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News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. LIGHTING your garden can be a minefield, which is why you’ll do well to invest in some of the best solar garden lights. Powered by the sun’s light during the day, these style of lights will then illuminate when the evening comes. A great alternative to mains-powered lights, you won’t have to worry about having them plug into a mains outlet, which means you can pop them pretty much anywhere, quickly and easily. Most solar-powered lights promise around eight to 10 hours of illumination, but we’d say you’re likely to get between four to six, which is usually all you’ll need in the summer. The drawbacks? Well, as they charge up during the day, it means you will need to pop them in an area where they can get the sun’s rays in order to do so. Granted, that can be a pain if you want to pop them in a shady area, so if that’s the case, look for a design that has a separate solar panel – the panel goes in the sunny area, while the lights can stay in the shady spot. Maybe you want some extra security with lighting by your front door, or are you purely looking for it t...

Tender Issued for Solar Home and Street Lighting Systems in Karnataka’s Mandya District

The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) has floated a tender for solar-powered home and street lighting systems in H.Kodihalli village of Mandya district. The scope of work includes the design, supply, installation, and commissioning of the solar home lighting and street lighting systems along with five years of warranty and maintenance. The interested bidders must visit and analyze the site conditions before quoting their price. The bidders are also expected to design, manufacture, and supply the materials to match the site condition. As per the tender, the solar home lighting systems (Model-V) should consist of 40W of solar PV modules; two white LED luminaires of 6W each and one wall-mounted DC fan of 10W, module mounting structure, wires, and cables as specified in the technical specifications. As far as the solar street lighting system is concerned, the tender states that it should consist of 75W of solar PV modules, with a minimum 12.8V, 30 AH capacity of lithium ferro phosphate battery, 12W white LED luminaire, control electronics, interconnecting wires and cables, and module mounting hardware. An interested bidder should be either solar PV system integr...