This is one of our renewable energy demonstration projects. The project aimed to showcase the sustainable utilisation of solar energy for lighting especially off-grid areas using latest compact design combining LED lighting with solar PV systems.
In total 25 lighting systems have been installed at Steve Biko campus at DUT to demonstrate and make aware of the technology functioning and assess the long-term performance of the technology.
Each of the systems includes a 70Wp poly crystalline solar panel, 240Wh Nickel metal hydrides battery and 50W LED light with maximum lighting efficacy of 152lm/W.
The project was designed using the Google Map tool for identifying the suitable sites (didn’t have conventional lighting and were quite darker places in the night time) for lighting campus area optimally. The project has been done in conjunction with Schneider Electrical (the funder).