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Can Solar Panels Still Generate Power in Bad Weather?

Posted by SEPCO on 5/10/16 10:00 AM

As I am sure we all can agree, no matter what, there is some sunlight even on the worst of days. Sunburns can even happen on a day when you don’t see the sun break through the clouds at all. That being said, can solar still generate power in bad weather? The simple answer is yes, but let’s expands on that.

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Topics: Solar Power, Renewable Energy, Solar Lighting Design

Solar Lighting Design: Lighting Zones Part 2

Posted by SEPCO on 3/1/16 10:00 AM

Next best thing to address is how to select a specific lighting zone for an area. Different areas fall into different lighting zones and each has their own set of instructions for lighting design requirements. This will go over these different set of definitions and help understand what area fits into what lighting zone.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Solar Lighting Design

Solar Lighting Design: Lighting Zones Part 1

Posted by SEPCO on 2/23/16 10:00 AM

When designing outdoor lighting requirements, there is a factor that doesn’t seem to get talked about much, lighting zones. These zones are used to help determine how much light is required for a specific area. These are broken up into 5 different zones:

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Solar Lighting Design

Solar Lighting Design Guide – Complete The System

Posted by SEPCO on 2/9/16 10:00 AM

Part 6 of the solar lighting design guide is putting it all together and completing the system. The complete system works together to operate exactly as expected. As you can probably tell by this point, there are many factors that are taken into consideration when providing a complete system and each part is required to determine what is exactly required for every project.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Solar Lighting Design

Solar Lighting Design Guide – Determine Power Assembly

Posted by SEPCO on 2/2/16 10:00 AM

Part 5 of the solar lighting design guide is about determining the power assembly. Now that you know what area of coverage you are requiring by determining the lumen requirements for the project, as well as the required operation profile, it is time to determine what size solar power assembly will be required. This is determined by a simple calculation after some additional information is gathered.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Solar Power, Solar Lighting Design

Solar Lighting Design Guide – Choose Mounting Hardware

Posted by SEPCO on 1/26/16 10:00 AM

Part 4 of the solar lighting design guide is about choosing mounting hardware. SEPCO solar power assemblies come standard with a 45° / 5° mounting bracket and battery assembly mounting; however, fixtures require mounting in all types of arrangements. Also, pole types need to be determined and assessed for the project.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Solar Lighting Design, Poles

Solar Lighting Design Guide – Choose an Operation Profile

Posted by SEPCO on 1/19/16 10:00 AM

 

Part 3 of the solar lighting design guide is about choosing an operation profile. Not all applications require dusk to dawn operation. Understanding exactly what you require for your project will help determine exactly how much power is required to complete your project.

 

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Solar Lighting Design

Solar Lighting Design Guide – Determine Wattage / Lumen Requirements

Posted by SEPCO on 1/12/16 10:00 AM

Part 2 of the solar lighting design guide is about determining the wattage and Lumen requirements of the project. This varies from fixture to fixture, manufacturer to manufacturer, and higher wattage does not always mean more light or higher lumen output.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Solar Lighting Design

Solar Lighting Design Guide – Choose a Fixture Style

Posted by SEPCO on 1/5/16 10:00 AM

Designing a solar lighting system starts out with choosing a fixture style to use on a project. Each fixture has its benefits for every type of application. Flood lights are good for large or small areas, such as directional uplighting or wall washing, whereas overhead fixtures provide better lighting for applications such as roadways, parking lots, etc. Our partnership with Hubbell Lighting brands provides the highest quality LED lighting fixtures to cover nearly all applications.

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Topics: Solar Lighting Design

What’s The Difference Between Solar Pathway Lights?

Posted by SEPCO on 10/19/15 10:00 AM

So all solar pathway lights are created equal? The short answer is no. There are many different style, sizes, and functionalities between different solar pathway lighting systems. Let’s look this over for a better understanding.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Pathway Lighting, Solar Lighting Design

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