Today the lighting of smaller streets and passageways is a common factor in the large suburban and village housing areas of Europe. These low density trafficated areas accounts for a large part of the energy consumption used on street lighting. It is the aim of this project to develop and demonstrate a lighting system which is activated only when there is a need for light. This could be made possible by developing long range motion sensors to activate the light only when people are using the street. 75% of the energy consumption could typically be reduced hereby dependent on the-traffic frequency of the street. With such a low power consumption this could be the break through for PV driven street lighting.
Funding SchemeEAW - Exploratory awards