Solar Street Lighting: Is your town next?


Will your neighborhood be next? A revolutionary way of lighting our streets is by solar street lights. The system of solar street light consists of solar module, LED light source, storage battery and all intelligent controller. The intelligent controller controls the operation of solar street lights by microcomputer control, light control, time control, manual control integration with double output. With easy installation and high stability, there is no need to pave complex wires and the solar street light only requires a cement base and stainless steel screw. Solar street lights have wide applications: new villages, schools, factories, development zones, municipal main-branch lines, towns and countrysides, park sightseeing, tourist attractions, residential areas, and so on.

KENYA: The introduction of the technology, which is set to make street lighting accessible to many more communities, comes against the backdrop of international studies showing that street lighting cuts deaths and accidents on roads by 40% or more. The solar street lights are tailor-made for freeways, municipal and private estates, where reliable night time lighting is essential for vision and security, and they also offer a meaningful solution to daily power problems in Kenya. The solar street unit comes with a digital micro-controller that provides automatic regulation of battery charging and load control. The lamp automatically switches on and off at dusk and dawn and even offers customised programmes, such as shutdown in the middle of the night. Each lamp unit can also be manually adjusted. The solar lights last for an average 50,000 hours and the solar battery for an average six years. The lights can also be used in factory yards, as residential outdoor lighting, in car parks and school compounds.

HAITI: Haiti has a current project to implement 650 solar street lights. The cost of the operation across its 16 municipalities is 2 million US dollars. According to the will of the authorities, the municipalities will benefit from street lighting in neighborhoods, on the public squares and in the communal sections lacking of infrastructure. Each streetlight installed, becomes property of the respective city and has a maintenance contract for 5 years. . The establishment of the first 320 streetlights will be completed in June in Port-au-Prince, Portal Leogane, and Petit Goave. . In 1986, ten employees of EDF (Electricite de France) decided to put their skills at the service of international solidarity projects and created what became in 2002 Electricians Without Borders (ESF). Firms that have to adapt their products due to the requirements of ESF (quality of illumination, size of solar panels, batteries and especially the total security of works), besides it will maintain the solar street panels. Present in Haiti since January 12, 2010, ESF has already installed 350 solar street lights in 70 refugee camps in the cities of Port au Prince, Croix des Bouquets, Carrefour and

via Star-Moroting and Haiti-Libre.