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#495999 - 09/23/14 12:13 PM San Pedroís First Solar Street Light Installed  
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The entire country of Belize experienced a power outage on the eve of its Independence Day celebrations, but one street corner on Ambergris Caye, Belize was kept pretty well lit up courtesy of a recently installed street solar light. The corner intersection at the San Pedro Tropic Airís terminal building stayed brightly lit during this weekendís power outage due to the islandís first solar-powered street light that was installed in collaboration with Sky Renewable (Tropic Airís Greif brothers Gary, Johnny and Max) and Area Representative Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr.; it was installed by Medinaís Construction.

Gary Greif commented to Ambergris Today that hopefully itís the first of many to come for Ambergris Caye which could be a great project to light darker areas of the community that very much need it.

Click here to read the rest of the article and see more photos in the Ambergris Today


#496003 - 09/23/14 03:59 PM Re: San Pedroís First Solar Street Light Installed [Re: Marty]  
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So they organised a power cut to test it!!! That's Power..........

#496068 - 09/25/14 06:54 AM Re: San Pedroís First Solar Street Light Installed [Re: Phil]  
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hahahahaha!

Still though that's a great step in a good direction for San Pedro.

#496077 - 09/25/14 10:12 AM Re: San Pedroís First Solar Street Light Installed [Re: Marty]  
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It is. Had a look at it last night. It's nowhere near as bright as it seems above but a really good idea and one that works well hopefully. Would work well as local Street lighting maybe on the new Road North and elsewhere going forward perhaps.

Who picks up the electric bill for Street lights? Local or National Gov? Thinking this through how is it metered as the STreet lights come straight off the mains with no meters etc.

#496081 - 09/25/14 11:57 AM Re: San Pedroís First Solar Street Light Installed [Re: Marty]  
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Solar with battery storage for night use. How much and how often for the battery change out?


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#496088 - 09/25/14 03:42 PM Re: San Pedroís First Solar Street Light Installed [Re: Marty]  
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not sure how things work there, Phil, but here the lights are the fiscal responsibility of the town. No meters, flat rate per light per month.


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#496302 - 10/01/14 09:42 AM Re: San Pedroís First Solar Street Light Installed [Re: Marty]  
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Given its location I'm surprised it isn't blinking out some sort of biblical message in Morse...

#496304 - 10/01/14 09:58 AM Re: San Pedroís First Solar Street Light Installed [Re: Marty]  
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Now that is just plain funny Bear!

#496307 - 10/01/14 10:39 AM Re: San Pedroís First Solar Street Light Installed [Re: Marty]  
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Bear - I think it is called subliminal messaging. Be afraid - be very afraid!


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#496311 - 10/01/14 01:16 PM Re: San Pedroís First Solar Street Light Installed [Re: ScubaLdy]  
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