Urban Solar Corporation Awarded Solar Lighting Transit Contract

Top Quote King County Metro selects Urban Solar for Bus Shelter Lighting Contract. End Quote
  • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA (1888PressRelease) June 16, 2011 - Urban Solar Corporation (USC), a leading manufacturer of solar powered light emitting diode (LED) lighting solutions, is pleased to announce they have entered into a contract for solar powered bus shelter lighting with King County Metro (KCM) of Seattle, Washington. King County Metro selected Urban Solar's PV-Shelter series solar systems for their high output LED lighting, integrated low-profile and vandal-resistant attributes.

    The five-year contract between Urban Solar and the nationally-recognized transit agency couples powerful LED technology and intuitive power management with environmentally friendly solar power to enhance safety and the customer experience of transit riders in the state capitol city and surrounding area.
    Metro is one of the 10 largest public bus agencies in the nation with an average weekday ridership of more than 370,000 passenger trips. Metro has 9,500 bus stops with more than 1,670 shelters spread across a large, sprawling service area.

    "We selected Urban Solar as a result of their technically sound proposal and extensive solar lighting experience with transit agencies," said Dale Cummings, Senior Transit Planner with Metro. "Metro is in the process of replacing older flat shelter roofs with new, barrel roof architecture and Urban Solar addressed our issues, including offering a second solution for our older shelters."

    As noted by Jeff Peters, Urban Solar's President, "Seattle is a challenging solar environment. This contract award is a strong statement in support of Urban Solar's bus shelter solar lighting system performance and reliability. Metro has significant experience with solar LED lighting and Urban Solar is honored to have been chosen for their future shelter lighting requirements "

    Following a detailed RFP released by Metro in November 2010 Urban Solar responded with a custom solar lighting solution specifically tailored to exceed Metro's requirements. Combining bright white LED technology with Urban Solar's Energy Control Module, the PV-Shelter provides a comfortable waiting environment for bus riders and ensures riders will be seen by bus drivers and other motorists.

    About Urban Solar Corporation

    Urban Solar Corporation is a leading manufacturer of solar-powered LED lighting solutions for the public transit industry. Urban Solar's PV-Shelter and PV-Stop product offerings exceed industry requirements for a clean, safe environment within bus stops, shelters and street furniture. With over thirty years of design and installation experience, Urban Solar delivers the highest level of solar powered LED illumination in an integrated, reliable, customer focused design.
    For more information about Urban Solar's unique solar-powered LED transit bus shelters and bus stop lighting solutions, visit urbansolarcorp.com and solarlightingfortransit.com.

    For information about King County Metro, visit metro.kingcounty.gov.com


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