Progress Solar to Exhibit Portable Solar/Wind Light Tower (SLTW-1200) at 2012 NC Federal Environmental Symposium

Apex, NC (PRWEB) June 11, 2012

Progress Solar Solutions, LLC to exhibit new solar light tower, durable and powerful enough to meet all Federal Government / Department of Defense needs and the rental equipment companies that serve them. The Progress Solar/Wind Light Tower (SLTW-1200) will be presented at the Environmental Symposium and is a great fit for this industrys high volume outdoor lighting needs which are dusk-to-dawn, seven days per week, year round. This model resembles a traditional portable diesel light tower but is powered by free, renewable energy instead of diesel fuel and can meet those challenging needs.

The Progress SolarTM SLT-1200 series of portable light towers is the most powerful available today, especially when combined with the New Wind Generator positioned on a telescoping mast above the flood lights. They are made in the U.S. (patent pending) and routinely operate independent of diesel, gas or the electric grid eliminating the use of fossil fuels or generation of carbon emissions. The solar light towers are powered by two on-board, high capacity solar generators and a wind generator, backed up by a dual bank rapid AC charger, if ever needed. These units are specifically designed for extremely demanding applications that need to be operational for lighting-on-demand year round. The large battery banks store power for several nights of lighting to allow use during cloudy days or inclement weather.

The Progress Solar SLT1200-HVR-N is a rugged, mobile light system that provides high-intensity, bright white lighting on-demand, where and when you need it. It is equipped with high power generating solar modules housed on automated solar wings that can be optimally positioned toward the sun to maximize solar energy gain combined with a wind generator to add additional wind power at night and during inclement weather for areas with an average wind speed of >/=7MPH; a telescoping mast equipped with 4 solid-state LED flood lights with high lumen output; and a long-life Power Module with sealed, AGM, no maintenance, deep-cycle batteries to store energy for use when needed. The light tower is fully adjustable from 12-30ft in height, able to tilt up/down and can rotate ~358 degrees. The solid-state LED flood lights provide a tremendous amount of bright white light, minimize power requirements, provide instant-on/off without flickering, are extremely reliable, vibration and shatter resistant, and designed to provide up to 5x longer run time between bulb changes than metal halide lights. The maximum power point tracking solar/light control module optimizes solar gain and protects the system. The lights can be turned on/off automatically from a timer, at user-programmable time intervals or manually on-demand. The system is on a portable trailer customized for maximum functionality and convenience and can be easily towed to its destination.

Dan Robertson, Partner of Progress Solar Solutions, commented, The SLTW-1200 series is a direct result of listening to some of the largest and most demanding outdoor lighting clients with challenging and extensive lighting applications like the Military, Oil & Gas, Mining, Public Utilities and Disaster Recovery. It also helps address the needs of clients in more solar challenged geographic areas.

About Progress Solar SolutionsTM LLC

Progress Solar Solutions, LLC of Apex, NC, specializes in manufacturing and distributing high-performance, eco-friendly and cost-effective solar and lighting solutions for commercial, industrial, government and institutional applications.

Sarasota County Commission Recognizes Sweet-Sparkman Architects and Ringling College Students for ‘ORIGINS’ Exhibit at 2012 Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy

Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) September 25, 2012

Sarasota County Commission today recognized Sweet-Sparkman architects and Ringling College of Art and Design students for the ‘ORIGINS’ exhibit at 2012 Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy.

The pure quartz sands of Siesta Key Beach were on display last month at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, Italy, in an exhibit created by local architects Jerry Sparkman and Todd M. Sweet along with students, staff and alumni from the Ringling College of Art and Design. Sparkman and the team from Ringling were honored today with a certificate of recognition by the Sarasota County Commission at the start of the Sept. 25 meeting.

The conceptual exhibit, called Origins, features a sand waterfall that flows from the ceiling through a hand-cast glass vitrine in front of a 10 x 10 glass wall. The architects from the firm of Sweet Sparkman were invited to participate in the exhibition by Rene Reitmeyer, a Dutch artist and the curator for the exhibition. Reitmeyer was intrigued by Sparkmans Casey Key beach house design, which prompted him to offer the architect an invitation to present a conceptual proposal to the exhibitions selection committee in January.

Ringling College student team members honored today include Business of Art & Design 2012 graduate Mari Garman and 2012-2013 Trustee Scholar Agneta Ramoskaite; Fine Arts seniors Diana Lueken and Devon Keene; 2012-2013 Trustee Scholar for Student Life and Interior Design senior Dehne Sibbernsen; Motion Design sophomore Jason Beale and Photography & Digital Imaging sophomore Jackson Petty.

Siesta Keys sand is made of 99.9% pure quartz. It is one of the reasons Siesta Key Beach was named the 2011 Best Beach in America by Dr. Stephen Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach.

The exhibit received support from the Sarasota County Commission, Sarasota County Parks and Recreation, the Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Visit Sarasota County.

The ORIGINS exhibition is open to the public at the BIENNALE ARCHITETTURA 2012 until November 25, 2012 at the Palazzo Bembo, located at 4793 Riva del Carbon, 30124 Venice, Italy. More than 40,000 visitors are expected to tour the ORIGINS exhibit during its run.

About Sweet Sparkman

Sweet Sparkman Architects is a multi-disciplinary architecture and planning firm specializing in community oriented projects. Principals, Todd Sweet AIA, LEED and Jerry Sparkman, AIA NCARB bring a combined 40 years experience of architecture and planning, including large mixed-use projects, corporate building projects, public sector work, civic and community projects. Sweet Sparkman Architects received AIA awards and national and international design industry recognition for a wide range of projects including private residences, office retail complexes, fire stations, park pavilions, and even a barn/music studio. For more information visit

About Ringling College

Ringling College of Art and Design is a private, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering the Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in 13 disciplines: Advertising Design, Computer Animation, Digital Film-making, Fine Arts, Game Art & Design, Graphic & Interactive Communication, Illustration, Interior Design, Motion Design, Painting, Photography & Digital Imaging, Printmaking, and Sculpture, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Business of Art & Design. Located in Sarasota on Floridas Gulf Coast, the picturesque 48-acre campus now includes more than 110 buildings, and enrolls 1,368 students from 42 states and 53 countries. It is recognized as being among the best and most innovative visual arts colleges in the United States as well as a leader in the use of technology in the arts.

For more information, contact the Sarasota County Call Center at 941-861-5000, or visit

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