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Why Solar Power and LED Lighting Makes a Perfect Combination

Posted by SEPCO on 7/31/12 9:30 AM

With an increasing emphasis on sustainable energy, we are starting to focus a lot more on where our energy dollars are going and the implications they will have in the future. However, there are so many aspects of energy consumption that need to be addressed that the current focus on the big picture often prevents us from addressing our energy situation one step at a time.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Guest Post, LED Lighting

How Can Eco Lighting Save the World?

Posted by SEPCO on 7/26/12 9:30 AM

Okay, well that might be a long shot, but eco lighting has tons of benefits and can not only lower your power usage in the home or office, it can do so much more. Eco lighting, or eco-friendly lighting as it is sometimes called, is being phased in while older, non-eco lighting is being phased out. Here is a great video I found at Inhabitat that explains it all.

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Topics: General Lighting, Renewable Energy

Decorative Solar Lamp Post Lights on Salerno Road

Posted by SEPCO on 7/24/12 9:30 AM

In August of 2010, the Martin County Traffic Division contacted Solar Electric Power Company (SEPCO) requesting a solution for a particular lighting application.  In the recent past, the county had constructed a traffic circle on Salerno Road at the entrance to Indian River State College.  The Traffic Division was worried that the newly constructed traffic circle would present an unexpected obstacle for nighttime drivers.  There was virtually no lighting on the stretch of road involved; and there had never been any traffic lights, stop signs, or other traffic control devices present at that point on Salerno Road.  A nighttime driver, who had not recently been on the same road during the daytime, could easily be unaware and crash into the traffic circle.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, SEPCO News & Information

Maintaining the Right Heat in Your Greenhouses

Posted by SEPCO on 7/19/12 9:30 AM

GreenhouseMini Greenhouse kits have made life much easier for horticulturists because of their ease of use and their flexibility. Just buying the right greenhouse, however, does not resolve the adequate heating requirements of plants.

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Topics: Guest Post, Green Ideas

GovEnergy 2012 St. Louis Cancelled

Posted by SEPCO on 7/17/12 9:30 AM

Sales professionals know and understand that part of their job includes traveling to conferences and shows. We usually look at the calendar and plan our life, families, and vacations, around these conferences. We have come to see them as a necessary evil in order to promote products for small business, to have brand awareness, and get demonstrations of new products in front of the customers. 

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Topics: Energy Show

5 Renewable Energy and Green Earth Blogs You Need To Read

Posted by SEPCO on 7/12/12 9:30 AM

I go through a lot of renewable energy blogs to keep updated on information going on in the world. Here is a list of the top 5 renewable energy blogs to read for great information and why I like them.

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Topics: Green Ideas

5 Reasons Your Off-Grid Solar Lighting Fails and How to Fix It

Posted by SEPCO on 7/10/12 9:30 AM

Whether you purchase large off-grid commercial solar light systems or smaller off-grid  home solar light systems, there are generally only a handful of reasons these lights will fail.  Hopefully after reading this list you will be able safeguard your off-grid solar lights against failure thus ensuring many, many years of trouble-free operation.

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Topics: Solar Lighting

Solar Power Street Light Design: Step by Step

Posted by SEPCO on 7/5/12 9:30 AM

Ever wonder how solar powered street light projects are designed? Here is a step by step guide.

Step 1 – Find area in need of street lights

The first thing to figure out is the length of road in need of street lights. This can be a small entrance road only a couple hundred of feet long to miles of streets through an area. Does the area currently have any type of lighting available? What is the reason for needing street lights in this area?

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Topics: Solar Lighting, General Lighting, Street Lighting

How to Size Off Grid Solar Power Systems Like a Pro

Posted by SEPCO on 7/3/12 9:30 AM

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Topics: Solar Power, Renewable Energy

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