Enhancing Security in Your Community: Comparing Solar and Traditional Lighting Options
Lighting the Way to a Safer Community A well-lit community is the cornerstone of safety and security for residents, and it falls upon the shoulders of Homeowners Associations (HOAs) and land developers to make informed decisions when choosing the most effective lighting systems. Many factors come into play when selecting the best solution, starting with […]Read More
The Fundamentals of Solar Lighting: How It Works and Its Applications and Benefits for HOAs and Developers
Embracing the Solar Lighting Revolution As urban development and sustainability become increasingly intertwined, solar lighting has emerged as a key solution for Homeowners Associations (HOAs) and Land Developers seeking to create eco-friendly, cost-effective communities. Solar lighting harnesses solar energy to provide clean, renewable energy to illuminate streets, parks, trails and parking lots, significantly reducing energy […]Read More
What are the Advantages of Solar Lighting?
Lights are an essential part of everyday life. We rely on lights for everything, including walking in parking lots and pathways at nighttime. There are two options for lighting systems: solar lights and traditional incandescent lights. While they offer the same fundamental feature of lighting up the dark, there are many distinct advantages to choosing […]Read More
Maximize Reliability and Performance: Why Conventional Solar Lights Outperform Solar Poles Every Time
Understanding Solar Lighting Technologies As sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions gain traction, solar lighting emerges as an essential component in modern urban planning. Innovative systems that use renewable energy offer a viable alternative to traditional lighting, significantly reducing carbon emissions and energy costs. As technology evolves, new products like integrated solar poles emerge, promising better […]Read More
What’s A Blackout, and How Can I Avoid This by Using Solar?
Storms, tornados, hurricanes, and other weather events can cause blackouts. These unpredictable power outages are generally unavoidable and can last from a few seconds to several weeks. Unpredictable blackouts are different from rolling blackouts, which are becoming more common worldwide, including in the United States. But just because they are predictable does not mean rolling […]Read More
Why Municipalities need solar lighting
Project managers weigh many factors when planning municipal solar street lighting projects for their community. Street and walkway projects are expensive and often leave limited funds for lighting. In many cases, wiring to the site is expensive, and permitting can be difficult. City ordinances often specify strict illumination requirements, and lights must provide a certain […]Read More
What is solar lighting: definition, how it works and examples
What does solar lighting mean? Simply put, solar lighting is outdoor lighting powered by the sun. A solar panel collects solar energy during daylight hours and charges a battery that powers a fixture light when the sun goes down. Solar light has three essential components: A high-efficiency fixture A solar panel (EV) A rechargeable battery […]Read More
Do Solar Lights Charge on Cloudy Days?
The short answer is – yes! Although direct sunlight is key to charging solar panels, they continue to charge even on cloudy, overcast days. Sol’s innovative lighting systems and products, for example, are designed to work for at least four days with no direct sunlight! This is what we refer to as the autonomy of […]Read More
Lighting, an Essential Service
In our “new normal” COVID-19 pandemic world, essential services are a popular topic. Jobs like health care and emergency services, utilities, transportation, and food and grocery store workers are considered essential to preserving health and social well-being. A less discussed but still essential innovation for modern society is an example hailing from the dawn of […]Read More
Buy American Solar Lights
The Buy American Act (BAA) has been a significant piece of legislation that has impacted American companies and workers for decades. At its core, the BAA is designed to protect American labor and businesses by restricting the acquisition and use of end products that are not considered “domestic.” In other words, the BAA makes federal […]Read More