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Top 10 Solar Lighting and Power Blog Posts of 2017

on 12/12/17 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 0 Comments | Solar Lighting
We are quickly moving towards the end of 2017 and wanted to do a review of the top 10 posts of 2017. Some of these posts were published as new content, whereas some were republished with updated information. Below is the list with a quick description of each post.
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10 Reasons You Should Use Solar Lights

on 11/28/17 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 0 Comments | Solar Lighting Guest Post
In today’s world of energy consciousness, most people are looking for new ways to cut down on their energy bills. What better way to do so than by using solar lights? Until recently, it was thought of more as an alternative compared to the traditional method of lighting. However, with today’s advances, it is becoming more commonplace. The following information will show you several reasons why solar energy is beneficial, and you’ll see why using it can be to your advantage.
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Location Location Location: Why Shading is Bad for Solar Systems

on 10/24/17 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 2 Comments | Solar Lighting Solar Power Installation
  Shade is a wonderful thing, especially in the summer in the south; however, it is bad for off-grid solar power and solar lighting applications. This is because shading robs the solar panels of its peak energy production capacity, which in turn, has an adverse effect on overall system performance. Basically stated, if the solar is shaded, power will not be produced as expected, not allowing the batteries to fully charge, and causing system failures over time. Instead, make sure your installation location has full sun exposure.  
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Top 3 Questions from LightShow West 2017

on 10/17/17 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 0 Comments | Solar Lighting LED Lighting Energy Show
  Last week I was out of the office at LightShow West in Los Angeles, CA. This show was put on by a couple representatives in the area that are active in the lighting industry. It was a great show where we got to meet with many local engineers and architects to see how our solution would benefit them. There were three questions that came up over and over that I thought I would address on here.
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Is Solar Lighting the Answer? Here’s 4 Great Reasons Why

on 10/3/17 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 1 Comment | Solar Lighting LED Lighting Funding
Solar power was discovered in 1839; however, the sun has been around a whole lot longer…a few billion years or so. The solar industry has been growing slowly for the last 20 years and has finally decided to boom with costs reducing at an amazing rate. This is making the many different solar industries become more competitive with their standard electric competitors.
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Anatomy of a Solar Street Light

on 9/26/17 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 2 Comments | Solar Lighting General Lighting Street Lighting
Solar street lights are becoming more popular as a green alternative is becoming the go to option for sustainability. Solar street lights provide a better value for cost, optimum lighting, and a renewable source of energy, lower maintenance, and easier installation. With all these factors added up, solar street lights can be the best replacement for most applications. One of the biggest game changing factors happening now is the reduction in the cost of solar panels and the efficiency ratings of batteries are constantly improving.
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5 Reasons Why Solar Outdoor Lighting Is Getting More Popular In The Last Decade

on 8/29/17 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 1 Comment | Solar Lighting LED Lighting Solar Lighting Design
Solar outdoor lighting systems have increased in popularity over the last decade for many reasons. The Solar Outdoor Lighting solutions offer grid security and provide light in areas where grid power is still not available, as well as offer green alternatives to obtain power from the sun. Solar outdoor lights are becoming the new normal for new construction projects and also are a cost savings to replace old electrical underground infrastructure on systems that are failing. Here are the top five reasons why solar outdoor lighting is becoming more popular in the last decade.
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Solar Business Security: What Are The Pros and Cons You Should Know Before Buying

on 8/8/17 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 1 Comment | Solar Lighting Guest Post Security Lighting
Solar power is becoming more and more widespread for both personal and commercial use. Businesses are increasingly turning to solar security lights and cameras instead of electric ones. The reason being the convenience, effectiveness, and affordability of these solar options, however, they are not without disadvantages. Let's analyze the pros and cons of a solar security system for your business.
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Shading Concerns for Solar Lighting for Parking Lots

on 6/13/17 10:30 AM By | SEPCO | 2 Comments | Solar Lighting Parking Lot Lighting Installation
  Solar energy is a great source that offers free energy year round. However, the power production of a solar panel can be greatly affected by shading. It is best for each location to be analyzed for optimum sun exposure. SEPCO specializes in stand-alone battery powered systems that operate our solar lighting for parking lots installations. Our systems are designed for a specific amount of power for each night. Therefore, it is important to be able to calculate exactly how much energy the system is producing as there is no back up power from the electrical grid when shading occurs.  
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SolarViper Systems Illuminate Great Lawrence Family Health Center Parking

  SEPCO worked closely with Electrical Dynamics, Inc in Lawrence MA to provide lighting to a project where grid power wasn’t feasible. A small triangle parking lot for the Great Lawrence Family Health Center had no lighting for their patients, especially after the sun goes down in the winter months. Solar lighting systems are the best option to provide the required lighting without the high costs of trenching and construction of the surrounding area to bring in grid power.
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