Boise-based Inovus Solar has installed six new “solar-enhanced” light poles at the store, replacing half of the existing high pressure sodium lights with Inovus Solar On-Grid Solar Light Poles. These lights feature solar panels that convert sunlight into electricity during the day and power energy-efficient LED light fixtures at night, eliminating 80% of the electricity required to power the store’s old lights.
The Inovus lights also feature wireless communication technology that records real-time data on energy generation, energy consumption and the streetlight’s overall maintenance needs, which will allow WinCo to monitor, manage and control all of the fixtures from a central location.
A display illustrating the benefits of these new lights will accessible at the entrance of the Boise store for shoppers to peruse. If all goes well, presumably, these lights will become the norm at this and other WinCo grocery stores.
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