Draker selected to monitor 11 solar PV projects

first_imgAbout RAIFounded in 1974 by Raymond I. Angelini, RAI is a solar construction, general construction, electrical contracting and testing firm servicing commercial clients in NJ, PA, DE and MD. Originally established as an electrical contracting company, RAI formed a solar division in 2004 and has since completed solar projects throughout NJ, PA, DE and MD. To learn more about Ray Angelini, Inc. visit www.raiservices.com(link is external)  or call the Sewell, NJ-based headquarters at 856-228-5566. Draker Labs, a provider of high performance turnkey monitoring systems for large commercial and utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, has been selected by Ray Angelini Services, Incorporated (RAI), to monitor 11 solar projects located throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Seven of the projects have been commissioned and the remaining ones are currently under development. The projects include a mix of commercial sites and educational institutions.According to Gregg Barchi, Director of Operations and Maintenance at RAI, the decision to select Draker followed a comprehensive review of monitoring vendors. ‘We wanted a complete, end-to-end solution from a single vendor with a proven track record in commercial PV monitoring. Draker is unique in that they have been providing monitoring hardware, web interfaces and field services for over 10 years. They have deep commercial experience and provide a level of technical guidance we rarely see from other vendors. We’re very pleased with our decision to standardize on Draker’s technology and services and look forward to continuing to partner with them on future projects.’ About DrakerDraker Laboratories provides highly accurate and reliable monitoring solutions that help owners and operators of commercial-scale PV systems maximize the efficiency and profitability of their solar assets.  As a supplier of end-to-end monitoring solutions, Draker’s turnkey systems combine proven field instrumentation with an intuitive web-based data management system and unmatched customer support.www.drakerlabs.com(link is external) (March 28, 2011 – Burlington, VT)center_img Draker CEO Charles ‘Chach’ Curtis, cited the RAI partnership as an important milestone in solidifying the company’s position as a leader in commercial PV monitoring. ‘As one of the premier east coast solar developers, Ray Angelini enjoys a stellar reputation for technical excellence and quality support services. We are thrilled to have been chosen by them to monitor their PV projects and look forward to a long and healthy partnership between the two companies.’last_img read more

