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Vermonts’ Draker Labs introduces Solar Prospector site assessment system

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first_imgDraker Laboratories (www.drakerlabs.com(link is external)), the industry’s leading provider of high performance turnkey solar photovoltaic (PV) monitoring, today introduced its innovative Solar Prospector site assessment system. Solar Prospector is a comprehensive, turnkey solution for PV developers who need bankable energy projections to secure project financing. Solar Prospector allows stakeholders to better understand project risks and uncertainties through improved solar resource assessment at potential PV project sites.  First previewed at InterSolar 2011, Draker will showcase Solar Prospector at the upcoming Solar Power International show in Dallas, TX, October 17 ‘ 20, 2011 (booth #100). Solar Prospector features advanced meteorological instrumentation and a standalone data acquisition platform for capturing and recording site-specific environmental conditions including horizontal and tilted-plane irradiance, wind speed and ambient temperature. Solar Prospector is built upon a rugged stainless steel tripod that houses Draker’s state-of-the art data acquisition system, weather instrumentation and standalone power supply. Collected data is transmitted wirelessly to Draker’s remote servers and is accessed via an intuitive web interface. Solar Prospector also includes a backup power supply and redundant, on-site data storage to prevent data loss. With Solar Prospector developers can gather and analyze actual environmental data from a prospective site, helping to reduce project risk by lowering the uncertainty of solar resource projections based on satellite data alone. Customers also have access to Draker’s extensive component library, which they can use to evaluate multiple project configurations and optimize energy projections. To gather sufficient site data, Solar Prospector is typically deployed for a period of 12 months or more at a potential solar project site.  At the end of the assessment period, Draker correlates the high-resolution ground data to long-term satellite data and reference station data to generate a site-specific energy assessment and uncertainty analysis. This investment-grade report lowers solar resource uncertainty and increases confidence in energy projections, resulting in lower cost of capital and higher ROI for developers. Commenting on the company’s latest innovation, Draker CEO Charles ‘Chach’ Curtis said, ‘Solar Prospector delivers what the industry’s leading developers increasingly have been requesting from Draker.  By reducing project risk through more accurate resource assessment, Solar Prospector will lower developers’ cost of capital on new solar power plants. This will improve project financial returns and stimulate more clean energy development. It’s a win-win.’ The Solar Prospector site assessment system can be either leased for the duration of the solar prospecting period or purchased from Draker. As with all Draker products and services, customers can access product support for Solar Prospector from Draker technicians online and by phone, whether the system is leased or purchased.  About DrakerDraker Laboratories provides accurate and highly reliable monitoring solutions that help owners and operators of commercial and utility-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)BURLINGTON, VT, USA ‘ October 12, 2011 – Draker Laboratorieslast_img read more

How to become everyone’s favorite coworker

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first_img 41SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details Everyone likes being liked. Are you a shy, quiet person who just kind of co-exists in the office? Are you negative and generally disliked? Are you the unknown new person? Whatever your situation, here are some tips that can make you the one everyone loves to be around when they’re at the office.Lend an ear: You’re probably getting tired of hearing me talk about listening. The truth is, sometimes listening is important because the speaker likes hearing the sound of their own voice, and they need a target. While this may not be super exciting for you, your coworker may just need to get something off their chest. They may not be looking for feedback, just someone who will quietly hear what they have to say. If you can do this successfully, you’ll be popular.Bake stuff: I’m not going to act like this is some genius tip. We love baked goods. That is me, you, and most people with a pulse. All I’m saying is that if you’re looking for a way to become more likeable in your office, baking something tasty definitely won’t hurt your chances.Stop the whispering: Gossiping is always a part of an office culture. While it can be a problem, it also has a purpose. There will always be conversations about the job and the people doing the work, and that can be productive. Just make sure you don’t get a reputation for talking negatively about coworkers behind their backs. Those kinds of things always seem to come back to them, so earn a reputation for not engaging in those types of conversations.Bring joy: Be known as the person who’s always smiling, who tells jokes, and doesn’t try to bring others down. Be that glass-half-full person who constantly tries to turn around office negativity. Your coworkers will like you for being a bright spot during stressful or frustrating times.last_img read more

