In this blog post we will write about benefits of Smart solar powered street lights and how this product can change the reality in Africa. Providing access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy to Africa is one of the main goals of the World Bank. The New Urban Agenda for Africa also commits to the provision of inclusive and safe streets that are free from crime and violence, including gender-based violence. EnGo Tower Solar-powered street light can contribute to these goals by increasing the electricity supply, improving safety in urban areas and protecting the environment.
Africa had many solar street lighting installations that proved to be cheaper to build and operate than conventional street lights.
Besides of providing public lighting using free solar energy, EnGo Tower solar street light can generate a range of economic and social benefits, including lower crime rates, better road safety, a more vibrant night-time economy and higher property values. For example in Uganda tens of thousands of working hours a day – equivalent to 14,000 full-time jobs nationwide– could be added to the economy by extending trading beyond daylight hours. Based on this case study, installing and maintaining solar-powered LED street lights across sub-Saharan Africa rather than conventional grid-based options could reduce upfront installation costs by at least 25 percent, electricity consumption from street lighting by 40 percent and maintenance costs of new roads by up to 60 percent. Lighting new roads in sub-Saharan Africa with solar would be an opportunity to generate between 96 and 160 GW of distributed renewable energy across the sub-continent, more than doubling sub-Saharan Africa’s current energy generation capacity of 92 GW.
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