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Urban Solar installs pathway light at Mt Hood Community…

Urban Solar is excited to announce its partnership with Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) for an installation of its Solar LED Lighting solutions – the SLL Series.

Urban Solar worked with Portland’s transportation agency Trimet, as well as Mt Hood, to illuminate a multi-use pathway from the main college office, and a public right-of-way with a Trimet transit shelter. Read more “Urban Solar installs pathway light at Mt Hood Community College”

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Urban Solar awarded major contract with Intercity Transit

Urban Solar is thrilled to announce it has been awarded a contract to supply solar powered LED lighting systems to Intercity Transit.

Intercity Transit, Thurston County’s public transportation provider, sees a high demand for its services.  In 2015 it logged nearly 4.3 million passenger boardings on its fixed route service.  To support this growing demand, it continues to install high quality, ruggedized solar lighting equipment and recently searched for a new supply.  Urban Solar won top pick with its focus on solar LED solutions for the transportation industry. Read more “Urban Solar awarded major contract with Intercity Transit”

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Urban Solar deploys solar bus stops in San Francisco

Urban Solar is proud to announce its agreement with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and Clear Channel Outdoor (CCO) to supply solar powered LED lighting in San Francisco, California.

Urban Solar started working closely with SFMTA officials in 2009 to create a unique bus stop amenity that reflects the agency’s commitment to transit services, the city’s culture, and passion for renewable energy.  SFMTA had also started a bus stop improvement program with CCO that includes new poles, signage, and solar lighting. Read more “Urban Solar deploys solar bus stops in San Francisco”

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Urban Solar awarded major contract with Long Beach Transit

Urban Solar has been awarded a contract to supply solar powered LED lighting systems to Long Beach Transit (LBT).

LBT’s Bus Stop Improvement Planning Committee (BSIP) has worked hard to enhance LBT’s customer experience by exploring ways to increase lighting at bus stops for a more comfortable and secure atmosphere for riders. The committee discovered 75 of LBT’s shelters lacked adequate lighting, which prompted them to find a solution. Read more “Urban Solar awarded major contract with Long Beach Transit”

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Urban Solar joins Illuminating Engineering Society

Urban Solar is pleased to join the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES). The IES is the recognized technical authority on illumination. For more than 100 years, its objective has been to communicate information on all aspects of good lighting practice to its members, the lighting community, and consumers, through a variety of programs, publications and services.

Read more “Urban Solar joins Illuminating Engineering Society”

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PV Stop receives federal safety approval

Urban Solar is proud to announce UL (Underwriters Laboratories Inc.) approval for its PV Stop transit lighting solution.

UL is a globally renowned and independent safety science company that promotes safe living and safe work environments. It is a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL), which has programs to provide certification and ensure products meet construction and electrical standards for the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). Read more “PV Stop receives federal safety approval”

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Urban Solar’s LED luminaire earns UL approval

Urban Solar is pleased to announce UL approval for one of its LED luminaries.

Urban Solar provides transit users, drivers, and officials with a safe, green, economical and practical bus stop amenity. The LED-8 luminaire fixture is used in many lighting applications and specifically stand-alone LED lighting systems for transit shelters and bus stops. Read more “Urban Solar’s LED luminaire earns UL approval”

From our customers:

“Urban Solar’s technology adapts to our short, overcast winter days and offers a remarkable and reliable product. It enhances passenger’s safety and operator visibility.”

– Jeff Brewster, Intercity Transit

“The new Urban Solar improvements and technology have increased ridership more than 20 percent and decreased costs by about 35 percent.”

– Richard Tree, Porterville Transit

“Initial costs to supply and install these lights are lower compared to conventional systems. We will do more of these installations as pathway lighting needs arise.”

– Gary Darrah, District of Saanich