Design and Implementation of Solar Street Light for Scarcely Electrified Areas

Arid Zone Journal of Engineering, Technology and Environment

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Title Design and Implementation of Solar Street Light for Scarcely Electrified Areas
 
Creator Okandeji, A. A.
Jagun, Z.O.
Olajide, M. B.
Onaifo, F.
 
Subject Operation-cost
Photovoltaic modules
Renewable energy
Streetlights
 
Description Streetlights are usually powered by alternating current supply from distribution stations of  the utility companies. This invariably increases the demand for power distribution from utility companies. Recent developments, however, suggest the possibility of the use of renewable energy sources to power streetlights in order to reduce the demand on the consumption rate of energy on the utility companies. Accordingly, this work considered the design and implementation of streetslights in scarcely electrified areas powered by solar energy. Using tilted solar modules, energy efficient lamps, and structural anticorrosion parts, a standalone streetlight configuration with automatic switch ON/OFF mechanism was built. The results show that streetlight powered by solar source of renewable energy cheaply generates electricity directly from sunlight without emissions, noise, or vibration. Therefore, due to the inconsistencies surrounding the generation of electricity using fossil fuels, this work offers an alternative source to power streetlights thereby reducing pressure on the national grid.
 
Publisher FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA
 
Date 2020-09-01
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://azojete.com.ng/index.php/azojete/article/view/337
 
Source ARID ZONE JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT; Vol. 16 No. 3 (2020); 543-560
2545-5818
1596-2490
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://azojete.com.ng/index.php/azojete/article/view/337/240
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Arid Zone Journal of Engineering, Technology and Environment published by University of Maiduguri, Nigeria.
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
 

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