Solar Lighting News

  • Grants of up to £10,000 available for businesses, charities and schools that install solar PV or LED lighting

    Grants Available Energy providers recently incurred large fines for failing to provide smart meters to their customers. The Carbon Trust is using some of this money to help businesses fund energy efficiency measures, through accredited installers like SunGift. Grants are up to £10,000, 30% of the cost of the project or 30% of five times the system’s year one projected ...


    By SunGift Solar Ltd

  • King County Metro signs Urban Solar on for rare 10 year contract

    In an unprecedented move, King County Metro (Metro) granted Urban Solar a decade-long contract to provide solar LED lighting solutions for its transit shelters and stops. The relationship began in 2011 when Metro signed Urban Solar on for a five-year contract for its PV-Shelter solar systems.  Urban Solar was able to transform Metro’s flat shelter roof solar lighting systems and ...


    By Urban Solar

  • FAA Miramar Solves 24/7 Energy Needs with Solar Carports

    Solar carports at the FAA facility in Miramar. Engineering and construction by Independent Energy Solutions (IES) of Vista, California. SunPower supplied the 2,800+ modules that cover the carports and are estimated to generate over 1.6 million kilowatt hours of energy per year, saving the facility nearly $50,000 every month. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Traffic Control is an ...

  • Sharp mulls China solar cell market entry

    Under its new Taiwanese ownership, Sharp’s solar division has begun exploring international solar cell supply opportunities, and recently revealed that it is assessing the markets of the Philippines, Indonesia, Mongolia and across Europe. This week, as reported by the Nikkei, Sharp has also begun conducting market research into the viability of supplying into China – the ...


    By pv magazine

  • Carmanah Technologies display solar aviation lights at Accra Summit

    Emergency nighttime medical evacuations are suddenly possible – saving lives. Passenger flight times can extend safely past dusk and transport of goods, in and out of a community, can happen over extended hours. The positive impact of longer operating hours filters into the community beyond the immediate airport and the addition of lights greatly improves operational safety – a fact ...

  • Carmanah Marks Portugal Power Towers with OL800 Lights

    Carmanah Technologies (TSX: CHM) distributor InfoControl (link is external), has installed a large quantity of Carmanah solar-powered LED obstruction lights in Portugal. The Carmanah OL800 light has been successfully installed on 150 Portugal power towers, ...

  • Larson Electronics Releases a 1.5KW Solar Powered Light Tower Equipped with Four 120 Watt LED Light Fixtures

    Larson Electronics announced the release of a Solar Powered Generator with a Pneumatic Light Tower Mast equipped with four 120 watt LED light heads, 6 solar panels, a solar charging system, a battery bank and a pneumatic mast mounted on a trailer with outriggers and a removable tongue. The ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Dangote Group’s Joseph Makoju, Akon Lighting Africa and the AfDB big winners at West African Power Industry Awards in Lagos

    Joseph Makoju, Honorary Advisor for the Dangote Group, was honoured with the  Lifetime Achievement Regional Award during the sold-out gala dinner at the West African Power Industry Awards in Lagos on Tuesday evening. Akon Lighting Africa scored a double nod of approval from the industry with two awards, namely Best Renewable Energy Project and CSR Initiative of the Year. The ...


    By Clarion Events Ltd

  • TELUS Garden inspiring symbol of a future-friendly world opens in Vancouver

    TELUS Garden, the spectacular new headquarters for TELUS Corporation that officially opened last Friday, is more than a bold statement on sustainable development; it is a beacon for building cities of the future. The one million square foot, 24-floor office tower located on the corner of West Georgia and Seymour in Downtown Vancouver provides nearly 450,000 square feet of much-needed office space ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Decorative Solar Lights for the Community Congregational Church of Benicia, CA!

    Not wanting traditional, "commercial" parking lot lights but rather something more decorative, and at the same time having to adhere to strict city height requirements, The Community Congregational Church of Benicia, CA contacted Greenshine New Energy to provide a solar lighting solution for their large parking lot. Completely off grid, this solar lighting solution is the perfect choice when ...


    By ReInvent LED

  • Integrated Solar LED Lights Launched by Greco Green Energy

    Greco Green Energy Co., Ltd. (the Company) announced that it is going to introduce an innovative high-tech solar powered LED light to the market, the ‘all-in-one integrated solar LED light’. The company’s all-in-one integrated solar LED lights, ranging from 5 watt to 60 watt, are suited to illuminate various outdoor areas including streets, parks, roads, gardens, squares and so ...


    By Greco Green Energy Co., Ltd

  • Eaton’s New V-Spring Telescoping Light Pole System Offers Safer, Less Expensive Alternative to Lighting Installation and Maintenance

    Power management company Eaton today introduced the V-Spring™ Telescoping Light Pole from its Crouse-Hinds business, designed to increase safety and reduce labor costs ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • India’s Burgeoning Solar and Wind Energy Markets to Boost Employment, Finance a Concern – Mr. Suresh Prabhu

    Mr. Suresh P. Prabhu, head of the Advisory Group for Integrated Development of Power, Coal and Renewable Energy, and former Union Minister, released a series of reports on Renewable Energy Jobs and Finance published by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Council on Energy, Environment ...

  • Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

    Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays - "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair. Federal wildlife investigators who visited the BrightSource Energy plant last year and watched as birds burned and fell, reporting an average of one "streamer" every two minutes, ...


    By Associated Press

  • World’s first green mosque opens in Dubai

    The Khalifa Al Tajer Mosque cost an estimated Dh20 million (£3.2m) and hosted a capacity crowd of some 3,500 at its opening last week. The mosque is located at the Port Saeed area in Dubai and covers more than 45,000 sq ft. As part of the opening ceremony, Tayeb Al Rais, secretary-general of the government’s Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF), addressed the attendees and said: ...


    By Climate Action

  • Solar Internet In The Air

    Both of the social media giants Facebook and Google want to expand their audiences, particularly in the developing world. Both the companies are trying to provide fast internet facility around the globe wherever it is required. Facebook Solar-Powered Drones Facebook has planned to connect the world that has no internet access, via drones, lasers and satellites. The founder of ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Solar Energy UK - roadmap launch

    Introduction Good morning. I am delighted to be speaking at Solar Energy UK - over 180 exhibitors and thousands of attendees. I’m also looking forward to seeing some of the stands myself: BPVA, to hear about Rated Solar Installer National Solar Centre, to learn about its exciting plans for research and development And I’m ...

  • Developing nanowires for solar cells

    Original story at MIT News The next generation of solar cells may be flexible, transparent and more energy efficient, says Silvija Gradečak, the Thomas Lord Associate Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, whose Laboratory for Nanophotonics and Electronics at MIT is working to develop ...

  • Solar Street Lights Project on Marshall Islands

    Recently, Greenshine had the chance to work with Rairok elementary school on Marshall Islands. Located on the Majuro Atoll, Rairok is a town in Marshall Islands, in the Pacific Ocean. As every city in the country, Rairok is blissed with high sunshine exposure all-year-long. The exceptional weather condition of Marshall Islands makes it a perfect place to use solar energy. ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Doing solar business in the UK

    Speech by Gregory Barker, Minister of State, to the Intersolar Conference. Originally given at Munich, Germany. This is the text of the speech as drafted, which may differ slightly from the delivered version. Introduction Pleasure to be here in Intersolar, one of the biggest solar conferences in the world 1500 exhibitors, 50,000 visitors. Apt also ...

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