BRIGHT LIGHTS SOLAR
“They guided us through the jungle of all those questions with the results being a resounding “yes” across the board.”Danny & Susan
“Mobile plug & play solar; anytime, anywhere!” has been the driving mandate of the 3 North Idaho entrepreneurs who created Bright Lights Solar. The combined skills of an Engineer, a Certified Master Inspector and a “Back-To-The-Lander” have resulted in the development of a solar electric product line that ranges from emergency “bug out” power to running a small village. These sun-powered electrical generators use natural sunlight and can also use free wind & hydro power. Located in Spirit Lake, Idaho, BLS develops 12, 24 or 48 volt units that will produce household 120v, commercial 240v, or industrial 3-phase power for stand-alone or backup needs in civilian or governmental environments. Their wheel-mounted flagship models may be kept transportable or easily modified by owners to a pad mount.
Systems To Fit Everyone’s Needs
- From small to large systems, including commercial
- Professional help to determine your needs
- Our systems are customizable to your personal specification
- Additional options to further personalize your unit.
- Free app to check and adjust settings from your phone or computer
Rapid Deployment Systems
- Simplified set up with your needs in mind
- One-person system setups
- English instructions are always included
- American tech service, always on standby
- A plug and play system for easy deployment
Power Anywhere – Anytime!
- Building and developing in remote areas
- Emergency workers in remote areas
- Camps in hard to reach places
- Take it via truck bed, trailer, and even horse drawn
Power in Emergencies
- Your own power plant in an emergency
- For medical needs or ordinary household electric
- Transportable solution for any emergency
- EMP-EMI hardening available (add)
- Be your own utility company
No Permits or Contractors Required For Transportable Systems
- Stand-alone portable system are self-contained
- Safety built into system specifications
- No permit & contractor costs = Real money savings
- No roof damage or attachments needed to your home
- Take your power plant with you if you move or in case of an emergency
These units are PLUG & PLAY solar systems installed on a proprietary support frame. The electronics are housed in an equipment enclosure to protect against rain, sleet, snow, and external ice formation. The system is ready for use when delivered! No installation is required. Battery storage options are also available.
Perfect for those who live or travel in campers, travel trailers, RV’s and Tiny Homes.
This system includes a custom-built 900 to 1,080-watt solar array with 3 solar panels, a 24-volt 2,500 watt modified sine wave inverter charger with 12-amp AC transfer capability, battery storage, charge controller, plug & play connections for 120 VAC input, such as a generator, along with other related components including lightning arrestors. Optional upgrades are available.
Perfect for the moderate/average size home.
This system includes a custom-built 1,800 to 1,860-watt solar array consisting of 6 solar panels, a 48-volt 8,000 watt pure sine wave inverter-charger with 50-amp AC transfer capability, battery storage, charge controller, plug and play connections for 120 VAC (20 amp capacity) and 240 VAC (30 amp capacity) inputs, complete with WIFI monitoring of system parameters from phone app or personal computer, along with other related components including lightning arrestors.
Perfect for a large home.
The system is ready for use when delivered! No installation is required. Battery storage options are also available. This system includes a 2,400 to 2,480-watt solar array consisting of eight solar panels, a 48V – 12,000W pure sine wave inverter-charger with 50-amp AC transfer, battery storage, charge controller, plug connectors for multiple 120 VAC (20 amp circuit) and 240 VAC (30 amp circuit) inputs, backup generator that automatically monitors battery charge/discharge levels that ensure maximum battery life, and other components including lightning arrestors and individualized breaker backup safety. Comes with complete WIFI monitoring and system parameter adjustment from phone app or computer.
Perfect for a property with several buildings or campsite with several structures.
This system includes a 3000 to 3,100 watt solar array consisting of up to ten solar panels and the capability to add unlimited additional panels as desired. The standard system includes two parallel 48-volt inverter/chargers pure sine wave electrical capacity resulting in a standard 24,000W continuous power and provides over 35,000W surge capacity. Carrying capacities range from 50 to 100 amps. The system design results in systems with a potential output of over 100,000 watts. The systems can come with multiple 120 VAC, 208 VAC (for commercial purposes) and 240 VAC lines and can be sourced from 2 or 3-phase systems. Systems come with complete WIFI monitoring AND adjusting of system parameters.
BRIGHT LIGHTS SOLAR EXTRAS
- Remote control meter and display unit
- Automatic switching from low battery to grid or generator backup
- Integration of a propane or natural gas generator
- EMP/EMI Hardened
- Can be Integrated with Wind and/or Hydro power
- Battery bank upgrades that can provide decades of service if properly managed
- Battery monitoring for auto start and auto shut off (Standard in many units)
“The most daunting tasks we faced when we started our solar research was trying to figure out how much would any given size solar generator actually support in our northern climate; could we even afford what we actually needed; could it be upgraded down the road as technology and our finances evolved; and could it be portable if we had to move. The answers to these questions from nearly every vendor we looked at were frustrating and disappointing at the very least. When we found Bright Lights Solar we had just about given up our search, deciding to wait until the technology became better and more affordable. They guided us through the jungle of all those questions with the results being a resounding “yes” across the board. And the fact that our initial outlay would not be down the tubes, but a platform for expansion down the road, gave us an added sense of security beyond the generator itself.”
