The Benefits of Solar Lighting Projects for the Masses
Many folks may be wondering what the benefit of solar lighting projects for businesses may be. It’s not very apparent to the public when a company goes solar to light their businesses and public lots. We have a few reasons listed here about why solar is better for everyone! It’s all through the power of light. Educate yourself with this 5-minute read about how a solar lighting system helps everyone.
How Does a Solar Lighting System Benefit You?
It’s quite simple, actually. Think about the bottom line of business. In order to make money, a business is required to spend money. But oftentimes the business can cut corners and find solutions that don’t require top-dollar investments. That’s one of the reasons why our solar lighting company, Greenshine New Energy, has fully invested in lighting for business–less money is spent on lighting projects and more money is saved towards other business aspects, passing the savings onto the consumers.
A business benefits from a solar lighting system since the lights don’t require power grid connectivity. Each light operates independently due to the power of the sun. This can typically save businesses several thousands of dollars on the day of installation.
We once saved a company over 500 thousand dollars because they avoided trenching to bury electrical wires, and the savings continued because they didn’t need to pay monthly energy bills for their lights. That dollar passes on to everyone, improving the economy and even reducing the carbon footprint.
Because of their self-autonomy, these kinds of solar lighting projects are also fantastic when traditional lighting fails. During power outages when the power grid fails for whatever reason, solar lights remain powered.
We’ve had such huge success in the past saving businesses and cities money that we’ve had customers plan to purchase more projects for further lighting solutions. It’s almost as if solar lighting systems are trending for businesses! We’re pretty certain that’s the case these days.
Is There Just One Kind of Light?
There are several kinds! It all depends on the application of solar lighting you’re looking for. Solar lights can be used for streets, roadways, parking lots, pathways, parks, public works projects, military installations, remote locations, reservations, airports, or any location where there’s sufficient sunlight. That’s why many can benefit from solar lights¡ªthey’re versatile almost anywhere.
What’s better is there are even portable solar lights available so companies can move them from place to place to use them however needed. They’re widely popular for construction projects where they can be left in the open to charge from the sun and then move from place to place. No loud, gas-guzzling generators are needed.
Isn’t Solar Energy More Expensive?
The materials for a solar light are more expensive, but solar energy is entirely free. A solar light has about 1,000 dollars more in components. This extra money goes into the solar components of the light which includes the solar panel, the energy management system, and the gel-acid battery to power the light fixture at night. But that’s not the whole story with solar.
Solar panel pricing¡ªgauged per watt¡ªused to be incredibly expensive even a decade ago. The price of a solar cell has dropped 99 percent from the 1970s, so whereas a solar cell used to produce a kilowatt per hour costing a consumer 75 dollars, the price for the same energy yield has dropped to near 75 cents. That’s saved money in your pocket from a self-sustainable solar lighting system. Impressive, to say the least.
So here’s the whole package of what you get with solar lighting:
extremely cost-effective, reliable lighting that saves several thousands of dollars on average
versatile application with the capability to install anywhere (and even move with a forklift with portable models)
easy, step-by-step installation with a provided installation guide
wire-free power available without risk of emergency-related power outages
natural, white light from highly-efficient LED bulb fixtures
automatic functionality with built-in sensors to detect when it’s time to turn on
environmentally-friendly operation with no emissions from an incredibly clean, cheap energy source