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SEPCO-Solar Lighting's Blog on Renewable Energy and Green Ideas

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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4 Factors That Could Affect a Solar Street Light Proposal

on 3/28/17 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 4 Comments | Solar Lighting Street Lighting Solar Lighting Design
There are many different factors to consider when putting together a solar street light proposal. Not many people know all the considerations required, but here is a list of a few little-known factors that can make the specification process a little less stressful. With this information, you will be able to not only create a better specification, but ensure that solar is the right fit for your application.  
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How To Create a Better Solar Street Light Specification

on 11/8/16 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 12 Comments | General Lighting LED Lighting Street Lighting Solar Lighting Design
Before examining the means with which to create a BETTER solar street light specification, let’s start by taking a closer look at very bad solar street light specification from a recently released bid—as there is much to be learned in the process.
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Why Solar Powered LED Street Lights Should Become the New Norm

on 10/18/16 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 2 Comments | Solar Lighting LED Lighting Street Lighting
  Typical, street lights use highly inefficient HID lamps that drain the grid of electricity and cost untold millions of dollars a year to power and maintain. Obviously street lights are needed for the safety of travelers at night, but why does so much money need to be wasted by powering these inefficient old standards of lighting? Instead, high performance, energy efficient LED lights should replace energy hogging HID street lights and become the new street lighting standard. 
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Solar Street Light Components: What’s in Your System?

on 6/28/16 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 1 Comment | Solar Lighting Street Lighting Solar Lighting Design
There are many components involved in creating a commercial solar street light system. What components are used to manufacture the system can make or break a system over time. Here is a quick overview of what components are used in most typical solar street light systems. Note that not all manufactures use the same components in their solar street lighting systems.
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Difference between a Solar Street Light vs. Traditional Street Light

on 7/6/15 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 2 Comments | Solar Lighting Street Lighting
More solar street lights are being installed worldwide and are slowly taking over as the way to illuminate the streets at night, but what are their differences? Why are solar street light systems being used now instead of bringing in the electric and using a traditional street light? Here are a few differences and reasons these new systems are becoming so popular.
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Why Uniformity Is Important For Solar Street Lights

on 6/1/15 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 1 Comment | Solar Lighting Street Lighting Solar Lighting Design
Ever drive down a road and there is a whole stretch of lights, but all you see are small circles of light on the ground every hundred feet or so and nothing in between? This doesn’t really help with visibility. However, when you go down a road that has uniform lighting, with no dark areas between the lights, visibility is increased tenfold. Uniformity provides better visual assistance and does not put as much strain on the eyes. When designing a solar street light project, uniformity still needs to be taken into consideration.
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Versatility and Cost Savings through Commercial Solar Lighting Systems

It is estimated that lighting alone accounts for 12% of the total U.S. electrical consumption every year, using upwards of 461 billion kWh of electricity. This is a heavy cost to businesses, cities and municipalities. Solar lighting can provide both a financial relief as well as a green alternative to traditional lighting. They are self-contained and grid free, and with LED technology, requiring almost no maintenance throughout their lifespan. These lower installation costs compared with utility powered lighting and continue huge savings in the short and long run for most installations.
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Ways to Save Money with Commercial Street Lighting

on 11/18/14 9:30 AM By | SEPCO | 1 Comment | LED Lighting Street Lighting
Commercial street lighting provides light along streets for driver safety, but the costs of installing, maintaining and monthly electrical bills can add up. There are steps you can take to reduce the costs and save money in the long run. Here are a few ideas, and feel free to share yours below in the comments.
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Solar Lighting Solutions are Bound to Make an Impact on Your Business

Solar lighting solutions can positively impact a business for a few different reasons. Here are three, but I’m sure there are more. Feel free to add yours below.
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