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Technical and Economic Analysis of Renewable Energy Powered Stand-alone Pole Street Lights for Remote Area
Journal of Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy
  • A. Ali Wadi
  • R. Saidur
  • Thomas Ward, Cedarville University
  • N. A. Rahim
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
4-30-2013
DOI
10.1002/ep.11772
Abstract

Several different stand‐alone pole street lighting (SPSL) models, using a light emitting diode (LED) lamp, were tested over a 1‐year period on Penang Island in northern Malaysia. The models were powered by lead–lead dioxide batteries, autonomously recharged by a renewable energy power source (RES): either a photovoltaic (PV) generator or an integrated PV/Wind‐turbine generator system. The technical requirements and economic impact (capital and operating costs) of these two configurations are analyzed and compared. Additionally, some of these configurations were programmed with an energy load savings scheme. The impact of operating with this scheme was compared to operations performed at full load. Results of this comparative analysis revealed that the most efficient system for the test environment was the PV generator operating with the energy savings scheme. © 2013 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Environ Prog, 33: 283–289, 2014

Keywords
  • Street light,
  • stand-alone pole,
  • wind turbine,
  • photovoltaic
Citation Information
A. Ali Wadi, R. Saidur, Thomas Ward and N. A. Rahim. "Technical and Economic Analysis of Renewable Energy Powered Stand-alone Pole Street Lights for Remote Area" Journal of Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy Vol. 33 Iss. 1 (2013) p. 283 - 289 ISSN: 1944-7442
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/thomas-ward/17/