Updated: Jan 31
Island life may be picture perfect on paper, but such an environment presents challenges for lighting installations. After previously installed solar lighting systems failed, The Marine Corps Support Facility on Blount Island reached out to Inovus/SolarOne for a better solution. Stationed in Florida, Blount Island lacked existing infrastructure for traditional grid-tied lights and was home to rather extreme weather conditions, such as hurricanes and humidity.
The facility management team first heard of Design Series Solar lighting at a trade show, when the Department of Defense spoke of products they were currently utilizing at other military bases. To meet their budget and sustainable energy goals, Blount Island knew solar was the way to go. Avoiding costly trenching and wiring, solar lighting provided Blount Island with effective lighting without the cost and maintenance of installing grid infrastructure. But since their previous solar lighting system had only lasted three years, Blount Island needed a product that was durable, efficient and aesthetically pleasing. SolarOne’s Design Series had it all.
With a self-contained design, the Design Series requires minimal maintenance and increases durability, especially in high-wind situations such as the frequent hurricanes that strike Blount Island. With industry-leading 10-year warranty and long-lasting LFP batteries, even the humidity won’t hinder SolarOne’s solar lighting systems performance.
With an installation of 15 poles initially and multiple following projects, 68 poles were installed, SolarOne systems have endured multiple hurricanes on the island since 2013.