Solar-powered light tower features backup propane generator

February 20, 2014 By    

Magnum Power Products developed a solar-powered light tower with a backup propane-fueled system to illuminate construction jobsites. Magnum Power Products developed the light tower in cooperation with the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC).

According to a press release, the Magnum MLT4000S solar hybrid light tower’s LP gas-fueled backup generator keeps its batteries charged in all conditions. During the daytime, a solar-panel array charges the light tower’s batteries for nighttime operation. If cloudy or inclement weather prevents the batteries from fully charging, a propane-fueled, air-cooled Generac generator turns on automatically and recharges the batteries until the solar panels can take over.

Magnum Power Products says the MLT4000S’s LED light fixtures provide more than 50,000 hours of illumination. PERC is offering buyers a $3,500 incentive to purchase the MLT4000S through its Propane Heat & Power Incentive Program. In addition, PERC says MLT4000S buyers can qualify for a federal business energy investment tax credit of 30 percent.

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