Highland Park, Michigan crowd-funding project chooses solartonic

solartonic has been selected to supply high performance solarlume™ solar street light systems for the first phase of a solar street light project in Highland Park, Michigan. Soulardarity (www.soulardarity.com), a non-profit community organizing group, is managing the Shine-A-Light crowd-funding campaign which raised the funds to purchase solartonic’s systems and which seeks to eventually install community-owned off-grid solar street lights on all Highland Park streets. Highland Park is a small, urban city of 16,000 people which is geographically located within the City of Detroit. Most of the neighborhood streets have been in darkness since 2011 and the community is without approximately 1,400 street lights.

solartonic is excited to be a part of the effort to light up Highland Park once again. We anticipate the first phase prototype poles will be installed in late October. For more information or to contribute to the Shine-A-Light campaign, please visit: (http://www.soulardarity.com/#!fundraising/c1o35)


solatonic wins Alternative Energy prize at Accelerate Michigan Competition

solartonic participated in the prestigious Accelerate Michigan competition for emerging technology companies (www.acceleratemichigan.org). The competition included 50 finalist cutting edge companies out of an original 400+ entries, representing several tech-based industries including medical devices, advanced transportation, IT, and alternative energy. We are extremely honored to have been chosen the outright winner of the Alternative Energy category, sponsored by Next Energy.  The event allowed us to gain additional visibility for our innovative off-grid solar lighting systems. We want to extend a big thank you to the great team at Accelerate Michigan, and to our strategic funding partners, Next Energy and Spark.

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solartonic signs Western Energy Control Solutions as Southern California rep

solartonic is pleased to announce we have entered into an agreement with Western Energy Control Solutions to represent our solarlume™ solar lighting solutions in southern California, with a focus on San Diego and Los Angeles municipal, commercial and institutional markets.  Since 1994, Western Energy Control Solutions, and its affiliated company, Western Light Source, have provided quality lighting and lighting control products combined with exceptional service, continued education and increased profitability to its customers. Check out: www.westernecs.com for more information.

solatonic chosen as semi-finalist in Accelerate Michigan competition

solartonic was chosen as a semi-finalist in the international Accelerate Michigan business competition, which connects innovative entrepreneurs with investors from around the world. We are excited and honored to be participating in this great event. The main competition gets underway November 4-6 in Detroit, Michigan at the Guardian Building, the Westin Book Cadillac, and Orchestra Hall. Check out www.acceleratemichigan.org for more details.

solarlume™ solar lighting systems by solartonic™ to be installed at Next Energy in Detroit

solartonic™ is getting ready to install two of its innovative solarlume™ systems in Detroit, Michigan, on the campus of Next Energy (www.nextenergy.org), a living laboratory and demonstration center for advanced energy technologies.

Each solarlume™ solar lighting system is a completely in-pole integrated solution that combines custom engineered aluminum light poles, highest performance lithium batteries, top name-brand LED light fixtures, and solartonic’s proprietary energy control  system smartadapt™ with solartonic’s patent pending 360 degree solar capture PV modules, solarap™, all managed and monitored through an inter-operable wireless mesh network.

We anticipate the solarlume™ systems will be fully installed by early October 2014.

Check the solartonic website for updates and plan your visit to the installation for real life viewing!