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The Journey of the Sun (Infographic)

Posted by SEPCO on 5/30/13 9:30 AM

In 1839 the first photovoltaic reaction was observed, 48 years later the solar cell was born. For the past century and more we have been harnessing the power of the sun to do everything from powering ATM machines in India to helping European nations become sustainable.

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Topics: Guest Post, Infographics

Top 5 Ways to Green Your Home

Posted by SEPCO on 5/23/13 9:30 AM

No man is an island. While it may seem like you are insulated from the outside world when you are in your home, you're not. The things you do in your home and the choices you make can have a big impact on the environment, which can then have a big impact on others in your community and in the world. Whether you recycle or not, whether you buy local foods or not, whether you choose natural cleaners or not -- all these decisions can have a big impact on your family and on the environment.

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Topics: Guest Post, Green Ideas

Solar Outdoor Sign Lights for Nighttime Marketing

Posted by SEPCO on 5/9/13 7:30 AM

Is your business open after dark? Or located on a main roadway? Lighting your business’ sign up at night provides inexpensive marketing and lets passerby’s know where your business is located. There are many different styles of signs available and making sure yours is properly illuminated at night will provide optimum visibility to travelers on the road. Here are some great tips on getting maximum exposure at the least cost.

Solar outdoor sign lights provide a great way to light the sign without added electricity costs to the business. This allows the sign to be visible all night after initial installation. It is also great for the environment as well.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Sign Lighting

Illuminate Your Yard with Landscape Lighting

Posted by SEPCO on 5/7/13 9:30 AM

During the day, your flower beds, blooming bushes, and bird baths, all gorgeous parts of your yard, are showcased by the sun. However, come evening, a little electrical assistance may be necessary to give your yard the attention it deserves. Enter landscape lighting.

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Topics: Guest Post, Landscape Lighting

Solar Lighting Out of the Shadows at LightFair International

Posted by SEPCO on 5/2/13 9:30 AM

This year’s LightFair International conference in Philadelphia was proof that solar lighting is becoming more and more mainstream. My colleague Stephanie Holloran and I attended the conference April 21 through the 24th. According to its website LFI “is the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference.” The conference consists of numerous lighting industry related classes, informational seminars, and a huge tradeshow.  Solar Lighting technologies were at the forefront considerably more than in years past.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Energy Show

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