Cuevas City Council installs solar lamps in villages

Antonio Fernandez and the village headman of La Muleria, Antonio Perellón.

Antonio Fernandez and the village headman of La Muleria, Antonio Perellón.

The Municipality of Cuevas del Almanzora has installed solar street lamps in the hamlet of La Muleria. Mayor Antonio Fernández Liria has visited the new facilities next to the village headman, Antonio Perellón.

This project is part of the municipal program to improve public lighting in areas that there is no conventional electric lighting.
With these new streetlights, solar photovoltaic, the lack of street lighting in areas where there was a lack of it is covered.

This has been installed lights low cost, that meet the objectives of the Strategic and Comprehensive Plan of Cuevas del Almanzora 2016-2025 and the protection of the night sky.

There are several reasons that may explain the significant growth that is experiencing this type of lighting:

On the one hand the advances of technology, which achieves panels, batteries and increasingly efficient luminaires, This is reflected in models of best solar streetlights and more accessible. Continued urban growth and infrastructure that clashes with the growing awareness of the urgency of reducing CO2 emissions to the atmosphere. The choice of solar street lights is seen as a way of harmonizing both trends.

The high reliability of these components and their reduced risk of breakdowns aspects are also attractive. Solar streetlights have zero electrical output from the network which, besides make it economically interesting, It helps relieve often overloaded electrical distribution systems.

Another important factor that makes architects and engineers increasingly opting for these elements of solar-powered lighting is that they can become more economical to install than conventional lamps. Solar lamps are themselves more expensive than conventional, however in large facilities, complex and / or remote from urban centers may be more interesting opt for solar streetlights. Solar streetlights operate autonomously being only necessary installation work on the floor anchor. Instead of conventional lamps require planning and installation of a system of interconnections (trenches, cabling, devices and current transformation) which raise the cost far beyond the lamppost.