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Solar Power for Remote Restroom Lighting

Posted by SEPCO on 5/29/12 8:30 AM

Remote restrooms facilities are a perfect application for solar lighting solutions. These restrooms are often located in the middle of a large campground or state/federal park. Often, the electrical grid is not available in these remote locations. Solar lighting can be used at the restroom location without the need of the electrical grid. Solar panels produce their own electrical energy that is stored in batteries which are used to power the lights at night.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Renewable Energy, Building Structure Lighting

Have a Green and Great Memorial Day

Posted by SEPCO on 5/24/12 9:30 AM

Memorial Day is this weekend. What are you doing to keep your festivities green? Here are some great tips to help you reduce your impact and still have a great time.

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Topics: Green Ideas, Holiday

Maximizing the Benefits of Solar Power

Posted by SEPCO on 5/22/12 9:30 AM

If you've recently had solar panels installed, whether they're photovoltaic solar panels or solar water heating panels, you'll be looking to maximise the effects of your investment and by cutting down your use of energy wherever possible. Figures show that a PV solar panel can cut down energy bills by 50% - but if you maximise your efficiency with energy use, you might be able to cut your bills down by much, much more than that, making your investment in solar power all the more lucrative. In fact, if you make enough small changes, you might be able to rid yourself of electricity bills altogether.

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Topics: Guest Post, Solar Power, Renewable Energy

Understanding the Price Difference of Solar Lighting Products

Posted by SEPCO on 5/17/12 9:07 AM

Solar light products are generally purchased through procurement where the lowest bidder gets awarded the project.  Generally, specifications are set to help guide the products to meet certain requirements.  In order for the procurement officer or purchasing agent to verify if the low bidder meets the guidelines they have to understand the technology.  Every industry has various levels of performance, longevity, and options which affect cost.  The difference with the solar industry is everyone is not familiar with the options or performance. 

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Topics: Solar Lighting

Anatomy of a Solar Street Light

Posted by SEPCO on 5/15/12 9:30 AM

Solar street lights are becoming more popular as a green alternative is becoming the go to option for sustainability.  Solar street lights provide a better value for cost, optimum lighting, a renewable source of energy, lower maintenance, and easier installation. With all these factors added up, solar street lights can be the best replacement for most applications.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, General Lighting, Street Lighting

The Pros & Cons of Electrofuels

Posted by SEPCO on 5/10/12 9:30 AM

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Topics: Guest Post, Renewable Energy

New Solar Lighting Options with LEDs

Posted by SEPCO on 5/8/12 9:30 AM

Many years ago, when solar lighting was in its infancy, all people would think of is the huge solar panels with the standard industrial fixtures that were starting to show up. Now, with the implementation of LEDs in conjunction with solar power, fixture options are changing dramatically. Instead of just seeing the standard Cobrahead style fixture, a more decorative line is now available.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, General Lighting, LED Lighting

How to Switch to Low-Energy Lighting in Your Home or Office

Posted by SEPCO on 5/1/12 9:30 AM

Switching to low-energy lighting is something a lot of us plan to do and yet stall when it comes to actually taking action. Sometimes this can be because of doubts about the quality of lighting in energy-savings bulbs, and sometimes it can be simply not knowing where to start. Energy-saving light bulbs save money and are more environmentally friendly – so why wait?

The Department of Eergy claims that lighting accounts for 15% of an average household's electricty bills, and that switching to low-energy bulbs will save you around $50 a year. Switching to low-energy light bulbs is a simple and easy thing to do; whether you rent or own, you can save yourself hundreds of pounds by making the permanent change from filament bulbs to low-energy lighting.

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Topics: General Lighting, Guest Post, Renewable Energy

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