The Smart Outdoor Lighting Alliance (SOLA) promotes smart, sustainable and ecologically responsible outdoor lighting using new technologies and best practices in lighting design.

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SOLA serves as the bridge between communities and manufacturers, providing independent information on smart lighting solutions based on the most current scientific research. We seek out the most innovative lighting technologies, products and companies, and evaluate their performance, their interoperability and their real-world effectiveness. Whether the primary concern is energy, cost, CO2 reduction or environmental responsibility, SOLA is here to help. We do the hard work so that you can choose a lighting system that will meet your goals without surprises.

SOLA is an initiative of the Virginia Outdoor Lighting Taskforce (VOLT). VOLT is a 501c3 non-profit formed in 2001 to help communities install safe and efficient outdoor lighting and enact comprehensive community lighting standards and zoning ordinances.

We are developing workshops that will be available by webinar and we are currently available for on-site training and design consultation. Please let us know what you need.

We are actively seeking funds and recruiting partners to support this effort. If you are interested helping us provide guidance to communities in their quest to adopt smart outdoor lighting, please contact Bob Parks at bparks@sola.lighting.

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