“Good street lighting contributes to the quality of life, by improving personal safety and perceived safety, and improving the appearance of the local environment”.
Solar street lights are raised light sources which are powered by photovoltaic panels (PV) generally mounted on the lighting structure. The photovoltaic panels charge a rechargeable battery, which powers LED lamp during the night. The cost of street lighting for municipalities is growing due to rising energy costs, neighborhood expansion, and the increasing cost of maintenance and replacement of the older street lights.
Governments around the world puts additional pressure on cities to look for creative ways to reduce the costs of street lighting which consumes a high percentage of the overall grid electricity.