Frequently Asked Questions
It can be difficult to tell whether or not Solar Energy is the right solution for your energy and lighting needs, but more often than not, it is! Our custom built solar powered kits are versatile enough to fit most uses and most places. We have even sent kits to Alaska! If you need low-voltage DC power, our solar powered kits are right for you. We have engineered our solar powered solutions to bring power to just about anything, from small LED lights for interior and exterior lighting, to small villages. Anywhere remote that needs an energy supply is a great candidate for Solar Power. Major advantages of using solar power include drastically reduced installation costs, little or no energy bill, plug-and-play capabilities, minimal maintenance, it helps the environment, and it helps you create a green image for yourself and/or company.
This depends completely on what you want to provide power and/or lighting for. Things to consider include: -Is the application for inside or outside? -What voltage do you need? -Do you need DC current, AC current, or both? -Do you need lighting, power, or both? -If you need power, what are your intended loads? -How many days of autonomy do you need?
In order to best estimate which kit you need, simply add up the wattage of all the lights or appliances that will be running off the kit, and round UP to our nearest kit wattage. For example, say you want to light 4 lamps, each at 7 Watts, and for 8 hours a day. This gives a total of 28 Watts. From here, simply choose a kit capable of providing 28 Watts or more.
If you can’t find a specified solar power kit that is right for your needs, contact us and we can help you build your own fully-customized kit. We have experience with just about every application possible for our kits. We understand that each situation is different, and we are fully prepared to meet your power and lighting needs. Some examples of what our kits can be used for are:
-Dock lighting and surveillance
-Oil well and pump power and surveillance
-Pathway lighting and surveillance
-Remote site power and surveillance
-Solar water pumping kits
-Lighting and signaling
-Water and wastewater monitoring
-Automation and controls
-Radio Tower Lighting -Rail switching and monitoring
-Defense and military applications
-Remote gate power
Color Rendering Index, commonly referred to as CRI, is a method we can use to measure how color looks to the human eyes, depending on the light source as compared to the sun. The CRI provides a scale of values up to 100, with 100 being the best color rendering light quality and a value below zero representing very poor color rendering. When a light has a CRI of 100, it means that there is no difference in color rendition between the light and the reference light (the sun). Likewise, a CRI of 75 means that the light bulb renders a 75% replication of the visible colors that the sun shows, given that both lights have the same color temperature. That is the cri of the average streetlight. Our eyes are sensitive to light quality and color. The higher the CRI value, the more accurate the colors will be.