In today's Hi-tech digital information age, we can see many smart gadgets and portable communication devices in our homes, workplaces, or wherever we go. These smart technologies are used to improve our life efficiency in all aspects, however, our world does not seem to be taking full advantage of the technological advances today.
Cities are mainly powered by electrical grids. About 66% of electricity is generated from fossil fuels, such as gas, oil, and coal. Every street light and outdoor application connected to the city's electrical grid contributes to pollution, high CO2 levels, and global warming as it is predominantly powered by the burning of fossil fuels.
There are abilities to control, monitor, and manage outdoor applications in modern smart technology, such as Solar Street Lighting. The features of energy efficiency, cost savings, long-term performance reliability have benefited the environment.
Currently, there are over 300 million street lights in the world. They are connected to electrical grids which are ultimately powered by fossil fuels. Current street lights are obsolete, inefficient and contribute to pollution and global warming.
Modern LED lights powered by solar energy can reduce emissions by over 50%, showing how inefficient and environmentally unfriendly current outdoor sodium-based or HPS lights are.
Solar street lights offer off-grid, green LED light sources. It is powered by renewable energy and could help our world become greener and smarter at the same time.
Over 2000 billion KG fewer CO2 being released annually
According to the statistics, outdoor lighting has accounted for 20-40% of the city energy budget. 6% of the Global CO2 emission was caused by lighting.
Solar street lights do not emit any greenhouse gases, reduce both City's energy budget and Global CO2 emissions, also contribute to the reduction of CO2 levels.
Future cities will need to revert from fossil fuels, both because of their hazardous impact on the environment and the fact that these resources will run out. Smart solar street lights fit perfectly in the landscape of cities of the future. They offset future increases in energy demand by offering clean and sustainable LED light sources.
Replacing our old street lights with smart solar street lights would be a big step in making our world both greener and smarter.