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.
Reduce Energy Bills
Achieve A Net Zero Lifestyle
How Can I Identify Solar Lighting?
When identifying 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.
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.
What Is The New Capital Allowances Offer?
In Spring Budget 2021, the Uk government have announced two new capital allowance opportunities in order to assist economic growth and encourage business investment. The scheme means that companies who are investing in plant and machinery such as lighting systems may qualify for a limited time tax-saving which will end on the 31st of March 2023. The tax deduction could be significantly beneficial for businesses all over the UK who are eager to invest in led's but arent sure if the benefits add up. Well, now more than ever LED lighting is the perfect addition to your company allowing you to enjoy enhanced lighting with the bonus of saving whilst you are doing it.
What Are The Benefits My Business Could Recieve?
Lighting Investments that meet the criteria could be eligible for a 50% first-year allowance. For every £10,000 invested in lighting, a £5000 year- one tax deduction could be available compared to the normal £600 deduction that would be offered to you under normal circumstances.
Hybrid Solar Vs Off Grid Solar
For existing grid connected light points
This system is like the o-grid solar system but is connected to a power grid. The solar panels charge the batteries during the day and the stored energy powers the LEDs at night. If the batteries run out of power, the LEDs are powered with energy drawn from the power grid
Off Grid Solar
Saving cabling and distribution switchgear cost
This system consists of luminaries, solar panels and batteries designed to operate autonomously without any connection with an electrical grid. The solar panels charge the batteries during the day and the stored energy powers the LEDs at night. (Not recommended for us in the Uk)
Solar Panel Lighting Product Highlights
Luma Gen2 Solar - Leading Luminaires For Outdoors
Powered by solar energy lumagen 2 solar is a robust luminaire that delivers top quality lighting and outstanding performance for all application areas. Its compatible with a large variety of the solar sub systems available from Philips and provides best in class efficiency and light performance for a variety of applications.
LumiStreet Gen2 Solar - Made To Make a Difference
Designed to combat large scale projects lumistreet gen2 solar is the perfect solution for outdoor applications with the goal of achieving energy savings and a more sustainable future. Made with quality materials to reduce the hassle of maintenance and obtain a long lifetime, this high efficiency LED luminaire is compatible with a variety of Philips solar pv sub systems including battery, pv panels and charge controller.
Solar Panel Sub System - Designed By The Best To Be The Best
Solar panel sub system has been made with the most robust quality for maximum lifetime and reliability. Our family product range has a variety of solar panels starting from 20W to 325 W with plug and play design for the purpose of easy installation and connection. Philips goes above and beyond to bring you an efficient and effective lighting solution powered by solar energy
Solar Sub-System Batteries
XGS321 12V/250AH IP68 Gel Bat sys 3yrs
A range of 65 Ah to 250 Ah 12/24 V, valve-regulated lead acid (VRLA) battery with gel electrolyte technology to get long service lifetime and high performance in deep discharging. It can be used in a wide range of ambient temperatures and keeps good performance with constant power input
Solar Battery Sub Systems - LifePo4
Lithium ferro phosphate battery integrates highly efficient technology to get long service lifetime, high performance in deep discharging. Inbuilt battery management system for protection and safe operations. It can be used in wide range of ambient temperature delivering constant power output.