The 21st century will be defined by the transition from fossil fuel sources to those which are renewable and environmentally friendly. Fossil fuels are a finite resource, as such a combination of increased costs and diminishing supply – not to mention the growing impact of the climate change crisis – means that no time can be wasted in the adoption of alternative power sources and system for generating electricity.
At the heart of our solar system, the sun has been the primary source of light, heat, energy and generator of life since time as
we know it began. It is responsible for the seasons, and the cycle of day and night. Without it the Earth would be a cold, dark, planet drifting aimlessly in the cosmos.
Thanks to advancements in photovoltaic technology and solar generated electricity, it is now easier and more cost effective
than ever to harness the power of the sun and reduce our reliance on traditional sources of electricity and in some cases also the power grid itself.
A new approach to power and light
The first utility grid was born out of a desire to bring light into the darkness and eliminate our reliance on the sun for vision. So there is something quite poetic about the possibility of a solar light system harnessing the energy of the sun, converting the solar radiation to electricity and storing it in batteries, to later power artificial lighting and in turn allow us once again to see during the night.
Imagine the possibilities that exist without needing to connect external lighting to a utility grid or existing source of power. Whether located in extremely remote areas, difficult to service locations or simply an alternative solution to an age old problem – the integration of solar power technology into street lights, bollards, and other urban lighting furniture signal the future of outdoor illumination and the shape of things to come.
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