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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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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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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Brilliant Ideas for Beautiful and Functional Solar Lighting

Pathway LightingSolar lighting is the new trend in this ever-changing world. There are so many benefits to having solar lighting and so few drawbacks that it makes you think ‘Why haven’t we done this years ago?’

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.

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Parking Lot Solar Lights Are the Best Choice and Here’s Why

 

Parking Lot Solar LightsSolar 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.

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Make Your Business Greener

Green BusinessGoing 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”

Before You Install Pathway Lighting

Pathway LIghting - Greenshine New EnergyThere 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 – Making Preparations

preinst steps 2Installing 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”

Solar Lighting Brings Benefits to Building Owners

solar led 1A number of building owners and property managers are still unsure about lighting their property through solar energy. Even though outdoor solar lighting is much more economical in the long run, the upfront costs of installation are what makes the owners hesitant about making the investment and waiting for the return. This is especially the case when it comes to outdoor lighting. Continue reading “Solar Lighting Brings Benefits to Building Owners”