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Solar Lighting and Off-Grid Solar Power

Posted by SEPCO

8/25/11 9:30 AM

Most people are familiar with solar panels to power a home or building, or used to heat water, but many people overlook the multitude of other uses for solar. Solar can be used to light up a pathway, light up the building’s parking lot, or even be used to light entire streets and highways. Each light can be powered by a single solar array or you can string multiple lights together and run them on a single larger solar array. Whatever the application or need, solar can be used to power it.

Solar CameraSolar can also be used to power devices such as cameras, WiFi systems, and other devices. These devices can stand alone from the regular power grid, or be integrated with the grid as a backup system. A good example is using cameras at a construction site while the property is not being worked on for monitoring to deter theft. Once the project is completed, the cameras can be moved to the next location.

Solar Parking Lot LightingSolar lighting has many applications as well. Parking lots, roadways, signs, billboards, practically everything can be lit up using solar power. The solar lights can be a green alternative to new lighting projects or retrofitted into existing lighting applications to reduce power consumption and cost. They can be customized to the customer’s desired lighting levels and fixture requirements. Standard Cobrahead fixtures to architecturally designed fixtures all can be retrofitted to utilize solar energy.

For the next project you may come across, look into utilizing solar to power the need. No matter what the application, there is always a green alternative that will not only help the earth, but will also provide a free solution for many years.

Topics: Solar Lighting, Solar Power

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