Can Solar Panels Work during the winter?

Solar Modules in Winter - Solar Panel Street LightsIn the USA, the Sun Belt is usually regarded as the best possible area to install solar panels, and anything powered by solar panels. However, as we wrote recently, solar panels are still effective outside the Sun Belt. However, we all know that they need the sun in order to function. So, how do solar panels cope with winter weather, including less sun, shorter days and especially snow?

There is a misconception that solar panels are only useful in the summer. This is, of course, wrong, as they produce electricity as long as there is the sun, regardless of the temperature. This is true for all devices using panels, from large, home-powering panels to solar panel street lights and everything in between.

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What is the Sun Belt and how does it affect solar power?

Sun and Solar Panels - Solar StreetlightThe term ‘Sun Belt’ may not be familiar to you, but you can infer where it originates from by its name. It is a term used in the United States to denote the area of the country located roughly under the 36th parallel. It is the part of the country which gets the most sun and with the hottest climate, as it covers the entirety of the southern border.

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How do solar lights turn on and off?

Illuminated Parking Lot - Solar Parking Lot LightsIt’s a simple question, but when you think about it a bit, the answer may just elude you. You may assume it is done automatically, but to really know what the underlying mechanism is, you need to understand how, for example, solar parking lot lights actually work.

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In 2016, solar energy became cheaper than fossil fuels

Solar victory - industrial solar lightingThe moment many environmentalists have been waiting for so long finally came in late 2016; installing solar-powered facilities is now more financially viable than investing into similar fossil fuel based facilities. Green technology fans – rejoice!

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Is using solar energy affecting your business?

How-solar-affects-business-_Solar-outdoor-lightingIf you are a starting business owner, there is a lot to consider. Decisions like the location of your business, the right place to advertise, as well as the amount of marketing you should use can really put a strain on a novice. So, you may not put quite as much thought into details which might help you reduce the cost of doing business greatly in the future. Consider just the lights. If you haven’t given it much thought, you will probably just buy regular lamps, connect them to the power grid and not think much about it.

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Who can benefit from installing solar lights?

Solar Outdoor Lighting Industrial Solar LightingThe best thing about solar energy is that it can help everyone. It is free for everyone, so after the initial cost of installing the infrastructure, there are very few costs down the line, in terms of maintenance and replacement. However, the monthly cost of this electricity is zero. All the power comes from the greatest source of energy available to us – the sun.

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Why Should Your Business Go Green?

Benefits of Green Businesses - Solar Parking Lot LightingHave you recognized the advantages of your business going green? If you haven’t, we have put them together for your ease of reference. As you will see, benefits abound for those who decide to take the greener road to success. This is only reasonable bearing in mind that people in general, and Californians in particular, are becoming more sensitive to the issue of sustainability.

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Emerging Trends in Solar

Commercial Solar Lighting - Street LightThis is an amazing time to be alive. The technology is progressing so quickly and diversifying that sometimes we can’t even keep up. A vital aspect of the ever changing world of technology is the focus on mobility. We are rejecting the tethers which bind us to single locations and embracing the portable and self-sufficient devices.

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