City of Wray, CO
Set in the eastern plains of Colorado and a favourite locale for birdwatchers, the town of Wray takes pride in its natural environment and wandering pedestrial pathways. One such pathway meanders along the Republican River and through the middle of town for over two miles. Adding lighting to a location so close the river presented unique challenges for the town. Sol's Greenway product provided an ideal solution.
"The solar and battery application allowed us to install lighting without installing underground power lines to the light poles," said Stan Holmes, City Manager of Wray. "Groundwater was present for several of the 5-foot bases for the poles," added Steve Straub of WSI Lighting. With some additional engineering to the base designs, the lights were installed seamlessly with minimal disruption to the surrounding environment.
This was my first experience with either new streetlight/pathway lights. My previous experience has been retrofitting existing lighting with more energy efficient solutions. With the Greenway® system it didn’t take us long to install all the lights. We had the assistance of one of Sol’s lead installation and technical support people and he made everything flow smoothly.
We selected Sol lights based on reliability, reputation of the company, how long it has been in the solar lighting industry and the cost.