The solar floodlight was installed at the Large Group Area ramada and features an 85 watt solar panel, a 20 watt single LED floodlight, a 12 volt, 65 amp-hour battery, a one hour mechanical timer and a charge controller with a dusk-till-dawn sensor and low voltage battery disconnect.
All materials were donated by Citizens for Solar, and Solar Guild provided expertise on designing the system. The installation was performed by members of Citizens for Solar and Solar Guild. Citizens for Solar and Solar Guild plan to install similar solar lighting systems in two other ramadas at the park this year. Funding for the project came from raffle ticket sales at the Solar Potluck.
There was a dedication ceremony at the 30th Annual Solar Potluck on April 28, 2012.
Collaboration with Solar Household Energy (SHE)
In 2012 Citizens for Solar began a collaboration with Solar Household Energy to test solar cooker designs. Our findings will help SHE design solar cookers for use in developing nations.
Funding of Community service Projects
CFS funds its community service projects by holding a raffle at the Solar Potluck. Items and services for the raffle are donated by local businesses, solar retailers and solar cooker manufacturers.