Solar Lighting Articles

  • The future of Solar Power

    When you think of renewable energies, what do you think of? Hydro power? Wind energy? In fact, they have proven to be the most popular in recent years. Hydro power in its current form is the cheapest of the renewable energies. Wind power is the fastest growing. However, there is a renewable energy that is far more versatile ...

  • Defining Solar Street Lighting Requirements - Part 3: Location

    Most prospective buyers recognize that the latitude of their project will affect the amount of solar energy they can collect.  There are other aspects to consider as well when it comes to the location of your project. ...


    By SolarOne Solutions, Inc.

  • Vermont Stays Green with Help from Solar Lighting Systems: A SolarOne Case Study

    Heralded as the Green Mountain State, Vermont’s mountain ranges aren’t the only way the state keeps its green title. In 2010, SolarOne worked with Browns River Middle School, located in Jericho, VT in order to establish a solar lighting system for the school's parking lot that would check all the boxes. Despite concerns over adequate sunlight, potential glare and the inevitable ...


    By SolarOne Solutions, Inc.

  • Solar Lighting Withstands Life on Blount Island: A SolarOne - Case Study

    Island life may be picture perfect on paper, but such an environment presents challenges for lighting installations. After previously installed solar lighting systems failed, The Marine Corps Support Facility on Blount Island reached out to Inovus/SolarOne for a better solution. Stationed in Florida, Blount Island lacked existing infrastructure for traditional grid-tied lights and was home to ...


    By SolarOne Solutions, Inc.

  • Spotlight on McLaren Park, San Francisco: A Solar Lighting - Case Study

    Melding nature with technology can be a daunting task, but solar lighting has done just that in more ways than one. Not only do SolarOne solar lighting systems utilize the power of the sun to generate light, our Design Series features a sleek aesthetic that blends seamlessly into the environment. So instead of focusing on the lighting systems, you can focus on the nature in front of you. ...


    By SolarOne Solutions, Inc.

  • What does it take to run large wattage lights on solar?

    What Does It Take to Run Large Wattage Lights on Solar? Sometimes, people have unrealistic expectations when it comes to capabilities of solar panel systems. The reality is, if you want to run large, industrial lights using natural sunlight, you need massive panels and batteries that can support such equipment. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Solar Powered Light Towers for Remote Areas

    Solar powered light towers can be installed in remote locations to support industrial operations, emergency services in disaster zones and exploratory excursions. The portable units are a viable option for businesses and groups that engage in activities in far-flung areas, because they do not rely on the grid for electrical power and limited fuel sources, such as gasoline or propane. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Integrating Solar Lights with Motion Sensors

    Solar powered motion sensor lights are effective security accessories for remote locations that experience sufficient amounts of sunlight throughout the day. The units offer seamless installation, require minimal maintenance and remain operational without electrical support. Locations without dependable access to the grid may find solar security lights useful in maintaining illumination at night. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Solar Light Towers for Remote Security

    Lights are the most important components of security systems. Well-lit locations are generally avoided by trespassers, because such areas can disrupt stealthy movements. The isolated nature of far-flung locations, such as military bases, mining sites, agricultural operations and manufacturing plants, can be made secure with solar perimeter lighting, coupled with other security devices. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Fueling the demand for solar systems

    Solar street lighting market valued at $15B by 2024 It’s no secret governments and companies are trending toward reducing, or eliminating, their carbon footprint, and their dependence on fossil fuels.  This is due to a number of factors including increasingly more education on environmental impacts, more transparency, and a widespread desire to be eco-friendly.  It’s ...


    By Urban Solar

  • Home is where the sun is

    The numbers stack up nicely: Three Staten Island homes, three rooftops, 62 solar panels and 19,236kW of projected energy generated each year. All three newly-solar-powered homes are neighbors, and they all switched to solar power with NRG Home Solar on the same day. But what do the numbers really mean, and how do they translate into energy savings? We’re glad you asked. (Even ...

  • Solar Glossary of Terms

    If you are new to the solar world, there are a few phrases you need to master in order to expertly navigate your way to the best solar installation for home. Here is a brief explanation of all the terms you may encounter during your solar journey. Energy Audit This is an audit conducted by a professional that measures electricity usage in the home. The results allow homeowners to ...

  • 3 Myths About Home Solar You Might Actually Believe

    Solar is becoming a mainstream option for many homeowners, but sadly misinformation still lingers about this renewable technology.  We scrutinized three persistent myths about home solar to share the truth behind the rumors. Myth 1: Solar doesn’t work in cold, cloudy, or foggy climates Fact: Solar panels work well in ambient light and can ...

  • How do Photovoltaic Cells Actually Work?

    Solar power is an abundant renewable source that could be the solution to our future energy needs, but just how does a solar array produce the electricity that powers our lives? The short answer is that, through a solar panel, photons (light particles) are able to knock electrons off atoms and this causes a flow of electricity. The long ...

  • Solar Glossary of Terms

    If you are new to the solar world, there are a few phrases you need to master in order to expertly navigate your way to the best solar installation for home. Here is a brief explanation of all the terms you may encounter during your solar journey. Energy Audit This is an audit conducted by a professional that measures electricity usage in the ...


    By Clearway Community Solar

  • Solar Glossary of Terms

    If you are new to the solar world, there are a few phrases you need to master in order to expertly navigate your way to the best solar installation for home. Here is a brief explanation of all the terms you may encounter during your solar journey. Energy Audit This is an audit conducted by a professional that measures electricity usage in the home. The results ...


    By Clearway Community Solar

  • How can we ensure the race for clean energy doesn’t leave the world’s poorest citizens behind?

    As in other places around the world, Mexico’s wind boom runs the risk of bypassing the poor, which is why we need new global standards. Wind power is booming in Mexico. With more than 3,200 megawatts in operation, the country is on par with Japan. By 2018 it expects to have ...


    By Ensia

  • Adsorption and photocatalytic degradation of pharmaceuticals and pesticides by carbon doped-TiO2 coated on zeolites under solar light irradiation

    To evaluate the performance of zeolite-supported carbon-doped TiO2 composite catalysts toward target pollutants under solar light irradiation, the adsorption and photocatalytic degradation of 18 pharmaceuticals and pesticides with distinguishing features (molecular size and volume, and photolysis) were investigated using mordenite zeolites with SiO2/Al2O3 ratios of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Carmanah Technologies Interviewed by News Ghana on Solar Airfield Lighting

    Cory Brigham, Aviation Sales Representative for Carmanah Technologies, met with News Ghana in an exclusive interview on the sidelines of the Fourth Annual Africa Airport Expansion Summit which ended in Accra on Friday. “It is possible to have airfield lighting at every airport; all your domestic airports, regional airports and international airports. This improves safety which ...

  • Carmanah Featured in EDC Success Story

    The Challenge Installed in some 110 markets worldwide, Carmanah Technologies’ self-contained solar LED solutions are marking radio towers and mines; roads and school crosswalks; airport runways; and harbours and large marine structures such as wind farms, bridges, and oil and gas rigs, just to name a few. Carmanah also has a global solar LED illumination division, and provides ...

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