Northeast the most affordable for ski trips

first_imgDestinationHotelSki RentalLift TicketMealBeerTotal cost1Vail, CO$581.81$40.85$105.00$13.07$4.83$745.562Aspen, CO$509.76$41.30$104.00$13.33$4.67$673.063Park City, UT$524.08$45.33$85.00$8.83$3.81***$667.054Telluride, CO$439.93$35.32$98.00$10.25$3.75$587.255Steamboat Springs, CO$420.62$36.32$99.00$12.98$4.83$573.756Whistler, BC, Canada$331.86$38.13$96.00$13.92$6.08$485.997Big Sky, MT$348.68$36.67$65.33$9.33$4.08$464.098Mont-Tremblant, QC, Canada$322.34$44.99**$75.00$12.30$5.30$459.939Sun Valley, ID$310.23$35.00$48.00$12.17$3.48$408.8810Mammoth Lakes, CA$260.45$33.00$96.00$11.83$5.25$406.53The TripIndex Ski list comprises 20 popular ski destinations and Canada.TripIndex Ski prices out the following items in each destination: Per night cost of a hotel (between December 2011 and March 2012), cost of a basic ski rental package, cost of a lift ticket, cost of a meal (burger and fries) and cost of an alcoholic drink (domestic beer).Prices were collected through a variety of research methods as outlined below, and apply to travel between December 2011 and March 2012. The ‘basket’ of items is representative of the common items many travelers will purchase while on a ski vacation.Hotel prices specify the average cost of a hotel found on TripAdvisor within a five-mile radius of the destination (via partner booking sites such as online travel agencies and direct hotel suppliers) in each destination for the winter travel period (December 15 – March 31). *Identifies hotel prices that were taken from a 10-mile radius. In all destinations, between two and 62 hotels were included to compute the average price. On average, 29 hotels were included in the calculations for each destination.Ski rental prices include the average price of a basic, daily ski rental, including skis, poles and boots, taken from three equipment rental shops on or near the mountain. **Identifies ski rental prices that come from only one rental shop.Lift ticket prices identify the average price of a daily, adult lift ticket, taken from the local ski slopes for each destination during the 2011-2012 winter high-peak season.Meal prices reflect the average price of a burger and fries, taken from three local restaurants on or near the mountain.Beer prices include the average price of a bottle/draft domestic beer taken from three local restaurants on or near the mountain. ***Identifies beer prices from restaurants that only offer on-site brewery beer brands.All prices shown are as quoted by source.About TripAdvisorTripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features (including Flights search, TripAdvisor Mobile and Instant Personalization) with seamless links to booking tools.TripAdvisor® Media Group, operated by TripAdvisor LLC, attracts more than 65 million unique monthly visitors* across 19 popular travel brands**. TripAdvisor-branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 50 million unique monthly visitors***, 20 million members, and over 50 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide****, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also operates TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to TripAdvisor’s millions of monthly visitors. The division includes Business Listings, which allows hoteliers to connect directly to millions of researching travelers, and Vacation Rentals, which helps property managers and individual home owners list their properties and showcase hotel alternatives.TripAdvisor Media Group websites have been recognized as top travel resources in 2010 by Conde Nast Traveller, Good Housekeeping, TIME magazine and Travel + Leisure.TripAdvisor Media Group generated $486 million in revenue in 2010. TripAdvisor and the sites comprising the TripAdvisor Media Group are operating companies of Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE).TripAdvisor and the TripAdvisor logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of TripAdvisor LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.NEWTON, Mass., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire Best Value Ski Destinations in North America To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/49252-tripadvisor-inaugural-ski-destination-c…(link is external)TripAdvisor’s TripIndex Ski presents the combined cost of one night’s hotel accommodation, a basic ski rental package, a one-day lift ticket, a local meal and a bottle/glass of beer at top ski destinations.The complete TripIndex Ski list can be viewed at http://www.tripadvisor.com/InfoCenter-a_ctr.TripIndexSkiUS(link is external). DestinationHotelSki RentalLift TicketMealBeerTotal cost1Salt Lake City, UT$122.30$32.67$70.67$9.31$3.63$238.582North Conway, NH$121.72$37.33$69.00$8.41$3.42$239.883Taos, NM$134.04$28.00$75.00$8.67$3.83$249.544Jackson Hole, WY$148.28$36.83$85.00$10.25$3.67$284.035Snowshoe, WV$160.94$32.00$79.00$8.66$3.67$284.276Banff, AB, Canada$159.81$36.00$73.00$12.47$5.50$286.787Stowe, VT$171.92$38.67$79.00$10.17$4.20$303.968Lake Tahoe, CA$187.55$38.00$80.00$14.67$4.75$324.979Lake Placid, NY$251.98$35.33$79.00$11.33$3.83$381.4710Killington, VT$267.22$34.33$86.00$9.15$4.17$400.87Most Expensive Ski Destinations in North America TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, today launched its inaugural TripIndex Ski ‘ a cost comparison of 20 popular ski destinations across the United States and Canada. Salt Lake City is the most affordable spot in the nation, Vail is the most expensive, and the Northeast is generally the most affordable region, with Colorado being the costliest. Top Skiing Steals and DealsSalt Lake City, Utah is the most affordable ski destination, with a total TripIndex Ski cost of $239.North Conway, New Hampshire is the least expensive ski destination in the Northeast, coming in on TripAdvisor’s TripIndex Ski at $240.Taos, New Mexico topped the list for the cheapest ski destination for travelers looking to enjoy America’s western slopes ($250).Banff, Alberta came out on top for the best-value Canadian destination for winter sports enthusiasts, with a total TripIndex Ski cost of $287Most Expensive Winter EscapesWith a price tag of $746, Vail, Colorado emerged as the priciest ski spot.Colorado is also the overall most expensive state for US skiers, with four of the top five most expensive destinations on the index.Whistler, British Columbia is the priciest Canadian ski destination, coming out at a TripIndex Ski total of $486.New England Most Pocket-Friendly RegionThe Northeast is the most affordable US region for travelers seeking a winter deal, reveals TripIndex Ski ‘ with North Conway (New Hampshire), Stowe (Vermont) and Killington (Vermont) included in the top 10 most affordable destinations. Travelers who visit these destinations can expect to enjoy the slopes for between $240 ‘ $401.Cutting Costs on AccommodationsThe top ten affordable ski destinations also have the most pocket-friendly hotel rates:A one-night stay in Salt Lake City, Utah ‘ the most affordable TripIndex Ski hotspot ‘ is $122, compared to $582 in Vail, Colorado.Eight of the ten most affordable destinations boast average hotel prices under $200 per night, while rates across five of the ten most expensive destinations exceed $400 per night.”For travelers who are looking for a snowy escape, TripIndex Ski provides an easy way to compare the most popular ski destinations across North America,” said Karen Drake, senior director of communications at TripAdvisor. “TripIndex Ski is a useful tool for travelers who are looking to get the best bang for their buck this winter season.”last_img read more

