Remote monitoring for street lights ensures peace of mind

In our increasingly connected world, cities can use IoT technology to improve the lives of the citizens they serve. Effective solar outdoor lighting already enhances communities by encouraging positive park use after dark, making the walk home from a late shift feel safer, and getting in that morning run in the winter when daylight hours are limited. When those lights are connected to a central hub, remote monitoring for outages can help ensure the lights are on when they are expected to be on—ensuring peace of mind for citizens and public works teams alike.

Sol ensured that connectivity played a key role when developing its newest product, the EverGen M Series. Here, “M” stands for “Monitoring,” which is possible thanks to Globalstar’s low orbit satellite network. Street, parking lot, and pathway lighting projects using the EverGen are in various stages of completion across North America.

See the role remote monitoring plays

Remote monitor capabilities are not just a bonus feature for Sol—they’re a key part of the EverGen’s smart city assets. Watch this video to learn more about the benefits of working with Sol on a solar street lighting project featuring remote monitoring.

Who is Sol?

Sol is a subsidiary of Carmanah Technologies with 20-plus years of experience in creating reliable, built-tough solar lighting solutions. Together, Sol and Carmanah have installed over 80,000 outdoor lighting systems in over 60 countries around the world.


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Meet the EverGen

Today’s lighting landscape is changing as cities move away from old technology and embrace LED fixtures and renewable energy. Explore the many ways the EverGen embraces the latest high-tech features for better performance.


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Why monitor street lights?

While citizens benefit from connected lights, so do the cities themselves.

Save money on unnecessary site visits
Improve time management on outages
Help workers get on with other tasks
Get peace of mind that the lights are working as expected

Operationally, the self-monitoring system is a labor-saving component.

Angel Rios, Jr., Director of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services, City of San Jose. Read the case study

5 reasons to choose Carmanah

Built tough with a 10-year warranty
Meets and maintains light level requirements
Configured to ensure all components, including battery, solar panel, and LED fixture, work together as efficiently as possible
Included built-in monitoring
Includes top-tier support, from order to installation and beyond

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We’d like to hear what you’re interested in monitoring. Contact us today to start the conversation.

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