The cities of the world have millions of street lights which are supplied with power from the grid. Every year up to 5 percent of this stock is replaced as products reach end of life. Imagine, if instead of using just another street light, these were replaced with hybrid solar streetlights. Over a period of time, it would be possible to replace a substantial part of the world's street lighting stock with products that use clean solar energy. While the world's need for street lighting increases, its impact on the planet can be reduced.
Off grid solar lighting makes it possible to illuminate streets without spending money on laying cables and associated electrical distribution equipment. As the cost of solar components reduce and efficiencies improve, off grid solar street lighting becomes more and more viable for new street lighting points, especially in remote locations.
A well designed hybrid solar street lighting installation costs less money and eliminates the risk of blackouts during winter or the rainy season. When the sun is shining, they use solar energy and in times of bad weather, they take power from the grid. Proper solar sizing design is required to ensure maximum performance and efficiency with minimum investment and use of grid backup.
- How an off grid solar lighting system works.
- How a hybrid solar lighting system works.
- How to design an off grid hybrid solar lighting installation.
- How to design a hybrid solar lighting installation.
- Factors that improve the efficiency and ROI.