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SolarOne Launches the Solo- Stand-Alone Lighting System for Commercial Pathways and Residential Roadways

07/30/2012
Needham, MA (July 30, 2012) SolarOne has announced the launch of the new Solo Stand Alone Lighting System for commercial pathways and residential roadways.

The Solo platform is SolarOne’s answer to the need for simplicity, aesthetics and affordability in a solar powered lighting system. This Made-in-the-USA system features a unique stainless steel mounting and luminaire design along with a support package that will make solar powered lighting more accessible.

Ilze Greene, Sales and Marketing Director explained, “We’re naming the system “Solo” for a couple of reasons. First, the system operates autonomously, without depending on the grid or any outside wiring. Second, we are providing enough standardization to allow users or specifiers to select systems and performance on their own.”

Selecting and specifying solar powered lighting involves many variables including climate, latitude, shading, lighting profiles, dimming and energy management. Sorting through all of the options can be time consuming and confusing. For this reason, SolarOne has developed a focused offering that will not address every need but that will provide a simple solution for pathways, low security parking and residential roadway applications in many instances. Specifiers, contractors and end-users can access simple to use tools to estimate solar performance (hours of lighting and profile capabilities) for specific locations as well as typical spacing for various lighting applications. For specifiers, Instabase files can be loaded from the AGI website.

The system uses SolarOne’s LB800 light bar with > 90% efficient optics that deliver exceptional uniformity and control. The luminaire is a full cutoff stainless steel fixture featuring an easy to use simplex mounting mechanism. The co-coordinated decorative mounting adds contemporary style to the system. Batteries and controls are pre-wired and stored in a sleek enclosure that is mounted to a clear-coat silver pole.

SolarOne is committed to using United States manufacturing whenever it can, and this system features hard to find USA solar modules as well as other components. SolarOne President, Moneer Azzam states, “Solar power is an important part of our country’s energy development and we can’t lose sight of the importance of domestic capabilities in this area.”

About SolarOne Solutions, Inc.

SolarOne Solutions, Inc. ("SolarOne") is the leader in commercial-scale solar-powered LED lighting systems. The company combines highly efficient LED lamps, with its patented SO-Bright® technology, to provide performance and reliability at levels comparable to commercial grid-connected lighting. With systems operating in a wide range of environmental conditions since 2004, SolarOne established itself as the first to develop and deploy solar powered area lighting systems using white LED technology. Today, SolarOne and its SO-Bright® Technology is the choice of many well-established municipalities and institutions including the City of Toronto, City of Los Angeles, and Massachusetts Maritime Academy. SolarOne's systems are deployed across the United States as well as in international locations including Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Nigeria. SolarOne with its SO-Bright® Technology has also been chosen as the solar lighting partner for several major lighting and shelter companies and has representation across North America and the UAE. The company is venture-backed and based in Needham, Massachusetts.

For further information:

SolarOne Solutions, Inc.

Greg Petipas

339-225-4530 Ext. 212 gpetipas@solarone.net WWW.solarone.net

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