Lonestar Prestress was contacted in early 2009 by Progress Solar Solutions, a company based in Apex, NC. that provides high-performance solar lighting solutions. The company was in need of an affordable pole but yet one strong enough to support a solar panel, lights and other equipment. Concrete poles were the perfect fit because they were less expensive than other available poles, met the strength requirments and provided many eco friendly aspects. For example, concrete poles are virtually maintenence free structures and have extremely long service lives of 75+ years. All of these factors enhance the overall Green concept of solar lighting which was an important consideration according to Progess Solar. The most recent project consisted of thirteen 36' concrete light poles which were delivered in December and installed in the Raleigh, NC area for Wake County.