Smart solar street lights in city center, 100% off-grid.
The two Soluxio solar light posts are the first off-grid, autonomous solar light poles in Tilburg. Unique about the solar lighting columns installed in Tilburg is that they are 10m (33ft) tall and have a large power capacity. Each pole has over 500Wp of FlexSol’s cylindrical solar modules installed, giving it plenty of power to light the entire Besterd square with only two solar light masts. Equipping the pole with >500Wp is made possible by the unique modular design.
This project is a good example of what smart solar lighting can do for a city. Solar street lighting will play an important role in the cities of the future. Think of a light post that generates its own energy can serve as a charging station for smartphones, notebooks or electrical vehicles or bikes. “In the future of the smart city, street lights will also regulate traffic and measure air quality” says Lennert van den Berg, founder of FlexSol Solutions. The two Soluxio solar street lights could therefore play an important role in the city of Tilburg.
Tilburg, the Netherlands
The solar street light that is easy to move
Installation is a matter of plug-and-play, as the Soluxio solar light poles are fully wireless. This is a big advantage for the municipality of Tilburg, because this not only saves money, but it also allows for temporary removal of the poles. When moving the pole, there are no safety issues, as there is no connection to the grid. This is for example done during the annual fair that is held at the square. This makes the public space more flexible and adaptable to the needs of the city.
Next to this, the solar street lights have a special wood look coating. The wood look makes them blend in the townscape perfectly. The municipality chose for black solar modules, giving the complete system a sleek and modern look. The solar light poles are equipped with 2 Schréder luminaries, providing bright and functional light. Have a look at the pictures below for a good impression on what Soluxio can do for your smart city!