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Solar Street Lights Make Neighborhoods Greener

Solar energy isn’t the “sol” answer to all of our energy problems, but it’s definitely a large part of that answer. The Solstice US website reports that more than 64 gigawatts of installed solar power exists in the US and is capable of providing energy to 12 million homes.

It’s clear we are taking steps in the right direction for a total energy revolution, but other pockets of the US need to catch up. Businesses and municipalities contribute heavily towards the overall carbon footprint because of public utility. Think about all the lights that stay on all night for street illumination–millions of lights that drain power for several hours straight. That’s no small measure of energy. But thankfully there’s an answer to this gigantic energy drain that happens each and every night. I’m talking about solar street lights for public use

Why Solar Street Lights Matter

Commercial solar lights are some of the cleanest, most energy-efficient lights in the utility business.There’s nothing to burn. No carbon footprint. Zero energy bills. We like to think of them as modern marvels of technology mixed with impressive light fixtures. Using the most sophisticated solar panels on the market with monocrystalline silicon panels, solar street lights are highly efficient at turning the sun’s light into artificial light. Plus, they’re incredibly cost-effective, saving businesses and municipalities thousands of dollars both on installation fees (no trenching required) and energy savings over time. 

Go Green, Earn Green

In addition to improving the environment, there are several tax credits and benefits when you switch to solar street lights. For 2020, you can apply for the federal solar investment tax credit and receive 26% money back on the total cost of the solar street light project. We consider that just icing on the solar cake–a better environment, healthier people, reduced bills, and you earn money in addition to all these benefits. We consider them investments in the future of our planet and the health of individuals across the world.

At Greenshine New Energy, we take pride in giving businesses and cities the best in renewable technology. Because of our solar street lights, people have saved money and get to breathe a little better. The future is literally brighter with solar, and we’re at the helm of the ship towards a future of cleaner energy. Thanks for reading.


Nikki is an author and writer specializing in green living ideas and tips, adventure travel, upcycling, and all things eco-friendly. She's traveled the globe, swum with sharks and been bitten by a lion (fact). She lives in a tiny town with a fat cat and a very bad dog.

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