NPFL: Rivers United gun down Flying Antelopes

first_imgRelatedPosts NPFL: Coach Dogo leaves Sunshine Stars NFF sanctions NPFL 2019/2020 final table Rivers United again reject Point-Per-Game format A gutsy second half performance by Rivers United proved decisive in Wednesday’s 2-1 victory over Enugu Rangers as the Nigeria Professional Football League entered match day four.Bakary Bamba and Malachi Ohawume scored for United, while Ibrahim Olawoyin’s consolation was sandwiched in between the host’s goals.United dominated a largely one-sided first half that saw Rangers manage a single goal attempt, a 30-yard free kick by Isiaka Oladuntoye in the 39th minute, hit more in hope than expectation.The home side should have taken the lead in the 29th minute after some inspired work by Ishaq Rafiu down the flanks but Fortune Omoniwari’s goal bound effort from eight yards was somehow kept out by the Rangers goalkeeper, Seidu Mutawakilu.United were not deterred by that outstanding stop by the Rangers keeper and continued to step on the accelerator.Sustained pressure unsurprisingly led to mistakes at the Rangers rear as a goal-bound Ifenyi Onyeali was brutally upended in the box in the 31st minute with the referee, Nura Abubakar, quick to point to the spot.Reliable midfielder Bamba is a cool customer from 12 yards and he promptly stepped forward, picked his spot precisely with frightening force into the corner with Mutawakilu going the right way, but finding the venom behind the strike too hot to handle.It represented his second goal of the season, after he scored, also from the spot, against Heartland FC, at the same venue on match day two.United should have added two more goals before the interval but Fortune Omoniwari and Cletus Emotan wasted glorious identical opportunities when it seemed more difficult to miss.Rangers made sure United rued those missed chances as they restored parity with their first real attack of the game.Olawoyin displayed the typical poacher’s instinct as he stabbed home from close range after United uncharacteristically failed to clear their lines from a corner.That goal acted like a shot in the arm for Rangers who suddenly looked a side reborn, first to ever second ball and menacing on the break, while United on their part looked jaded and shell shocked.Rangers could have taken a shock 2-1 lead moments later when the usually-reliable Abiodun Akande performed an uncharacteristic howler when trying to play out from the back but his blushes were spared by the referee’s whistle for a foul on Rangers’ Chiamaka Madu.Then came the turning point in the game, a moment of genius from the bench as the technical manager of Rivers United, Stanley Eguma threw on striker, Ohawume in the 73rd minute.Ohawume scored with his first touch in the Rangers box, less than two minutes after coming on, a deft chip worthy to win any game.It proved to be a moment of redemption for the attacker who had goals controversially disallowed in Kano against Pillars on match day one and against Heartland in Port Harcourt on match day two.To their credit, Rangers never gave up as they pushed the hosts hard in the closing stages in search of the equalizer.  United however defended brilliantly while controlling the rest of the game and creating several dangerous moments of their own in a high-octane contest that will live long in the memory of all who witnessed it the Yakubu Gown Stadium, Port Harcourt.Rivers United have now climbed to ninth on the log with five points from four matches while Rangers dropped to 12th on the log with four points from the same number of games.Rivers United will now make the trip to Warri to face Wolves on Sunday as the competition enters match day five. Tags: Flying AntelopesIbrahim OlawoyinnpflRivers Unitedlast_img read more