How Smart Solar LED lights can support Cities Energy Resilience
What is energy resilience?
Energy resilience is ability to adapt to natural disasters, while remaining economically and environmentally sustainable.
A reliable and constant supply of energy, water, sanitation and other vital resources are an essential requirement for cities to remain competitive in a world with increasing urban populations.
Flash floods, blizzards, tornados, hurricanes and earthquakes all have the potential to cause outages and damage infrastructure.
Why is important?
We are witness of natural disaster aftermath caused by hurricanes such as Harvey, Maria and Irma. Those disasters highlighted the need to increased Energy resilience. Power blackout usually follows natural disaster and other emergency situations.
Let’s explain energy resilience importance is by this example.
House of Jim Walden is located between Daytona and St. Augustine, Florida.
After dreaded arrival of Hurricane Irma, his house equipped with 10Kw solar panels was only that had lights on. Thanks to Solar energy panels and storage systems he installed a year ago.
Walden’s roof provided his home steady supply of electrons. It was sufficient to make his home habitable for the long haul until the world returns to normal. During Irma devastation of Florida hurricane force reached up to 90-95 miles per hour. As of September 15th at 12PM, Florida Power and Light indicated that 1.055.000 were without power with 3.400.000 already been restored.
„I like to be independent when it comes to my energy, and be as separate from the power company as possible. And I am getting a good experience“ Jim Walden
“When a storm comes, the oak will fall, but the reed will bend and quickly stand up again once the storm is over. We have to stop building oaks and start to build an energy system that is much more like reed.”
Christoph Frei, Secretary General of the World Energy Council
In recent years, we have seen demand for cost-effective solutions that provide back up for the basic electrical needs of municipalities during distribution system outages. Municipalities also demand systems that will reduce the carbon footprint and insure sustainability. Capacity can be secured through batteries and batteries in combination with active elements such as Solar (photovoltaic power), gas generators and biomass power generation equipment.
We need, out of the box thinking to tackle the challenges posed