Events and Media Releases

big solutions small  footprints

Solar MAC I featuring Accoya® wood

May 2018

Ground Screw Installations Lighting up Playgrounds and Pathways in Communities

Have you ever dramatically changed the lives of an entire community in less than 2 hours? We did that. Our lighting installation at a Mililani Town community park took less than 2 hours and the result was phenomenal. Families flocked from all corners of the neighborhood - no devices in hand and children played and laughed til the sun went down. It was a scene from a Norman Rockwell painting, long before apple iphones altered our landscape forever. Schedule an appointment with one of our Solarcology® team members and set up a site survey for your outdoor lighting upgrade.



March 2018

Hawaii Building & Facilities Maintenance Expo at Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Center Honolulu, HI USA | March 7th & 8th 9am-4pm

Learn how we are reducing crime at one of our nation's most beloved historical sights, The Arizona Memorial. Visit our Solarcology® team as we are eager to share one of over 70+ installations worldwide. From walkways to oceanfronts to bus depots to a luxury marina at the Bermuda Gold Cup, we have truly saved our customers over $1M by foregoing costs associated with traditional outdoor electrical lighting projects. 



​January 2018

Birds Rule!

On Kauai island, native birds have ferocious laws to protect species from going extinct in a couple of decades. The term "Friday Night Lights" means local highschool football games where community and tradition come together on an island where slow is the way to go. Put it simply, "Birds Rule". In 2010 Football games have had to take a back seat due to the bird strikes and fees adding up, putting a financial strain on the league's organization. Under Federal and State Laws, each bird strike death can result in fines up to $30,000.00. This past Fall 2017, with lighting guidelines in place the league was allowed 4 night games and the DLNR will review the environmental impact moving forward. One way we are helping prevent the disorientation of birds during their nightly migration is with our fully shielded overhead light fixtures. Take a visit to the breathtaking Sheraton Koloa's oceanfront promenade and see first hand the success we have had where Birds Rule and Zero Strikes is Cool! 



December 2017

Wishing you love and light, from our family to yours. Happiest of Holidays and Best Wishes for a Prosperous New Year in 2018!



​November 2017

Sign up for our Monthly breakthroughs, knowledge is power!

We totally understand the deluge of spam, unwanted ads and solicitations that come through your mailbox - we get them too. This is why we only send out our announcements once a month AND they are always project oriented. We believe in sharing positive experiences to provide exposure to those who might be facing similar challenges. Our Solarcology® team is filled with life-long learners, we encourage constant growth and open minded dialogue to perpetuate this mission. Sign up for our monthly newsletter via our contact us page and join the Solarcology® movement. 



​October 2017

Pacific Building Trade Expo October 24th Hawaii Convention Center 

Join us at this year's 18th Annual Pacific Building Trade Expo, produced by the local chapters of AIA and CSI. More than 1700 Architects, Contractors, Engineers, Developers, Interior Designers, Specifiers and Military & Government Officials attend this expo. Look for our Solarcology® booth showcasing Outdoor Lighting, Traffic Signals and even high-tech Aviation solutions found on our military airfields!



August 2017

Most Innovative Booth Award at HLHF Expo 

Thank you for those who visited us at last month's expo, it was a successful show as always and this year we took home the most Innovative Booth Award. Our energetic team truly looks forward to engaging with our customers and the public at these professional events. Thank you to Douglas Trade Shows for this most excellent award! We are very proud of our commitment toward educating the marketplace and appreciate the opportunity to demonstrate innovative sustainability practices to your professional audience. 



July 2017

Hawaii Lodging, Hospitality & Foodservice Expo

Join us again at the HLHF expo sponsored by Douglas Trade Shows on July 12 & 13th 10a-5p. This event caters to industry professionals and is not open to the public. Come visit us at booth #38, we are featuring our new Coconut Tree Kit for the SCL and SCL2 fixtures. Customer experiences include zero bird strikes and easy deployment on existing trees using a tree friendly mounting method. The SCL Series Tree kit securely mounts to a tree trunk within minutes using a stainless steel clamp that can be custom powder coated, providing an instant upgrade to any landscape. This is an arborist's dream, the perfect solution for commercial and private properties, resorts, golf courses, picnic areas and more. Integrating overhead fixtures removes ground clutter, providing an unobstructed view of your natural surroundings. Our Solarcology® devices are fully self-contained, hiding solar modules that are otherwise bulky and visually disruptive. 



May 2017

Showroom by Appointment only

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder - we cordially invite you to experience our innovative solutions in person at our waterfront showroom in lovely downtown Honolulu, HI. Our showroom features our entire Solarcology® line : Outdoor Lighting, Traffic Signals, Aviation and Marine Solutions.  Discover what sets the Solarcology® team apart and meet the people who brought self contained solar solutions to our islands nearly 20 years ago. 


