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Generator or Solar Power With Battery Backup - Which is Better?

If you happen to live in an area that sees its share of power outages, you might already be familiar with the many benefits of having backup electrical power available to you at your home or business. These types of generators that run on diesel gas, propane, and even natural gas have been a popular choice amongst people to ensure the lights stay on, even when the rest of the neighborhood might be dark.

A backup battery generator system, by comparison, has a slight advantage of these types of systems as it doesn't require refueling, which can quickly add to the overall cost of your backup system if you frequently utilize the backup function.

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Safety, Curb Appeal & Outdoor Led Lighting

commercial LED lighting nashville raleigh If you own a business, you want the best curb appeal possible, day or night. When your business hours extend after dark, you want your customers to be able to navigate to the door and in the parking areas safely. There are more choices today for outdoor lighting than in the past.

You don't have to rely on overpowering bright street lights to light your business at night. There are many choices when it comes to illuminating your storefront after the sunsets.

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The Future of Solar Power in Tennessee

solar power tennesseeTennessee has relied on power generated by burning coal for decades, but it seems like that's finally going to be coming to an end in the not so distant future. Solar power hasn't been ingrained into Tennessee yet, but the TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) has big plans to change that in the next couple of decades.

Several proposals have been drafted in regards to the state's source of energy and what impact it's making on the environment and the earth as a whole. These proposals are pushing that by the year 2022, solar power in Tennessee will be working with a developed 200 megawatts of energy, which will also cut the use of burning coal and cutting back on the carbon footprint. The ultimate goal is to have a long-lasting, renewable, and natural source of energy be used and coal-burning becoming obsolete as it decreases significantly in the next couple of decades.

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Installation of ADA Compliant Lighting

ada complaint lightingThere are many different factors that the ADA affects. The ADA, known as the Americans with Disabilities Act, is set in place to make sure that people with disabilities are given equal access and proper accommodations are set in place. It can get precise with specific regulations to make sure spaces are safe for all walks of life, and lighting is no different. 

ADA regulations state that lighting fixtures must be no more than 4-inches from the wall and be mounted between 2-feet 4-inches to 6-feet 8-inches above the floor. Many fixtures now are being sold with ADA approval, and when paired with these specific guidelines, it gives the maximum amount of room for those with disabilities. This bit of information is highly crucial for the installation of lighting fixtures in public and commercial places. It allows any person(s) with or without disabilities to easily access essential parts of the building without coming into a roadblock of sorts. 

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3 Ways to Save Energy in a Hot Nashville Summer

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Nashville is a scenic country wonderland, especially during the summer. But boy, can it get hot! One of the first things most people want to do in the summertime is to escape the heat and crank up the a/c, but that can waste a lot of energy. There's got to be a way to enjoy the summer days and nights here in Nashville and still conserve energy while being comfortable. We figure out the top 3 ways to save energy this summer while still enjoying all that your backyard of Tennessee has to offer. 

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