Atlas Copco introduces new high-efficiency, portable solar light towers
| November 13, 2012
To meet customer demand for highly efficient and sustainable portable lighting equipment, Atlas Copco introduced a new generation of light towers at MINExpo 2012. The new QLTS light towers run on solar-powered batteries that are charged during the day and last through the night. They significantly reduce environmental impact, operate silently and have a very low life cycle cost because they don’t require fuel and have no engine or alternator to maintain.
The highly efficient AGM batteries provide clean, reliable power to the LED lights. With sufficient sunlight during the day, these towers can provide needed light for many night shifts without requiring a charge.
The QLTS solar light towers are 100 percent noise free, which is especially practical for special events, security and operation in residential neighborhoods.
“We are confident that this next generation of portable lighting will have a positive impact on both the environment and our customers,” said Chuck Westhofen, factory product manager for Atlas Copco’s Portable Energy Division. Westhofen added that the light tower project was a natural complement to the QLT series of diesel-powered light towers.
The QLTS series comes standard with both manual and automatic photocell controlled on/off requiring no user input. LED lights turn on immediately.
The new Atlas Copco light towers are available for sale this fall (Q4 2012) in North and South America and will be available to the rest of the world in early 2013.