Detail of a solar out lighting project in Mississippi. There were several challenges as the location was on a dock. Sea water can be harmful for solar outdoor lights.
All year long, Greenshine New Energy works with communities and companies to provide clean and safe solar outdoor lighting, from solar street lights to solar garden lights and solar spot lights, all over the world. A little while ago, we have collaborated on an exciting solar project in Henderson Point, Mississippi. The targeted area was a new boat ramp which needed solar outdoor lights. Unfortunately, the dock was a remote area where on-grid power was hardly reachable. Therefore, the community study several alternatives to classic on-grid street lamps and set their mind to solar outdoor lighting solution. With the project's contractor, Greenshine's team worked to identify the ideal set up for solar outdoor lights to produce adequate lights intensity on the boat ramp.
1. As a boat ramp is daily shaken by waves, solar street lights had to be protected from salt water erosion.
2. With the ocean comes the wind, the solar outdoor lights had to be protected from the wind's strength, particularly intense on this area.
3. Community budget was very tight
For each aspect, a solution was found:
1. To protect the solar outdoors lights from sea water erosion, we installed the battery box was installed on the top of the pole. Moreover, the solar street lamps materials were specially choose for their sea water resistance.
2. The pole size was increased to carry battery box as it is quite heavy and giving more height to the pole allowed it to resist strong wind.
3. With its smaller panel, our Brighta 30 fitted the limited budget. A smaller solar panel also implies a better wind resistance which was an important point to fulfill.
This project showcases how a solar project works and led to customer satisfaction. Switching from on-grid to solar is not that difficult and for sure helps to make our planet safer!