EUGENE, Ore., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- XfiniGen, Inc. has reached an agreement with the University of Oregon to supply a cutting-edge lighting system for the Museum of Natural and Cultural History's Paisley Caves Archaeological Project located north of Paisley in south-central Oregon this summer.
Enertek Solutions, Inc., a newly acquired affiliate of XfiniGen, Inc., made the arrangements for the purpose of advancing the internationally known archaeological and biomolecular research being conducted at the site. The Paisley Caves have produced the oldest directly dated human remains (ancient DNA) in the Western Hemisphere.
The green lighting solution planned for the excavations will provide up to 12 hours of constant LED lighting (8000 lumins) via the combination of an InfiniGen™ high-tech energy storage system and Onyx Solar Panels supplied by partner, NuSun Solar of Columbus, Ind. The high-tech LED lights were contributed by Fire Research Corp. in New York. The system will eliminate the need for heavy, expensive and noisy fossil fuel generators on site.
Enertek Solutions, Inc. signed an exclusive license agreement on a collaborative basis with XfiniGen, Inc. in January 2011 via partners at Greenworks Energy, the parent company of NuSun Solar. By combining lithium energy storage packs and the most-efficient solar panels manufactured in the United States to date, the 'totally green' off-grid lighting package will provide high levels of light to the caves' dark interiors while reducing costs to the UO's archaeological field school.
"We are very honored to not only be supplying a unique lighting solution combining the use of state-of-the-art lithium batteries and solar power, but to be able to also provide an official site photographer for 2011," says Paul Baumann, President of Global Sales and Marketing for XfiniGen, Inc. "This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our company. By partnering with the University of Oregon in this project, we pay tribute to the incredible scientific discoveries the UO is making right here in Oregon."
Dr. Dennis Jenkins, a Senior Research Archaeologist at the UO's Museum of Natural and Cultural History, has directed the Northern Great Basin archaeological field school since 1989.
"We are looking forward to the improved lighting and reliability that Enertek Solutions and its affiliates are bringing to the Paisley Caves this summer," says Jenkins. "I cannot emphasize enough how important it is that the excavators be able to clearly see the colors and textures of the sediments they are digging through. They must be able to also see any evidence of human activity they encounter and pursue recovery without disturbing any material they find."
According to Jenkins, the lighting system will provide more light than previously has been available to the site and will eliminate distracting noise levels associated with gasoline, generator-based lighting systems. "It also is fitting that an Oregon-based company has stepped forward to help the University of Oregon resolve important lighting problems by applying totally green technology," he said.
About Enertek Solutions, Inc.
Enertek Solutions, Inc. develops high-tech battery power alternatives for stationary cell towers, solar, wind and the heavy-duty transportation industry as well as a specialized marine battery system developed for the Coast Guard. All systems patented, marketed and sold by Enertek Solutions, Inc. leverage advanced battery technology involving large-format lithium prismatic cells. Unlike other energy storage devices currently available, these batteries are more environmentally-friendly and clean, diminishing diesel particulate emissions into the air. For more information, please contact Enertek Solutions, Inc. at 503.525.4942 or email [email protected].
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