country and the second-highest number of EV registrations, the Lone Star State ranks among the top four states in the U.S. for EV ownership. In this article, we’ll take a look at the key points to consider when charging an electric vehicle in Texas and cover everything you need to know about charging locations, utility rates, electrification incentives, and staying safe on the road when driving an EV deep in the heart of Texas.

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April 20, 2023

Equitable EV Ownership Is Critical for a Green Future

With the increasing popularity of EVs and roughly 30% of American owners living in apartments or condos, there is a growing need for charging stations in these communities. This article aims to guide property owners in understanding the steps involved in adding charging stations to their properties and why equitable EV ownership and charging accessibility matters to their residents, their businesses, and the environment. 

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April 13, 2023

Home Solar 101: Your Guide to All Things Solar

Switching to solar can save you money on your electricity bills and help reduce your carbon footprint. Solar energy has become increasingly accessible and affordable with improving technology and incentive programs. In this article, we will discuss the basics of home solar panels, including costs, incentives, and whether your home is suitable for solar. Understand these factors to confidently explore your options and make an informed decision when it comes to solar panels for your home.

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April 11, 2023

Top Trends for Smart Electric Panels in 2023

Smart electric panels are becoming increasingly popular in homes as the continued electrification of homes drives growth in demand. Allowing for centralized monitoring and optimization of energy use and cost, these panels make it easier to manage energy usage. With the shift to renewable energy, particularly solar, to generate eco-friendly electricity, homes and businesses are transitioning to sustainable energy sources. Here are the top trends in smart electric panel electrification for 2023.

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April 6, 2023

Electrification in New York: An Essential Guide to Charging Your Electric Vehicle in the Empire State

New York state is currently one of the most EV-friendly states in the US, offering government incentives, an extensive charging infrastructure, and a diverse and rapidly increasing range of available EV models. Whether you are planning to purchase an electric automobile or truck, or already own one and are planning an extended excursion, here’s what you need to know about EV charging in the Empire State.

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March 16, 2023

Plan Ahead Effectively: How to Charge Your EV in Cold Weather

 Range anxiety can be one of the greatest worries a new EV driver faces as they learn to adapt to charging practices and become more familiar with a different kind of vehicle. One question frequently asked is: does cold weather affect EV charging? In this article, we’ll explore how temperatures can impact your electric driving experience and how various methods can be utilized to minimize these challenges. 

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March 14, 2023

How to Install an EV Charger at Home

5 MIN. READ

With the ever-increasing demand for electric vehicles (EVs), the importance of EV home charging has become even more significant. Charging an EV at home offers several advantages, including the convenience of an overnight charge, cost-effectiveness, and peace of mind that a charger will be available when you need it most. Whether you will be operating your vehicle for work, a regular commute, or pleasure, the most convenient and affordable solution is to install an EV charger at home.

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March 7, 2023

Bidirectional Charging Can Make America EV-Ready and Usher in a New Energy Era

4 MIN. READ

The electric vehicle (EV) sector is experiencing a surge in growth with increasing EV registrations nationwide. As the momentum for EVs continues, the question arises of how the nation’s grid and charging infrastructure will handle the increase in EV usage. Bidirectional charging technology provides a potential solution by allowing EVs to store electrical power and export it to the grid during periods of peak-energy demand, turning EVs into a net-positive for the grid.

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March 2, 2023

How Much Does It Cost to Charge an EV?

5 MIN. READ

Have you ever wondering how much it costs to charge an electric vehicle as opposed to fueling up an internal-combustion engine? Where and how you choose to charge up your EV can drastically impact your cost savings, time spent at a charging station, and even effect your EV battery health. Here’s what you need to know about calculating the cost of charging an EV and information on optimizing your EV charging experience.

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February 28, 2023

California Takes the Lead: EV Adoption and Electrification Initiatives of the Golden State

6 MIN. READ

In less than 12 years, California intends to turn away from the current standard mode of transportation in favor of clean energy and electric vehicles. The 2035 EV initiative comes with its own challenges as California works to expand upon and improve its existing charging infrastructure to meet the growing demand. Here are impacts Californians can expect with continued electrification goals in the state.

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February 23, 2023

What You Need to Know About Installing a Rural Home Energy Storage System

5 MIN. READ

The need for off-grid energy storage systems continues to rise, particularly in rural communities with aging infrastructure and unreliable grid connections. Storing electricity off-grid provides a solution for remote and unconnected homes and for homes with unreliable service. Here’s what you should consider when selecting a home energy storage system.

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February 14, 2023

The Electrifying Question: How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Vehicle (EV)?

3 MIN. READ

Electric vehicle (EV) owners who are new to electrification may have many questions when it comes to charging their cars and maintaining the battery health of their vehicle. Several variables will impact how long it takes to charge an EV and it’s important to understand how charging conditions can also affect charging rates.

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February 9, 2023

EV Inevitability: What the 2035 Auto-Manufacturer Commitment Means for Utilities

6 MIN. READ

The auto industry is responding to modern needs by manufacturing electric vehicles (EVs) and many automakers have committed to reduce carbon emissions by producing only hybrid and electric cars by 2035. Utilities will need to consider the impact the EV revolution will have on demand patterns and integrate EV charging and load-shifting capabilities into grid planning.

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February 7, 2023

The Time for the Electrification of Public Transportation Has Arrived

4 MIN. READ

When you think of public transit, heavy rail, subways, buses, light rail, and streetcars likely come to mind, but rideshare, taxi cabs, limousines, and shuttles are also headed to an electric transition. As we move into a more electrified future, utilities will play a vital role in the adoption of electric vehicles for public transportation.

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January 31, 2023

The Importance of Load Calculations When Installing an EV Charger

4 MIN. READ

At-home charging remains the most convenient solution for EV owners. Upgrading your home’s electrical system to support a Level 2 EV charging station, regardless of the project scope, requires planning, load calculations, and an expert with specific training in electrical work and EV charger safety requirements.

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January 17, 2023

Load Shedding Can Be a Viable Panel Upgrade Alternative for EV Charging

4 MIN. READ

Residential and commercial electrification projects, such as installing EV charging stations, often result in increased energy consumption and an increased load on existing electrical panels. While a panel upgrade has traditionally been the solution for this situation, contractors and their customers should consider and discuss load shedding as a viable alternative.

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December 27, 2022

Preparing Rural America for Electrification

4 MIN. READ

Electric vehicle sales have continued to exponentially grow in 2022 as electrification becomes a greater part of our lives, but the challenges facing electrification in urban areas are vastly different than those experienced in rural areas. It’s time for rural Americans to invest in electrification and join the energy transition for a more resilient future.

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December 13, 2022

The Top 5 Rural Electrification Challenges

4 MIN. READ

Rural electrification is a more complex challenge than the electrification of urban and suburban areas and addressing it is becoming a greater necessity. An adequate rural power supply is a must for agricultural automation, electric vehicle (EV) charging, efficient HVAC systems, and all-electric appliances, and it’s important to examine the electric resiliency of these rural areas.

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December 9, 2022

How Will the IRA Impact Homeowner Costs for EV Charger Installations?

4 MIN. READ

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) introduced several tax credits and incentives designed to support the transition to clean energy. There are various ways the legislation enables you to earn a home charging IRA credit for EV charger installations. What does the IRA mean for homeowners considering installing an EV charger at home?

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December 1, 2022

How Does EV Adoption Impact Utilities?

5 MIN. READ

As electric vehicle (EV) adoption continues to increase, utilities face a number of new challenges alongside new opportunities. Advances in EV technology have reduced range concerns as a major roadblock to expansion of the EV market share, but concerns remain about the impact of electric vehicles on utilities, particularly when it comes to power grid capacity and reliability.

