Environmental Protection

Wanted: Cities to Try Solar Street Lighting

Eco Alternative Solutions, LLC is looking for 25 U.S. cities to participate in a no-cost 90 day trial of the recently announced Integrated Solar Series (ISS).

ISS is a solar-powered LED street light system that can sustain energy and save money, according to the company.

The solar unit replaces the city's current lighting system on 30-foot tall utility poles commonly used on residential and busy streets. Mono Crystalline solar power collects energy and converts and stores it into two recyclable sealed lead acid batteries located in the rear of the unit. At dusk, the DC 12-volt five amp controller powers the white or yellow LED for 10 hours nightly and can maintain power for up to three consecutive nights of lighting per charge.

Chief Executive Officer Shane Chapin explained, "In a town with 50,000 lights the current monthly expense is about $215,400 based on running the lights for 10 hours per day. Switching to ISS generates average savings of about $158,400 a month. Cost savings depend on the available sunlight and we can assess the expected savings for each community."

ISS lights have been tested over the last year-and-a-half, and additional field tests in different ambient conditions will take place during this trial period to ensure the product is an appropriate alternative.

For information, call 217.303.8255 or send e-mail to schapin@alternativesolutionsllc.com.

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