Solar Lighting for Northern Climates

One of the most common misconceptions about solar lighting is the belief that solar systems are only effective in very sunny locations and aren’t suitable for colder climates with long winter nights. That’s not the case, but it’s true that your solar lighting system designed for conditions in California won’t last long in a northern winter.

In northern climates, the amount of sun available during the winter months is significantly reduced. Rather than limit light outputs to winter levels all year, our ECM operates reliably all year, while offering brighter lighting during spring, summer and fall months if desired. With advances in solar technology and smart system design, Urban Solar has successfully created and deployed solar lighting solutions across North America, including northern locations with freezing winters.

All of our solar lighting solutions are designed to meet the demands of our clients’ locations. Find out how we can help with your next project.

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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