Do you keep your TV running all day? Are your lights on at all times of the day? Perhaps they shouldn’t be. There are some appliances that just spend a lot of electricity, and should probably be turned off when not actively used. Electricity in the USA is produced from a variety of sources, but the majority of it (around 65%) comes from burning fossil fuels. So by using electricity irresponsibly, we are promoting more fossil fuels being burned. Another important factor is the cost. If you can reduce your electricity bill by just knowing a few tricks, would you do it? Here are several household appliances that spend the most in your home.
In 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.
If 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.
We often hear or use the term ‘LED’. But do we really know what those are? And to what extent they are used today? This text offers a bit of context on these marvelous light fixtures, useful for anything from signaling that you phone is done charging, to solar led parking lot lights, aircraft lights and more.
This 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.
To be honest, the technology is improving drastically every year. It may not have been possible to do large-scale project before as we can do now. However, we are at the point when it is not only possible, but financially and ecologically viable to do. Below are just some of the examples of solar lighting.
Solar energy is pretty cool. The Sun sends a vast amount of energy daily, and we’re wasting it. It is only relatively lately that we have decided to harvest this inexhaustible source of energy, through solar panels.
These neat little devices have a multitude of uses, from miniature home power plants to heating devices to more industrial uses, such as solar water pumping and solar street lighting. It is the last use that will be further discussed here.
Going green could be your company New Year’s resolution this January and it would be a smart one. Green businesses stand out in the market, especially in California, which is well-known for supporting ecological initiatives statewide. You could make more profit not just by attracting customers who appreciate your green efforts, but by saving money with green products and strategies. Continue reading “Make Your Business Greener”
There are numerous ways in which pathway lights can be used. Their use ranges from illuminating small house walkways to large walkways found around university campuses, parks, hospitals and business areas. Appropriate lighting enables people to see where they are going and makes the surroundings visible. On top of that, they can be visually appealing and shape the impression walkers have of the area. To make sure pathway lighting is adequate, here the steps to go through before the installation. Continue reading “Before You Install Pathway Lighting”
Installing solar parking lights is much easier than you think. Here you’ll find an outline of the whole process of preparation for it.
How big is the area that needs lighting?
Parking lots come in many sizes – from small residential ones to huge lots serving supermarkets, malls and office complexes. The size of the area and the present obstacles affect the number and position of solar lights. It’s best to have blueprints of the area or ground and aerial shots to be able to make the most informed decision on how many lights would the parking lot benefit from and what the best places for positioning are. Continue reading “Installing Solar Parking Lights – Making Preparations”