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

5 Important Things to Consider Before You Install Solar Panels

on 11/14/17 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 0 Comments | Guest Post Solar Power
Harnessing renewable sources of energy has always been a popular idea on a commercial level, but the good news is that it is slowly becoming a viable option at an individual level too. You can install a solar panel on your roof and take the advantage of solar energy, thus reducing your dependence on an electrical system or power grids. If you are planning on installing solar panels on your roof, keep the following points in mind.
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How Much Will Solar Panels Really Save You?

on 11/7/17 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 0 Comments | Guest Post Green Ideas Solar Power Renewable Energy
Renewable energy has been making headlines over the last several years, especially solar power, which can be harnessed using a solar panel system. But despite all of the attention on solar power, many people are still unaware of the many benefits of using this type of renewable energy. Here’s a look at some of the benefits of installing a solar power system on your home:
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Going Green for Halloween

on 10/31/17 9:30 AM By | SEPCO | 0 Comments | Green Ideas Holiday
  Who said Halloween has to be all orange and black? With a little do-it-yourself work and imagination, All Hallows' Eve can go green, too. Like any holiday, Halloween offers an opportunity to go green without sacrificing an ounce of festive fun. Going green for Halloween is also a nice way to cut down on spending, as the average American is projected to spend over $75 toward the October 31st festivities.
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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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Using Outdoor Lighting to Protect Local Wildlife and Environment

on 9/19/17 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 0 Comments | General Lighting Guest Post LED Lighting Dark Sky Friendly Lighting
Outdoor lighting is not just valuable for landscaping companies. It has also brought a multitude of advantages to today’s consumers. However, we wonder if these outdoor lighting fixtures adversely affect the nearby wildlife and our environment? A large number of studies reveal that using outdoor lighting often disrupts the natural flow of wildlife. For instance, sea turtles get affected by bright lights of condos and insects circle bright outdoor lights.
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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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LED FAQ: What’s Behind the Bulbs?

on 8/22/17 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 1 Comment | General Lighting Guest Post LED Lighting
The LED was first documented in 1962, but has become popular in recent years for a multitude of reasons. It’s unique construction and relativly low environmental impact make it extremely useful in situations from the domestic to the industrial. LEDs come in a wide range of sizes and colors, so the applications are infinite. Understanding how an LED works can be tricky, but when you abandon the jargon, it can be understood relatively easily. If you’re considering using LEDs for a lighting project, understanding how the bulbs work can help you conceptualize and install whatever it is you’re planning. This guide will introduce the science of LEDs, and explain their many applications and benefits.
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