But what about those projects that are in forests, tunnels or shaded areas? Can solar work there, too? The answer is yes, and has everything to do with where you place your solar panels!
WHERE YOU CAN PLACE YOUR SOLAR PANELS:
IN THE SUN, or what is often referred to as "open exposure." This means that solar panels must be placed in a location without trees, buildings or large structures blocking the face of the panel from the sun. Moreover, when lighting locations in the Northeast, all panels should have a 45 degree tilt.
In the instance that you need to have lights in shaded areas, such as along wooded path, as long as the solar panels that are connected to your LED fixtures are in a location that that receives complete exposure to light during the peak sun hours of the day and is properly installed, your light is sure to shine bright. The eSHINE Pathway and eSHINE Park fixtures are perfect options for parks projects or walking paths.
WHERE YOU CAN'T PLACE YOUR SOLAR PANELS:
IN THE SHADE, such as beneath a canopy of trees, beside a large building or blocked by a sign. For projects that are placed in highly shaded locations that do not allow light to pass through, unless there is a gap in the shaded tree area you are trying to light or a sunny side of a building, solar lighting will not work in these areas.