-Danny and Susan
Thomas Quinlin – CEO, Founder
Thomas Quinlin has been involved with solar technology since the mid-1970s as an engineer for Sandia Labs. Prior to creating Bright Lights Solar, Thomas co-founded Empower Global Group, Inc. in early 2013. Empower was a specialized developer of solar energy projects offering 1) solar manufacturing capability, 2) construction of solar power generation facilities and 3) creation of factory direct residential sales networks. Empower was also committed to focusing its efforts in developing renewable energy alternatives in the Philippines, specifically in the devastated province of Bohol. A volunteer fire fighter in Bonner County, Idaho, Thomas works with Search and Rescue and EMT (Emergency Medical Team) programs along with volunteering for the Spirit Lake Police Department.
Thomas has lectured at a variety of events across the nation on topics of Comprehensive Wealth Planning, client Center Approaches to Investment Management, and creating private charitable foundations. Interviewed and a featured guest speaker on many television and radio programs for over 35 years, his published book, Liberty Taken; Living Pre-Tax in an After-Tax World was released in 2013.
Thomas has also developed high end homes in Lake Las Vegas during the period of 2004 through 2012, and co-founded EqualiTV (Canada) and EqualiTV USA, non-profit broadcasting companies located in Toronto, Canada and Las Vegas, Nevada. They are the world’s first broadcasting companies to air programs about and by people with disabilities. He earned and carried a Certified Investment Management Analyst designation (CIMA) from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and as well as the designation of Accredited Investment Fiduciary Auditor (AIFA) from the Katz Graduate School, University of Pittsburg.
He has always been actively involved in the community and has served as a past VP/Board of Directors for Campfire Council, as a past committee member for past Silicon Valley Charity Balls, the San Jose Museum of Art & the United Way. He has also served as Chairperson for the Small Business Association and the San Jose Chamber of Commerce Executive Club.
Thomas enjoys mountain climbing, studying Egyptology, creating objects of woodworking art and…most of all, riding his Harley.
Russell Spriggs – Logistics Manager
My life has been a model of a “Mother Earth News” lifestyle since 1970, before their first issue came out. Before the internet, my home was entirely solar powered and off grid, with gravity fed water from a quartz mountain on my property, in Black Mountain, NC. You may have read about my old hometown in the book, One Second After, a recent novel that dealt with the collapse of the power grid. I learned a lot of my early solar from studying the big old thick Real Goods catalogue every year, as well as other mail-order (only!) suppliers at that time.
Jeanne & I lived on a centennial cattle ranch on Colorado’s Front Range before migrating to North Idaho nearly 20 years ago. One of my first accomplishments on our new acreage was to install a solar-powered pump and panels on our well. Chickens, dairy goats, honeybees, raised beds and greenhouses soon followed, re-creating the projects and lifestyles I’ve had since the 1970’s.
Other points of interest include being a Vietnam Era Veteran, SCUBA Instructor, Preparedness and Survival Training Facilitator, NRA Certified Firearms Instructor and Range Safety Officer. I have been active in CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) since its inception in the Inland NW. Ham radio (KI7BIV), sustainability, organic living and community cooperation are passions that I enjoy sharing with neighbors! My civilian and military experiences have prepared me well to be the Logistic Manager at Bright Lights Solar.
Jeanne Considine – Marketing Manager
Bright Lights Solar is my passion! As we grow, it gets more exciting because we are making a tremendous difference in peoples’ lives while providing an important measure of saving grace to our beautiful Earth. As a Certified Master Inspector of residential & commercial properties for over a decade in North Idaho, I have inspected hundreds of homes while driving thousands of mountain miles. This unique perspective – combined with my own farmsteading lifestyle – enables me to personally understand the power needs of our clients and their often-rugged environment.
My jobs have been varied, including teaching for businesses & schools, and medical as one of the first female Advanced EMT’s. It was an honor to be offered a scholarship in both these fields. Other great experiences in business included owning and marketing my own successful equestrian stable. In a Fortune 500 company I became a team manager, along with teaching, public speaking and handling high security cases. Of special interest and instrumental in experience and education, were managing a fraud investigation team in a National Bank that included training in interrogation skills, and Safety and Risk in another national company.
I am a CERT member of Bonner County (Community Emergency Response Team) and enjoy Violin, hiking, biking, kayaking, photography, flying, travel and love home on the farm.
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