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Solar Lighting Design Guide – Complete The System

Posted by SEPCO on 2/9/16 10:00 AM

Part 6 of the solar lighting design guide is putting it all together and completing the system. The complete system works together to operate exactly as expected. As you can probably tell by this point, there are many factors that are taken into consideration when providing a complete system and each part is required to determine what is exactly required for every project.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Solar Lighting Design

Solar Lighting Design Guide – Determine Power Assembly

Posted by SEPCO on 2/2/16 10:00 AM

Part 5 of the solar lighting design guide is about determining the power assembly. Now that you know what area of coverage you are requiring by determining the lumen requirements for the project, as well as the required operation profile, it is time to determine what size solar power assembly will be required. This is determined by a simple calculation after some additional information is gathered.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Solar Power, Solar Lighting Design

Solar Lighting Design Guide – Choose Mounting Hardware

Posted by SEPCO on 1/26/16 10:00 AM

Part 4 of the solar lighting design guide is about choosing mounting hardware. SEPCO solar power assemblies come standard with a 45° / 5° mounting bracket and battery assembly mounting; however, fixtures require mounting in all types of arrangements. Also, pole types need to be determined and assessed for the project.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Solar Lighting Design, Poles

Solar Lighting Design Guide – Choose an Operation Profile

Posted by SEPCO on 1/19/16 10:00 AM

 

Part 3 of the solar lighting design guide is about choosing an operation profile. Not all applications require dusk to dawn operation. Understanding exactly what you require for your project will help determine exactly how much power is required to complete your project.

 

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Solar Lighting Design

Solar Lighting Design Guide – Determine Wattage / Lumen Requirements

Posted by SEPCO on 1/12/16 10:00 AM

Part 2 of the solar lighting design guide is about determining the wattage and Lumen requirements of the project. This varies from fixture to fixture, manufacturer to manufacturer, and higher wattage does not always mean more light or higher lumen output.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Solar Lighting Design

Solar Lighting Design Guide – Choose a Fixture Style

Posted by SEPCO on 1/5/16 10:00 AM

Designing a solar lighting system starts out with choosing a fixture style to use on a project. Each fixture has its benefits for every type of application. Flood lights are good for large or small areas, such as directional uplighting or wall washing, whereas overhead fixtures provide better lighting for applications such as roadways, parking lots, etc. Our partnership with Hubbell Lighting brands provides the highest quality LED lighting fixtures to cover nearly all applications.

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Topics: Solar Lighting Design

12 Tips to Make Your Holiday A Little Greener

Posted by SEPCO on 12/14/15 10:00 AM

There are many things that we can do on our day to day to reduce our consumption on the environment, but all seems to get lost in the holidays. I wanted to give you 12 fun tips to make your holiday a little greener and still be festive.

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Topics: Green Ideas, Holiday

Benefits of Choosing Solar Lighting

Posted by SEPCO on 12/7/15 10:00 AM

Solar lights provide security and illumination in needed areas. A lot of the time those areas area located some place power is not available. Solar lights are a great alternative and a cost effective solution. They range from small one LED fixtures that run along a home’s driveway to powerful street and flood lights that can illuminate a 150’ area. No matter what the application, if power is unavailable or cost prohibitive, solar is definitely the way to go.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Area Lighting

Let’s Have a Green Thanksgiving

Posted by SEPCO on 11/23/15 11:00 AM

Thanksgiving has evolved over the last couple generations. It has become more of a time of commercialism and less about giving thanks for all the wonderful things in our lives, friends and family. This year, we should all take a pledge to have a greener Thanksgiving and, instead of looking to what we can get, but more towards what we can give back. Whether we are giving back to others and our community, or lowering our consumption to lessen our impact on the earth, both will have a significant impact on the work, no matter how big or small. Remember, it starts with a drop in the bucket. Therefore, here are some great tips to help give back a little while keeping with a green Thanksgiving.

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Topics: Green Ideas, Holiday

Making Your Community Green and Reduce Costs

Posted by SEPCO on 11/16/15 10:00 AM

 

Communities all across America are trying to improve their green image and reduce costs, but some are having a hard time figuring out where to start. Here are some ideas that can help improve your community and lower overall costs in the end.

  1. Build LEED

    New buildings, either commercial or residential, should be done to the highest green standards. Using highly efficient HVAC systems, energy efficient building materials such as Low-E or thermal

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Green Ideas, Renewable Energy, Conservation

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