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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.
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.
Several neighborhoods in Hidalgo County, Texas finally had their solar lights installed thanks to the perseverance of LUPE leaders who presented their case in a public hearing of the Commissioners Court in support of designating funds to cover the cost of the installation in the 6 colonias. La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) was founded by César Chávez, rooted in the belief that members of the low-income community have the responsibility and the obligation to organize themselves, and through their association, begin to advocate and articulate for the issues and factors that impact their lives.
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.
The sun is a direct source of energy. Using renewable energy technologies, we can convert that solar energy into electricity. Solar powered lighting is a relatively simple concept. In a basic way, the system operates like a bank account. Withdrawals from the battery to power the light source must be compensated for by commensurate deposits of energy from the solar panels. As long as the system is designed so deposits exceed withdrawals on an average daily basis, the battery remains charged and light source is reliably powered.