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Off-grid custom solar street lights for residential developments

 

Residents of the new Serenoa Village development in Clermont, FL, USA, get their night lights from a range of 228 custom solar-powered street lights by Sunna Design, achieving the first SLaaS agreement in the U.S.

 

  Residential area

   Clermont, FLORIDA, US

  UP2

Lampadaires solaires personnalisés hors réseau pour zones résidentielles à Clermont, Floride

Refined aesthetics and zero capital expenditures for connected solar solutions

 

Severe weather events affect the Sunshine state year after year, leaving communities prone to power outages. According to a recent study, more than 25 million people lost power in Florida in the last decade, making it the number one state in America for the worst blackouts. The rise of utility-based electricity costs combined with the high risk of power outages has become a real concern for real estate developers. Many of them are beginning to look for an alternative, off-grid solution to provide energy-efficient outdoor lighting in their communities.

 

Sunna Design’s products were selected by a significant Land Developer as the solution to light the first two subdivisions of the Serenoa Villages development and boulevard in Clermont, FL. The main goal was to achieve a level of performance and quality similar or superior to what conventional « grid-tied » lamp posts can deliver. The first feedback received from residents is very positive, with many being surprised at “how bright these lights are!”. Residents were able to witness the importance of resilient lighting when a power outage hit the community for ten hours, at the end of October 2019.

Lampadaires solaires personnalisés hors réseau pour zones résidentielles à Clermont, Floride

Solar lighting as a service

 

SUNNA Design was also able to deal with all of the real-estate developer’s aesthetic requirements, including RAL color specification (the delightful Dark Bronze RAL 8019 for Clermont) and the U.S. sourced bell-head shaped fixtures with shepherd’s crook arm. Each street light powers a remote-monitoring device that provides information on the status of the systems and helps to restrain on-site maintenance drastically.

 

Additionally, this large-scale project is the first to achieve a proper Solar Lighting as a Service agreement (SLaaS) in the U.S., meaning zero capital expenses for the developer on its street lighting installation, energy, and maintenance.

 

This model is similar to a long-term rental of equipment and maintenance, an approach without initial investment for the developer (CapEx) that was used by conventional electricity and lighting suppliers, and that had to be duplicated.

Lampadaires solaires personnalisés hors réseau pour zones résidentielles à Clermont, Floride

Positive results with an excellent lighting level

 

The first feedback from the residents is very positive, many of them being surprised by “the excellent lighting level of these streetlights! ». The choice of the developer was validated in full scale in October 2019.

 

When the neighborhood experienced its first power outage, the subdivision developer realized the strategic opportunity to operate off-grid solar lighting solutions in these cyclonic areas. During this blackout, the only light source came from Sunna Design’s intelligent and connected solar streetlights.

Year

 

2019
Localisation
 
Clermont, Florida, United States
Client
 
Municipality of Clermont
Produits utilisés

 

UP2

Which products for this field of application ?

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

    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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