Greenshine New Energy $1000 College Scholarship

2018 Greenshine New Energy $1000 College Scholarship

Want $1000 for college? Greenshine New Energy can help make that happen

If you are currently enrolled in college (or headed there in 2018!) and want to win a $1000 scholarship to help cover expenses, consider entering the Greenshine New Energy $1000 Scholarship contest.

Greenshine New Energy will award a $1000 scholarship to one highly motivated student who can thoughtfully respond to the prompt below.

How It Works:

Please tell us in 800 words or less how you think green energy technology will change in the next 30 years and what the impact on our lives will be.

Here’s How to Win:

  • Answer the prompt above in 800 words or less.
  • Fill out the form below, including a link to a Google Doc answering the prompt above. Ensure your Google Docs file is saved in the format (yourname)-(dob)-2018 Greenshine New Energy $1000 College Scholarship Submission.
  • We will pick a winner on October 31, 2018 and notify you*
  • A member of the Greenshine New Energy team will  team will email you to confirm your mailing address and send you a check or Visa gift card in the mail for $1000
  • We will announce the winners on the Greenshine New Energy blog.

To Be Eligible:

  • All submissions must be received by midnight on October 28th 2018.
  • You must be a graduating senior in high school or a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college or trade school and at least 16 years of age in the US Territories.
  • We reserve the right to verify the date of your high school graduation and/or college enrollment.
  • Each entrant affirms that they have met all eligibility requirements and releases their entry to be used for any purpose by Greenshine New Energy.
  • Any and all submissions may be used in future Greenshine New Energy marketing.

*Disclaimer: Greenshine New Energy respects your privacy and will not share any personal information without prior approval from you. The selection process is subjective. We will pick our favorite winners based on the submissions we receive by the deadline listed above.

Why Commercial Solar Lights Parking Lots are a Good Investment

solar panels -  commercial solar lights parking lotsEco-friendly, pocket-friendly, and resistant to extreme weather conditions, solar parking lot lights are now being implemented on both small and large scales.

Paired with solar panel parking lot lights, LEDs can help you achieve a new level of efficiency while providing safety and security.

Here are the main reasons why solar parking lot lights are considered such a good investment.

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Key Elements for Optimizing Parking Lot Lights

parking lot lightsCommercial lighting has advanced profoundly to yield considerable energy efficiency gains. Solar parking lot lights have proven to be a smart choice for a variety of reasons, especially in sun-kissed California.

There is no ultimate cookie-cutter approach. Parking lots and facilities come in different shapes and sizing, since light requirements will depend on the location and use of the space. When it comes to the logistics, visibility and safety, there are many factors to consider. Here are the most important ones.

Light quality

Think of the ideal lumen output and the color temperature for your parking lot. LED parking lot lights emit a cooler color temperature suitable for car dealerships or banks, and they consume significantly less energy than traditional HID bulbs.

Light quantity

More light does not mean better illumination. Pay attention to the luminous intensity (candela), the quantity of light emitted by the light fixture illuminating a surface (illuminance), and lumen. The higher the lumen rating, the brighter the light bulb will appear.


Another important factor is the lighting uniformity. Though HPS lighting may give out more lumens than a solar LED luminaire, it has lower uniformity. Higher uniformity ratios allow us to perceive the environment continuously, with no contrast between bright and darker areas.

Too much contrast would make it harder to see vehicles and people in the darker areas. Also, the image on the security camera would contain cool spots and hot (bright) spots. One of the advantages of LEDs is that they are more directional, so they offer a much better uniformity and visibility. This helps drivers and pedestrians, as well as aids in viewing images on the security camera.

Design parameters

The location and size of the parking lot have a big impact on the parking lot lighting layout. If a parking lot is asymmetrical, it will require specific distribution of lighting fixtures. The growth of trees, adjoining building positions and other types of landscaping can also affect the outdoor lighting. There’s a chance that a well-designed parking lot lighting system will become ineffective as trees grow to a point to block a large amount of light.

Distribution pattern

There are various distribution patterns of lighting fixtures. Each pattern provides a different lighting footprint on the ground. Type III is meant for parking lots and roadway lighting, where the larger amount of light is required. The footprint on the ground is approximately 2.75 times wider than the mounting height.

Customized parking lot lights

To make sure that you get a reliable and efficient solar system that meets your needs, consider customizing your parking lot lights. Greenshine New Energy, LLC. specializes in developing and manufacturing customized solar powered lighting systems like street lights, parking lot lights, garden lights, and lawn lights for outdoor applications. Greenshine’s solar outdoor lighting solutions are a prime example of the top-notch quality and innovative technology.

Who Benefits from Solar Lighting?

Solar Outdoor Lighting Industrial Solar LightingThe best thing about solar energy is that it can help everyone. It is free for everyone, so after the initial cost of installing the infrastructure, there are very few costs down the line, in terms of maintenance and replacement. However, the monthly cost of this electricity is zero. All the power comes from the greatest source of energy available to us – the sun.

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