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November 22, 2022

Traveling With Your Electric Vehicle

5 MIN. READ

The idea of a road trip or any distance travel with an EV can initially seem daunting, however, EV travel is becoming easier due to increasing battery ranges and the increase of charging stations. Whether you are traveling for the holidays, hitting the road for a fun fall excursion, or simply taking the scenic route, here are some key tips to keep in mind as you head out on your next electric adventure.

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November 15, 2022

How Often Does My Home EV Charger Need Maintenance?

4 MIN. READ

Maintaining an electric vehicle (EV) charger is crucial for getting the most efficiency out of your system. Maintenance will ensure that all EV charging components are working efficiently and charging your vehicle at the correct speed. Read more on how often your EV charger should be serviced and why you should consider hiring a professional to help.

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November 1, 2022

Are EV Chargers Safe for My Home?

3 MIN. READ

Driving an EV has many benefits, between reducing costs linked to gas and maintenance or reducing one’s environmental footprint, and more consumers are adopting EVs as a result. That said, there are some important considerations regarding EV charger safety for those contemplating an EV purchase or a Level 2 charger installation.

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October 18, 2022

Four Benefits of the Inflation Reduction Act for Homeowners

4 MIN. READ

The Inflation Reduction Act is a plan with an unprecedented scope designed to tackle a number of issues, ranging from rising healthcare costs to stagnant salaries. This extensive project includes measures that promote electrification and clean energy projects. For homeowners, some of these measures will translate into savings and opportunities.

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October 14, 2022

How the Electrification of Transportation Will Change the Utility Business

4 MIN. READ

EV adoption is accelerating rapidly as more consumers, commercial fleets, and public transport systems are embracing electric vehicles. Now is the right time for utility companies to embrace this increased demand and, with the right strategies in place, become a driver of change and growth.

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October 11, 2022

Main Electric Panel Review is a Must for EV Owners

4 MIN. READ

Roughly 80% percent of electric vehicle owners charge their EVs at home, but the Level 1 charger provided with the car is usually inadequate and EV owners often upgrade to an @Home Level 2 charger for greater convenience. Depending on the Level 2 EV charger specifications, a new electric panel may be required.

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October 6, 2022

Why You Shouldn't Fully Charge Your EV

2 MIN. READ

EV batteries rely on complex chemical reactions to store energy and power your vehicle. Ensuring that these reactions take place in optimal conditions will extend your driving range and preserve your battery’s lifespan. Maintaining your battery charge within a safe threshold can protect this important component.

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October 4, 2022

How to Charge Multiple Electric Vehicles at Home

4 MIN. READ

More people are purchasing electric vehicles (EVs) or planning to than ever before, and new models will be flooding showrooms in the coming months. While the transition to a first EV is a big step, multicar households should think ahead to being a two (or more) electric car family.

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September 29, 2022

Do I Need a Permit to Install an EV Charger At Home?

3 MIN. READ

As EV adoption numbers continue to rise, drivers are opting for the convenience of at-home charging. Charging an EV overnight at home is affordable, practical, and convenient, however, the installation process requires some research and preparation. For example, do you need a permit to install an at-home EV charger?

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September 22, 2022

What Makes EVs Safer Than Gasoline-Powered Vehicles?

3 MIN. READ

There are many economic, ecological, and practical advantages in switching to an electric vehicle. You’ll save money on “fueling” and maintenance, reduce your environmental impact and carbon footprint, and EVs may also be considered safer than traditional gas-powered cars.

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September 20, 2022

Is It Safe to Charge an EV in the Rain?

3 MIN. READ

Avoiding water and electricity is sound advice in nearly all situations, but this lesson in safety does not apply to plugging in and charging an EV in the rain thanks to the ingenuity of safety features added to EV chargers.

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September 6, 2022

Get the Most out of Your Nanogrid with a Smart Panel

4 MIN. READ

On average, electricity prices have gone up 10% in the US in the past two years, and many homeowners are switching to green technologies to mitigate this.

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September 1, 2022

How to Determine the Best Location to Install Your EV Charging Station

4 MIN. READ

You will want to maximize your convenience by installing your charger in an optimal location for your EV charging needs.

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August 30, 2022

Why You Need a Licensed Electrician for Home Electrification Projects

4 MIN. READ

Even with some prior electrical experience, attempting to install complex electrification systems is not advisable without the appropriate training.

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August 26, 2022

How a Nanogrid Can Increase the Value of your Home

4 MIN. READ

A Nanogrid can represent a significant upfront investment for a homeowner; however, it is an upgrade that will improve the value of your home. This article will explain and explore nanogrids and how they generate economic value for you.

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August 23, 2022

Maintenance Plans are Critical for Home Electrification

4 MIN. READ

A maintenance agreement is a contract between a homeowner and a certified electrical partner that includes all aspects of the operations and maintenance of a home electrification system. This will have a maintenance plan, scheduled payments, response times in case of failures, and pre-set rates for repairs.

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August 16, 2022

Residential Emergency Generators vs Electric Battery Storage for Your Home: Evaluating the Options

4 MIN. READ

The two most common options for backup power are emergency generators and electric battery storage. This article will dive into detail in comparing the pros and cons of each system and tell you more about how Qmerit can help.

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August 11, 2022

Five Components You Need for an Effective Nanogrid

4 MIN. READ

A nanogrid can help support electrification while making you more independent from the grid. Whether you decide to build your nanogrid at once or invest in one component at a time, the following elements will help you design a system adapted to your needs.

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August 4, 2022

How to Determine the Best Spot for EV Charging Stations Installation

4 MIN. READ

As a homeowner who has just purchased a new EV, you will likely now be in the market for a level 2 charging station. Of course, you will want to maximize your convenience by placing your charger in an optimal location for EV charging.

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July 29, 2022

The Time is Right for Rental Companies to Include EVs

4 MIN. READ

It is clear the electrification movement is happening, and car rental companies are getting on board. The three major rental car companies, Hertz Global Holdings, Enterprise Holdings, and Avis Budget Group, have all announced they are adding fully electric vehicles to their lineups.

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July 27, 2022

It's Time to Bust the Myth That Electric Vehicles Are Too Expensive for the Average Driver

4 MIN. READ

As inflation rises and households see their budget shrink, you may wonder if switching to an EV is an intelligent financial decision. Let’s look at whether electric vehicles are too expensive or actually compare favorably to gas-powered vehicles in terms of cost of ownership.

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July 1, 2022

Save Money on Hot Water with an Electric Water Heater

4 MIN. READ

Did you know that heating water is the second-largest energy expenditure in your home? And did you know that an electric water heater can significantly impact your environmental footprint and utility bills?

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June 28, 2022

Smart Panel Recommendations for 2022

4 MIN. READ

A smart electrical panel is something that many homeowners on their path toward electrification opt in to install. If you have already invested or are planning to invest in technology like solar panels and battery storage, it makes even more sense to get the best value on your investment, and that is where a smart panel can come in. These recommendations will help you get the most out of this device.

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June 16, 2022

Is a Smart Panel Right For Your Home?

4 MIN. READ

Society is moving away from fossil fuels toward clean electricity created by renewable technologies like solar. With this move, the demand for electricity in the home by using tankless water heaters, electric stoves and ovens, electric heaters, and electric vehicles (EVs) is increasing rapidly. In addition, installing solar panels on rooftops creates its own power. All of these technological advances save homeowners money and are a large part of the solution to climate change.

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June 14, 2022

It’s Time to Get Smart - Your Guide to Smart Electrical Panels, What They Are and Why You Need One

5 MIN. READ

Digital features have transformed appliances, cars and so much more. Recent electrical panel technology innovations make advanced digital features available to homeowners. Here’s what you need to know about smart electrical panels and their benefits.

