Central, South American, and Caribbean countries are some of the world’s brightest solar markets.
From an abundance of sunshine to a demand reaching beyond large cities, the cost comparisons and health related issues arising from the continued use of fossil fuels have made the use of outdoor solar lighting products, such as the SLL series and the RMS series from Urban Solar, more attractive than ever before.
In the Caribbean market as an example, the continual rising cost of electricity, not to mention the lack of delivered reliability, now points to the use of off-grid outdoor solar lighting as an effective solution. Solar lighting provides cost effective power, reliable performance, and clean energy, which all contribute directly to reducing the carbon footprint.
While education of outdoor solar lighting solutions continues to be a priority, it is very clear that developing countries are now turning to systems that can pass the test of time, which have quality components and safety certifications.
A government official recently told me the days of inexpensive Asian products are no longer. He said they require products that are tested by recognized bodies such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL). He said these inexpensive products may appear to have cost savings in the beginning, but they are not dependable and end up costing more in the long run. There’s a growing demand for products that last.
With green building organizations promoting new technologies in reducing the carbon footprint, Urban Solar stands ready to deliver the innovative answers countries seek.
About the author
John Steel is the Director of International Business Development for Urban Solar’s general illumination products and services the North and South America markets including the Caribbean.