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58 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Balboa Park, San Francisco Left: San Francisco's Balboa Park installed 25' solar collecting poles (Design Series, SolarOne Solutions). The solar collectors wrap 225 o around the poles, a solar collection dimension of 18' x 15.5". This solar skin is protected against vandalism by a coating of ethylene tetrafluoroethylene, a fluorine- based plastic. All the components are integrated inside a secured compartment within the base of the pole, including the lithium iron phosphate batteries, which reportedly have a 12-15 year expected life. Motion sensors override dimming features when activity is detected, and bypass diodes allow the panels to continue producing power if the solar cells are in shade or have been damaged. Note: On Feb. 16, 2017, SolarOne Solutions ( www.solarone. net ) of Needham, Mass., announced the acquisition of Inovus Solar, Inc., of Boise, Idaho. SolarOne designs, manufactures and sells commercial-scale, solar-powered lighting and LED technology. See p. 84. Baybrook Mall, Friendswood, Texas Right: The Baybrook Mall in Friendswood, Texas has 'Campone' luminaires (HessAmerica) on 12' stepped aluminum poles (15' to top of luminaire). These dual 'LEVO' LED modules produce 'warm white' 3000K dimmable lighting. The top-mounted cut- off shroud eliminates uplight at 90° or above. PHOTO: TODD SPOTH