Sewer project offers balance, protection

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first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Ballston residents will vote on the proposed Route 50 sewer extension on April 18. The vote is occurring while significant zoning changes and limits on expansion of town water infrastructure are also being considered. Like many upstate communities, the town of Ballston is seeking to balance responsible growth against preservation of its rural and agricultural character. The town has crafted a series of zoning reforms in consultation with an experienced municipal planner which, if implemented, will impose protective limits on future development.However, the town’s ability to target development and balance its tax base, both of which are stated goals in its Comprehensive Plan, will be limited without infrastructure development in key areas. Specifically, the town’s proposed Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) program, which targets development in “receiving” areas where density bonuses are obtained from rural land in “sending” areas, can’t fulfill its potential without basic infrastructure to draw upon.Residents are right to be concerned about incurring additional costs, though these can be mitigated through applicable exemptions and state grants. In addition, user costs will decrease as well-suited developments connect to existing infrastructure in the future. Ballston leadership has taken a thoughtful approach to the proposed sewer districOn balance, it enables the town to achieve its long-term goals of channeling development while protecting important rural and agricultural land resources.Morgan RuthmanDelmarMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesAlbany County warns of COVID increaseEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

Trump could take a lesson from military

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first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Donald Trump was never trained to make his bed. In 1972, I involuntarily spent eight weeks in Fort Dix, New Jersey. At that time, I was a reluctant trainee in the art of war. We fired all kinds of fun weapons. We took long marches carrying our gear along the way. We wore heavy black combat boots and we were lucky if the drill instructors allowed us to take off our fatigue shirts. We sweated like pigs, some of us cried from the pressure, constant insults and sheer discomfort we were in.We sang fun songs as we marched, sweat and cried. The songs told us our girlfriend was cheating on us with Johnny. They were called cadence and were meant to help you march in time. The one I remember best went something like this: I want to be an airborne ranger, I want to live a life of danger, I want to go to Vietnam.You get the idea. It was indoctrination. Left, right, left, right, on and on.One of the first things we had to do perfectly was make our bed. It had to be so tight a quarter would bounce on it. Forty-five never learned to make his bed. He’s undisciplined, arrogant and a poor leader. He should have learned to make his bed.Paul SantoRotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsRotterdam convenience store operator feels results of having Stewart’s as new neighborCar hits garage in Rotterdam Sunday morning; Garage, car burnlast_img read more

Crest wins battle to develop DERA’s 130ha Surrey site

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Counter signs

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‘Taiwan is Taiwan’: China name dispute moves from birds to climate change

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first_imgThis month a Taiwan bird conservation body said it had been expelled from a partnership with a British-based wildlife charity after they demanded the Taiwan group change their name and sign documents stating they did not support Taiwan’s independence.Late on Saturday, the government of the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung said the website of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy had begun listing Taiwan member cities like itself as part of China.On Sunday, Taiwan’s government reacted with anger.”Taiwan is Taiwan. China is China. Taiwan is not a city of China’s. If there is incorrect usage we think this is extremely improper,” Premier Su Tseng-chang told reporters. The dispute over international organizations referring to Taiwan as Chinese has moved from wild bird conservation to climate change, after a global alliance of mayors began listing Taiwanese cities as belonging to China on its website.China has ramped up pressure on international groups and companies, no matter how small or obscure, to refer to democratic Taiwan as being part of China, to the anger of Taiwan’s government and many of its people.Beijing views the island as merely a wayward Chinese province. Read also: Taiwan to change passport, fed up with confusion with China”China hopes to make Taiwan part of it in the world, a city of its. This is not in line with the facts.”Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry said it had asked the group to make a correction, while Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chi-mai said his city was known globally as being in southern Taiwan, rather than as part of China.The Global Covenant’s secretariat said in a short email to Reuters that they “may not be able to respond until business hours resume Monday”.The Global Covenant says its mission is to “galvanize climate and energy action across cities worldwide”, representing a population of over 800 million. The only Chinese city it lists as a member is Hong Kong.China’s Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Topics :last_img read more

