Project Details

Perimeter Lighting with Central Solar @ Gwarinpa, Abuja

Notice there is no solar panel on the pole? Most solar street and perimeter lighting suffer from insufficient charge hence they don’t last. This is caused by the fact that due to weight and space constraint, enough solar PV is not used plus typical charge controllers used are the cheap 10A on/off type which not only kills batteries but does not even get the job done. Centralizing the solar array and running either AC* or DC with suitably sized cables ensures that quality charge controllers are used and PV is appropriately sized.