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June 9, 2022

The Future of the Grid is Going Nano

3 MIN. READ

If you want to power a single home or building, you might consider using nanogrids, which are small electrical networks designed to power a single home or building. As electrification increases, switching to local infrastructure is a solution that would make sense for many homeowners and businesses.

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June 7, 2022

Nanogrids - The Smaller But Smarter Solution to Rural Electrification

3 MIN. READ

As electric vehicle (EV) ownership takes off in cities and suburbs, EV uptake in rural areas lags. Factors such as longer typical driving distances play a part, but access to inexpensive and reliable electricity may be the real culprit.

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June 3, 2022

Installing a Smart Home Panel? Look for These 5 Key Features

4 MIN. READ

Smart home panels have several benefits, from giving you more control over your energy usage to prioritizing critical circuits during a power outage or peak hours. However, there are some important considerations. Here’s how you can find the best smart home control panel for your residence.

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May 31, 2022

Are You Ready to Take Advantage of the Growing Demand for Nanogrids?

4 MIN. READ

Innovative technology is changing energy production and usage in electric grids around the globe and here in the U.S. For electrical contractors, this trend means new opportunities. Nanogrids are one of the latest advances. Are you ready to support this growing market?

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May 26, 2022

Increase Your Home Energy IQ and Upgrade Your Electrical System With a Smart Panel

4 MIN. READ

Many homeowners are investing in electrification or switching to driving an electric vehicle (EV) to reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint. But many homeowners miss the opportunity to get the benefits of upgrading their home’s power system with an electrical panel that has smart features.

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May 24, 2022

What's Next for Electrification? How About EV Trucks, Planes and Ships?

3 MIN. READ

When you think about electrification, you probably think about electric cars. But have you thought of electrified logistics, services, and public transit vehicles?

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May 20, 2022

Keep Your EV and Charger Safe From Harm With Surge Protection

4 MIN. READ

Today’s modern technology is vulnerable to power surges. Protection from surges is also an important consideration when installing an at-home charger for an electric vehicle (EV). The right device will protect your EV, charger and home electrical system from over-voltage.

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May 18, 2022

How the '70s Oil Crisis Led to the First EVs on the Roads

4 MIN. READ

The current race to find cleaner sources of energy echoes another event. Fifty years ago, an oil embargo caused businesses and consumers to rethink their fossil fuel consumption and explore alternatives. This historical event saw the creation of the first electric cars in a century.

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May 12, 2022

Common Electric Vehicle Myths Debunked

4 MIN. READ

Whether you’ve purchased an electric vehicle (EV) or are still considering it, you’ve likely heard about the supposed drawbacks and disadvantages of trading in your gasoline-powered car for an electric one. Driving an EV is different from driving a conventional

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May 10, 2022

5 Benefits of an At-Home EV Charging Station Installation

5 MIN. READ

You love driving your electric vehicle, but probably do not like having to search for or wait at a public charging station. You’ve probably want to install an EV charging station at home but aren’t completely sure what all the benefits would be. For a homeowner or a multifamily resident, the value of an EV charging station installation and having the freedom to charge at home increases daily!

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May 5, 2022

A Quick Guide for New EV Owners

3 MIN. READ

The number of electric vehicle (EV) owners is increasing rapidly. With gas prices so high and a plethora of new car models from which to choose, that trend will only accelerate. If you’re among the many new EV owners, there are some things you should know. This blog highlights a few essential tips.

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May 3, 2022

Bidirectional charging: What is it and What are the Benefits for EV drivers?

4 MIN. READ

Bidirectional charging is a relatively new benefit of electric vehicles (EVs), but it’s intriguing, transforming your EV into a home power source and a way to save money. Going bidirectional can save or even make money while benefiting the environment and ensuring additional peace of mind in a power disruption.

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April 28, 2022

How Long Does It Take to Charge a Car Battery With a Portable Charger?

3 MIN. READ

The battery is a component you’ll find in both EVs and gas-powered cars. However, the function of the battery in these two applications is very different. While an EV battery acts as the primary source of power, the battery of a gas-powered vehicle provides the initial electricity burst needed to crank the engine.

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April 22, 2022

So, About That Level 1 Charger That Came With Your New Electric Vehicle...

2 MIN. READ

Your new electric vehicle (EV) came with a “power cord” known as a Level 1 charger. You may ask if all Level 1 chargers are the same or what the best Level 1 EV charger is. In reality, all Level 1 chargers are similar, so asking which is the best is a bit of a trick question.

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April 20, 2022

A Complete Guide to Electrification

4 MIN. READ

Electric vehicles (EVs) and solar panels are the first things that come to mind when electrification comes up. However, homeowners can explore other options to adopt a sustainable and self-reliant lifestyle while lowering energy costs.

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April 15, 2022

Power Your Home and Car With Sunlight, Even at Night

4 MIN. READ

Home solar panels have come a long way in efficiency and represent one of the most common forms of renewable electricity. However, their immense strength may be their biggest weakness. When the sun goes down or a storm rolls in, your power stops being generated, but your energy needs are still there. So, how do you ensure your fridge keeps running and your electric vehicle (EV) can be charged at any time? Energy storage technologies are the answer.

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April 7, 2022

Guide to EV Charging, Battery Storage and Bidirectional Charging

4 MIN. READ

Electric vehicles are here to stay. So, the industry will need to address the challenge of battery storage to meet the demand for EV charging units. This guide will walk you through the EV charging industry and arm you with the information you need.

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April 5, 2022

What Is Involved In Whole Home Electrification?

3 MIN. READ

The shift from fossil fuels toward renewable energy sources has accelerated the home electrification movement. As a result, many homeowners are converting their homes to go fully electric, saving money and the environment in the process. Here’s what you should know about electrification and what it could mean for your home.

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March 31, 2022

The Current State of the EV Industry and What Comes Next

4 MIN. READ

The electric vehicle industry is growing at a rapid pace with automakers actively expanding their EV lineup, federal incentives supporting the development of strong charging infrastructure, and consumers opting for greener forms of transportation.

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March 29, 2022

Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Getting an EV Home Charger (But Were Too Afraid to Ask)

5 MIN. READ

Savvy consumers take the time to research before they make big purchasing decisions. Asking the right questions and going to the right source are essential. Deciding to join the electric vehicle (EV) revolution involves more than picking the vehicle. Before you take the plunge into the EV world by installing an EV home charger, this guide aims to answer all of your EV questions.

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March 24, 2022

What to Do When You Need to Charge More Than One Car at Home

4 MIN. READ

With many U.S. cities at or quickly approaching two vehicles per household, the need for a comprehensive home EV charging solution has grown significantly. As drivers purchase and find value with their first electric vehicle (EV), it is reasonable to expect they will see the advantage of adding additional EVs.

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March 15, 2022

Financing EV Home Charging Installations and Electrification Upgrades

4 MIN. READ

Home charging is now in reach for EV owners. To accelerate the transition to EVs, the federal government, the majority of states and some municipalities are offering incentives to help offset the costs for buyers. This article will explore charging options, costs, and other considerations of implementing a home EV charging solution.

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March 10, 2022

How long does it take to charge an electric car at a public charging station?

4 MIN. READ

Media attention on government plans to build an infrastructure to support electric vehicles (EVs) on U.S. highways may have heightened range anxiety in those considering EVs.

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February 24, 2022

Key Considerations When Installing an EV Charger

4 MIN. READ

As electric vehicles (EV) become more popular, EV charging units are being installed in buildings all around the world. Installing an EV charger is not like plugging in a blender. It is an advanced electrical interface.