Mikel Arteta would be free to leave Man City if Arsenal want him to replace Unai Emery

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first_imgArsenal’s head of football Raul Sanllehi has admitted that the recent run of results has not been good enough, but he has backed Emery to turn things around.‘We are as disappointed as everyone else with both our results and performances at this stage of the season,’ said Sanllehi.‘We share the frustration with our fans, Unai, players and all out staff as they are not at the level we want or expect.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Things need to improve to meet our objectives for the season, and we firmly believe Unai is the right man for the job, together with the backroom team we have in place. We are all working intenstively behind the scenes to turn things around are confident we will.‘We never take our fantastic support for granted. We hope we can all stick together and get behind the team in this challenging period, as together we are stronger’.MORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang slams reports of rifts in Arsenal dressing room over captaincy decisionMORE: Gary Neville sends message to Arsenal fans who want struggling manager Unai Emery sacked Mikel Arteta would be free to leave Man City if Arsenal want him to replace Unai Emery Next Arsenal manager betting odds Metro Sport ReporterMonday 11 Nov 2019 7:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.3kShares 10/3 Jose Mourinho5/1 Luis Enrique6/1 Freddie Ljungberg15/2 Mikel Arteta9/1 Massimiliano Allegri10/1 Brendan Rodgers12/1 Patrick Vieira12/1 Steven Gerrard16/1 Arsene WengerOdds courtesy of Betfair Commentcenter_img Mikel Arteta has enjoyed a lot of success alongside Pep Guardiola at Manchester City (Picture: Getty Images)‘Everyone knows he wants to be his own man one day, though. Mikel still has a lot of affection for Arsenal from his playing days there.‘He knows City would never dream of standing in the way of his ambitions if an attractive offer came from a top club.‘That’s not how they work, nor Pep. They want to empower people and see them get on.’If the bookmakers are to be believed, Arteta is a contender but certainly not the favourite to be the next Arsenal manager.Jose Mourinho holds the favourite’s tag currently, with the likes of Luis Enrique, Freddie Ljunberg and Massimiliano Allegri all considered as possibilities. Mikel Arteta has long been linked with the Arsenal manager job (Picture: Getty Images)Mikel Arteta would be free to leave Manchester City should Arsenal come calling in a hunt for a new manager.Gunners boss Unai Emery is under ever-increasing pressure at the Emirates as his side struggle for results, most recently losing 2-0 to Leicester on Saturday evening.That loss to the Foxes made it five matches without victory in all competitions and leaves Emery with just four wins from 12 Premier League contests this season.If the Arsenal board decide to pull the trigger and sack Emery then his fellow Spaniard, Arteta, would undoubtedly be one of the names in the running to replace him.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe former Gunners midfielder, who works as assistant coach alongside Pep Guardiola at Man City, was heavily linked with the job in the summer of 2018, before Emery was appointed.Whether Arsenal would turn to Arteta to replace Emery is yet to be seen, but his current employers would not provide a stumbling block for him.‘Mikel loves working at City and learning from the best manager in the world in Pep,’ a source told the Sun. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Gold Coast’s cheapest suburb to rent a house

