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Eco-friendly Outdoor Entertaining

Posted by SEPCO on 4/26/12 9:30 AM

The warmer weather is quickly approaching and soon it will be time for outdoor entertaining. Although enjoying good food and great company outdoors is something that everyone enjoys, some of the parties can really take its toll on the environment. From the common disposable items that are generally used for parties and the energy used/lost through lighting and cooling, one simple party will not only gather high amounts of waste but also add up in cost as well.

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Topics: Guest Post, Green Ideas

Countries Paving the Future of Solar Energy

Posted by SEPCO on 4/24/12 9:30 AM

Solar energy is becoming an increasingly desirable and viable alternative energy source. The sun can produce over ten thousand times more energy than our planet can, and many countries are now recognising the need to convert from traditional energy creation methods to those that are less harmful. These countries’ willingness to embrace this alternative energy source means that they are, as a result, leading the way in what is now a huge, multi-billion dollar industry that could shape the future of our planet forever. This blog post pays tribute to the top five, and the progress they have made in recent years.

Germany


For many years, Germany has been the leader in adopting solar energy technology, and shows no signs of slowing down. The Government announced in 2007 its objective to use one hundred percent renewable energy by 2050. In 2011, the country installed over 25 gigawatts of photovoltaic (PV) panels to both homes and businesses, providing 18 billion kilowatt hours of electricity. This now adds up to approximately 3% of the country’s total electricity consumption. Germany’s success in the solar energy field is down to a number of aspects, now embedded into German culture. First, the Government was one of the first to introduce many attractive financial incentives and assistance to businesses and individuals considering converting. Second, there are a large number of PV companies in the country, due to its large PV power plants (Strasskirchen Solar Park, Waldpolenz Solar Park, and Köthen Solar Park to name a few). Third, Germany has created an advanced level of public awareness, and therefore acceptance, of solar energy; its media has worked hard to portray the environmental and financial benefits, as well as heavily publicise the Government’s commitment to becoming a world leader in the industry.

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Topics: Guest Post, Solar Power, Renewable Energy

Top 5 Environmentally Friendly Tips for Earth Day 2012

Posted by SEPCO on 4/19/12 9:30 AM

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Topics: Green Ideas

New Solar Panel Kit Could Make Solar Power Easier for Homeowners

Posted by SEPCO on 4/17/12 9:30 AM

New technology in the solar panel kit market could make solar easier to install and more affordable than ever. 

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Topics: Guest Post, Solar Power, Renewable Energy

Light the Road to Witham Field with Solar Powered LED Lights

Posted by SEPCO on 4/12/12 9:30 AM

The installation of solar LED lighting is a major portion of a current Martin County project to resurface the road and improve the utilities around Airport Road in Stuart, FL.  Stuart based contractor Sunshine Land Design substantially completed the $1.6 million project, funded by grants from the Economic Development Administration and Florida Department of Transportation, on March 30.   

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Topics: Solar Lighting, SEPCO News & Information, LED Lighting, Street Lighting

13 Solar Bus Stop Lights for Sun Metro Transit

Posted by SEPCO on 4/10/12 8:30 AM

When Sun Metro Transit in El Paso, TX wanted to provide lighting for their bus stops in areas with little or no lighting, they purchased and installed SEPCO solar power bus stop lighting systems through TX-based Solar Wind Technologies and Environmental Lighting Services.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, SEPCO News & Information, Bus Stop & Shelter Lighting

Guide to Security Lighting: How to Implement

Posted by SEPCO on 4/5/12 9:30 AM

Parking Lot Light at NightIn the previous posts on why to implement security lighting and where to implement security lighting we discussed the need and location for security lighting. This article will go on to the how to implement security lighting. Every application varies on the equipment used and how to use it.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, General Lighting

Lighting Up Your World with New Technology

Posted by SEPCO on 4/3/12 9:30 AM

With the current phase out of incandescent light bulbs rapidly approaching, what are the alternative replacement bulbs on the market? Well let’s start with a little history and see where we are today.

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Topics: General Lighting

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