Posts in Outdoor Solar Lighting
Every day is Earth Day here at Sol Inc. But for the official day this year, we are reminding our employees of the importance in taking the extra step in their daily routines to help protect the planet.
Sol's CEO/President Divakar "Dibs" Tailor recently wrote an article for Area Development Online regarding how solar commercial outdoor lighting benefits the industrial property sector.
Anne Fischer, Managing Editor, Solar Novus Today recently wrote and article regarding how solar lighting brings safety to remote communities.
Last Wednesday, we attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for Indian River State College's Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship as part of the dedication ceremony.
Sol Inc. CEO Paul Wickberg was recently interviewed by Heather Clancy of ZD Net for their GreenTech Pastures blog titled "Commercial-grade solar lighting for the great outdoors", which focuses on why Sol’s lighting can be as cost-effective for new construction as ‘traditional’ lighting systems.
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.
In principal, it’s simple. A solar panel converts light to electricity. During daylight, even on cloudy days, this “solar generator” (solar panel) charges long-life batteries, which store the energy until needed. Thus, the energy of the sun is harnessed to produce power. In addition to large capacity batteries and solar panels, solar outdoor lighting systems also incorporate sophisticated proprietary charge regulators, which stop the flow of solar generated electricity when the batteries are fully charged, and then resume charging when more power is needed.