We’re sure you’re no stranger to solar energy; after all, solar power has been around for decades. It’s just that photovoltaics weren’t the most wallet-friendly up until recently, and solar still has a long way to go. There’s a specific application for solar, however, that can alter the overall carbon footprint and save thousands of dollars for whoever is in charge of signing the checks. I’m talking about cost-effective solar lights for parking lots. This 5-minute read reveals the huge benefits you can get from going solar when it comes to lighting. In short, here’s how to save some green while going green.
How Much Can You Save with Solar Lights for Parking Lots?
Good question. Let’s get into the details. The average price of a public light typically lands around 3 thousand dollars–definitely pricey to illuminate a lot. The average price with a solar parking lot light is typically 4.5 thousand dollars. The difference is obviously in the included solar technology.
So how does a more expensive light save money? You’d think that the solar panel would save money in the long run since there’s no energy bill to pay (and, well, you’d be right), but there’s a lot more to save in comparison to traditional lighting that’s overlooked. Other lighting technologies require trenching to connect to power, and believe it or not, trenching can sometimes cost more than the light itself.
It’s all explained in our infographic below:
It’s true that you save money in the long run from lower maintenance and no energy bills, but the biggest benefit that solar parking lot lights bring to your wallet is the staggering savings from trenching. Use the extra money to reward yourself for making one of the “brightest” decisions possible.
Additional Benefits Beyond Saving Money
Reducing the Carbon Footprint
Imagine how much energy is sapped every night from all public lights every night across the world–it’s an unfathomable level of energy! The good news is that solar LED lights are incredibly green-friendly since they don’t burn fossil fuels for energy. Plus, each solar light is equipped with monocrystalline silicon solar panels for approximately 25% efficiency when it comes to altering solar energy to electricity. Truth be told, public lighting as a whole contributes to 17% of the overall carbon footprint. If the entire world altered all public lighting to solar lighting, we’d pave a path towards a greener future and better health.
Public Lights Bring the Publicity
Solar parking lot lights tend to stand out in a positive way. Sometimes they’ll even get the attention of the media. Several municipalities in the past have been featured in articles or local news for their investments in renewable energy, so they’re considered great for business. We consider that icing on the cake between saving money and the environment. Your parking lot gets additional highlights, so to speak.
Here at Greenshine New Energy, we’re in the business of businesses. We’ve coined ourselves as “green central,” where we save companies green by going green–the secret is in the technology of our lights. Skip the bills and trenching by going solar, and we promise you’ll never go back to wired again. Contact us for more information and have a wonderful day.