Karachi Solar Streets Lights

Solar Energy Streetlights Will be Installed at Important

Places

In the City

 

 

Steps are being taken for the installation of solar energy streetlights at important places and main thoroughfares in the metropolis.

This was stated by the Karachi Administrator Muhammad Hussain Syed while talking to Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) officers here on Saturday.

The administrator said that the use of solar energy in the city would be increased gradually. Solar lights would also be installed in parks and playgrounds, he added.

He said that solar lights would be installed this month from Bilawal Chowrangi to Bagh Ibn-i-Qasim on an experimental basis.

 

Steps being taken to install solar street lights

In the City

 

KARACHI: Steps are being taken for installation of solar energy streetlights at important places and main thoroughfares in the metropolis.

This was stated by the Administrator of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC), Muhammad Hussain Syed.

He was talking to the officers of the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) on Saturday. Syed further pointed out that the use of solar energy would be enhanced gradually and apart from roads, the solar lights would also be installed in parks and playgrounds.

He pointed out that such an experiment has proved to be successful all over the world and in many of the big cities around the globe the solar energy is being utilized and especially the big cities are benefitting from this.

The Administrator said that Karachi is a big city and has the distinction of being called the city of lights and that we have to revive and maintain this status.

He informed that experimentally the solar lights would be installed this month from Bilawal Chowrangi to Bagh-i-Ibne Qasim and that gradually such lights would also be installed at the city’s main thoroughfares and Bagh-i-Ibne Qasim, Benazir Bhutto Park and other parks.

Syed also asked the KESC officers to conduct technical audit to determine the precise consumption of electricity at the Civic Centre so that the wastage could be prevented.

The KESC officers assured that the technical audit would be conducted in 15 days time without any charges.

 

DHA Creek Solar Street Light

 

Sharif International was contacted to install a demonstration solar street light in the DHA Karachi Creek Area to assess its suitability and aesthetics. An LVD based solar street light (40 Watts x 2) was erected on the 11th of March 2009. All high ranking officials from DHA Karachi were present to witness the occasion.

All those present noticed the crisp white light and better illumination of hi-tech 80 Watts LVD lighting compared to the 250 Watts HPS lamps installed right across the road. In reality the newly introduced LVD lighting technology boasts of almost 40% energy conservation compared to HPS for similar or better illumination and a much better CRI.

Here’s a pictorial..