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Heliotronics Data Systems to NY Schools

Heliotronics, Inc., a designer and developer of educational electronics and software for the photovoltaic industry, has been selected by Solar Works Inc. to provide data acquisition systems for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) School Power … Naturally program.

Hingham, Massachusetts – November 12, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] Heliotronics will provide both data acquisition hardware and software for the project. “Since the ‘Request for Proposals’ for this project first hit the streets, we recognized it as an extremely important opportunity for the solar industry,” said Clayton Handleman, president of Heliotronics. “We are thrilled to be a part of it and look forward to supporting Solar Works and NYSERDA in making this the solar schools program by which others are measured.” Heliotronics will supply 50 Epiphany Series™ data acquisition systems, which will be used to monitor solar arrays placed on the rooftops of each of the 50 participating schools. The data will be displayed on computers in classrooms and integrated into curriculum being developed as part of the NYSERDA project. The computer displays use an engaging graphical user interface to show the dynamics of energy production from the solar array, which consists of 20, 100 Watt solar modules. Meteorological information is also displayed clarifying the relationship between the environment and energy production for students. This combined approach brings lessons to life and stimulates student’s imaginations. “We are very excited about working with Heliotronics, said Richard Eidlin, Solar Works’ School Power …Naturally project manager. “They have shown an eagerness to work with our team members to make this the best solar education project in the country by improving their products, which are already among the industry’s best.” Installations of the PV projects are expected to take place between March and November 2003.