Monday, May 25, 2015

The Solar Beast™  takes aim at the electrical sign industry.

Interestingly enough most people in the electrical sign industry don't even realize solar powered signage is even a possibility. The old ways of thinking are still to trench across parking lots or long distances and shovel out the cash to electrical contractors. 

Three different advancing technologies makes solar a real solution now for commercial signage. 

Solar panels  
Solar Panels are down to record low prices and are only going to continue to drop. The hybrid cells look very promising at provide very high efficiency's

 Hybrid Solar Cells Promise More Than 95% Efficiency

They are getting brighter and are drawing less power. Think about what the leds look like a fews years ago and now you go into Home Depot and there everywhere. Image the next 5 years where they will be at. Total global lighting market revenues will grow to $150 billion a year by 2020.

LED Technology Growth Poised to Explode 


Tesla’s New Battery Will Make Lithium Ion the Next AA

Raghu Belur, co-founder of solar power systems company Enphase Energy, there’s little question that batteries will become commodified. “Absolutely without a doubt,” he says. “Drive down the Valley and you’ll probably find 50 companies working on different chemistry.”
He compares the fate of batteries to that of solar panels themselves, which have become dramatically more affordable in recent years. “When we entered the market in 2006, there was a lot of focus and investment on the panel,” he says. “Eight years down the road, panels are commoditized, and the intelligence is in everything but the panel.” 

 With these three emerging technologies it makes sense that solar is going to take a huge leap forward in the exterior lighting market. 

 The Solar Beast

Fully self-contained solar powered box. capable of producing 60 watts for 5hrs a night for 12v lighting sources. It's custom size and unique design make it perfect for commercial signage wanting to be ran on solar or for a portable system to take off grid. Can be purchased with an optional 400 watt inverter. It's really as simple as mounting to the top of a sign and drilling a hole down threw the bottom and hooking up your led lights.