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Simple Solar Lighting and Power Facts – Why to Size for Worst Case

Posted by SEPCO on 2/14/17 10:00 AM


Sizing up a solar lighting or power system can be a difficult task. There are two major ways for getting all the calculations correct for two completely different types of systems; grid tied and off grid. Understanding the way your system will operate will make sure you get the correct information to size the system properly.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Solar Power, Solar Lighting Design

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 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

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

Solar Lighting and Off-Grid Solar Power

Posted by SEPCO on 9/6/16 10:00 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.


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Topics: Solar Lighting, Solar Power

How to Size Off Grid Solar Power Systems Like a Pro

Posted by SEPCO on 6/7/16 10:00 AM

Off grid solar power sizing can be tricky since you need to take into account many different factors so that you are never left without power. You also have to figure out how many solar panels it will take to run your application while also keeping costs down, as well as how large of a battery storage system you will need. Here is how you can size your off grid solar power system to perform year round under any condition the world wants to throw at you, built specifically for your needs.


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Topics: Solar Power, Renewable Energy

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

Why Solar Is Always A Good Investment In Your Business

Posted by SEPCO on 4/12/16 10:02 AM

Contemplating the investment in solar power for your business can be utterly daunting. Between the initial expense and worry over whether it will pay off, you might be stressed about making the best choice as a business owner. But did you know that every 10 seconds, the sun generates enough energy to power everything on our planet. Letting your business tap into this unlimited, free power source is one of the smartest business choices you can make—and it’s a win for the future of our planet, too. Here at Modernize, we’re passionate about helping people live a more eco-friendly lifestyle—here are the top reasons why investing in solar is a strategic move for your business. 

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Guest Post, Green Ideas, Solar Power

6 Reasons Why Flow Meters Should Use Off Grid Solar Power Systems

Posted by SEPCO on 4/5/16 10:00 AM

Off grid solar power systems provide power to many different applications. Recently installed was a small solar power system used to power a flow metering and temperature measurement device.

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Topics: Solar Power

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