Global Leader of Portable Solar Light Towers To Provide Lighting for TV and Event Production
San Diego, CA February 7th 2023 – The Mint 400 and California 300 announced today that Site Solar, the global leader in portable solar light towers and generators, will once again provide solar powered lighting for the 55th annual BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400 in Las Vegas March 8th-12th. The third year partnership comes as part of the ongoing goal by owners Matt and Josh Martelli to help offset the carbon footprint of their events and promote responsible and sustainable land stewardship. Site Solar will also return for the second annual California 300 race, which will take place this October 4th – 8th in Barstow, California. The team at Site Solar will provide a total of fifty flagship solar powered light towers which are capable of reducing CO2 emissions by 30 metric tons per unit, each year!
“We are so excited to renew our partnership with Site Solar and have them return as premium sponsor for both the Mint and CA 300 this year,” commented Mint 400 and CA 300 Co Owner, Josh Martelli. “This is our third year working with Jason and his team and their products, which have really revolutionized our approach to lighting during our races. We were blown away at how much light these units put out in addition to being power banks where we need them. Their ease of use, brightness and efficiency are unmatched. Our staff has spent their valuable time working on the race itself and less time worrying about keeping traditional gas powered light towers running and that’s been huge. We’re able to charge our cameras and other equipment right off the units too, which helps us with our live stream production of the events.”
The Mint 400 and California 300 events in 2023 will feature several nighttime activities this year including the Mint 400 Off-Road Festival on Thursday March 9th as well as two thrilling days of racing that will go into the night in Las Vegas and in California. The Site Solar Portable Light Towers are a vital tool in keeping the public and racers safe in the nighttime hours. Each tower contains solar panels totaling 1,440 watts charge, AGM maintenance-free batteries, and run LED lights 26 hours between full charges. Timers control the lights, reducing labor costs and allowing staff to focus on work assignments – increasing worksite safety and eliminating secondary containment worries. The solar trailer functions as a generator to operate tools or job trailer 110v items. A steel enclosure secures components, including a data logger with GPS, which allows real-time monitoring of the mobile unit.
“We’re very stoked to be back at The Mint 400 and The California 300 races this year,” commented Jason Morehead, Managing Partner at Site Solar LLC. “Our entire product line is geared towards providing light and power in remote locations, so they are critical assets for events, job sites, and hard to reach spots in the desert where these guys are racing. This technology grows and improves annually so much that the costs and benefits are really starting to eclipse traditional fuel based power and lighting systems. We encourage and welcome anyone with a business that needs remote power or lighting to get in touch with us!”
About Site Solar
Site Solar is a global leader in portable solar light towers and generators. They provide bright, quiet, reliable LED lighting that’s perfect for a variety of industries and settings. Their off-grid solar solutions save you money, using 90% less fuel than traditional work site lighting and generators, eliminating 95% of emissions caused when you use diesel fuel. They work to provide the highest quality and most reliable solar power & lighting solutions. Their complete product line can be found at www.sitesolar.com.
About The Mint 400
The Mint 400 is the oldest and most prestigious off-road race in America and is held each March in the treacherous foothills of Sin City. The multi-day event features a massive vehicle parade down the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, a two-day festival on historic Fremont Street, and two days of grueling off-road racing on a desolate and punishing 400-mile racecourse. Nearly 65,000 off-road and recreational enthusiasts come to watch 500 race teams in 50+ classes from 25 different states and 15 different countries go door to door, while the Livestream coverage is beamed to over 800,000 viewers worldwide. No other off-road race allows fans the thrilling experience of watching the top off-road race teams from around the world battle for fame and glory, in a festival setting – complete with a luxury VIP section. The Mint 400 is “The Great American Off-Road Race”!
About The California 300
The California 300 is a world-class off-road desert race built to showcase the best off-road racers in the world. The multi-day event launched in 2022 near Barstow, CA and featured a desert cleanup, multiple days of prerunning, a public poker run, an off-road festival, and two days of spectacular off-road racing on a fast, technical and punishing 75-mile race course. Thousands of off-road and recreational enthusiasts turned out to watch over 250 race teams in 40+ classes go door to door at the inaugural event, which is expected to grow tremendously in 2023. The California 300 is owned and produced by the team that rebuilt The Mint 400 into one of the most successful desert off-road races in history.