Traditional street lighting require tying light fixtures to an electrical grid system, requires trenching and underground wiring. The process is long, costly and inconvenient to others. In addition, you have the endless expense of monthly electrical bills. Costs associated with underground wiring, on-site transformers and electrical enclosures are often greater than newly installed solar lights.
Additionally, if your project is in environmentally sensitive areas like wetlands, along a seashore, or in sensitive ecosystems, solar lights minimize the impact on nature by avoiding below-grade services and unsightly enclosures.
With commercial solar lighting systems, projects are self-contained and shovel ready. It typically takes only 4-6 weeks from initial inquiry to installation.
Regardless of whether you are installing new solar lighting or converting traditional to solar, you eliminate ongoing payments for electricity and you never have to worry about brownouts or blackouts.
Standard electrical street lights are much cheaper for initial purchase, but if you add up all the underlying costs over time, they tend to be much more expensive. A typical high pressure sodium street light cost about $1,350.00 for the pole, fixture, and mounting bracket, but installation costs for setting the pole and running the electrical wire from the pole to transformer can cost upwards of $4,550.00 and that doesn’t even include the first months’ electric bill. With today’s rates cost just for energy bills will be over $5,500.00-$6,000 over the course of 25 years per light. EnGoPlanet Solar street lights costs anywhere from $1,850.00 to $5,000.00 depending on the needs of the system. Installation is very simple and affordable. Since it is not connected to the grid, it does not require expensive and long construction works. Initial investment saves 25 years of electrical costs and doesn’t require difficult and costly installation. The system costs all upfront costs of standard electrical lights and pretty much nothing else; the power is free! Not to mention all other benefits that EnGoPlanet solar street light provides.
After looking at all the positive aspects of using EnGoPlanet solar street light versus a standard electrical street light, it is clear who the winner is. EnGoPlanet Solar lights provide a better environment, increase visibility, and save money on electrical, installation and maintenance costs.