Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, Oregon


Situated half-an-hour east of downtown Portland, in Gresham, Oregon, Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) required a lighting solution for a high-traffic multi-use pathway through its campus. The pathway offers access to a public right-of-way with a transit shelter from Portland’s transportation authority, Trimet. Working with Trimet and the college, Urban Solar tailored a solution that provides safe illumination for students and faculty after sunset, all year long.

About Mt. Hood Community College

Mt. Hood Community College offers more than 120 professional and technical programs and serves approximately 33,000 students each year. It prides itself on being a leader in state-of-the-art learning environments and innovation, including the use of solar power, efficient LED lighting solutions and renewable energy initiatives.


It was important to the college that the installation of new lighting cause as little disruption as possible for students and staff — making Urban Solar’s self-contained, standalone solar pathway lights a perfect option. MHCC selected the SLL series, eliminating the need for trenching and grid power connection. Even throughout cloudy Pacific Northwest winters, MHCC has been satisfied with the bright, reliable output that the SLL provides, and its real-time monitoring capabilities and smart controller have offers them unmatched flexibility and control.

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