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“Be prepared” – the motto of the Boy Scouts of America – is just as applicable to any person, or organization. The purpose of this white paper is to help tribal communities/ reservations, and other US Government (USG) entities “be prepared” to install solar powered lighting systems.
What if you could power your parking lot lights with the sun? While the number of solar installations is increasing, renewable energy isn't always convenient or affordable for commercial properties.
Sol was recently featured in the March issue of LD+A, a magazine produces by the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America.
Private University Magazine recently published an article on Safety and Sustainability through Solar Lighting.
I wanted to share a blog by Jared Janes of the Monitor. It is a great piece regarding how solar lights have improved the quality of life for residents by reducing crime.
Solar energy is one of the most cost-effective, cleanest, most-affordable forms of Renewable Energy available today; used worldwide for hundreds, thousands, of applications both large and small. But, in order to make sure that the Solar Outdoor Lighting System that you purchase and install will deliver maximum performance and return on investment, it is important that your system and its components be sized properly to meet your needs, location, application and budget.
If pop culture is any indication, it’s only a matter of time before the zombie apocalypse happens. To alleviate any worries, we have the following reasons why solar lights will survive a zombie apocalypse, thus ensuring your continued survival.
Based on particular information, a series of calculations determine the appropriate size for the solar panel array. This process is called “sizing” a solar system. Only after a system has been correctly “sized” can the specifics of the system and price be determined.
Effective outdoor lighting is proven to enhance safety, comfort, education, commercial prosperity, and socialization. Without access to electricity, nearly 1.6 billion people, 30% of the world’s population, do not have reliable outdoor lighting. Increasing demand for electricity for other uses and scarcity of resources for investment in costly power generation has further increased barriers to providing light, especially in Africa. One proven solution to this problem is to provide reliable bright lighting through solar powered outdoor lights.
Sol systems provide unmatched convenience, reliability and efficiency. Each Sol light has its own “power plant” – so you don’t depend on far away generating stations, transmission lines, substations, switches and transformers. Since each commercial solar light operates autonomously, every light is programmed through its own control system, to turn on and off as needed. And, in the unlikely event that an individual solar outdoor light fails, no other lights are affected. Solar systems outperform traditional wired systems hands-down. In a solar installation, initial costs are incurred for the self-contained energy collection and storage system. But after that, the energy itself is free! When compared to the traditional system’s cost for cable, trenching, metering equipment and construction – plus electric bills continuing forever – the solar system’s advantages can be dramatic and immediate.