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Utilities are Going Solar

Around the world, Sol has been helping utility companies make the switch to solar-powered lighting. Whether they’re tired of relying on the aging grid, increasing costs or shaky performance, there are plenty of reasons to make the switch.

 

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Shrink Your Infrastructure Costs

 

With traditional electric lighting connected to the grid, installation is no easy task. It’s also expensive. That’s because special trenches need to be dug in order for the fixture to be installed and then wired up to the grid. You’ll need to have an electrician on hand, along with some heavy machinery and an operator.

 

With solar-powered lighting, installation is a breeze. There’s no need to dig destructive holes or tear up the environment to install a fixture. Each light can be installed in 30 minutes without an electrician, special machinery or skills. It comes together like furniture shipped to your house. Then simply download our app to connect your fixtures – it’s really that easy.

 

This simple installation process leads to huge savings when compared with traditional electric lighting. But the cost-effectiveness of solar lighting doesn’t stop once the fixture is turned on. There’s more money to be saved when it comes to usage and maintenance. Plus, our guaranteed 10 year warranty comes included with every product, which includes the life of the battery.

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Reduce Grid Overload

 

As a utility company providing power to thousands of people, grid overload is a serious issue worth considering. The grid isn’t getting any younger, and it continues to grow weaker as the electrical demand grows.

 

By going solar, you can help reduce the load on the electrical grid and make the power supply slightly more reliable for other customers. Plus, our solar lights emit zero carbon emissions!

 

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Solar is the Most Reliable Option

 

If you and your customers are looking for the most reliable option for outdoor lighting, solar is your answer. Nothing on the market can beat solar lighting – it’s that simple. While traditional, grid connected lighting falters during bad weather and when the grid is overloaded, solar keeps going.

 

Sol outdoor lighting is built to withstand not only extreme heat and cold, but Category 5 hurricanes. Plus, if there is ever an issue, you won’t have to wait for traditional maintenance crews to hit the scene. Our cloud-based remote monitoring alerts and local wireless diagnostics make troubleshooting and maintenance quick and painless.

 

Why do Utilities go solar?

Utilities are going solar to reduce grid overload, shrink infrastructure costs and benefit from the nearly indestructible reliability of solar lighting.

The future is off the grid.

Works even when the grid is down

Electric street lights can be a source of frustration for utilities, as companies can take weeks or even months to deliver and repair them. By switching to solar-powered lights, utilities can achieve true resilience. Even during natural disasters, solar lights can continue to function, providing a reliable source of safety and security for the community.

Complete layout flexibility

Solar lighting solutions offer complete layout flexibility, making them an ideal choice for utilities looking for lighting solutions that can be customized to their specific needs. Unlike traditional lighting infrastructure, solar lighting solutions do not require a complex network of cables and power sources, allowing them to be installed virtually anywhere. 

Zero carbon emissions

Utilities are under increasing pressure to reduce their carbon footprint and adopt sustainable practices. Solar lighting solutions offer a zero-carbon emissions option, making them an ideal choice for utilities looking to reduce their environmental impact. 

Reduced infrastructure costs

Your utility company could save a small fortune by switching from tradition, grid-connected lighting to solar lighting. Solar lighting is easily the more cost effective option. Installation costs are minimal, as nothing needs to be dug or trenched. No monthly electricity costs!

6 Reasons for choosing
SOL

   Industry-leading warranty

 

10-year municipal grade warranty on the entire system, battery included.

   Meet & maintain light level targets

 

Sol’s products are built to meet and maintain required light levels while limiting light pollution and avoiding unnecessary health and environment impacts.

   Reduce down-time and maintenance costs

 

With cloud-based remote monitoring alerts and local wireless diagnostics, troubleshooting and repairs are quick and easy.

   Buy American Act compliant 

 

Sol operates a manufacturing facility in Houston, Texas and 87% of the components used in the EverGen M Series are made in America.

   Dark-Sky friendly

 

Illuminate only when and where you need it with Dark-Sky Approved fixtures, scheduled dimming and motion detection.

   Severe weather resistant 

 

Our products are designed to withstand extreme heat or cold, and category five hurricanes. All our products are custom-sized to perform reliably regardless of location.

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