Lumos Solar

Pop-up PV

With no foundation required, the SolarZone charging and shade structure allows for power virtually anywhere. Completely prefabricated, its capacity allows for lights to be on for 8 hours; or four hours of wireless phone charging per day; or eight hours of computer charging per day. It comes with four wireless charging outlets, four 110V outlets, and LED lighting. Total wattage: 1,800W; Nominal battery capacity: 4,800 Wh (24V, 200Ah); Allowable depth of discharge: 50%; Maximum continuous load ( at 77°F): 700W (exclusive of lights). MSRP: $17,500 for base unit with local Bluetooth data monitoring; $250 for bench (0-4 benches per unit).

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Century-Old Bank Enters 21st

Custom solar panels helped retrofit a former bank into a Platinum LEED structure—without altering its historic appearance. San Francisco-based NicholsBooth Architects had quite a task before them: retrofit a former bank into a modern, LEED-certified headquarters of an eco-conscious entrepreneur—all without altering the appearance or architecture of the historic building.

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