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February 3, 2022

A Look at New Electric Vehicle Model Rollouts

7 MIN. READ

Electric vehicles are taking the U.S. automotive market by storm. New model rollouts seem to be announced monthly, and major auto manufacturers have finally joined the race to net zero.

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January 27, 2022

How to Choose an EV Charger That is Right for You

4 MIN. READ

EV charging is increasingly becoming a daily part of life for many Americans, Canadians and drivers elsewhere around the globe. Understanding the basics of chargers will help ensure a smooth experience of owning and using an EV.

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December 21, 2021

Get Electrified for the Holidays and Save: Electrification Trends, Tax Credits and More

5 MIN. READ

The end of the year is always a great time to think back and reflect on recent accomplishments. And for those who want to adopt some new resolutions, why not look into reducing one’s environmental impact? Thanks to new technologies and a growing range of options, committing to electrification can help reduce your carbon footprint and build a better future.

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December 7, 2021

Traversing the Country in Your EV - Planning your trip with electric charging stations in mind

6 MIN. READ

Long-distance vacations are a common electric vehicle (EV) travel concern. However, times are changing. Smooth EV travel regionally and even long-distance treks are possible now! Drivers just need to prepare ahead to find electric charging stations and ensure a successful vacation or outing.

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November 30, 2021

Incentives for Electric Vehicle Drivers

4 MIN. READ

Drivers are getting more excited about electric vehicles (EVs) as every major automaker and some new entrants to the arena introduce new EV models. However, the likelihood of a driver becoming an EV owner varies greatly with perceptions of cost differences, charger accessibility and consumer incentives, particularly in the U.S.

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November 11, 2021

Why You Should Switch to an Electric Vehicle: Incentives for EV Drivers

4 MIN. READ

Drivers are getting more excited about electric vehicles (EVs) as every major automaker and some new entrants to the arena introduce new EV models. However, the likelihood of a driver becoming an EV owner varies greatly with perceptions of cost differences, charger accessibility and consumer incentives, particularly in the U.S.

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August 31, 2021

Helping Your Customers Go Electric: EV Charging Installation Opportunities for Contractors

5 MIN. READ

In a unique situation, all auto companies are starting to embrace electric vehicles (EVs). This presents EV opportunities for electrical contractors, enabling them to find new clients in this emergent market.

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August 17, 2021

How to Become an Electrification Leader in Your Local Market

6 MIN. READ

Take the right steps in adapting your electrical company to lead the change in your local market, before everyone else catches up.

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August 3, 2021

NEMA 14-50 and GFCI Breakers — Connecting EV Charging Stations

4 MIN. READ

Recent amendments to the electrical code increase the need for ground fault protection when using NEMA 14-50 outlets and introduce new complications into the process of installing these outlets.

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June 1, 2021

When Are the EVs Coming?

6 MIN. READ

While the EV market has been growing for years, 2021 is poised to be the year where electric vehicles become mainstream.

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May 3, 2021

This Unique Contractor Scoring System Selects the Best EV Charging Station Installers

5 MIN. READ

The ABC’s of EV charging stations and installation options.

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May 3, 2021

GM Makes a Big Step Toward Electrification

5 MIN. READ

General Motors announced their plans to put “Everybody In” an electric vehicle with the introduction of Ultium Charge 360.

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July 30, 2019

A Harvard Business Publishing Case Study: Qmerit and Schneider Electric Partner to Increase Innovation

5 MIN. READ

Schneider and Qmerit’s joint venture was so successful for both companies that Qmerit received a particular call-out in a case study about Schneider Electric published in the Harvard Business School Review.

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May 10, 2019

Top 5 Takeaways From the NYC Formula E Race

3 MIN. READ

As the dominoes continue to fall in favor of Electric Vehicle advancement, we can see from a business standpoint that we should keep a close eye on the EV industry.

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September 12, 2018

Intro to Level 1 and Level 2 EV Charging at Home

3 MIN. READ

Are you considering switching to an Electric Vehicle?  Ever wondered how you charge an EV at home?

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March 1, 2024

The Severe Electrician Shortage in America: Is There an End in Sight?

The electrical trade is burdened by a labor shortage that began over a decade ago as a generation of electricians looks to retire. With a new wave of technology increasing the demand for electricians, electrical contractors must solve the labor shortage for their company by re-imagining their business as more technology- and sustainability-oriented to attract the next generation of electricians looking for financial security, job resiliency, and the benefits a trade can bring.

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January 25, 2024

The Commercial EV Charging Station Maintenance Guide for Electrical Contractors

There has never been a more exciting time to be an electrical contractor. As EV infrastructure continues to evolve at a breakneck pace, commercial electrical contractors will play a pivotal role in ensuring the reliability, safety, and longevity of commercial EV charger installation and maintenance. Our latest article outlines five key tips for streamlining your EV charging station maintenance and elevating your expertise.

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January 17, 2024

The Top Emerging Building Electrification Trends for Electrical Contractors

Building electrification is transforming building ownership and management. A growing number of residential and commercial customers are investing in energy transition technologies and solutions such as electric heat, smart technologies, battery storage, and EV charger installation. In this blog post, we explore the latest building-electrification trends and how contractors can take advantage of these opportunities to build their business for the future.

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January 10, 2024

Wiring up for Efficiency: How to Capitalize on Your Expertise as an Electrical Contractor in Fleet EV Charger Installation

As more business recognize the value of electrification and fleet managers begin upgrading to EV fleets, electrical contractors are faced with an emerging market and rapidly growing opportunities. In this article, contractors will learn the motivations fleet managers have for switching to EVs, why the skills electrical contractors can provide fleet operators are so crucial, and where electrical contractors can further obtain the EV charging installation skills necessary to work with fleet managers. Unlock new opportunities as an electrician with Qmerit.

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January 3, 2024

How to Set Apart Your Commercial Electrical Contractor Business in Today’s Energy Landscape

The renewable energy market is creating new opportunities for electric contractors and the potential is limitless. However, contractors must modernize their businesses to take advantage of these opportunities. In this article, we discuss the top strategies electric contractors can adopt to thrive in today’s energy landscape, including adopting new technologies, building sustainable business processes, or forming new partnerships. Learn more about setting your electrical contracting business ahead of the competition.

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December 13, 2023

Ready To Charge Up Your Business? Exploring the Potential of EV Charging Opportunities for Electrical Contractors

EV adoption is surging, creating a significant need for public and private charging. For electrical contractors, exploring EV charging opportunities is a sound strategy for the future, but this new business model requires acquiring new skills and certifications. In this blog post, we explore the future of EV charging and how contractors can pursue these exciting opportunities.

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November 21, 2023

EV Charging Installation 101: What Electrical Contractors Should Know

The escalating growth of the EV market is elevating the need for new EV charging station installation contractors. As the energy transition gains traction and more people install electrification technologies, electricians have the opportunity to enter new markets and expand their business offerings. Learn about the surging EV market and the role of electrical contractors in building a national network of EV charging stations in homes and commercial settings across the country in our latest article.

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November 16, 2023

Exploring Cutting-Edge Solutions for Commercial Electrical Contractors

The U.S. energy infrastructure is going through a significant change with electrification, creating opportunities for contractors. As a commercial contractor, consider exploring modern solutions and acquiring new skills to prepare for the future. In this blog post, we explore different areas to focus on, ranging from renewable energy to smart energy management, and the IoT.

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November 8, 2023

Four Strategies to Improve Your Contractor Profit Margin

In today’s dynamic landscape, electrical contractors face challenges and opportunities as the energy industry evolves and electrification and energy transition technologies continue to gain traction. But improving your profit margins and realizing business growth requires innovative strategies and a commitment to excellence. In this article we cover the key steps for electricians looking to boost their profit margins and realize business growth.

