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School’s Cost-Saving Solar Installation Turns Into Educational Tool for Students

Local Contractor Designs and Builds Solar Demo Shed
for Science Projects

COLUMBUS, NJ (January 23, 2012)—Just two years after the ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of a solar energy system at the Northern Burlington Regional School District here, teachers at the school are using a new solar demonstration shed for science lessons.

Ray Angelini, Inc., Sewell, NJ, designer and builder of the 2009 193.5 kW solar energy roof installation, consisting of 864 Sharp® modules, at the school also built a solar demonstration shed at the school’s request.

“The shed has three 235-watt solar panels on its roof and electrical components inside,” said Jason Kaplan, project manager, Ray Angelini, Inc.  “A meter on the shed provides information such as voltage, amps and the energy captured from the sun, which is stored in batteries—it’s all DC powered.”

On completion, Kaplan provided a brief tour of the solar demonstration shed to geometry and science teachers and students, school administrators and local police.

“Some of the students asked if they could charge their cell phones from the solar shed,” said Kaplan.  “The facilities people were interested in adding lights to the shed.  Really, you can charge or do a number of different things with this.”

RAI serves public and private clients in NJ, PA, DE and MD in various industries, including transit, data centers, schools, universities, government, industrial plants, medical facilities, and more.  Originally established in 1975 by Ray Angelini as an electrical contracting company, today RAI is a full service design/build/maintenance solar energy company.

The company was recognized as the largest solar industry contractor in the region in 2011 by NJBIZ magazine.  To learn more about Ray Angelini, Inc., visit or call the Sewell, NJ-based headquarters at 856-228-5566.

View video clip of J. Kaplan’s presentation of solar demo shed at Northern Burlington School:

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