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Solar Lighting for School Campus Projects

Solar LED lighting systems can be used for many projects for the a school campus, including for streets, parking lots, pathways, and much more.

Learn about how solar lighting can be utilized, helping the school's campus save money and become more sustainable for our future.

Increased Safety

Increase a school's safety and security, especially from natural disasters and blackouts. Solar isn't affected by many of these issues and can be a reliable lighting source. That way, no matter what mother nature throws at you, you know that the school can depend on the lights.

Reduce Environmental Impact

Utilizing solar LED lighting systems for a school campus project will reduce the impact on the environment. This is achieved by lowering energy usage and reliance on the power grid while costing the school nothing for power.

Reduce Costs

Installation, maintenance, and utility costs are all associated with lighting. Using solar eliminates the utility costs, while also reducing maintenance and installation costs. No additional wiring, underground utilities, high voltage lines, or the like is required. With solar, you just set the pole and forget it, with the first maintenance five years out in most cases, sometimes longer.


Streets & Roadways

Streets and roadways illuminated by solar LED lighting systems provide the school or college with a renewable way to provide illumination. Solar is the perfect choice in areas where the grid power doesn't exist, like in rural or remote areas, and it can also decrease their dependency on utilities in main areas. 

Parking Lots

School campus parking lots require illumination for nighttime students and faculty to provide added safety and security. Solar can fill the gap when traditional grid power doesn't exist at a site, or the department is looking to increase its safety without increasing utility costs. 

DePaul University solar pathway lighting


Pathways, walkways, and bike paths are used to allow students and faculty to move about the campus. These pathways should be well illuminated for students and faculty moving about the campus at night, either for sporting events or for general day to day. 


School entrance and directional signs are at times located in very remote areas, way outside the grid extension. Solar can easily fill in and provide power for internal LED signs or power a floodlight or two, or four, to illuminate a large monument sign. Solar has even been used for many other types of signs, such as banners, billboards and more. 



School zones provides safety to the students walking or biking to school, as well as crosswalks around a college campus. Using solar for areas such as crosswalks for flashers will help improve the area in question while not adding to the grid. These can be pedestrian activated or use timers.

Not sure where to start?

Check out our solar lighting design guide and see what it takes to design a commercial solar lighting system

Check Out Our Solar Lighting Design Guide