MANITOWOC, Wis. -- Orion Energy Systems has received the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)-Profession Engineers in Industry's 2010 Product of the Year award for the power technology enterprise's direct renewable Apollo solar light pipe.
Orion won the award in the large company category, which was open to businesses with 200 to 9,999 employees.
The commercial-grade Apollo solar light pipe harvests daylight and directs it to the work area of a facility using no electricity. When integrated with a facility’s lighting systems and ambient light sensors, and when illumination levels from the light pipes reach a desired point, electric lights will automatically shut off, all or in part until needed again.
“We are honored to be recognized by NSPE, the nationally respected voice of professional engineers, and to be a winner in the company of Walt Disney World, one of the most innovative companies of our time,” said Mike Potts, Orion’s executive vice president. “This award is a reflection of a technology in which the conversion of energy is eliminated."
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts won the NSPE Product of the Year award in the mega company category. Other winners include Team Consulting in the medium company category and Uraseal Inc. in the small company category.