6 Reasons Solar Signs are Changing Community Signage
The Las Vegas Gaming office of Federal Heath Sign Company recently worked with Martin-Harris Construction to provide Inspirada, an expanding community in Southern Las Vegas, with a number of monument and directional signs that incorporated solar powered technology.
Federal Heath’s Innovation Team worked alongside Solar Signs Unplugged, a solar power technology provider in Kansas City, Missouri, to acquire and install solar panels and the accompanying systems within signs throughout the Inspirada community. Every sign contained a solar system that was engineered to accommodate the exact number of LEDs within the sign, and was capable of storing enough power to ensure that these LEDs could stay illuminated for a minimum of six hours even after three days of overcast weather.
Here are 6 reasons how solar power technology is benefitting community signage:
Breathe a Little Easier
Solar powered technology is a great way to reduce carbon emanations. A regular sun based board framework, through the span of its life, can evacuate more than 400,000 tons of CO2 from the climate.
Light is an Inexhaustible Energy Source
The total solar energy absorbed by the Earth’s atmosphere and land surface is approximately 3,850,000 exajoules per year; the amount of solar energy that reaches Earth is so immense that in one year it is almost twice as much as will ever be harnessed from all of the Earth’s non-renewable resources.
More Affordable Than Ever
As the world becomes more mindful of its carbon footprint, the cost to implement solar and green energy designs continues to decline. Federal and state government financial incentives are also available to help alleviate the initial cost for a number of green energy solutions.
Get Ahead of the Crowd
The International Energy Agency predicts that nearly one-third of the world’s electricity supply could be derived from solar panels by 2060, given that the technology continues to advance at its current pace.
Reduce Operational Costs
Regardless of whether you pay for your solar system up front or lease it, community utility costs will significantly decline to the point where the savings can eventually pay for the solar system. In fact, an environmental report conducted by Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and several California state agencies claims that financial investment in a solar power system as well as other energy efficiency measures can pay for itself 10 times over.
Solar Generates Interest
For the first time in history, more than half a gigawatt of residential solar installations went live without any state incentive in 2014. Homeowners and residential builders are becoming more aware of the fiscal savings solar energy can provide them, and that’s generating lots of excitement in the industry.