Lighting & HVAC
EnerSolar Street Light from Enertia Engineering
By Anthony Capkun
Enertia Engineering Ltd. says it is offering the first commercially available, fully integrated solar-powered streetlight: the EnerSolar Street Light. What sets this solar streetlight apart from existing technology, says Enertia, is that everything is contained within the light itself, meaning no external wiring, mounting or installation is required. To use it, you simply plug in the battery and attach to a pole. The unit provides three nights of autonomous light (i.e. three full nights of light even when the solar panel doesn’t charge the battery.), and can be used for roads, bridges, parking lots, commercial buildings, substations—almost any outdoor application where light is wanted but electricity isn’t available. This technology isn’t meant for Canada, admits the company; because it contains a battery and solar panel, it is best suited for equatorial, tropical and subtropical applications where the temperature doesn’t regularly drop below -10ÂºC.