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Safety with Solar Powered Vehicle Overheight Detection Systems

Posted by SEPCO on 5/27/14 9:30 AM

The National highway system is a great way to get from one place to another in a short amount of time. Running all over the country, highways are full of travelers, including our busy truckers bringing product to its final destination. There are many areas that have not been updated to changing sizes of vehicles over the years. Overheight vehicle detection systems provides safety to truckers and other travelers on the road by making sure they can get through the area safely, or provide information for a detour to safely route the larger trucks around the obstacle.

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Topics: Solar Power, Traffic & Warning Flasher

Solar School Zone Flashing Beacon for Child Safety

Posted by SEPCO on 8/27/13 9:30 AM

Our children are our future, so keeping them safe is number one priority. Since school is a requirement of being a child, making sure there are flashing beacons in school zones is important for children’s’ safety when walking or biking to school. It also keeps traffic at a much slower rate than normal and tries to warn drivers of children also being taxied by their parents.

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Topics: Traffic & Warning Flasher

Use Solar Powered Traffic Flashers for Increased Safety

Posted by SEPCO on 6/25/13 9:30 AM

Traffic warning flashers are the perfect applications for off-grid solar power solutions. These safety devices are needed to warn drivers of upcoming obstacles and hazards of the roadway. The flashers are often located in areas where the electrical grid is not available. Solar powered traffic flashers can be used at these locations without the need for the electrical grid. Solar panels produce their own electrical energy that is stored in batteries which are used to power the flashers. As an added benefit, the flashers will still function during power outages.

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Topics: Traffic & Warning Flasher

Solar Rail Road Crossing for Remote Locations Improve Safety

Posted by SEPCO on 3/14/13 9:30 AM

One of the many benefits of powering equipment via solar energy is the ability to produce electricity in even the remotest of locations without significant complications and cost. As rail road lines traverse wide swaths of land that of necessity include isolated, "off the grid" areas, rail way crossing warning systems must be provided with a secure and trustworthy electricity supply the doesn't depend on connection to utility lines. Solar rail road crossing flashers are one of the few options available for providing adequate safety at crossings in secluded areas traversed by railways.

A solar powered rail road crossing flasher is a self-contained power supply that can be adapted to the needs of the particular location where it will be used. Often touted as an entirely green source of electricity, solar panels satisfy increasing concerns for the environment while boasting the additional benefits of being low maintenance and long lasting. Solar rail road crossings can be programmed to work at only certain hours of the day to maintain efficiency and can be relocated after their initial installation if the need arrises. Federal, state, and local governments have taken note of this environmentally friendly way of providing safety at rail road crossings by offering incentives and policies that favor the use of solar rail road crossing fixtures. 

Already a common site alongside our highways, solar panels are constantly being adapted to meet our energy needs in ever more convenient and practical ways. Solar rail road crossings are now in use by quite a few railway systems such as the North Carolina Department of Transportation railway crossings and they are likely to be used increasingly in the coming years due to their many advantages. 
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Topics: Traffic & Warning Flasher

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