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Commercial Solar Lighting

There are some fantastic applications for commercial solar lighting that could benefit industry and the public sector, save money and it’s all environmentally friendly.

Consider why so many home owners opt for solar lighting. With conventional lighting, high voltage electrical cables are required. This is not always practical. Digging up asphalt and concrete to lay cables can often make the installation of exterior lighting economically unviable.

For these and many other reasons home owners use solar lighting. The same reasons (and more) apply to commercial installations. We already see road signs that have solar panels attached. We are now seeing commercial solar lighting used more and more. Below is a list of just a few commercial solar lighting applications:

  • Solar Sign Lights
  • Solar Billboard Lights
  • Solar Real estate lights
  • Solar Bus Stations
  • Emergency Solar Lighting
  • School & Public Structure Solar Illumination
Solar real estate lighting

Commercial solar lighting works by using a solar cell or photovoltaic (PV) cell. A solar cell is a device that converts sunlight directly into electricity by the photovoltaic effect. Their construction is completely different to solar panels for hot water which use pipes to collect the heat from the sun. Solar cells are made up of thin layers of silicon, and when sunlight strikes a cell's light absorbing material, chemical reactions release electrons, generating an electric current.

Commercial solar lighting is cheaper than you might think. For example, a solar real estate lights can be purchases for as little as $40.