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Bouton School Solar Power System: Blast from the Past

Posted by SEPCO on 8/30/12 9:35 AM

St. Lucia is an oval shaped island oriented North / South. The southwest is rugged, isolated, and characterized by the Piton Mountains. There is an isolated village known as Bouton that remains without power, but has a diesel generator which only operates from 6 pm to 11 pm. There are approximately 70 families in the Bouton area.

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Topics: SEPCO News & Information, Solar Power

Harnessing the Power of the Sun (Infographic)

Posted by SEPCO on 8/28/12 9:30 AM

Solar Infographic: Harnessing the Power of the Sun
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Topics: Solar Power, Infographics

Powerful Alpha Flood Light for BOR Tiber Reservoir

Posted by SEPCO on 8/23/12 9:30 AM

A recent project with a new customer was a great opportunity for SEPCO to introduce a new product.  The Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) at the Tiber Reservoir in Billings, Montana, wanted to use solar power to light their recreational boat ramp.  Working with light fixture manufacturer Beacon Products, SEPCO designed a system using Beacon’s new ALPHA floodlight and SEPCO’s 125 Watt solar electric power assembly.

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

Solar Power Systems – Selecting the Right One

Posted by SEPCO on 8/21/12 9:30 AM

Saving money on your energy bills is a priority that you can keep. Consumers are still learning about all of the great aspects of solar power, but you can jump into the savings today. Your choice of the components for your solar power system will determine how effective your system will be. There are several things you should look for when you're buying a solar power system. Don't choose components that will take forever to pay off your investment. After all, solar power is an initial investment. You want to select the right solar panels, inverter, and mounting system.



Solar Panels

The panels that collect energy from the sun are the most important part of the system. When you research prices online, you'll find that many inexpensive brands exist. Solar panels are not tools that you want to buy online. Check for the local retailers in Australia and contact their offices for price quotes. You can ask about the different types of solar panels they offer and the benefits of each.

You want to make sure that the solar panels have a positive power tolerance. Some solar panels lose more power over the long haul than others do. You can prevent losing money by having high-quality panels installed from the very beginning of your solar power investments.

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Topics: Guest Post, Solar Power, Renewable Energy

ABC Domes Solar Parking Lot Lighting: Blast from the Past

Posted by SEPCO on 8/16/12 9:30 AM

With hurricanes hitting Florida so often, ABC Domes created dome security storage and business continuity facilities that can withstand winds up to 300 mph. Since lighting is a large part of security, they used our solar parking lot lighting systems to provide outdoor lighting, even when there is no electric available due to down power lines.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, SEPCO News & Information

Explain it like I'm 5: How Does Solar Power Work?

Posted by SEPCO on 8/14/12 9:30 AM

Solar power is positioned to be one of the main energy sources of the future- along with wind turbine power, hydro power and a host of other green, natural sources of energy. But, at the same time, solar power has come under much scrutiny and criticism because the technology is viewed by some as being inefficient, insufficient, ineffective and very expensive.

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Topics: Guest Post, Solar Power

Top Big Box Companies Using Solar Power

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

In the news lately we have been hearing about big box stores going green by installing solar power on their stores. Which retailers are expanding their renewable energy strategies in an effort to make the world a little greener?

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Topics: Solar Power, Renewable Energy

How To Create a Better Solar Street Light Specification

Posted by SEPCO on 8/7/12 9:30 AM

Before examining the means with which to create a BETTER solar street light specification, let’s start by taking a closer look at very bad solar street light specification from a recently released bid—as there is much to be learned in the process.

  • Purchase and delivery of 10 solar street light systems with the following salient characteristics:
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Topics: Solar Lighting, General Lighting, LED Lighting

What is LEED - Infographic

Posted by SEPCO on 8/2/12 9:27 AM

A lot of people talk about LEED when building or updating an existing building. I came across this great infographic that helps explain what LEED is and how it is measured. 

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Topics: Green Ideas, Infographics, Renewable Energy

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