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October 11, 2023

Electrification Expansion: What It Takes to Be an Electrician in This Booming Market

There is a growing shift towards electrification, aiming to replace fossil fuels and lower emissions. This transition presents opportunities for electricians to learn renewable energy integration, EV charging infrastructure, battery storage, and microgrids. With a need to adapt to changing regulations and safety standards and opportunities for collaborating with automakers and suppliers, a renewable energy electrician can leverage training, platforms, and strategic partnerships to successfully navigate this evolving landscape.

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September 20, 2023

Prepare and Deploy the Electric Fleet with this EV Charger Installation Guide for Electrical Contractors

With the surge in businesses opting for EV fleets, electrical contractors are pivotal for EV charger installation, and it is crucial to have a deep understanding of EV charger types, as well as the demands of specific installation nuances and safety recommendations. With advanced EV charger knowledge, you can offer insights and EVSE recommendations to your clients to maximize their fleet efficiency. Learn more about preparing and deploying EV fleet charging infrastructure in our latest fleet electrification guide for electrical contractors.

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August 29, 2023

The Importance of Proper Training for Electrical Contractors in the EV Charging Sector

With growing demand for reliable EV charging infrastructure, the role of qualified electrical contractors in installation and maintenance is increasingly vital. There is a need for expanded electrical education, especially as the technology continues to evolve. Support your electrical contracting business and ensure your electricians are up to date with training in EV charger installations and other electrification technologies.

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August 24, 2023

Embracing Smart EV Charging Solutions Opportunities for Electrical Contractors

EV adoption is accelerating. Now is the right time for electrical contractors to look into expanding their services to include EV charging station installation. From obtaining additional training to keeping up with the latest regulations, contractors must establish themselves as experts to secure market shares and create a clear path forward with this new electrification service.

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August 17, 2023

How Electrical Contractors Can Stay Ahead of the EV Charging Market

As EV ownership rises, electrical contractors must expand their knowledge of EV technology and infrastructure. Specialized education, apprenticeships, and partnerships with experienced companies can boost your business growth. To attract talent and build a customer base, contractors should embrace new technologies and establish themselves through successful projects and referrals.

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August 10, 2023

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Trends for Electrical Contractors

Ongoing energy efficiency trends are changing electrification and the installation processes for new technologies. Electrical contractors must stay updated on these evolving technologies and safety standards to ensure they are able to provide customers with safe, high-quality, and efficient installations. Learn more about the key trends in energy efficiency and renewable energy in our latest electrification article.

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July 25, 2023

EV Charging System Design and Maintenance for Electrical Contractors

As electric vehicles gain popularity and the demand for reliable charging infrastructure increases, electrical contractors must understand the design, installation, and maintenance of these systems to meet safety standards and customer expectations. From understanding key factors in system design and legal requirements to offering reliable maintenance plans, here’s what you need to know to meet safety standards, exceed customer expectations, and stay ahead of the energy transition.

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July 14, 2023

What You Need to Know About Electrification Licenses and Permits as an Electrical Contractor

With the continued expansion of the renewable energy transition comes new expectations for electrical contractors. As the fastest-growing energy source in the United States, electrical contractors who don’t have the licensing and permits for renewable energy technology are missing an incredible opportunity to grow their business and support customers in their area. Learn more about these technologies and building your business with our latest article.

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June 29, 2023

Seasonal EV Charger Maintenance Tips for Electrical Contractors

As an electrical contractor, establishing maintenance contracts and offering professional services will not only strengthen your business but also ensure customer satisfaction and long-term cost savings. Extreme temperatures and other weather conditions can impact charging performance and create potential risks. Find out the crucial maintenance steps to keep your customers satisfied and their EV chargers safe and efficient year-round.

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June 8, 2023

Modernizing Electric Vehicle Charging: Strategies and Solutions for Electrical Contractors

With the increasing demand for EVs and the need for charging stations, skilled electricians can capitalize on this market opportunity, meet the demand for EV charging stations, and boost their profitability. Learn about the complexities of installations, required expertise, permitting procedures, and cost considerations and explore the benefits of becoming an EV charging infrastructure expert in this article.

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May 30, 2023

Top Five Ways the 2023 NEC Will Impact EV Charging Station Installation Contractors

The 2023 National Electrical Code (NEC) is set to revolutionize the landscape for electricians who offer EV charging station installation services. In this article, we cover the key updates and regulations that will directly affect contractors working in the rapidly expanding field of electric vehicle infrastructure. From enhanced safety standards to new requirements for electrical systems, stay ahead of the curve and learn how these NEC updates will impact your work as an EV charging station installation contractor.

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April 4, 2023

A Bright Future for EVs if Enough Electricians Can Be Found

Electrical contractors have every reason to feel optimistic. The shift to renewable energy sources and electric vehicles (EVs) is increasing demand for their services, particularly for those skilled workers knowledgeable about EV charging stations, battery storage, and renewable energy. As supply and demand continue increasing, the electric infrastructure must be prepared to support this next wave of electrification, and more electricians are needed.

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March 24, 2023

Top 5 Challenges Faced by EV Charging Station Installation Contractors

As the world shifts towards more sustainable energy sources, the adoption of electric vehicles is on the rise. With this surge in popularity and increasing demand for electric vehicles, electrical service contractors are now facing an influx of requests to install EV charging stations for homeowners and businesses alike. In this article, we explore the top five challenges that electrical service contractors face when installing EV charging stations and how they can overcome them.

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March 7, 2023

Bidirectional Charging Can Make America EV-Ready and Usher in a New Energy Era

4 MIN. READ

The electric vehicle (EV) sector is experiencing a surge in growth with increasing EV registrations nationwide. As the momentum for EVs continues, the question arises of how the nation’s grid and charging infrastructure will handle the increase in EV usage. Bidirectional charging technology provides a potential solution by allowing EVs to store electrical power and export it to the grid during periods of peak-energy demand, turning EVs into a net-positive for the grid.

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January 24, 2023

Finding a Solution to the Current Electrician Shortage

6 MIN. READ

As experienced electricians are retiring and demand is increasing, there are not enough people entering the workforce, leading to a shortage of qualified electrical workers. This gap will only widen with the proliferation of electrification technologies such as electric vehicle charging, battery storage, load management, panel upgrades, and other renewable energy product integration requirements.

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January 17, 2023

Load Shedding Can Be a Viable Panel Upgrade Alternative for EV Charging

4 MIN. READ

Residential and commercial electrification projects, such as installing EV charging stations, often result in increased energy consumption and an increased load on existing electrical panels. While a panel upgrade has traditionally been the solution for this situation, contractors and their customers should consider and discuss load shedding as a viable alternative.

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October 27, 2022

How Can Your Electricians Add Value on Every Service Call?

4 MIN. READ

Service calls are an excellent opportunity to interact face-to-face with customers, providing value and a need for your expertise in installation, repairs, and maintenance.  You can add value and build long-term relationships through practices such as educating customers and engaging with them to better understand their electrification needs.

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October 20, 2022

How Can You Organically Grow Your Workforce?

3 MIN. READ

The demand for electricians is rapidly growing and the skilled workforce is aging. As a result, electrical contractors trying to recruit new workers face a highly competitive job market. It is important to think about ways to organically grow and train your workforce. Even small contracting firms need to create hiring strategies to avoid finding themselves short-staffed.

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August 23, 2022

Maintenance Plans are Critical for Home Electrification

4 MIN. READ

A maintenance agreement is a contract between a homeowner and a certified electrical partner that includes all aspects of the operations and maintenance of a home electrification system. This will have a maintenance plan, scheduled payments, response times in case of failures, and pre-set rates for repairs.