March 2017

Hawaii Building & Facilities Maintenance Expo at Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Center Honolulu, HI USA | March 8th & 9th 9am-4pm

Join us at this year's HB&FM Expo sponsored by Douglas Trade Shows on March 8, 9 from 9am - 4pm. This event caters to industry professionals and is not open to the public. Come visit us at booth #901, we are featuring our new Coconut Tree Kit for the SCL and SCL2 fixtures. We have had tremendous success with a truly innovative and sustainable solution. The SCL Series Tree kit securely mounts to a tree trunk within minutes using a stainless steel clamp that can be custom powder coated, providing an instant upgrade to any landscape.  This is the perfect solution for commercial and private properties, resorts, golf courses, picnic areas and more. Integrating overhead fixtures removes ground clutter, providing an unobstructed view of your natural surroundings. Our Solarcology® devices are fully self-contained, hiding solar modules that are otherwise bulky and visually disruptive. 


January 2017 

Happy New Year!!! 

Thank you for making 2016 one of the best year's yet, we are grateful to have the opportunity to continue to do what we love on a daily basis. Providing solutions for our clients that improve community and quality of life is a gift that impacts us all. Some of our most exciting projects have created  ripple effects in communities, bringing neighbors out of their homes enjoying walkways and exercising in the safety of newly lit pathways. Studies have shown the impact of lighting on a person's health and well being, we agree and have witnessed this first hand. Wishing you all a healthy and prosperous 2017 with peace and happiness!


November 2016

New Solarcology® Showroom at Foreign Trade Zone No. 9

We have a new showroom dedicated to our Solarcology® division including General Illumination, Traffic, Marine and Aviation. Located in the heart of downtown Honolulu, adjacent to the US Coast Guard at Pier 2 in Honolulu Harbor. The International Homer Maxey Resource Center is Hawaii’s “One-Stop-Shop” for international trade, providing offices for import-export related businesses, on-site support services like Customs Brokers and Shipping Agents, as well as other resources such as workshops, seminars, and training. Solarcology® solutions have a direct line to ship anywhere in the world, so call or email us now with your lighting projects!​​


July 2016

New Product Launch SCL2


The new SCL2 is the hit of the summer, take advantage of our summer sale going now through September. Call or email us now to learn about the latest technology in self-contained overhead fixtures for your parking lot, bike trail or area lighting.

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June 2016

Join us at Verge Hawaii 2016 Tuesday June 21 - Thursday June 23rd at Hilton Hawaiian Village, Waikiki

The Hawaii State Energy Office has partnered with GreenBiz Group to launch VERGE Hawaii — Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit. Over a 3 day period, VERGE Hawaii will explore innovative clean energy policies, models, technologies and infrastructure and sets the stage for immediate actions and plans needed to deliver on Hawaii’s ambitious goal of 100% renewably powered energy in the electricity sector by 2045. Further, this VERGE event will serve as a platform for Hawaii’s energy leaders and stakeholders to engage, learn and contribute


April 2016

Light Fair 2016 San Diego CA

The largest and most exciting lighting conference in the world, showcasing the latest innovations in the lighting industry. UPDATE:First Light Technologies took home the NextGeneration award for their PLB-AC wired bollard; featuring low power consumption of 10w yielding output of 1000 lumens!


March 2016

Green Drinks Honolulu Wednesday March 23, 2016 5:30-8:00PM  JOIN US!!!

Join us for an evening of fine food and cocktails with other professionals interested in sustainability.  This event is held at Square Barrels 1001 Bishop St. featuring farm-to-table appetizers.  A complimentary drink comes with your $15 ticket.  Click here to register.

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February 2016

Hawaii Buildings, Facilities, Property Management and Maintenance Expo | March 9, 10 Neal Blaisdell Center 9am-4pm  JOIN US!!!

The Hawaii Buildings, Facilities & Property Management Expo offers convenient access to a broad variety of products, services and equipment used by owners, managers and operations personnel of Hawaii’s buildings, facilities and property management companies. Although over 30 free industry seminars are presented annually, the Expo’s primary objective is to bring industry professionals with purchasing authority or influence together with suppliers for an effective market for both on the exhibit floor. Admission is free.

Don't miss a chance to see our innovative outdoor lighting solutions that are saving our customers tens of thousands of dollars!



January 2016

Clean Energy Ally

We are proud to announce that we are a Clean Energy Ally of the Hawaii Energy Program. Clean Energy Allies extend the reach of the Hawaii Energy Program by helping to deliver energy-saving incentives, education and other direct Program benefits to electric customers.


​​December 2015

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year everyone, thank you for working together to share our big solutions small footprints™ with your communities!  We had an amazing 2015 and wish you and yours peace, happiness and health in 2016.  

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November  2015

Purchasing Hui of Hawaii Partnership

Solar Bollards is pleased to announce our new partnership with Purchasing Hui of Hawaii, the largest organization  in the islands that supports AOAOs in addition to the Hawaii Restaurant Association.  This new partnership brings tremendous advantages to their members, offering our stand alone solar powered devices at discounted pricing!  To learn more about this new partnership please contact Sid Sakamaki, Team Leader at sid@solarbollards.com.  

