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.
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.
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.
Durban, South Africa
Durban University of Technology
UP2, iSSL +
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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