Case study: solar lighting in cyclonic area, Florida


Context: public lighting in natural disasters areas

For energy saving and high-end image reasons, the managers of the Longboat Key Hotel Club in Florida want to replace their conventional electric street lamps with smart and connected solar led street lamps. During repeated storms or hurricanes, old wired electrical installations fail, leading to a “blackout” on the road linking the golf course to the hotel.

The customer’s objective is to illuminate this route permanently and safely with a fleet of durable and autonomous solar-powered UP4 and UP4 Dual streetlights. With this range of products for temperate zones, the inclination of the solar panels makes it possible to optimize the collection of solar energy.

For this high-end customer, Sunna Design meets the quality requirements of lighting a complicated access road. With this range of UP solar street lamp products, Sunna Design meets the needs of use in the extreme climatic conditions to which Florida is often subjected. Also, the DUAL product range respects the customer’s specifications: lighting a road with a fleet of anti-blackout solar street lights by a technology that protects the NiMH battery against damage inherent in extremely humid climatic conditions and where salt air is very toxic, particularly for batteries.

Problems : to have an autonomous and sustainable solar lighting solution

With this “UP4” and “UP4 dual” installation, our customer has a sustainable and usable autonomous solar lighting solution even in the event of extreme weather events such as hurricanes that Florida is regularly confronted with. The products in the UP range are reliable, powerful and robust, particularly suitable for road and car park lighting. This innovative product offers a quick installation in a few minutes. These intelligent and connected solar street lamps offer unparalleled performance and a range of services powered by our mobile application developed by our Research and Innovation department, SunnAPP.

Advantages: Category 5 hurricane-resistant solar street lamps

Compared to the competition, our products are resistant to category 5 hurricanes and tropicalized, therefore, usable in saline environments and above all resilient. In addition to the “anti-blackout” function, the user can remotely control his fleet of candelabras. This fleet of autonomous and connected solar lights responds to the qualitative and high-end image of the Longboat Key hotel.

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