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August 16, 2022

Residential Emergency Generators vs Electric Battery Storage for Your Home: Evaluating the Options

4 MIN. READ

The two most common options for backup power are emergency generators and electric battery storage. This article will dive into detail in comparing the pros and cons of each system and tell you more about how Qmerit can help.

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July 7, 2022

Offering a Maintenance/Safety Agreement for Electrification Customers Makes Sense and Dollars

4 MIN. READ

Offering quality installation services will help you stand out as an expert contractor for their electricity project. However, you can grow a steady stream of recurring business and income by offering maintenance and safety agreements to your clients.

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June 21, 2022

Electrical Supply Chain Challenges for Q3 2022

2 MIN. READ

High energy prices and supply chain disruption are affecting most industries. The three major causes are:

  • The global impact of the war in Ukraine.
  • Surprising demand surges after COVID-19.
  • Lingering production and logistics slowdowns from COVID-19.
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April 7, 2022

Guide to EV Charging, Battery Storage and Bidirectional Charging

4 MIN. READ

Electric vehicles are here to stay. So, the industry will need to address the challenge of battery storage to meet the demand for EV charging units. This guide will walk you through the EV charging industry and arm you with the information you need.

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March 3, 2022

Opportunities and Risks in Multifamily EV Charger Station Installations

5 MIN. READ

The recent surge in demand for electric vehicles is only the beginning of a much bigger trend. It is clear that the demand for electric cars will continue to grow rapidly. EV charging can provide new revenue streams, increase resident satisfaction and add value to your property.

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March 1, 2022

Electrification Service Trends to Expect in 2022

4 MIN. READ

The electrification market has been growing at a fast pace. There are many opportunities to explore for drivers, commercial fleet managers, service technicians and more. Read on to learn more about the future of electrification.

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February 18, 2022

What Net Zero Means for Electrical Contractors

4 MIN. READ

Most of the world’s governments made serious commitments to net-zero emissions amid the worldwide pandemic. Almost 20 months into it, we have already seen enormous changes and growth in the renewable energy industry. The trends show no signs of stopping, either.

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November 4, 2021

Smart Home Trends — An Opportunity for Electrical Businesses

5 MIN. READ

Homeowners are embracing the new paradigm of smart, automated homes. It’s the electrical planner’s job to ensure that houses are connected, which means taking care of much more than what the job has traditionally entailed.

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October 26, 2021

Are You Positioned for Growth in Renewable Energy? A Checklist for Electrical Contractors

5 MIN. READ

Savvy electrical contractors are reaping tremendous rewards by expanding their services in the renewable energy field by learning that embracing new technologies such as solar integration with battery storage in renewable energy is a lucrative undertaking.

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September 28, 2021

5 Ways for Electrical Contractors to Reliably Increase Profit Margins in 2021

5 MIN. READ

2021 has the potential to make or break electrical contractors, given how we’re experiencing both a growth in demand and increasing shortages in electrical supplies and qualified personnel. This is why businesses need to carefully think about their strategy and find reliable ways to increase profit margins in order to come out on top in the next decade. Take a look at a few tips to start you off on the right foot.

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September 9, 2021

Train Your Contractors in EVs and Emerging Technologies for More Electrification Jobs

5 MIN. READ

While most electrical contractors are on board with the renewable energy transition, they often don’t know where to start with their workforce.  Help your employees deliver new services and tap into emerging technologies for the growing market of electrification jobs.

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August 31, 2021

Helping Your Customers Go Electric: EV Charging Installation Opportunities for Contractors

5 MIN. READ

In a unique situation, all auto companies are starting to embrace electric vehicles (EVs). This presents EV opportunities for electrical contractors, enabling them to find new clients in this emergent market.

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August 3, 2021

NEMA 14-50 and GFCI Breakers — Connecting EV Charging Stations

4 MIN. READ

Recent amendments to the electrical code increase the need for ground fault protection when using NEMA 14-50 outlets and introduce new complications into the process of installing these outlets.

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June 30, 2021

Finding New Roles for Electrical Contractors in Emerging Green Energy

5 MIN. READ

Like a massive destructive wave, the COVID-19 pandemic hit the globe full force in 2020 but the demand for electrical contractors remains strong, and new opportunities are plentiful.

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May 3, 2021

This Unique Contractor Scoring System Selects the Best EV Charging Station Installers

5 MIN. READ

The ABC’s of EV charging stations and installation options.

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February 29, 2024

How to Get a Permit for a Commercial EV Charging Station Installation in 2024

Commercial EV charging station installation has many benefits, ranging from additional revenue to increased employee satisfaction. However, before you can reap these advantages, it’s crucial to file the necessary documentation and receive the correct permits to avoid additional expenses or repairs for improper work and lengthy, drawn-out building inspections. In this article, we outline the permit process and key regulations for commercial EV charging stations.

 

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February 23, 2024

Are EV Charging Stations Universal?

Upgrading a multifamily or commercial property with EV chargers is a great option and will help build your business and attract customers. There are different types of EV charging stations available and understanding these levels of EV chargers will help you determine which EV charging strategy is best for your property. In this article, we explore EV charging types and answer, “Are EV charging stations universal?”.

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February 9, 2024

An EV Charging Maintenance Guide for Commercial Building Owners

Commercial building owners can stand out as a local tech-forward sustainability leader, gain revenue, and offer an appealing perk for employees and customers with EV charging stations. However, EV charging equipment requires maintenance to remain operational and efficient. In this article, we discuss what it takes to develop a comprehensive maintenance plan for a safe and reliable EV charging experience to help you make the most of your commercial EV charger installation for years to come.

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January 11, 2024

Electrification for Commercial Properties: Improvements for 2024

As the electrification of commercial properties continues to gain acceptance, there is a transformative potential for property owners looking to improve their buildings in 2024. Discover how switching to energy transition technologies, such as heat pumps, solar panels, and battery storage and EV charger installation can enhance efficiency, safety, and financial performance for your business. Learn how to become and energy leader, save money, improve tenant comfort, and support sustainability in Qmerit’s latest blog.

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December 15, 2023

Your Guide to Implementing a Commercial Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Demand for EV charging is on the rise. For businesses, there is an opportunity to offer a unique perk to employees and customers by developing an EV charging infrastructure. From picking the right location for EV charging to comparing different charging solutions and understanding the importance of working with a professional, this article covers the practical considerations for commercial property owners and managers looking to install EV chargers on their property.

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November 28, 2023

Driving Environmental Initiatives: The Role of Electric Vehicle Fleets in Corporate Sustainability

More businesses are investing in ESG and net-zero programs, but there is a push to adopt measures that create tangible and measurable benefits. If you operate a fleet, switching to EVs is one of the most effective steps you can take to reduce your emissions and overall environmental impact. Learn more about how EVs support corporate sustainability goals and enhance business operations in our latest article.

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November 20, 2023

Exploring the Advantages of Commercial Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Evaluating the benefits of installing EV charging stations at your commercial buildings is crucial in meeting your ESG and commercial electrification goals, as well as supporting the transition of gas-powered vehicles to EVs. From enhancing your building’s future prospects to generating new revenue streams, commercial EV charging offers multifaceted advantages. Discover how EV charging stations can align with your business objectives while delivering community-wide value in our latest commercial electrification guide.

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November 10, 2023

Integrating Microgrids into the Existing Grid and EV Charging Infrastructure

Uncover the impact of microgrids on EV charging infrastructure and explore the innovations that shape electric vehicle charging in our latest electrification article. From smart grid technology to community projects, discover the success stories, challenges in grid integration, and potential cost savings, resilience, and the pivotal role of microgrids in the EV revolution. When it comes to integrating microgrids into the existing grid and EV charging infrastructure, here’s what you need to know.

