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Simple Solar Lighting and Power Facts – Solar Outside the Sun Belt

Posted by SEPCO on 2/7/17 10:00 AM


Solar power assemblies are installed all over the world for lighting and power configurations. Solar sized properly can be installed in almost any location. Solar installations inside the Sun Belt are more efficient and require much less power since there is more available sun as well as shorter nights, but that does not mean that solar cannot be used outside the Sun Belt.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Solar Power, Solar Lighting Design, Installation

Simple Solar Lighting and Power Facts – How the Lights Turn On & Off?

Posted by SEPCO on 1/31/17 10:00 AM


The basic controls of a solar light system are, for the most part, quite simple. The solar lights turn on at dusk and off at dawn if using dusk to dawn configuration, or turn on at dusk and operate according to the preset configurations. We wanted to cover exactly how the solar lights understand when dusk and dawn is by breaking it down.


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Topics: Solar Lighting, Solar Lighting Design, Installation

Simple Solar Lighting and Power Facts – How Does Shade Affect Solar?

Posted by SEPCO on 1/24/17 10:00 AM


How does shade affect solar? This one should be a simple answer, right? Well yes and no. Shade will render solar inoperable while it is being shaded; however, systems can be oversized to take advantage of times when it is not shaded. But the general consensus is trim trees, place the solar in the sunniest location possible, and keep it out of the shade.


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Topics: Solar Lighting, Solar Power, Solar Lighting Design, Installation

Simple Solar Lighting and Power Facts – What is a Sun Hour?

Posted by SEPCO on 1/17/17 10:00 AM

We wanted to start the New Year off with some basic facts on solar lighting and power systems. These will explain how the systems operate and basic sizing information. Understanding these few facts will allow you to better understand how solar operates and how a reliable system should operate. Let’s start off with the first fact:

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Solar Power, Renewable Energy, Solar Lighting Design, Installation

How Solar Panels Work (Infographic)

Posted by SEPCO on 1/10/17 10:00 AM

Solar panels produce electricity by turning the sun's rays into power. This power is either put directly back into the grid or stored in batteries for use at a later time. The below infographic was shared by SaveOnEnergy.com

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Topics: Infographics

2016 SEPCO Solar Lighting Blog Year In Review

Posted by SEPCO on 1/3/17 10:00 AM

Last year was great and we had revised a lot of old articles to update with new information for everyone. We wanted to quickly review the top 5 blog articles posted and also wanted to thank our readers for continuing to come back for more great information on solar lighting, solar power, green ideas and renewable energy news and information.

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

Happy New Year 2017

Posted by SEPCO on 12/27/16 10:00 AM

Happy New Year from the SEPCO Team.

We hope all your dreams become reality in 2017!


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Topics: Holiday

Happy Holidays 2016

Posted by SEPCO on 12/20/16 10:00 AM

Happy Holidays from the SEPCO team.

Wishing everyone a wonderful time with their friends and family!


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Topics: Holiday

How to Create a Green Facility

Posted by SEPCO on 12/13/16 10:00 AM

The movement to become more efficient and environmentally-conscious is in full force, and buildings of all types are receiving “green” makeovers left and right. Whether you have a large or small facility or are in the building or remodeling stage, it’s well worth the effort to make your building as efficient as possible. This article will give you ten ideas on how to do just that.

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Topics: Guest Post, Green Ideas, Conservation

How To Solve Lighting Problems With Solar Powered LED Flood Lights

Posted by SEPCO on 12/6/16 10:10 AM

So you’ve come across some project, some area, where there is zero lighting and realize that you need to get light out there. But then you discover there is also no grid power available. What do you do? Solar powered LED flood lights may be the solution you are looking for.


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Topics: Solar Lighting, LED Lighting, Security Lighting, Solar Lighting Design

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