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    Reduce your carbon footprint with solar street lighting

    Solar street lighting is efficient and cost-effective

     

    Do you know how many solar-powered streetlights save enough energy to power an electric car for a whole year? 100? 1,000? In fact, it’s just 15. Now imagine how much energy you could save with a citywide rollout.

     

    Solar is widely considered to be the most effective form of renewable energy, and the technology is advancing every day. Philips has a range of products that help keep energy bills down and have a positive impact on the environment. And as you can see, the saving potential is extraordinary.

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    Renewable

     

    Solar lighting reduces the use of fossil fuels

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    Energy efficient

     

    Achieve energy savings of up to 75%

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    Low maintenance

     

    Solar panels can last up to 30 years

    Limited-time tax deduction for UK businesses investing in lighting

     

    In its Spring Budget 2021, the UK government announced two new capital allowances to encourage business investment and stimulate economic growth. Under the scheme, companies investing in ‘plant and machinery’ – such as lighting systems – could qualify for a limited-time tax saving.  Read our Capital Allowances leaflet to learn how you could benefit.

    Frequently asked questions

    Philips solar lighting for organizations

    Can solar lighting help my organisation reach carbon neutrality?

     

    Yes, by generating more of the energy needed to power your estate through renewable energy sources you can reduce your carbon emissions. Energy production is one of the heaviest polluting industries in the UK. By reducing your organisation’s reliance on the grid you are part of the solution.

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    Is solar lighting only for non-critical areas of lighting?

     

    With hybrid solar lighting you can be sure that your lighting will meet your requirements all year round, even in areas where lighting is critical for safety. Hybrid solar lighting works by using solar energy to charge the battery as much as possible. If the battery is not sufficiently charged to light throughout the night then it will begin to take charge from the grid supply. This makes solar possible in high latitude countries where daylight is more dependent on the seasons, and sunshine is less reliable.

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    What is the difference between integral and non-integral solar lighting systems?

     

    Solar lighting is made up of four fundamental components. These are photovoltaic panels, a high quality LED luminaire, a battery and a charge controller. In any solar lighting system the quality of these components are vital to ensure sufficient charge of the battery. An Integral solar lighting system has all four components within the luminaire itself. A non-integral solar lighting system has separate components. This can be beneficial in high latitude countries because sunshine can be limited. By using a non-integral solution, an appropriate size panel and battery can be selected to ensure that the solution will work as intended, without being limited to the size of the luminaire.

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    How can I specify solar lighting?

     

    When specifying solar lighting it is important to consider your goals. Organisations often use solar lighting to be more sustainable. It is important therefore to consider the lifetime of the products used. The luminaire should be L90 @ 100,000 hours to ensure that it doesn’t need to be replaced every few years. The lifetime of the photovoltaic panel should be similar to that of the luminaire. Good quality PV panels have a lifetime of 25 years. The lifetime of the battery is also important. This should be 2000 deep discharges.

    For UK and Irish climates, it can be beneficial to specify a non-integral solar lighting system so that this can be properly sized for your location.

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    Making the leapfrog to solar street lighting

     

    European countries could benefit from clean, efficient lighting technologies like solar lighting, especially amid the economic uncertainty caused by the pandemic. Find out how Philips lighting products are set to play their part.

    Product highlights

    Product: Solar Panel Sub System

    Solar Panel Sub System

     

    A Range of Solar panels from 20 W to 325 W specially designed for Philips Solar Street lighting, Flood lighting and Solar Indoor Systems

    • Luma gen2 Solar
      Luma gen2 Solar
      Meet your sustainability targets in an easy and fast way.we've upgraded Luma gen2 to be powered by solar energy. A robust luminaire with hassle-free maintenance and best...
    • LumiStreet gen2 Solar
      LumiStreet gen2 Solar
      Designed for large-scale projects, our luminaire is the ideal solution for municipalities who seek to meet sustainability goals. Thanks to its energy efficiency and low initial cos...

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