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November 7, 2023

The Role of Microgrids in the Future of Electrification

Microgrids are gaining prominence as a solution for evolving energy needs with rising electric vehicle (EV) adoption. These systems facilitate local energy production, integrating solar, wind, and batteries. Amidst increasing EV demand and industrial electrification, microgrids offer resilience and decentralization. They enhance energy management, renewables integration, and grid readiness for EV charging. As EVs and microgrids grow, they’ll significantly shape our future energy landscape.

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November 3, 2023

Electric Vehicle Charging in Washington State

Washington State’s push for electric vehicle charging infrastructure and state-wide incentives for purchasing and maintaining EVs have helped to make it one of the best states for owning and driving an EV. In this article, we’ll take a look at the key points to consider when charging an electric vehicle in Washington and cover everything you need to know about charging locations, utility rates, electrification incentives, and staying safe on the road when driving an EV in the Evergreen State.

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November 2, 2023

The Future of EV Charging Infrastructure

EV adoption prompts diverse global EV charging infrastructure, economic activity, and societal benefits. The U.S. is charging ahead with a target of 500,000 stations, but challenges like distribution and upfront costs need to be addressed. China leads the charge with 1 million EV chargers, while Europe faces challenges of station scarcity, range anxiety, and high prices. Read more in our latest electrification article about the future of EV charging infrastructure!

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October 24, 2023

Electric Vehicle Charging in Pennsylvania

The national EV charging network is growing quickly, but distribution remains unequal. As a traveler or resident considering an EV purchase in Pennsylvania, it’s important to know that EV chargers are mostly available in urban areas and a few state parks. Learn more about the state of EV charging in Pennsylvania and how the state is actively investing in developing its charging infrastructure through the NEVI program.

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September 14, 2023

Auto Shows and EVs: Where the Auto Industry is Heading in 2023 and Beyond

International auto shows are great places to view, drive, and fully experience the newest models with the latest technology, especially as electric vehicles continue to rise in popularity. Recent shows in Shanghai, Chicago, and New York were no exception, with EVs starring amidst a surging global EV market. With an impressive lineup of EVs offering strong performance, improved range, affordable options, and increased charging convenience. Tour these great shows in our latest blog.

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September 12, 2023

Workplace EV Charging – Benefits for Employee Retention and Corporate Sustainability

From attracting talent that shares your environmental values to shaping your brand image around your ESG goals, offering EV charging at your place of business goes a long way in demonstrating your commitment to sustainability. EV charging is emerging as a compelling differentiator as more consumers seek sustainable brands. Let’s examine the benefits of electrification, incentives, and other considerations.

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September 6, 2023

The Role of Energy Storage in Commercial EV Charging Systems

EV adoption is up, and commercial buildings can position themselves as electrification leaders by investing in charging solutions. There is a strong demand for commercial EV charging between fleets, employees, customers, and tenants. Still, the current energy infrastructure is creating challenges for charging electric vehicles at this scale. Here’s how local energy storage solutions can address these challenges.

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August 3, 2023

Choosing the Right EV Charging Stations for Your Commercial Property

With the rise of electric vehicles and accompanying charging demand, commercial property owners must choose suitable charging stations to meet their customer, business, and employee needs. With a better understanding of the differences between Level 2 and Level 3 chargers, including charging speeds, power requirements, costs, and return on investment, discover how to determine the best fit for your property in our latest article.

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July 18, 2023

Commercial Property Owners Can Future Proof Their Investment with EV Charging Solutions

The future is electric and the need for charging infrastructure will only continue to grow as electric vehicle adoption continues to drive demand. Unlocking the potential of EV charging for your commercial property can boost your revenue, attract customers, build your reputation, and lead your company into the future. With a better understanding of EV charging solutions and their benefits, property owners can make informed decisions as they seek to install EV chargers at their property.

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July 11, 2023

Understanding the Latest in EV Charging Technology for Multifamily Properties

As the demand for EV ownership and charging access rises, property owners and managers have an opportunity to capitalize on this trend by providing charging solutions to their multifamily buildings and communities. By using the latest EV charging technology and exploring how different solutions can benefit their residents and business, property owners can build their business for the future. Learn more in our latest article!

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June 20, 2023

Make the Most of Your Parking Lot with Renewable Energy

Owners and facility managers often overlook the untapped potential of their parking lots. By integrating electric vehicle (EV) chargers and solar panels into parking lot infrastructure, businesses can unlock a range of benefits. This article explores the advantages of electrifying parking structures, including employee benefits, marketability, customer convenience, and financial returns. Discover how your parking lot can become a valuable asset and contribute to a sustainable future.

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June 15, 2023

Strides to Strengthen the Electrical Grid

As the world embraces electrification technologies and renewable energy, the need for a resilient grid becomes increasingly vital. In this article, we explore different strategies to fortify the electrical grid, with a focus on the evolution and innovation of technology advancing this movement and the Inflation Reduction Act and its incentives. Learn how these measures are driving the energy transition and fostering economic growth while also ensuring a resilient grid for the future.

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March 28, 2023

Which EV Charging Options Are Best for Mixed-Use and Multifamily Properties?

Rapidly increasing demand for Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations in commercial, mixed-use, and multifamily properties along with the variety of charging options are creating some uncertainty among property owners as to which option will best suit their needs. This article will help you navigate the options available so you can make an informed decision as you seek to install EV charging at your property.

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February 2, 2023

Determining Which Commercial EV Charging Station Fits Your Needs

7 MIN. READ

Installing commercial electric vehicle (EV) charging stations is increasingly popular among property owners. This article outlines the key factors such as costs and maintenance, potential liability and insurance, ongoing revenue, identification of target consumers, and user payment methods, to help property owners make informed decisions when installing EV charging stations.

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January 17, 2023

Load Shedding Can Be a Viable Panel Upgrade Alternative for EV Charging

4 MIN. READ

Residential and commercial electrification projects, such as installing EV charging stations, often result in increased energy consumption and an increased load on existing electrical panels. While a panel upgrade has traditionally been the solution for this situation, contractors and their customers should consider and discuss load shedding as a viable alternative.

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December 15, 2022

Implications of EV Chargers for Commercial Real Estate

4 MIN. READ

Higher rates of EV adoption are resulting in increased demand for charging. At-home charging is emerging as a go-to solution for a majority of EV owners, but there are opportunities to explore in the commercial real estate market as well. By offering EV charging to tenants, employees, hotel guests, or shoppers, you can establish yourself as an electrification leader.

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November 3, 2022

EV Adoption Is Good Business for Building Owners

3 MIN. READ

EV sales are increasingly replacing combustion engine vehicles, and EV sales account for 6% of all new vehicle sales with forecasts predicting more than 50% of all car sales to be EV by 2030. This rapid adoption allows building owners to strengthen their brands, increase revenue sources, and attract talent, all while reducing their carbon footprint.

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September 27, 2022

Are EV Charging Stations Profitable?

3 MIN. READ

An EV charging station is an amenity that can make your multifamily or commercial property significantly more appealing. Due to the upfront cost of the installation, it is important to consider the ROI of the project. Let’s take a closer look at costs and revenues.

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September 13, 2022

Reasons for Fleet Managers to Switch to EV Beyond Saving Money at the “Pump”

4 MIN. READ

EVs are much cheaper to “fuel up” than gasoline vehicles. This is only one of the many benefits fleet managers recognize when they shepherd their companies into this sector of the electrification movement.

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February 23, 2024

Are EV Charging Stations Universal?

Upgrading a multifamily or commercial property with EV chargers is a great option and will help build your business and attract customers. There are different types of EV charging stations available and understanding these levels of EV chargers will help you determine which EV charging strategy is best for your property. In this article, we explore EV charging types and answer, “Are EV charging stations universal?”.

