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Are Solar Panels Worth The Cost?

Posted by SEPCO on 9/27/12 9:30 AM

Solar panels carry the potential to deliver profits to installers, but with the acceptance that it will take a long time to see significant benefits. As a long term way of saving on electricity costs, and as a contribution to the environment, solar panels do have many benefits, and should be considered as a way of setting out an investment in clean energy. At the same time, the potential to receive feed in tariffs from the Government make it possible to receive a steady income after the initial cost outlay on solar panels. How much, then, do solar panels cost to install, and what are the benefits?

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Is Solar Lighting the Answer? Here’s 4 Great Reasons Why

Posted by SEPCO on 9/25/12 9:39 AM

Solar power has been around for quite some time, and the sun has been around a little longer, a few million years or so. The solar industry is growing at an enormous rate, faster than ever imagined. Solar lighting makes up only a small percentage of the industry, but can provide many options to standard electrical lighting.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, LED Lighting, Funding

27 MW Solar Power Plant Unveiled in Bermuda

Posted by SEPCO on 9/20/12 9:30 AM

If things go as planned, a new massive solar power plant with a total capacity of 27 MW will be built on a 56-acre section of the LF Wade International Airport. The massive solar power project would also lead to as many as 200 construction jobs, most of which would be filled by locals.

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Topics: Guest Post, Solar Power, Renewable Energy

Remarkable Solar Lighting Solution for Jack McLean Park

Posted by SEPCO on 9/18/12 9:30 AM

In the summer of 2007, the City of Tallahassee, FL contacted SEPCO regarding a lighting project for Jack McLean Park.  According to the city’s website: “The 52-acre Jack L. McLean, Jr. Park provides active and passive recreation facilities, including five covered picnic shelters with grills, two comfort stations, a playground, four basketball courts, two tennis courts, a 24-station fitness trail, two bike trails, and two sand volleyball courts. The park is named for former City Commissioner Jack L. McLean, Jr., who was the driving force behind the acquisition and development of the former Southside Park.”  The park also includes a 20,386 square foot recreation center and aquatics complex.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, SEPCO News & Information

Get Creative with LED Outdoor Lighting

Posted by SEPCO on 9/13/12 9:30 AM

With the right LED outdoor lighting you can turn your garden by day into an enchanted, evening wilderness, and save plenty of energy as you go. Whether it’s entertaining friends by night or creating a romantic setting for dining after dark, LED lighting provides a versatile and cost effective solution. 

At first you may be apprehensive about the effect strewing outdoor lighting all around your garden will have on your electricity bill, but so long as you use the right type of lighting this need not be the case. LED lights only actually use around 10 per cent of the electricity of traditional incandescent light bulbs, which affords you a great deal of freedom when deciding on the affect you would like to create. The benefits of LED lighting do not stop there. The efficiency of this type of light is such that even using just a fraction of the energy of incandescent bulbs, the light produced is both clearer and brighter.

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Topics: Guest Post, LED Lighting

SEPCO Helps Memorialize 9/11 Victims in Hermosa Beach, CA

Posted by SEPCO on 9/11/12 9:30 AM


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Topics: Holiday

Advancements in Solar Panel Design and Efficiency

Posted by SEPCO on 9/6/12 10:00 AM

There’s been much discussion about the cost of solar energy and whether solar can really be an efficient and cost effective energy source.  One argument is that low-cost, efficient solar panels and systems will lead to greater demand which will lead to additional development and design to make solar systems even more efficient and cost effective.  Some critics say this hasn’t happened and that solar energy cannot be considered as a legitimate alternative power source unless consumers are willing to accept inefficiency and high costs for the sake of being environmentally responsible.

At SEPCO we’ve seen a lot of change in the solar industry over the years.  We believe that organic advancement in design, not necessarily driven by the market, is happening and leading to cost-effective solar power systems that meet consumer energy demands.  One example is in the solar panels themselves.  We’ll take a look at two different panels to see how far solar power has come in the past decades.

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Topics: Solar Power, Renewable Energy

Top Green Traveling Bloggers

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

Green topics in the blogosphere are all the rage right now, and with good reason; given that efforts towards sustainability help ourselves, each other and our planet, it's no wonder that the entire movement is seen as positive and in fashion!

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Topics: Guest Post, Green Ideas

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