<img src="https://d5nxst8fruw4z.cloudfront.net/atrk.gif?account=YfGCg1asOv002Q" style="display:none" height="1" width="1" alt="Alexa">

How Solar Works

Information on how solar works and how we ustilize it in the solar lighting industry

 

How Solar Works

  1. During the day, solar panels convert sunlight into electricity. This happens due to light photons striking a solar cell and knocking electrons free from the silicon atoms of the crystal structure of the cell.
  2. The power generated from the solar is fed through our charge / load controller and charges the battery. 
  3. The solar panel acts as a photocell turning the light on at night. The charge / load controller controls the discharge of the battery powering the light fixture to provide accurate lighting operation.
  4. The solar panel will sense when it is daylight again and will tell the charge / load controller to turn the light back off in the morning and go back to charging mode.

Note:

The solar modules come in a variety of Wattages and can be put together to create even more power. Depending on the needs of the device or devices and the geographic location of the installation determines the needed amount of solar power. For example one light in Texas may use an 85 Watt panel, but the same light would need a larger panel or panels in Michigan. Making sure that the correct Wattage necessary for the application is critical when determining the solar panel used.

 

Hubbell Outdoor Logo Black.png
Beacon Products Logo Black.png
Kim Lighting Logo Black.png
Intertek-ETL-Listed---resiz.png
GSA_Logo.gif
Made-in-USA.png

SEPCO's Latest News

Learn about the lighting and solar industry along with project news and info.

Five Trends in Sustainable Construction

  Sustainability and environmentally friendly practices have become increasingly popular in recent years. The construction industry has become more invested than ever in lowering the environmental

Why Being Eco-Friendly is Beneficial for Branding

  Having an eco-friendly image is the way to go when promoting your brand in 2019. Brands such as Innocent and Lush have constructed their brand around their eco-friendly principles and it pays off.

Comparing Solar Light Pole Project Cost vs System Cost

  Often in the solar lighting industry, we receive calls asking for a system to meet a need in an area where power is not feasible to bring out, but then months later, the customer tells you they

Golden Sands Background.jpg

WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SOLAR LIGHTING DESIGN?

GET OUR FREE SOLAR LIGHTING DESIGN GUIDE

Design Guide
Brochure