DRAKER SOLAR DESIGN BECOMES DRAKER LABORATORIES

The company formerly known as Draker Solar Design is now Draker Laboratories. Draker is changing its name in order to better express the nature of the products and services it now provides.

DRAKER SOLAR DESIGN BECOMES DRAKER LABORATORIES

New Line of Performance Monitoring Gear Set to Debut at Solar Power 2007

Burlington, VermontSeptember 10, 2007The company formerly known as Draker Solar Design is now Draker Laboratories. Draker is changing its name in order to better express the nature of the products and services it now provides. For nearly a decade, Draker has been a respected name in the solar industry, but the growing demand from all sectors of the renewable energy market for accurate and reliable monitoring systems has helped to fully realize Draker's mission.

"While it may seem like a small distinction, it's a critical one," said Draker founder and CEO A.J. Rossman. "When I started Draker nearly ten years ago, we were working mostly in the solar arena and our laboratory was the field. Today, we're developing performance monitoring systems for a full range of renewable energy sources and it's become much more of a customer-driven R&D operation. The new Draker facility is a laboratory designed to meet the needs of renewable energy providers."

The name change precedes the launch of a new line of high performance monitoring systems for medium and large-scale energy projects. Precise monitoring has become an essential part of managing renewable energy projects both to maximize return on investment and comply with reporting standards for contracts, net metering and incentives.

See for yourself at Solar Power 2007, booth #910.

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About Draker Laboratories

Draker Laboratories, formerly Draker Solar Design, provides performance-monitoring tools, systems and support for green power technologies, including: PV, solar thermal, wind, and hybrid systems.

With Draker's products and services, real-time environmental and power system data are captured, processed and analyzed intelligently to generate true performance metrics and graphical displays available over the web. This allows installers and owners to track system performance over time for maximizing the return on their investment while providing appropriate documentation for government and performance-based contracts.

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