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February 21, 2024

The Influence of EV Demand on Urban Multifamily Buildings in 2024

The surge in EV adoption is prompting multifamily property owners to consider the impact on their property. As EV demand rises, the need for charging infrastructures in urban multifamily settings becomes crucial. In this article, we explore the key considerations for multifamily property owners installing EV chargers to support the growing EV demand of their residents and tenants.

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February 14, 2024

The Multifamily Property Guide to Reducing Solar Panel Installation Costs

A growing number of multifamily properties are taking advantage of lower costs and increased performance to invest in solar energy. As a multifamily property owner or manager, you can offer a sustainable perk while reducing operating costs by investing in solar panels. Our latest article discusses how to effectively plan and reduce costs for solar panel installation at your property.

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January 2, 2024

Plugging In: A Renter's Guide to Apartment EV Charging

Few rental properties have historically made EV charging available to tenants, but this trend is rapidly changing and residents can proactively work with their apartment or multifamily complex to expand EV charging access for their community. Learn more about overcoming common barriers to adopting EV charging in apartments, the costs and benefits of EV charger installation, and different strategies tenants can use to help convince property owners to invest in EV charging in our latest electrification article on a renter’s guide to apartment EV charging.

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October 25, 2023

Ensuring Tenant Satisfaction: Best Practices for Managing EV Charging Stations in Multifamily Properties

As electric vehicle (EV) ownership among residents of multifamily properties continues to rise, EV charging stations are transitioning from amenities to necessities. Many multifamily owners or property managers hesitate to install such equipment because of the perceived difficulty in managing them. This article offers tips to address those concerns. Discover how to leverage EV chargers for tenant satisfaction and higher property value.

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October 19, 2023

Adapting Community Solar Programs for Multifamily EV Charging

As the transition to clean energy in communities accelerates, the demand for renewable energy and electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in residential areas also rises. Multifamily property owners and managers can greatly benefit from integrating community solar programs with EV charging. Find out how to adapt such projects and the cost savings, reduced carbon emissions, and enhanced property appeal they bring.

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October 18, 2023

How Multifamily Property Owners Can Benefit From State and Federal Incentives for EV Charging

Discover how multifamily property owners can leverage state and federal incentives to support the deployment of EV charging infrastructure. This article highlights key incentives available to property owners, providing insights into tax credits, grants, and rebates that can enhance property appeal and offset installation and maintenance costs. Learn about eligibility requirements, utility programs, and planning for successful installations in Qmerit’s latest multifamily electrification article.

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September 7, 2023

Overcoming Installation Challenges and Empowering Multifamily EV Charging Success

As the world shifts towards electrification, EV adoption rates continue to grow. EV charging stations in apartments, condos, and other multifamily communities are increasingly essential and property owners should take advantage of this incredible opportunity. In our latest article, we share tips on overcoming installation challenges, selecting the correct charging solutions, and navigating EV incentives.

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September 5, 2023

How Multifamily Properties Can Leverage EV Charging Stations to Attract Tenants

As the demand for electric vehicles continues to rise, EV charging infrastructure is fast becoming an important amenity for multifamily properties. Adding EV chargers to a commercial property offers a unique way to differentiate your business from the competition. Learn more about how multifamily properties can meet the growing demand for EV chargers, enhance their property value and attract tenants, and successfully implement an EV charging station installation.

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July 11, 2023

Understanding the Latest in EV Charging Technology for Multifamily Properties

As the demand for EV ownership and charging access rises, property owners and managers have an opportunity to capitalize on this trend by providing charging solutions to their multifamily buildings and communities. By using the latest EV charging technology and exploring how different solutions can benefit their residents and business, property owners can build their business for the future. Learn more in our latest article!

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June 20, 2023

Make the Most of Your Parking Lot with Renewable Energy

Owners and facility managers often overlook the untapped potential of their parking lots. By integrating electric vehicle (EV) chargers and solar panels into parking lot infrastructure, businesses can unlock a range of benefits. This article explores the advantages of electrifying parking structures, including employee benefits, marketability, customer convenience, and financial returns. Discover how your parking lot can become a valuable asset and contribute to a sustainable future.

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June 13, 2023

Paying for Multifamily Utility Upgrades and Amenities

From smart appliances and energy-efficient upgrades to electric vehicle charging stations, owners and property managers of multifamily buildings can increase their property sustainability ratings, save money, and boost revenue with electrification upgrades. Discover how the latest trends in energy-efficient technology and amenities can make a difference in your community and explore incentives and savings you can unlock with these upgrades in our latest article.

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June 6, 2023

Electrification is Key to the Multifamily Home of the Future

Multifamily housing is increasingly adopting electrification technologies to create smarter, more efficient, and climate-friendly homes. These technologies such as EV chargers, solar panels, heat pumps, and smart panels offer numerous benefits. From attracting tenants, reducing pollution, boosting revenue, and enhancing energy efficiency, by embracing electrification, multifamily property owners can enhance their properties’ marketability and build their business for the future.

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May 25, 2023

The Benefits of Electrification Upgrades in Multifamily Properties

In an era of increasing environmental awareness, multifamily properties are finding themselves at the forefront of a sustainable energy revolution. As the demand for clean energy intensifies, property owners are recognizing the significant benefits of electrification upgrades. In our latest article, we cover the transformative potential of electrification in multifamily properties, exploring how these upgrades not only reduce carbon emissions but also enhance resident satisfaction, improve operational efficiency, and contribute to long-term cost savings.

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April 27, 2023

Why Your Next Multifamily Property Upgrade Should Include EV Charger Installations

The future of transportation is electric and multifamily property owners must prepare to meet the growing demand for electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Installing charging stations will allow you to stay competitive with newer properties, attract and retain tenants, create a new revenue stream, and decrease your carbon footprint. In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of EV charging stations for both property owners and residents and discuss how to anticipate and meet the growing demand for EV infrastructure in multifamily properties.

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April 20, 2023

Equitable EV Ownership Is Critical for a Green Future

With the increasing popularity of EVs and roughly 30% of American owners living in apartments or condos, there is a growing need for charging stations in these communities. This article aims to guide property owners in understanding the steps involved in adding charging stations to their properties and why equitable EV ownership and charging accessibility matters to their residents, their businesses, and the environment. 

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March 28, 2023

Which EV Charging Options Are Best for Mixed-Use and Multifamily Properties?

Rapidly increasing demand for Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations in commercial, mixed-use, and multifamily properties along with the variety of charging options are creating some uncertainty among property owners as to which option will best suit their needs. This article will help you navigate the options available so you can make an informed decision as you seek to install EV charging at your property.

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March 9, 2023

It’s Time To Install EV Charging In Multifamily Buildings

7 MIN. READ

Are you a multifamily property owner or manager looking to attract environmentally conscious tenants, improve your marketing, and boost your revenue? Installing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations may be the solution you’ve been searching for. Check out this roadmap to help you seamlessly navigate the process of installing EV charging stations and reap the benefits of electrification for your property today. The future is electric and it’s time to electrify your community amenities!

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February 2, 2023

Determining Which Commercial EV Charging Station Fits Your Needs

7 MIN. READ

Installing commercial electric vehicle (EV) charging stations is increasingly popular among property owners. This article outlines the key factors such as costs and maintenance, potential liability and insurance, ongoing revenue, identification of target consumers, and user payment methods, to help property owners make informed decisions when installing EV charging stations.

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January 19, 2023

Own a Multifamily Property? Here's Why You Should Install an EV Charger

3 MIN. READ

Utilizing incentives — including tax credits, rebates and incentives from government agencies and your utility — can prove the most efficient way to offer EV chargers at multifamily housing. Get the most out of electrification incentive and rebate programs by understanding what options are available and how you can apply them at your property.