Carbon Footprint Reduced by 778 Tons
DEPTFORD TWP, NJ (August 01, 2013)—Over the last six years, the solar array on the roof tops of the equipment storage building and offices of Ray Angelini, Inc. (RAI) here has generated clean electricity, day in and day out, summer and winter, year after year, and recently reached a milestone by generating over one million kilowatt hours of electricity—carbon free.
A regional leader in the renewable energy and electrical contracting fields—NJBIZ magazine recently named RAI as the largest solar provider in NJ—RAI Founder and President Ray Angelini is not only a businessman, but also an environmentalist.
“Striving to reduce negative impacts on our environment has been a personal goal for me,” said RAI President Ray Angelini. “So helping other commercial business owners reduce their carbon footprint makes a whole lot of sense.”
Angelini established RAI in 1974 as an electrical contracting firm. In 2004, contemplating his firm’s potential role in the region’s emerging solar industry, Angelini believed that if he was to sell clients a system that used solar as a renewable energy source, he, too, should be an owner of a solar array. He invested over $1 million and constructed the system. Today, potential solar clients tour RAI facilities to view the array and learn about the system.
“We provide solutions not only for your electrical needs, but also for your energy needs,” says Angelini. In 2008, RAI built the largest single-roof power array installation in the country at the time for the Atlantic City Convention Center. More recently, RAI designed, built, and installed solar arrays for Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ; CHOP, Philadelphia, PA; Lincoln Financial Field—home of the Philadelphia Eagles, Williams Sonoma, South Brunswick, NJ; the Government Services Administration’s (GSA) Veteran’s Administration Center, Philadelphia, PA; Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA; the headquarters of glass manufacturer J.E. Berkowitz LP, Pedricktown, NJ; Gloucester County College, Sewell, NJ; and many public school systems across the region.
For years, the solar array at RAI produced all of the electricity required to operate the company’s headquarters. However, business growth led to the need for additional buildings at the headquarters location and increased electricity usage. Therefore, Angelini plans to build another solar rooftop array on one of the additions.
To learn more about Ray Angelini, Inc., please visit www.raiservices.com or call the Sewell, NJ headquarters at 856-228-5566.