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first_imgThe Gold Coast is becoming an expensive place to rent property.Tenants looking for a house on the Gold Coast will need deep pockets with just one suburb offering rentals at less than $400 a week.Latest REA Group figures show Beechmont in the region’s Hinterland has a median asking rent of $385 a week for houses, which is the lowest on the Coast.Labrador followed at $420 a week while Lower Beechmont ($425), Willow Vale ($430) and Pimpama ($435) rounded out the top five.Clear Island Waters was the most expensive with a median asking rent of $895 a week.Real Estate Institute of Queensland Gold Coast zone chairman Andrew Henderson said the Coast was among the most expensive places to rent in Queensland.“The Gold Coast is expensive to rent (in),” he said.“We have continued to see rents increase but they do sometimes fluctuate in cycles.“If you’re on beachfront or canal front, there’s generally significant premiums on those.” MORE NEWS: Multimillion-dollar offer halts mansion’s auction Kollosche property management director Blake Farquhar said people looking for cheaper rentals would need to sacrifice location.“I think it will be extremely rare to find a house under $400 a week unless it’s in Pimpama or Coomera,” he said.“All the premium spots like Robina and Varsity Lakes are becoming more owner occupiers so there’s less rentals and if there are (rentals), people are paying more to be there.”He said there were plenty of options for people who wanted to rent houses.“They’re coming up quite frequently at the moment and there’s a good amount of demand,” he said.“December and January are absolutely the peak of the rental market.“It was a bit slow … but January has just skyrocketed with inquiry.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoLatest REIQ data shows the Gold Coast has a steady rental market with a 3 per cent vacancy rate for houses and units combined. MOST EXPENSIVE PLACES TO RENT MORE NEWS: Gold Coast suburb’s huge price jump (Source: REA Group) 1. Clear Island Waters – $895 a week2. Tallebudgera – $850 a week3. Benowa, Tallebudgera Valley – $800 a week4. Bundall – $780 a week5. Broadbeach Waters – $750 a weekcenter_img 1. Beechmonth – $385 a week2. Labrador – $420 a week3. Lower Beechmont – $425 a week4. Willow Vale – $430 a week5. Pimpama – $435 a week Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:22Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:22 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhat Aussie renters feel most guilty about00:22 New figures show there is only one suburb on the Coast with a median asking rent under $400 a week.He said the increasing number of owner-occupiers living on the Coast and higher rental prices for houses could push more tenants into apartments.“The market will push people in that direction because if someone wants to live in a more central location really their only option … is going to be an apartment-type property,” he said.He encouraged tenants to consider all their options as it was often cheaper to buy than rent in some situations.A housing affordability study conducted by ANZ late last year showed residents in the city’s north were spending on average 38.7 per cent of their income on a mortgage while renters were forking out 40.1 per cent.Households in the region were taking home a median $1241 a week.The median price for a dwelling in the city’s north was $470,720 while the median rent was $498 a week.Weekly repayments on a 30-year loan would be about $377 for a 20 per cent deposit, $424 for a 10 per cent deposit and $448 for a 5 per cent deposit. 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Chelsea ‘one-in, one-out’ transfer policy could see N’Golo Kante leave for PSG

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first_img Promoted ContentPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got CanceledThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreTop 9 Scariest Haunted Castles In Europe7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? It is thought that the centre of midfield is the most likely areas for some surprise cuts. Billy Gilmour’s emergence and Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s return from injury are set to give Lampard a chance to move out more senior players. Paris Saint-Germain’s long-term interest in N’Golo Kante could finally make a deal a reality, after five years in West London for the French World Cup winner. Likewise, Jorginho has a strong admirer in Juventus where former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is ready to work with the playmaker for the third time. read also:Chelsea board overruled Lampard in striker hunt In defence, Lampard’s push for a new left-back has led to Leicester’s Ben Chilwell being identified as a key target. And yet that deal will only come about if Marcos Alonso or Emerson Palmieri depart, the latter having been linked with a return to Serie A. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Frank Lampard will have to work under a one-in, one-out transfer policy to reshape his Chelsea squad. Loading… The Blues have already signed Hakim Ziyech for next season with RB Leipzig hotshot Timo Werner thought to be on the way. And with attempts to sign another Bundesliga ace, Kai Havertz, stepping up it is understood every acquisition must be matched by a sale. Having famously spent nothing in January despite successfully cutting down their Fifa transfer ban, the Stamford Bridge club are still looking to recoup some of this summer’s spree through sales. A total of £90million will go on Ziyech and Werner, who could arrive as out-of-contract pair Willian and Pedro depart. The spending means Lampard will have to trim the numbers and recoup some money to finance his transfer plans.Advertisementlast_img read more