Solar street lights are in high demand across India. It’s not just become a want but a necessity now because traditional street lights need electricity from grid to function – which is not available in many parts of India. Solar street lights, on the other hand, can run smoothly irrespective of the grid.
Here is an interesting story about how Su-Kam helped the Hindustan Zinc Plant to go solar! Su-Kam installed 57 solar street lights around the premises of the area! Read on this article to get answers to all your questions related to solar street lights.
Why a ‘solar’ street light?
Solar power has grown over the people of India for all the right reasons. This is one source of power that can light up the most remote areas of India or the world if I may add. Using solar power gives one the freedom to be independent of the grid supply bringing light into rural far-flung villages that have never seen the light of day. And this is why solar is the future.
Why did they choose Su-Kam’s solar street light?
Hindustan Zinc Plant is located in Udaipur city in Rajasthan and is the world’s second largest zinc producer. The area around this plant had ordinary street lights installed for the area to be lit up during the evening hours. But the street lights were not able to function properly due to some manufacturing defect and was a cause of worry for the management. They released a tender for the order of 57 solar street lights that were to replace the ordinary street lights installed there.
Su-Kam feels privileged to have won the tender order of this massive solar project.
Mr. Dinesh was the Ex-Manager of Hindustan Zinc Plant who has now become Su-Kam’s authorized distributor. The current management of Hindustan Zinc Plant then approached Mr. Dinesh and asked for his technical help to install the best lights.
Mr. Dinesh then installed one solar street lights in the premises for testing purpose for one month and convinced the management that Su-Kam’s solar street lights were the best in the market. After one month the management decided to install all 57 Su-Kam solar street lights around the plant. Then Mr. Dinesh and his partner Mr. Rajesh along with Su-Kam’s experienced sales manager Mr. Naveen Bansal mapped out the plan for the installation. Their team of technical and qualified engineers then installed the following in prime locations of the plant.
Here are the details of the solar street lights –
- Su-Kam’s solar street light ‘SUNWAY’ – LI3 (15W- 57 in number)
- Su-Kam solar panels inbuilt in the street light – 35W each
- Inbuilt internal lithium ion batteries – 14.8V/5.2AH
Life after solar installation
After the installation, Mr. Naveen reported to us.
He says, ‘The 57 Solar street lights were installed in the prime locations of the plant and since the plant was fully functional even in the evening hours, it was very important for these solar street lights to work. The management is very happy with the installation and it was a pleasure to help the Hindustan Zinc Plant get solarized.’
Let us understand how a solar street light works –
How a solar street light works?
Su-Kam’s solar outdoor streetlight ‘SUNWAY’ comes in three models. LI1 (4W), LI2(9W) and LI3(15W). The LI3 model gives 31lux from 4 meters and provides excellent lighting for outdoor solutions like farms, small streets etc. These street lights have been designed to provide 30 to 50% more brightness as compared to other solar street light and with inbuilt light weight and maintenance free lithium ion batteries. This standalone street light consists of a pole, battery bank, solar panel and LED or CFL lights. During the day the solar panels convert the sunlight into electricity and stores it in batteries and during the night the street lights provide light by taking energy from the power stored in batteries.
The number of hours the street light stays on depends on your geographical area. For this particular street light, Mr. Naveen says ‘We expect it should be able to provide 12 hours of continuous backup with approximately 8 hours of sunlight charging. The street light will work from 7 PM in the evening to 7 AM in the morning. The area receives enough sunlight so it should work just perfectly’.
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For further details, please contact –
Mr. Rajesh Bhandari (Su-Kam’s authorized distributor) – 09414157799
302, Shubham Complex,
Nr. Sukhadiya Circle – 313001
Address of installation –
Hindustan Zinc Limited