When discussing options for lighting public areas, solar isn’t always the first thought to come to mind. We know a lot of CFOs and project managers are hesitant to make the switch, and so we’re here to show that solar street lighting might be a more viable route for your energy and lighting needs. Here are three questions to ask yourself if you want to know if solar is right for you. You’d be surprised to hear the differences in traditional vs. solar lighting and how resilient solar fixtures can be.
Are you looking for a green alternative?
It’s a bit of a no-brainer that solar energy is a “greener” option. Solar light fixtures are separate from any neighboring city’s power supply system, so they’re “off the grid” in a sense. Maintenance for solar street lighting systems is incredibly low, and they’re self-sufficient meaning they won’t be affected by any nearby power outages or fluctuations. If you’re thinking green, solar is definitely the strongest option.
Does Your Lighting Fixture Have Access to a Power Grid?
We’ve been approached by project managers, CFOs, retail management teams, and project leads to help them build lighting solutions in some of the most unfriendly-to-build areas. Think of implementing an entire solar lighting fixture inside a beautiful park. Bringing power to the park isn’t a two-step process and involves digging a trench to supply electricity to the area, which could potentially destroy beautification efforts and close the park for an extended period of time. Why bother with expensive trenching? Solar skips that with self-contained fixtures.
What Are the Costs with the Scale of Your Project?
The installation cost, operation cost, and maintenance cost of traditional street lights per unit range from $7,000-8,000 over a 10 year period, while the solar street light cost is estimated at $3,500-5,000 over the same period of time. That’s no small chunk of change, and we’re sure the person that has the final say in writing the checks favors spending less over more.
Harness the power of the sun by using solar to light whatever it is you need. There are plenty of hidden benefits we’d love to bring to light (pun intended) with solar, but don’t take our word for it. Feel free to browse the bevy of customer case studies we’ve got on our site, or contact us to learn more.