Trend Analysis of Smart Solar Street Light
¡°The concept of “smart city” must be familiar to everyone. As the number of street lights for urban road lighting increases every year, energy consumption also increases, and power supply is becoming more and more tight. The maintenance cost and operation of street lights have also brought a lot of pressure on city management. Many countries in the world have put forward the policy of “building smart cities”, and the construction of smart cities has entered a period of rapid development, creating a huge smart solar street light market. At present, many cities around the world have deployed and piloted smart solar street light projects in the process of exploring smart city construction, including Germany, Spain, Singapore, India, the United States, etc., through the use of LED solar street lights to reduce energy consumption. At the same time, integrate smart solar street lights with traffic management systems, strengthen the intelligent management of road traffic.
The United States is the earliest country in the world to promote smart solar street lights. In 2017, the United States installed a large number of smart solar street lights. The Asia-Pacific region is expected to become the fastest-growing smart street lamp market and is expected to occupy a dominant position by 2026. Japan, China, South Korea, Australia, India and other regions have begun to replace traditional street lamps with smart solar street lights to reduce energy consumption. From 2005 to 2015, the number of urban road lighting in China increased from 10.6 million to more than 40 million, with an average annual compound growth rate of more than 11%. The urban road lighting industry maintained a trend of sustained and rapid development.
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Smart solar street light system is one of the core part of smart city development. Smart solar street lights refer to street lights that realize remote centralized control and management of street lights through the application of advanced, efficient and reliable power line carrier communication technology and wireless GPRS/CDMA communication technology. Smart solar street lights have automatic brightness adjustment and remote lighting control according to traffic flow, active fault alarm, lamp cable anti-theft, remote meter reading and other functions can greatly save power resources, improve the level of public lighting management, and save maintenance costs.
Smart lighting is the entrance to a smart city. Street lights are all over urban roads and streets. Where there is electricity, there are street lights. They are dense, large in number, and in a wide range. As a key node in the construction of a smart city, smart solar street lights can avoid waste of resources caused by repeated construction and are the main carrier of a smart city.
Smart solar street lights can expand the application of various functions of smart cities, such as equipped with smart lighting, smart new energy charging, smart security, smart city management, smart transportation, smart parking and other multi-functional modules to provide convenient services for people’s lives. According to forecasts by professionals, the market size of various hardware and services with smart street lights as the entrance will be 4.1 trillion RMB by 2022, accounting for 25% of the total size of the smart city market.
Although the concept of smart lighting is very popular, the current smart solar street lights in China are still in the pilot construction stage. The industry covers a wide range of fields, and the business model has not yet been finalized, and further development is still needed. The development of smart street lights is still very long.