Industrial solar light at petrochemical company
Lighting fulfills a wide range of different functions and purposes in the industry sector. Because of this it is indispensable for the industry and its work environment. Light makes you see better and more clearly, work more effectively and efficiently, eliminates errors, and most of all, improves safety. For this reason FlexSol was asked by a major oil and gas company to find a suitable industrial solar lighting solution for the Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Every week, cargo ships enter the Port of Rotterdam to load and unload tons of materials and products. Safety is key during the loading and unloading process. Rain, slippery decks, wind and snow are hard to deal with when working at industrial areas. To let this process take place smoothly and safely, industrial lighting is therefore of primary necessity to prevent hazards and accidents.
Before the installation of FlexSol’s industrial solar light, this dock used a conventional streetlight that would illuminate the dock throughout the night. Due to a failure in the electricity cable, the petrochemical industrial company was obligated to either trench a new cable in the ground, or to search for a new, alternative solution. Installing an off-grid solar light proved to be the best solution for this project, as it was the most sustainable, easiest, reliable and cheapest solution. An immediate return on investment was created and large costs were saved.
Since the ships only occasionally moor a few times a week, there is no need for the light to illuminate every night. Only when a skipper sets foot on land, light is needed for the unloading of cargo. As a result the Soluxio solar light pole only lights up when needed. Because of a motion sensor integrated in the light post, the solar light turns on and off automatically. As a result of this smart LED lighting management, the energy consumption is cut majorly compared to conventional lighting.
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
3 solar modules
Philips LED luminaire
Industrial solar light: low energy consumption, low maintenance & high reliability
The Soluxio solar light pole is perfect for illuminating industrial perimeters. Light alone is great for industries: it boosts productivity, it makes you quicker at identifying hazards and it is overall better for your employees mental health.
FlexSol’s industrial solar light is much more than just stand-alone lighting. For industries and companies, reliability is a key factor in choosing suited lighting. Reliability is also a key factor in the design of the Soluxio. The Soluxio industrial solar light makes sure that the area is illuminated well, and provides sufficient light when needed. Thanks to the curved solar panels which are integrated in the pole, the Soluxio charges its batteries every moment of the day, independent of which angle the sun shines.
Soluxio is made with high quality materials only. In combination with the high-efficiency solar modules and in-house manufactured electronics, this has resulted in the solar light pole with the lowest maintenance needs. The vertical character of the modules makes the solar panels dirt repellent and self-cleaning. Snow, sand, and other dirt will not stick to the smooth vertical surface of the solar modules. In this way, there is no need for regular maintenance and cleaning.
On top of this, Soluxio solar light poles are built to last in heavy environments. The pole is made of marine-grade aluminum, resulting in a long-lasting product that can be easily installed on the coast line and in harbours. A maintenance-free light poles is very beneficial at industrial areas, as maintenance-procedures are often complicated and time-consuming. This all makes FlexSol’s Soluxio truly the perfect lighting solution for industrial areas.
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