SEPCO recently completed a solar parking lot lighting project for the Kona Airport in Hawaii. These systems consisted of solar power assemblies to power dark sky approved low pressure sodium light fixtures required by a lighting ordinance for the telescopes at the nearby observatory. Instead of traditional electric low pressure sodium lights, SEPCO was able to offer an immediate cost feasible, solar powered green alternative. This helps the airport save on utility costs while also helping to preserve the beautiful Hawaiian environment.
The 32 systems are installed on multiple long term parking lot areas. They are sized to run dusk to dawn, through five days of inclement weather. Every system features vandal and theft resistant battery placement and are rated for 150 mph wind load ratings. The systems provide security for travelers returning on late flights to proceed to their vehicles, while minimizing effects on local wildlife such as sea turtles and birds such as the shearwater, by reducing light pollution by using cutoff optics and the 55 Watt low pressure sodium lamp.
While SEPCO mass produces solar power assemblies for multiple applications, these assemblies can be configured to provide remote power to many different lighting and power requirements. SEPCO used the Hubbell Lighting Oakland fixture for this project in conjunction with our solar power assemblies.