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Light and promote solar energy on a campus in South Africa

 

Lighting and promoting solar energy on a campus in South Africa, Durban

 

Bordered by the Indian Ocean, Durban is a city on the east coast of South Africa, with a rich natural and architectural heritage. More than 20.000 students commute daily to the Durban University of Technology, a school with a beautiful campus that lacks some street lighting points. With a focus on new technologies and sustainable solutions, this university has unsurprisingly chosen the solar lighting system of Sunna Design.

 

Eclairage solaire à Durban, Afrique du Sud

A university committed to renewable energy technologies

 

At Durban University of Technology (DUT), highlighting innovative projects related to clean energy is a valued activity. The campus was the exhibition site and departure point of a truck powered only by wind and sun. A solar panel lighting system has been installed in a secondary school of Durban, and powers a weather station providing data to the DUT students

 

With some outdoor areas lacking illumination at night, the university managers took this problem as an opportunity to opt for ecological lighting, turning to Sunna Design’s solar street light technology. The campus is a showcase of its own teaching, focused on innovative technologies and solutions. Here, the photovoltaic street lamp both solves a lighting problem and helps promote clean energy and new technologies in this field.

Eclairage solaire sur un campus à Durban, Afrique du Sud

Two ranges of street lamps to demonstrate the extent of solar possibilities

 

The DUT campus welcomed 25 Sunna Design street lights from two different ranges: the iSSL+ and UP2 solar-powered street lamps. In order to answer the lighting needs of this site as well as to present the different functionalities of the autonomous lamp post, a combination of two products with comparable and complementary technologies was favored. With their differences in luminous flux, the iSSL+ and UP2 street lamp ranges illuminate areas according to the specific needs of each sector of the campus, paths requiring for instance more powerful lighting than lawns.

 

Sunna Design’s autonomous street lamp provides a reliable, intelligent and sustainable way to light the campus, and keeps the students safe around their school. The DUT’s commitment to highlighting the new technologies of the sustainable energy makes it a wonderful showcase of the possibilities of solar lighting for our public spaces.

 

Le lampadaire autonome de Sunna Design permet d’éclairer le campus de façon fiable, intelligente et durable, et aux étudiants de circuler en toute sécurité autour de leur établissement. La volonté de la DUT de mettre en valeur les nouvelles technologies de l’énergie durable en fait une merveilleuse vitrine des possibilités qu’offre l’éclairage solaire autonome pour nos espaces publics.

Year

 

2018
Location

 

Durban, South Africa
Client

 

Durban University of Technology
Product(s) used

 

UP2, iSSL +

Which products for this field of application ?

    Path and crosswalk Park and recreation Path and crosswalk Park and recreation Parking lot

    The UP1 is a reliable and robust stand-alone solar lighting solution, particularly suitable for pedestrian, bicycle path and car park lighting. This innovative product offers a very simple and fast installation with un- matched performance and connected services such as SunnAPP.

     

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    Road and street Parking lot Road and street
    The UP2 is reliable and robust, particularly suitable for road, car park and industrial lighting. This innovative product offers a very simple and fast installation with unmatched performance and connected services such as Sunnap'.   Do you have a similar project or any other project ? Talk to our sales team!  
    Road and street Road and street
    The UP4 is reliable, powerful and robust, particularly suitable for road and car park lighting. This innovative product offers a very simple and fast installation with unmatched performance and connected services such as Sunnap'.   Do you have a similar project or any other project ? Talk to our sales team!  
    Lampadaire solaire Sunna Design UP1 noir Lampadaire solaire UP1 intelliget et connecté blanc Lampadaire solaire UP1 intelliget et connecté marron
    Lampadaire solaire Sunna Design UP2 noir Lampadaire solaire Sunna Design UP2 blanc Lampadaire solaire UP2 intelliget et connecté marron
    Lampadaire solaire Sunna Design UP4 double lanterne noir Lampadaire solaire Sunna Design UP4 double lanterne blanc Lampadaire solaire UP4 intelliget et connecté double lanterne marron

    Specifications UP1

    Lighting
    Lighting power
    1,600 to 3,300 lumens
    Consumption
    10 W to 20 W
    Lighting efficiency
    Up to 165 lm/W
    Color temperature options
    2200K, 2700K, 3000K, 4000K
    Lifespan
    110,000 hours
    Photovoltaic panels
    Technology
    Photovoltaïc modules (Monocrystalline silicon)
    Power
    50 Wc
    Lifespan
    > 20 years at 80% of initial power
    Battery
    Technology
    NiMH , battery, maintenance free, high resistance to extreme temperatures
    Capacity
    120 Wh
    Operating temperature range
    -40°C to +70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
    Lifespan
    12 years
    General
    SCx
    0,40 m2
    Fixation
    Top mounting Ø60 mm
    Weight (without pole)
    15 kg

    Specifications UP2

    Lighting
    Lighting power
    3,600 to 7,200 lumens
    Consumption
    20 W to 40 W
    Lighting efficiency
    Up to 165 lm/W
    Color temperature options
    2200K, 2700K, 3000K, 4000K
    Lifespan
    110.000 hours
    Photovoltaic panels
    Technology
    Photovoltaïc modules (Monocrystalline silicon)
    Power
    80 Wc
    Lifespan
    > a 20 años al 80% de la potencia inicial
    Battery
    Technology
    NiMH , battery, maintenance free, high resistance to extreme temperatures
    Capacity
    240 Wh
    Operating temperature range
    -40°C to +70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
    Lifespan
    12 years
    General
    SCx
    0,59 m2
    Fixation
    Top mounting Ø60 mm
    Weight (without pole)
    20.5 kg

    Specifications UP4 Dual

    Lighting
    Lighting power
    1 lantern: 7,200 lm / 2 lanterns: 7200 to 14,400* lumens
    Consumption
    40 W to 80 W
    Lighting efficiency
    Up to 165 lm/W
    Color temperature options
    2200K, 2700K, 3000K, 4000K
    Lifespan
    110.000 hours
    * Available with motion sensor (UP4 Dual)
    Photovoltaic panels
    Technology
    Photovoltaïc modules (Monocrystalline silicon)
    Power
    160 WC
    Lifespan
    > 20 years at 80% of initial power
    Battery
    Technology
    NiMH , battery, maintenance free, high resistance to extreme temperatures
    Capacity
    480 Wh
    Operating temperature range
    -40°C to +70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
    Lifespan
    12 years
    General
    SCx
    1,11 m2
    Fixation
    Top mounting Ø76 mm
    Weight (without pole)
    44.5 kg or 46k g

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