Presenter Information

Jordyn TaylorFollow

Campus

Daytona Beach

Status

Student

Student Year and Major

2021 Aerospace Engineering

Start Date

28-1-2020 11:00 AM

End Date

28-1-2020 2:00 PM

Presentation Type

Poster

Presentation Description/Abstract

Solar energy is a renewable resource growing exponentially around the country over the past few decades. Solar energy works through the use of photo-voltaic cells, which work to convert energy from sunlight into electricity. This is done within solar panels, which are then connected to batteries for energy storage to use as needed. As production has increased over past decades, the cost for solar panel hardware and installment has thus fallen to meet consumer need. While most common implementations include solar panels attached to one’s home or solar panel ‘fields’ for charging entire towns, there has been a steady rise on solar for community use.

Many industrial development companies have found solar pedestrian lights preferable to common wired electric due to their ease of set up, maintenance, eco-sustainability, and return on investment. In coastal regions, the push for solar street lights has increased weather durability, with most Florida panels capable of withstanding Category 5 hurricane winds. Florida is also nationally ranked for having a high job growth percentage in solar energy jobs in the past several years.

Should Embry-Riddle invest in solar panel street lights for parking lots, they will be taking a small but impactful step towards reducing their carbon footprint and prioritizing the future of our environment.

Keywords

Solar, Lights, Sustainable, Parking lots, Wireless, Renewable Resource, Return on Investment, Weather Durable, Job Growth, Eco-friendly

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Jan 28th, 11:00 AM Jan 28th, 2:00 PM

Solar Powered Parking Lot Lights

Solar energy is a renewable resource growing exponentially around the country over the past few decades. Solar energy works through the use of photo-voltaic cells, which work to convert energy from sunlight into electricity. This is done within solar panels, which are then connected to batteries for energy storage to use as needed. As production has increased over past decades, the cost for solar panel hardware and installment has thus fallen to meet consumer need. While most common implementations include solar panels attached to one’s home or solar panel ‘fields’ for charging entire towns, there has been a steady rise on solar for community use.

Many industrial development companies have found solar pedestrian lights preferable to common wired electric due to their ease of set up, maintenance, eco-sustainability, and return on investment. In coastal regions, the push for solar street lights has increased weather durability, with most Florida panels capable of withstanding Category 5 hurricane winds. Florida is also nationally ranked for having a high job growth percentage in solar energy jobs in the past several years.

Should Embry-Riddle invest in solar panel street lights for parking lots, they will be taking a small but impactful step towards reducing their carbon footprint and prioritizing the future of our environment.