How Solar Powered Street Lighting Saves Your City Money
Posted by Stephen Shickadance in Most Popular.
We're sure founding and developing a city is never an easy thing. Our hats go off to mayors, city planners, budget wizards, and other key figures in planning to find the best ways to support a city's operations. We'll leave the expert work up to you. However, we're doing meticulous research behind our doors in how to find the best ways to cut corners in energy spending for your city, and the good news is that we've slashed city budgets by several thousands of dollars in the past. We've got a secret in energy that can let your city prosper, and the answer is in using solar powered street lighting. Read on and we'll give you the cheat-sheet on how to save more money for your city.
Solar Powered Street Lighting Saves Energy Bills
There are three ways that these marvelous wonders of science cut your bills significantly. Let's break each of them down one by one:
Zero Draw from the Power Grid
The first method is in that they don't draw power from the main grid, meaning they save you on energy bills. Solar power is free, whereas using underground electricity costs a monthly fee. Outdoor lighting costs approximately 10 billion dollars a year. The average price for running electricity on a high-pressure sodium light is about 50 dollars. So if you run 20 HPS street lights, that's 1,000 dollars a month. Drawing the power of the sun through solar panels means you pay zero dollars a month for energy usage.
Autonomous, Self-Sufficient Solar Street Lighting
The second method that solar-powered street lighting uses to save you money is through being self-sufficient. Each solar light doesn't need connectivity to the main power grid, so that means project managers and city planners can skip paying the trenching, wiring, and labor fees altogether. The average price percentage saved for the total price of the project, from initial quote to first night of operation, ranges from 15 to 20 percent, depending on the project. Put the saved money towards a company party, we won't tell. Plus, properly designed solar lights have approximately 5 days of autonomy, meaning even on overcast days the lights will perform well with solar light batteries.
Solar Incentives and Tax Breaks
The third method that solar powered street lighting saves your city money is via tax credits. The current solar tax credit extension can provide a 26 percent return for 2020 on the initial solar investment—not exactly saving money, but getting money back is always a positive thing. So not only do you save on energy and installation / trenching fees, you get money back on tax returns.
So that's specifically why we stand by solar street lighting as a method of lighting your city the economical way without cutting corners.
Safety in Solar LED Lights
One technology we haven't touched on here is in the method of how we light a public area. Our refined methods don't just use any light slapped at the top of a pole to keep public areas lit. We use solar street LED lights. On top of the money saved from going solar, using LED lights is a great boon to public areas since LEDs are so bright. Alternative methods of lighting tend to be particularly ugly, casting subjects in a stinky yellow light. LED lights have more accurate color reproduction—so what appears to be brown under, say, high pressure sodium lights, will actually have a more natural color. It's just an extra touch of safety added to the kind of lights we've backed for over ten years. We've helped pedestrians and commuters stay safe on the streets with solar powered street lighting time after time. Saving money and increasing safety are just two of our specialties.
The method of our madness lies in the awesome technology of LED bulbs. We use Cree LED lights in our fixtures for accurate color reproduction with low energy usage. It's a merging of the best technologies on the market, and we're proud to offer a solution like solar powered street lighting for public projects.
We're part of a revolution in saving money, increasing safety, and going green. Take a gander at how your growing city can revolutionize your energy savings by sticking with solar street LED lights. We're prepared to give you a full assessment for your project. Contact us to learn more.
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