Join us at the Purchasing Hui of Hawaii Holiday Mixer November 17, 2015 from 10am - 1pm at the Neal Blaisdell Center - Hawaii Suites, where we will have a Vendor table showcasing our most popular models.



​October 2015

​Finalist for Pacific Business News Magazine's "Innovative Company of the Year", featuring Solar Bollards and Solarcology® devices

Goldwings Supply Service, Inc. is a finalist with 5 others in this coveted Innovation category.  For the last 15 years Goldwings has continually introduced emerging technology comprised of solar niche signaling devices in Aviation, Obstruction, Traffic and Marine sectors.  A few years ago a division called Solar Bollards was started to diversify our offerings and we ventured beyond  the military, federal and state government sectors into the commercial and residential marketplace.  The word Solarcology® was trademarked in an effort to align the technology with our sales and marketing mission.  Our commitment to educate the marketplace on the importance of the functionality of the components in the systems we provide, triggered the creation of the word Solarcology®. There are more and more Solarcology® devices being invented as people look toward incorporating photo-voltaic in various forms other than rooftop applications.  Solarcology (n): Self sustaining, self contained and or stand alone devices powered by solar, containing a battery and a smart technology management system.

Thank you Pacific Business News and Hawaii National Bank for your recognition and support.  In addition we would also like to congratulation Warren Luke Chairman of Hawaii National Bank who is the honoree of this year's Lifetime Achievement Award.  Warren's commitment to family, community and business is an exemplary model for Family Businesses large and small everywhere.



July 2015 - JOIN US!!!

Green Drinks Honolulu | July 23, 5:30-8:30pm | Bar eleven44 

​Experience the eco-friendly BMW i3 EV at this festive monthly event in the heart of China town, where art meets technology at trendy eleven44.


Think Tech Hawaii: Code Green hosted by Howard Wiig, DBEDT Energy Analyst and Vice President of IESNA Hawaii Chapter

Talking about Solarcology® with Lia Young Hunt, Government Sales Team Leader.  Join us as we explore the many different types of Solarcology® devices in the Hawaii marketplace alone.  Our clients span across the US and include Military, Federal, State Agencies & Municipalities, Commercial and Private properties.  We also discuss the PLB certification for Turtle habitats and the impact of light pollution with Shearwater bird migration. We cap it off with our partnership with Hawaii Energy, HECO rebates in addition to DSIRE qualifications. Solarcology® is everywhere, yet out of sight - big solutions, small footprints!


Hawaii Lodging, Hospitality & Foodservice Expo | July 8th & 9th

This event is the largest trade exposition in the State and the only event providing access for industry buyers to a full range of products and services for the State’s most important economic sectors.  Contact the Solarcology® team to set up a one on one meeting to learn about our innovative technology and why our solutions are changing the way the world approaches outdoor lighting solutions.  We will be featuring our latest innovation - the Krinner Ground Screw System which eliminates concrete foundations and reduces installation time to 30 minutes for an overhead pole and fixture. Click here to learn more!



June 2015 - JOIN US!!!

Green Drinks Honolulu | June 4, 5:30-8:30pm | Queen Emma Summer Palace

Explore what it means to sustain the land and Hawaii's culture through historic preservation and education. Solarcology® pathway and parking lot lighting solutions upgrade outdoor spaces, void of construction with little disruption to grounds and operations.



April 2015 - Beefing up Security

New Tamper Proof Hardware option

Custom security hardware brought to you by Solar Bollards for installations that require that extra level of security.  Please notify your sales team member if interested.



March 2015 -  JOIN US!!! 

Honolulu, Hawaii. Building, Facilities and Maintenance Expo | March 11,12th 9-4pm | Neal S. Blaisdell Center

If you are a professional within this arena, you will want to stop by booth #901 and learn what the buzz is all about!  We are releasing our latest model in luxury solar lighting, the Solar MAC featuring innovative sustainable Accoya® wood, guaranteed against termites for more than 25 years.  All of our models will be on display, come see for yourselves why our high profile client list includes famous Hawaii landmarks, luxury condominiums and resorts, commercial properties, military agencies and municipalities around the world.  Learn how we can lower your budgeted outdoor lighting project by 60% or more*.  Download our invitation here and receive a special gift at our booth when you like us on facebook.

*Based on estimates associated with the removal of electrical trenching, permitting and construction costs per linear foot.



February 2015 -  MAKING HISTORY!!! 

Hawaii Energy sets History with Solarcology® lighting solutions in the Hawaii marketplace

Solar Bollards made history and became the first company to qualify Solarcology® lights with HECO rebates! This is unprecedented and an indicator of market confidence with our pioneering technology made by First Light Technologies. As we continue to drive the domestic and global marketplace with our self contained solar powered solutions, we are thrilled with our new HE partnership. Thank you for believing in our mission and rewarding our progressive clients for going off grid! 



January 2015 -  SAVE THE TURTLES!!! 

Turtle Conservancy Grants for the Gulf

Contact usfor more information on integrating our technology if you are in or near a Turtle Friendly zone on the Gulf of Mexico.  We have some exciting funding opportunities for those that qualify!